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Administrative & Staff Job Classifications

Class Specification Title: Instructional Media Technician

Series: Media Support – Instructional Support

Levels in series: 1 | 2 | 3










The Instructional Media Technician is the first level in a three level instructional media services - instructional support series. Incumbents are responsible for performing a variety of duties related to the distribution and maintenance of audio visual equipment, coordinating and distributing textbook orders, and providing related technical assistance. The Instructional Media Technician is distinguished from the Instructional Media Specialist which has the responsibility for performing skilled maintenance duties for multimedia equipment.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Coordinates, copies, and distributes campus-wide textbook orders; organizes orders by location and class.  Daily 30%
  2. Assists in coordinating the distribution and collection of audio visual equipment to faculty and staff campus-wide and at off-site locations.  Daily 15%
  3. In-takes and proctors students taking assessment tests; administers timed writing samples; proctors on-site tele-course student exams.  Daily 10%
  4. Cleans and performs basic maintenance and repair of audio visual equipment.  Daily 10%
  5. Maintains the video tape library for use by faculty, staff, and students.  Daily 10%
  6. Responds to various requests for information by faculty, staff, students, and the public.  Daily 5%
  7. Assists in the preparation of course materials for distribution.  Daily 5%
  8. Monitors a variety of office and audio visual supplies and equipment inventories; orders supplies as needed.  Weekly 10%
  9. Performs various production duties, including editing and dubbing audio tapes.  Weekly 5%
  10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required.


Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
High School Diploma, or G.E.D., and two years video production experience, including camera, tape, editing, dubbing, and audio production; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • None required.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Applicable computer programs and equipment;
  • Textbook ordering procedures;
  • Office procedures;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Test proctoring principles;
  • Instructional media equipment.

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Using computers and related software application programs;
  • Inventorying items;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Operating and repairing instructional media equipment;
  • Performing multiple tasks;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. 

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions and fine finger movements – using the fingers to manipulate/handle objects such as typing, sorting papers, activating buttons, sorting/separating small parts.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Revised by Human Resources: 11/2014