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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: M5009 / Coord,Cinematic Arts Technlgy
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Coordinates the daily operations of a film and video lab operation, ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of the audio and video laboratories, classrooms and studios plus the safe use and maintenance of equipment and facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Orders and maintains computer and electronics equipment, materials, and supplies used in classrooms and laboratories; develops and implements appropriate inventory control system.
  2. Oversees the maintenance of parts and equipment on hand; initiates paperwork to purchase additional quantities when necessary. Inspects shipments and records damages or defects.
  3. Analyzes costs of equipment replacements, additions, modifications, and/or upgrades; initiates paperwork for purchases of equipment, supplies, and other materials necessary to maintain shop operations. Reports information to faculty and department.
  4. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment, materials, and supplies; performs periodic safety checks.
  5. Oversees production check-out and distribution of equipment to students and faculty.
  6. Maintains, repairs, and oversees outsource repairs of film and video cameras, computer/edititng equipment and projectors. Ensures that all materials, supplies, and equipment received for laboratories, classrooms, and studios are processed and distributed in a timely manner.
  7. Maintains physical inventory and associated recordkeeping of equipment, supplies, and materials. Conducts periodic or special inventory audits and reconciles physical counts; may accept, balance and deposit receipts for sale or purchase of materials.
  8. Supervises student personnel which includes recommendations for hiring, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  9. Leads, trains, hires, and assigns work to student employees engaged in similar work activities.
  10. Provides technical guidance to students and faculty on use of equipment, materials, and supplies.
  11. Responds to inquiries and researches and resolves problems related to transactions handled by the unit; serves as liaison with other constituencies in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational issues.
  12. Serves on various technical committees and task forces, as appropriate to the position.
  13. Maintains a safe and clean working environment.
  14. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of available materials, equipment, supplies and teaching/laboratory facilities.
  • Knowledge of warehousing methodology.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze supplies costs and develop cost-effective procedures.
  • Ability to read, sort, check, count, and verify numbers.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to read schematics and blueprints and/or technical manuals.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to prepare, maintain, and/or repair film and video equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within specialty area.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information, draw conclusions, and resolve issues.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017