Please note: This is a one year term position with possibility of renewal based on business need and continued funding.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individual to join the team as a Videographer. Reporting to the Director of Multimedia Development and Production, this role is a member of VPAL's production team, which creates high-quality, high-impact media assets for use in online learning experiences. Working in collaboration with the Media Coordinator, the Post-Production Manager, the Instructional Development team, and other Videography team members, the Videographer develops, arranges, and conducts high-quality, effective video shoots for VPAL projects. The Videographer also advises the Director of Multimedia and other creative partners on industry best practices and video style palettes.
The Videographer combines their videography expertise with academic sensibility and creative media approaches to learning to create high-quality visual materials. They appreciate the experiences of the Harvard faculty, as well as the global learners who engage with VPAL courses and modules. The Videographer understands the diplomacy and teamwork necessary to work effectively and successfully within diverse interconnected teams. They are able to identify technical solutions, work within operating constraints, and manage complex pre-production planning and shoots to their effective conclusion.
Applies videography, production, and post-production skills in the planning, management, and documentation of video shoots.
Coordinates pre-shoot planning and documentation with team members and location staff
Shoots video footage for use in VPAL courses and projects
Participates in the development, implementation, assessment, and revision of the video style palette.
Coordinates with the Director of Multimedia and Media Coordinator on media ingest scheduling and coverage plans.
Researches equipment and production practices and provides input into VPAL video equipment investments.
Advises the Director of Multimedia on overall production practices, facilities, and strategy for the production team.
Assists with management of the media equipment inventory.
Represents the production team in informal and formal meetings with members of the VPAL community, Harvard faculty and staff, and other higher education groups and corporate partners.
Participates in formal and informal research conversations to inform the effective use of video and multimedia materials in online learning projects.
Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours.
Other duties as assigned.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as a combined SINGLE DOCUMENT under the resume tab. Cover letters are requested for this role.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
A creative, high- energy, collaborative environment
Generous Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday pay
Medical, Dental and Vision benefits starting on your first day
University-funded retirement plans
Tuition Assistance Program
Transportation benefits to help with your daily commute
Health and wellness discounts, memberships and programs
About the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL)
The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) is to create and catalyze engaging and scalable learning experiences that make a difference at Harvard and beyond.
VPAL partners with schools and faculty to amplify Harvard's impact worldwide. We deliver online courses on multiple platforms in the spirit of satisfying the widest possible range of student needs and interests. Our courses support both lifelong and professional learning, which compliments many other One Harvard initiatives related to online teaching and learning.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in digital and multi-media, including videography and video editing, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience working in digital and multi-media
Strong project management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Prior successful work experience in educational media or publishing.
Track record of effective development of course or curricular materials.
Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to new production systems and workflows.
Ability to function in and adapt appropriately to a fast-moving, cross-unit team environment.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to work effectively with a large and diverse group of on-camera talent, team members, partners, and stakeholders.
Ability to train and/or work effectively with part-time video production team members and partners from other internal and external groups.
Prior experience handling confidential matters with appropriate discretion.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53809BR
About Harvard University Administration
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.