Media Studio Assistant

JOB POSTING Competition # HRL-15-082 Media Studio Assistant 7 – Teen Services 70 Hours Biweekly Halifax Public Libraries invites INTERNAL and EXTERNAL applications for the full-time position of Media Studio Assistant 7, Teen Services at Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax. WHO WE ARE The award winning Halifax Public Libraries is a leader in connecting people, enriching communities and inspiring discovery. Comprised of 14 branch libraries, we serve the 400,000 citizens of Halifax with our collection of 1 million items and a wide range of programming. Halifax Public libraries blends the best of traditional library services with innovative programs, spaces and technologies, attracting more than 2.8 million in-person visits last year. In the fall of 2014, we opened the iconic Halifax Central Library, which now serves as a vibrant community hub to thousands of people each day. Since its opening, Central Library has been a source of local pride and international attention and is short-listed for the World Building of the Year 2015.

POSITION SUMMARY Under the direction of the Central Library Teen Services Librarian, this position facilitates the development and implementation of Media Studio programming and services. RESPONSIBILITIES The following duties and responsibilities are normal for this position. These are not to beconstrued as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.  Plans, delivers, and evaluates audio recording, music, and video programs for all skill levels and ages with an emphasis on programs for teens. Program formats may include seminars, workshops, one-onone instruction, and performance.  Develops and delivers training and support for the public and staff in the use of Media Studio equipment, audio and video recording/editing/production using a variety of software on both Mac & PC platforms, and song writting.  Builds collaborative relationships and partnerships with individuals and community groups, bringing a wide variety of artistic and technical experience into the library through skill sharing, instruction and performance. Media Studio Assistant 7, Teen Services Competition # HRL-15-082  Assists with interviewing, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating Media Studio volunteers and grant funded staff.  Promotes the Media Studio in the library and community.  Provides input into Media Studio service planning, policies, procedures, equipment/software selection and promotions.  Provides live sound support for library programs and events.

QUALIFICATIONS Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years experience in areas such as song writing, performance and audio recording. -OR- 2 years post-secondary education with a diploma plus 3 years experience in areas such as song writing, performance and audio recording. -OR- 1 year certificate in recording arts (or equivalent) plus 4 years experience in areas such as song writing, performance, and audio recording Specific Knowledge & Technical Experience:  Knowledge of music and song writing techniques required  Knowledge of audio recording techniques, equipment and software such as Garage Band, Audacity, and Logic Pro X required  Knowledge of, and appreciation for, a wide range of musical genres required  Experience in live sound-mixing required  Knowledge of Internet, Windows, Mac and Office software applications required  Experience in workshop planning, workshop delivery and teaching an asset  Experience working with teens an asset  Knowledge of video recording techniques and software such as Final Cut Pro an asset  Knowledge of music theory an asset  Knowledge of individuals, groups and services within the local music or audio recording industry an asset  Previous supervisory experience an asset COMPETENCIES • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Recognizes patterns, uses analytical skills to draw logical conclusions, and makes recommendations for action. Uses a successful and appropriate approach to issues and solving problems. Uses sound judgment in making decisions, despite obstacles or resistance. Recognizes when to seek guidance. • Communication Skills - Listens effectively, transmits information accurately and clearly, in both written and verbal form. Solicits and provides feedback. • Creativity / Innovation - Looks for appropriate opportunities to generate and to apply new and evolving ideas, methods, designs, and technologies. Shows initiative, energy, and enthusiasm. • Knowledge of Work - Pursues and demonstrates expertise. Acquires broad, in-depth, and up-to-date knowledge of the trends and developments in relevant fields. • Technological Competence - Pursues and demonstrates expertise in technology and can apply it as required. Understands the critical and evolving role of technology. Media Studio Assistant 7, Teen Services Competition # HRL-15-082 • Adaptability - Responds effectively to changes in direction and priorities (both long-term and short-term), nd accepts new challenges and responsibilities. • Interpersonal / Group Skills - Builds strong work relationships; is sensitive to how individuals and organizational units function and interact. Respects the dignity and ability of co-workers. Works cooperatively with colleagues both inside and outside formal organizational units. Participates in and contributes to group efforts, supports consensus building efforts. Works effectively with external partners. • Leadership - Ensures achievement of strategic objectives. Establishes and demonstrates high performance standards. Earns trust and respect. Respects and trusts others. Shows integrity. Motivates by coaching, empowering and recognizing the work of others. • Organizational Understanding and Global Thinking - Shows a commitment to the HRL mission. Demonstrates an understanding of the organization, its services and the materials it provides. Understands and accepts his/her role in accomplishing branch or department priorities and the HRL Strategic Plan. • Accountability / Dependability - Accepts responsibility for actions and results. Accomplishes goals, completes tasks and meets deadlines, or gives reasonable notice and explanation. Is productive, while maintaining accuracy and quality. • Planning and Organizational Skills - Identifies and analyzes data. Sets appropriate priorities and objectives, devises effective methods and allocates resources accordingly. Anticipates internal and external changes, trends and influences. • Resource Management - Manages resources, including his or her own time, in a manner consistent with organizational and departmental objectives. Demonstrates a consistent focus on delivering services in a cost effective manner. • Service Attitude - Understands and meets the needs of customers. Addresses their interests and concerns. Is friendly, polite and approachable. • Respect for Diversity - Respects the diverse opinions and beliefs of library customers and co-workers. Appreciates the need to respond to, and reflect, the various communities we serve. Implements the appropriate measures to respond to, and reflect, the communities served. This is a unionized position. Preference will be given to internal NSUPE Local 14 employees. While subject to change in accordance with the collective agreement, the normal hours of work will be: Hours: 70 hours biweekly Schedule: WEEK 1&3 Tuesday 1-9 Wednesday 1-9 Thursday 9-5 Friday 10-6 Saturday, Week 1 10-6, (Saturday Week 3 OFF) WEEK 2&4 Sunday, Week 4 10-6, (Sunday Week 2 OFF) Tuesday 1-9 Wednesday 1-9 Thursday 9-5 Friday 10-6 Hourly Rate of Pay: $23.30 - $26.73 ($42,571.81 - $ 48,851.40 annually) Media Studio Assistant 7, Teen Services Competition # HRL-15-082 Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office no later than: Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4pm Cover letters (quoting competition No.) and resumes should be addressed to: Ms. Lee Outerbridge, Manager, Human Resources Halifax Public Libraries 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, N.S. B2Y 4P8 FAX: (902) 490-5850 Email: Current Employees of Halifax Public Libraries: Please indicate INTERNAL APPLICANT in the subject line of your email application, along with the competition number. All appointments will be conditional on an acceptable criminal records check report. More information and the required forms will be provided at an interview and are available at all Halifax Public Libraries branches, including our website Halifax Public Libraries hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply and to self-identify. During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an interview or other form of testing and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs when contacted for an interview and/or testing. We thank you for your interest in employment with Halifax Public Libraries, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please Quote: Competition # HRL-15-082 Posting Date: September 28, 2015

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