Audiovisual/video production intern - Student Hourly - 10942BR

Audiovisual/video production intern - Student Hourly

Dole Institute of Politics
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Position Overview

The Dole Institute of Politics hosts a variety of programs during the academic year, such as political topic discussions, interview sessions, and roundtable discussions. We are currently hiring one Audiovisual/Video Production Interns to provide practical training for future videographers, video editors, directors, producers and audiovisual technicians.

Interns will learn program set-up techniques and audiovisual operation skills. Interns will receive hands-on experience in all technical aspects of executing an event including stage prep, collaborating with event participants, troubleshooting technical issues that may arise, audiovisual set-up and teardown at the completion of the event. Interns will also have the opportunity to work with staff and members of the Student Advisory Board to produce creative content and videos to promote the Institute and its programming.

The Audiovisual/Video Production Interns will work under the supervision of the Communications and Marketing Coordinator to produce live event video, supervise audiovisual needs and produce creative video content for the Institute.

Job Description

1. Assist in technical set-up, execution, and teardown of events including:
  • Set up and operate equipment such as microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards;
  • Video camera set-up, assist in camera operation and execution of live streaming events;
  • Monitor sound and video feeds to ensure quality, test and resolve equipment issues.
  • Client and speaker preparation.
2. Maintain inventory of equipment.
3. Production of creative video and features to promote Institute events and programming, including videos for social media channels.
4. Perform other duties as needed on location.

Required Qualifications

  1. Current enrollment in at least 6 credits in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Kansas.
  2. Availability for most evening and some afternoon programs, generally on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (afternoons 1:00-4:30pm, evenings 6:00pm-9:00pm), and an occasional Sunday during the semester.
  3. Basic knowledge of video camera or sound equipment operation and techniques as demonstrated by experience and/or application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience or strong knowledge at an advanced level of audiovisual equipment and various presentation display devices.
  2. The ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing with guest speakers and Institute staff.
  3. Demonstrates ability to apply logistical analysis and problem solving to situations.
  4. Eligible for Federal Work Study.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applications and attached documents must be submitted electronically through the KU Human Resources website. For more information and to apply go to: and search the “Student Hourly” positions. Applications should include:
  • A cover letter including a brief statement of interest and an assessment of skills related to the required and preferred qualifications.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Sample media of video production experience (not required but encouraged to submit).
Application deadline: Applications will be accepted through February 22, 2018. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Maggie Mahoney,,

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