Multimedia Research Assistant




Organization: Museum of Science (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Multimedia Research Assistant

Museum of Science, Boston

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SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Multimedia Research Assistant helps to shoot, edit, and work within existing media organizational structures to maintain the digital video library of the Engineering is Elementary project, particularly the aspects of this endeavor that are technical in nature. S/he will work closely with other EiE personnel to produce new media resources for the EiE project, including video, audio, and other products. S/he will help to film and edit videos (using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere) related to the EiE curriculum. S/he will adhere to common systems, structures, frameworks, and look/identify of such projects and stay apprised of cutting-edge developments in the field.

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:

The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project aims to foster engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE is creating a research-based, standard driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies. Storybooks featuring children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds introduce students to an engineering problem. Students are then challenged to solve a problem similar to that faced by the storybook character. Through a hands-on engineering design challenge, students work in teams to apply their knowledge of science and mathematics; use their inquiry and problem-solving skills; and tap their creativity as they design, create, and improve possible solutions. In the end, students realize that everyone can engineer!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Edit classroom video footage from seven elementary classrooms

• Support the development and dissemination of a curricular product that reaches over a million children and thousands of teachers each year.

• Work with EiE staff to create and test high-quality multimedia (primarily video) materials. This result in several hours' worth of finished video per month.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This position is grant-funded, full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.

REPORTS TO:

Director, Curriculum Development

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Post high school course work, technical degree, associates degree or business certificate preferred.

• More than one year of multimedia production experience.

STARTING SALARY:

Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS:

Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY IN OUR DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC WORK ENVIRONMENT, SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Human Resources Department

Museum of Science

Science Park

Boston, MA 02114

Fax: (617) 589-0362

Email: jobs@mos.org

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