Multimedia & Design Specialist— University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Post date: Aug 19, 2021

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Multimedia & Design Specialist, UNLV University Libraries [R0126274].


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. University Libraries comprises Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 130 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members. The Research and Education (RED) Division has six departments (Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, Research, Innovation & Creation, Access Services, Safety & Loss Prevention and Teacher Development & Resources Library), three branch libraries (Architecture Studies Library, Music Library, and Teacher Development & Resources Library), and has 40 staff members, of which 21 are library academic faculty. RED fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. This mission is realized through instruction of learners; partnerships with faculty to create an integrated information literacy-focused curriculum; provision of targeted information resources; expert, point-of need research assistance; and fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.


UNLV University Libraries seeks applications for a Multimedia & Design Specialist. Reporting to the Head, Research, Innovation & Creation, the Multimedia & Design Specialist provides expertise and oversight for the technologies in the Lied Library Multimedia Studios. The incumbent designs and delivers individual and group instruction to patrons utilizing multimedia technologies for educational and research purposes and serves as a consultant to individuals and project teams. The Specialist investigates and evaluates emerging technologies for potential adoption, designs online learning objects, coordinates projects, and may supervise student employees who support multimedia creation and use at the university Libraries.

The Multimedia & Design Specialist provides technical support and instruction for a broadly diverse student population and collaborates with diverse colleagues. This work supports existing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts at UNLV and in the University Libraries, such as the Libraries' ongoing "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism" forums, creation of seven gender-neutral restrooms, and its implementation of "Recommendations For Diverse Recruitment" developed by the Libraries' Inclusion and Equity Committee.


  • Oversee day-to-day operation and use of Lied Library’s Multimedia Studios.

  • Provide expertise and assistance to support and troubleshoot specialized hardware and applications unique to the Multimedia Studios.

  • Provide expert instruction to students, faculty, staff, and student employees in the use of the Library's multimedia and emerging technologies, including hardware, software, and specialized applications in a variety of settings including service desks, course-integrated instruction, workshops, outreach events and consultation.

  • Collaborate with Library faculty and staff in usability testing and research and design methods to determine directions for optimal delivery of multimedia services.

  • Assist in the collection, presentation, and analysis of usage statistics and other measures that support decision-making for the department.

  • Investigate and evaluate emerging technologies for potential use in the Multimedia Studios.

  • Contribute to department planning, policy and services development, and assessment. Participate in Library task forces and committees as appropriate.

  • Maintain up-to-date professional skills and knowledge of current trends and issues related to multimedia services in an academic environment.

  • Participate in the marketing and promotion the Library’s resources and services by participating in outreach events and assisting in the creation of library guides, web pages, signage, tutorials, and social media.

  • Collaborate with Research, Innovation & Creation colleagues to train and supervise a team of students working as peer technology consultants.

  • The regular schedule for this position is Monday-Friday 10 am-7 pm, with some degree of employer flexibility in establishing a preferred schedule. The incumbent may occasionally need to work evenings or weekends. The incumbent may need to flex their schedule occasionally due to staff absences, outreach events, and to deliver instruction for evening courses. Additional hours may be required during peak activity periods, which sometimes occur in conjunction with course assignment deadlines.


This position requires an earned Bachelor's Degree by the date of appointment. A degree in computer science, instructional technology or multimedia-related is preferred.


  • Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.

  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the university.

  • Strong customer service skills and commitment to providing excellent service in a diverse, fast-paced, high-volume environment, including the ability to resolve issues in a professional and respectful manner.

  • Ability to support and troubleshoot specialized hardware and applications unique to the Multimedia Studios.

  • Demonstrated capacity, skill, and willingness to teach and engage students in ways that contribute to student success.

  • Demonstrated ability to educate and train faculty, staff, and students in individual and group settings.

  • Aptitude for developing user-centered, face-to-face, and online learning experiences for a variety of audiences.

  • Ability to educate and coach a team of student employees.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to describe relatively complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

  • Current experience and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects) as well as audio and video editing software (Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Audition, and Garage Band).

  • Demonstrated proficiency with any combination of contemporary operating systems (Windows, iOS, etc.) AND with productivity software (Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, etc.).

  • 1 to 2 years of experience working in a library or education setting


  • Working knowledge of encoding and transcoding different media formats using software (such as HandBrake).

  • Working knowledge of virtual reality hardware such as HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift as well as virtual reality development software such as Photogrammetry, Unity 3D, and Meshmixer.

  • Familiarity with information literacy principles as they apply to the creation of new knowledge.

  • Working knowledge and experience with library-related software (Springshare, Library Services Platforms, etc.).


This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative Faculty position at a Grade B. Minimum salary is $50,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives annual allotment for professional development activities. Benefits information is available here:

UNLV University Libraries provides generous support for individual professional development, and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at

Exempt: Yes

Full-Time Equivalent: 100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on September 15, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Multimedia & Design Specialist Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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Job Category: Administrative Faculty

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