Media Center Director

Media Center Director

Posted: January 24, 2024
Position Code: 268

Position Overview

The Director is responsible for running and maintaining the Salemme Media Center, radio station, television studio, and photography studio. This is a full-time, on campus position. The Director should hold normal business hours Monday through Friday, with some expectations of attending or covering events on evenings and weekends.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing the Media Center (budgeting, hiring/scheduling student workers)
  • Purchasing and maintaining inventory of media tech
  • Maintaining/cleaning/fixing media tech
  • Managing and maintaining wiring, lighting, hardware, and software in TV studio, radio station, photo studio, etc.
  • Holding media workshops in Communication & Media and other courses
  • Taking and editing headshots for the College community
  • Capturing photographic documentation of key events around campus for the College community
  • Teaching one photography-related course per semester
  • Providing one-on-one creating and editing assistance, including large project planning help and execution oversight
  • Advising photography and media-related student organizations (e.g. Photography Club, MCTV, Film Club, WMCK)

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree; relevant professional experience; audio/visual media production experience; a working knowledge of audio/video hardware (audio mixing boards, video cameras, lighting kits, video control room technology); working knowledge of audio, video, and photo editing software (Adobe Creative Suite); college-level teaching experience is a plus. Existing expertise in all areas is not a position requirement. However, a willingness to problem solve and learn new technologies is required.

Application Materials Should Include:

  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning
  • Resume
  • Professional portfolio (if available)
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.


Vaccinations and Work Location

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus. 


Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.


About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College has five schools: arts and sciences, engineering and computational sciences, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, ranking 33rd in the Regional Universities North category in 2024. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.