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Creativity and Innovation Associate

132 Blinn Lane, Middlebury, Vermont 05753, United States

About the role

Application deadline: May 15, 2022 5:00 PM

Posted date: March 18, 2022

Seasonal role: (7/1/22 – 7/15/23)

US work authorization: Accepts OPT/CPT

Role Description

The Innovation Hub is hiring a Creativity & Innovation Associate for a 1-2 year term. The Creativity & Innovation Associate is charged with providing operational and technical support for the implementation of programs and outreach efforts to support campus activities related to creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. They will manage several student-run initiatives and programs as well as perform administrative tasks for general Innovation Hub programming. This position reports to the Director of the Innovation Hub.
The primary function of the C&I Associate is to work with the Director of Programs to manage the Creativity & Innovation program suite at the Hub and advise affiliated student groups: MiddChallenge, Middlebury Entrepreneurs, Old Stone Mill, Vermont Innovation Summer, Tree House Fund, MiddSTART, New Millennium Fund, the Hunt, TEDxMiddlebury, Midd Ventures Community, and Vermont Ventures Trips. The C&I Associate also works to facilitate collaboration across program suites at the Hub and between the Experiential Learning Centers at Middlebury.
Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and support programs to inform and inspire creativity and innovation at Middlebury. Verify and report the effectiveness of these programs. 
  • Support, coordinate, train and motivate students to build successful creativity and innovation initiatives through advising, the facilitation of grant programs, and event support. 
  • Serve as the first-point of contact for advising at the Innovation Hub; channel interested students to relevant programs both inside and outside of your domain.
  • Maintain relations with partner/community organizations, internship employers, and affiliated students by attending program site visits and external events (such as job fairs and speaker events). Lead student groups on trips to events and employer visits.
  • Compile Innovation Hub newsletter, social media, communications and outreach projects. Maintain the website, including blog and media updates, and write copy and other documentation for distribution to internal and external audiences.
  • Conduct outreach on campus and beyond through tabling, webinars, and individual advising with current students, prospective students, alumni, and community partners
  • Collect and compile stories about the efforts of Middlebury students, faculty and staff that demonstrate leadership and learning about creativity and innovation through writing, photos, videos, and/or web content. 
  • Lead student tracking efforts and organization in order to report on office reach and program effectiveness.
  • Serve as a conduit for communication between students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and Middlebury community members. 
  • Serve as the administrative liaison for Middlebury’s partnership with local and state entrepreneurial organizations like VCET, Hula, LaunchVT, Fresh Tracks, internship employers, and economic development organizations. 
  • Support the management of annual budgets that mirror program needs, vouchers and reimbursements. 
  • Direct supervision of undergraduate interns.

Qualifications
Required

  • Strong organizational and professional communication skills.
  • Ability to take ownership of several simultaneous projects, set priorities, and work in an unstructured environment.
  • Willingness to live locally and work on in-person campus at the Innovation Hub office. There is hybrid/remote flexibility as needed, but the majority of the work will be in-person.
  • Ability to advise students and execute programming in a manner that considers issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethical decision-making.

Preferred

  • Familiar with Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Slack, and Zoom.
  • Social media and/or graphic design experience with your tool of choice is a plus.
  • Recent experience in higher education or familiarity with Middlebury College’s co-curricular ecosystem.
  • Experience in an advisory role is a plus.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment. For more information: https://www.middlebury.edu/office/covid-19-updates/covid-19-vaccine-requirements
We welcome people of all backgrounds to apply. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Social Innovation Associate

132 Blinn Lane, Middlebury, Vermont 05753, United States

About the role

Application deadline: May 1, 2022 5:00 PM

Posted date: March 21, 2022

Seasonal role: (5/1/22 – 7/14/23)

Estimated salary: $15.68 Per hour

US work authorization: Accepts OPT/CPT

Role Description

The Innovation Hub is hiring a Social Innovation Associate for a 1-2 year term beginning Summer 2022. The Social Innovation Associate is charged with providing operational and technical support for the implementation of programs and outreach efforts to support social innovation at Middlebury. The Associate will be responsible for communicating the Innovation Hub’s initiatives and success stories of individuals and groups to internal and external audiences. They will also perform administrative tasks for the Innovation Hub’s overall programs. This position reports to the Director of the Innovation Hub.
Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and support programs to inform and inspire social innovation at Middlebury. Assess and report the effectiveness of these programs.
  • Support, coordinate, train and motivate students to build successful social innovation initiatives through advising, the implementation and facilitation of the grants program, the fellowship program, Projects for Peace.
  • Support, coordinate, and implement exposure to social innovation through internships, Vermont Innovation Summer program, mentor/speaker events, and workshops (including, but not limited to cross-cultural communication, ethical decision-making, budgeting, pre-departure). Assist in the design and implementation of global health experiential opportunities.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the social innovation programs to current students, prospective students, parents, faculty and staff, alumni, community members, and community partners. Serve as a conduit for communication between these groups, including through the maintenance of Midd2Midd and tracking.
  • Produce and direct multimedia stories about the efforts of Middlebury students, faculty and staff that demonstrate leadership and learning about social innovation.
  • Support the management of annual budgets that mirror program needs, payments and reimbursements.
  • Compile Innovation Hub newsletter, social media, communications and outreach projects. Maintain the website, including blog and media updates, and write copy and other documentation for distribution to internal and external audiences.
  • Supports relationships with Clinton Global Initiative University, Ashoka, and other university networks.
  • Direct supervision of undergraduate interns.
  • Serve as a liaison between Innovation Hub and Center for Community Engagement, Center for Careers and Internships, Environmental Affairs, and other campus partners to streamline programming.
  • Support, as needed, the other programs that fall under the Innovation Hub.

Qualifications
Required

  • Strong organizational and professional communication skills.
  • Ability to take ownership of several simultaneous projects, set priorities, and work in an unstructured environment.
  • Willingness to live locally and work on in-person campus at the Innovation Hub office. There is hybrid/remote flexibility as needed, but the majority of the work will be in-person.
  • Ability to advise students and execute programming in a manner that considers issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethical decision-making.

Preferred

  • Familiar with Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Slack, and Zoom.
  • Social media and/or graphic design experience with your tool of choice is a plus.
  • Recent experience in higher education or familiarity with Middlebury College’s co-curricular ecosystem.
  • Experience in an advisory role is a plus.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

We welcome people of all backgrounds to apply. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Apply Here

CCI Seeks Video Editor for MIDDVantage

The Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) is seeking a freelance video editor to assist our team with our MIDDVantage video series (go/MiddVantage). The pay is $18 per hour, and we are looking for someone who is proficient in video editing that can take a zoom recording, add graphics, musical content, etc., and then return the final piece as an .mp4 for us to upload to our YouTube channel. The individual should be comfortable with video editing software. All the footage has been recorded (via Zoom), so you would be editing existing content. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in an ongoing relationship with CCI, as we have a lot of video content planned for the next year. We anticipate approximately 60 hours for the two upcoming series that will launch in Fall 2022. As part of this project, we are also looking for someone to go in and pull out highlights from previously recorded interviews to create a commercial of sorts as well as various social cuts for promotional purposes.

It would be a bonus if you have any podcasting experience to help us decide if turning these into a podcast is a good idea!

Please contact Nicole Veilleux (nveilleux@middlebury.edu) if you are interested or have any questions.

Jimmy Wong ‘09.5 – Career Conversation & Industry Discussion

Join us for a career conversation with Jimmy Wong ‘09.5. He will discuss his career journey and various aspects of the media industry. Jimmy Wong is an actor, director, producer, and musician who has been pioneering digital content for over a decade. He has starred in hit shows online (Video Game High School, Game Knights, Feast of Fiction) and has acted in major motion pictures (Mulan, Wish Dragon, John Dies at the End). His work in gaming and entertainment has helped bridge the gap between digital and traditional Hollywood.

Date: Wednesday, April 6

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

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Lilliput 24″ 4K Studio Monitor

Introducing the new 24″ 4K Studio Monitor. The best part about this new toy/tool is that it will live in the production studio and will be all set up and ready to use complete with wheeled stand, sandbag, HDMI and 12G-SDI cables, and power cable.

Who can use it?

Anyone working in the studio

How do I use it?

Plug either the HDMI or SDI cable into the back of your camera, make sure your camera is ready to output via that cable (Menu -> Arrow Up/Arrow Down Icon -> Rec Set -> Output -> HDMI or SDI), Confirm that the cable is plugged into the studio monitor (SDI input 1 and/or HDMI input 1), make sure the studio monitor is plugged in to power (V-mount or wall), make sure the power switch is toggled appropriately (V-mount/Off/DC Power), select the corresponding input button on the front of the studio monitor.

How do I use it Safely?

Always have a sandbag(s) on the wheeled stand so it doesn’t tip over. Always hold the monitor before repositioning the monitor mount by either panning it or tilting it to a new position. Always protect the beautiful 4K screen by facing it toward the wall when not in use and by keeping your grubby fingers off of it (it is not a touchscreen). Make sure that there’s no tension on the cables (HDMI, SDI, and Power) and that they are clean and are not tripping hazards.

Career Conversation with James Farrell ’99

Please join us for a Career Conversation and a Media Industry Discussion with James Farrell ’99, Head of Local Originals, Amazon Studios . He will discuss his career journey and current trends in the industry.

As Head of Local Originals, James is in charge of all Original TV and film developed and produced by Amazon Studios outside the US. James joined Amazon in April 2015 to lead content for Prime Video in Japan before moving on to other roles encompassing India, Latin America, and ultimately the rest of international in 2018. Local content has been a key driver for Prime Video’s success, and James now manages more than 20 teams based around the world including across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Canada, Australia, India and Africa. Prior to Amazon, James spent 10 years at Sony Pictures Television with executive roles in Los Angeles, Toronto, and Tokyo during that time. He has an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BA from Middlebury College, and currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Date: Wednesday, November 17

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

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Regards,

Alicia

Alicia Gomez

Associate Director, Career Advising (Arts, Media, and Communications)

Center for Careers and Internships

Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT 05753

agomez@middlebury.edu

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers

Visit go/careerpaths for info about events, top resources, internships/jobs, and advisors.

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Warm drinks, muffins, and conversation

Dear Film and Media Culture majors, minors, and class members,

I am writing to invite you to an informal FMMC gathering this Friday (10/29) from 10-11am in the McCullough tent.

We know this past week has been a very difficult one. We want to offer the opportunity to connect as a community in this time of grief. Please come for warm drinks, muffins, and conversation.

We hope to see you there,

Louisa Stein

Chair, Film and Media Culture Department

Reimagine Addison County seeking Video and Digital Media Production Tech – Fall 2021 position with stipend

As difficult as it continues to be, the pandemic has led us to generate some innovative ways of meeting challenges in our communities, among service providers, businesses, educators and many others. If we were to step back and scan those adaptations, we may well see promising ways of helping to build a stronger, healthier community as we all go forward. That’s the aim of Reimagine Addison County. This multi-sector project, coordinated by the United Way of Addison County, will use interviews, storytelling and displays of key data to create a revealing presentation — then will engage stakeholders from across the county in developing strategic commitments that aim to enhance opportunity, well-being and prosperity for Addison County as a whole. 

Reimagine Addison County is seeking an individual who is skilled at video creation and digital media production to support the Reimagine Addison County Project for approximately 5 hours a week for 10 weeks this fall. The person in this position will receive a $725 stipend for their work on this project. The person in this role will support taking videos of stakeholder interviews and helping to produce an online digital story/video to share publicly on the web. Interested? Contact Doug Wilhelm, dwilhelm@youthcatalytics.org with your resume and/or a short description of your video production skills and experiences.

TEDxMiddlebury – Help Wanted

TEDxMiddlebury is looking for 3 experienced videographers to film the TEDx event in the evening on the 29th of April from 7pm to 10pm. It would be great if you have access to a professional camera. The hourly wage will be level C, ‘specialist’. Email ifuks@middlebury.edu for more information