Currently, Media Services has no full-time positions available. Position openings will be posted on this page and on the NIU Human Resources website as they become available.
Occasionally we have openings for part-time extra help on special projects like large equipment installations during the semester breaks and over the summer. These jobs require a lot of lifting, moving, and installation of media cabling and equipment. Please look for any available openings at http://www.hr.niu.edu/ServiceAreas/StudentEmployment/JobSearch.cfm and at http://www.hr.niu.edu/employment/index.cfm
Our video board operation requires talent and skills normally beyond the capabilities of our students. Hand-held, sideline camera operators and camera operators skilled in sports zoom lens operations are particularly useful to us. While we try to hire Media Services graduates who are working in the freelance market, we will consider applications from other local candidates with the necessary skills and experiences. Contact Patrick Gorman at 815-752-6640 for football or basketball opportunities for details.
We typically hire NIU students a few weeks before the beginning of each semester for Smart Classroom audiovisual equipment support. Student workers primarily assist instructors over the phone or in the classrooms in a timely and courteous manner. Work-study eligible students are preferred but it's not required to apply. We post all openings with Human Resource Services. Call Max Johnston at 815-753-0174 for follow-up information.
We occasionally hire a limited number of students to help in the graphics production department of the division. Students typically do production work such as mounting posters, lamination, trimming, cutting vinyl for signage, as well as some basic design work. Call Mariano Spizzirri at 815-753-6672 for information.
We normally hire a few students with a set number of regular, but flexible hours to help in the photography department of the division. Students typically do keyboard work entering keywords for photographs taken by our photographers for inclusion into our image database. We also have some limited opportunities for student photographers to take photos of students in typical campus settings. These positions are treated as freelancers and hours an opportunities vary. Call Wade Duerkes at 815-753-6669 for information.
There are various opportunities for student employment in the video production area of the division. These positions require availability at strange hours, the desire to do hard work, and a dedication to learning and functioning in a fast-paced production world. Entry level students normally work on documenting lectures on campus. Students who excel at this level often get opportunities for more advanced work, such as production assistant, camera operator, or audio operator on multi-camera live events. Students may be offered the opportunity to work on sports production crews and/or other larger video events. Contact Jennifer Howard at 815-753-0179.