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Singapore American School

Established in 1956, the Singapore American School (SAS) is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school offering an American based curriculum for preschool through grade 12 expatriate students. Located on thirty-seven acres in the Woodlands area of Singapore, the purpose built and newly expanded school includes state-of -the-art facilities for students at all grade levels. Over 50 different nationalities are represented among the 3800 students attending SAS.  Read More

Address      40 Woodlands Street 41 Singapore 738547
Website      www.sas.edu.sg/
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HS Publications & Video Lab Specialist

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The Publications & Video Lab Specialist has the primary responsibility of managing the lab’s resources which include filmmaking and photography equipment, computer software and hardware, and general supplies.  He/She will maintain a system of equipment inventory that tracks equipment (cameras, lights, tripods, etc) loaned to students for production work, and that notes purchase dates of computers and major equipment for purposes of depreciation and replacement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist teachers and students in their work in the media lab and must be familiar with the computer software and hardware, and the filmmaking or photo equipment used by both
  • Share responsibility for administering the Apple servers and backups. 
  • Set up and manage student accounts, manage data storage and troubleshoot server problems with assistance from software consultants.
  • He/She interacts with students throughout the workday and must possess the requisite skills – tolerance, patience and passion that will ensure success in supervising and assisting those clients
  • Assure that all teachers’ and students’ needs are met equitably, and that the workload of the Specialist is balanced and reasonable. 
  • It should be further understood that although the list of responsibilities is multiple and varied, unexpected emergencies or circumstances may arise that require him/her to perform, other duties as assigned by the Head of the Media Lab, Deputy Principal or Principal.
Typical Duties:

Assist the teacher in the management of the video collection
  • View, evaluate, label and store student tapes, footage archives, Morning show archives
  • Transfer video data to server hard drives
Monitor the Media Lab
  • Assist students with software use
  • Monitor security and lab use
  • Troubleshoot computer problems; arrange outside warranty work
Manage server tasks at client level for Media Lab, Photo Lab and Art Studios
  • Manage user accounts (creation, troubleshooting)
  • Monitor server performance and troubleshoot problems
  • Manage print server, archives, RAID
Monitor inventory & equipment
  • Maintain established levels of consumable supplies: film, videotape, audiocassettes, batteries, office supplies.
  • Create and maintain equipment checkout: cameras, batteries, tripods, microphones, audio adapters, lights. Assist students in equipment choices for their assignments.
  • Maintain an inventory of equipment, and follow-up with students to assure equipment returned intact and in a timely fashion.
 Edit, compress, duplicate and distribute video
  • Monitor, on technical sites, current video compression software and practices to determine the most appropriate for student projects.
  • Assist students and teachers in compressing video projects, and in creating DVDs of their collected work
Assist the teacher in clerical duties: collecting money, making deposits, filing documents, maintaining print archives

Maintain current mailing lists for newspapers and yearbooks.  Manage mailings to IASAS schools, Media Development Authority and internal distribution to administrative offices

Maintain all records, correspondence, etc. in a well organized and accessible manner

Maintain strict confidentiality of all records

Ensure compliance with all school’s policies and procedures as related to the job responsibilities of this position

Relate courteously and effectively with students, parents, school personnel and community patrons as necessary

Perform other duties as assigned by Head of Publications & Video Lab, Deputy Principal or Principal
 

This position reports to the Head of the Media Lab, Deputy Principal or Principal at the High School division.  The work year is 10 months (August of one year to June of the following year). The work schedule is Monday to Friday (and when necessary on Saturdays or in the event of responding to emergencies). The work hours are 8.00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  Lunch break is 45 minutes. 

Compensation will depend upon position, education, and work related experience.

Major benefits include excellent medical coverage, group life and short-term disability, sick and annual leave, 40 hours per week, 1.5 months for AWS, use of extensive school libraries, and opportunities for continued professional growth. 

Skills/Requirements Minimum Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Media, Film, Sound & Video from a Polytechnic or equivalent experience
  • General clerical and typing skills required
  • Experience using computerized systems; including experience working with media production programs such as iMovie, Final Cut pro, Adobe Premier, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, browser platforms, and other related applications and with an interest and ability to learn new application
  • Good English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Positive work attitude and initiative
  • Ability to work co-operatively and provide assistance as necessary to students, teachers and other members of the learning community

Interested, please apply online at www.sas.edu.sg/working at SAS.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview

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