• Media Specialist

    Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville, TN 37230

    Job #1203486096


    In this fast-paced and challenging role as Media Specialist for Langford Auditorium, you will provide technical direction for a wide range of events including lectures, symposiums, and theatrical productions. You will be responsible for maintaining and upgrading sound and lighting equipment to meet the state-of-the-art needs of Langford clients. You will provide logistical support for events and serve as a liaison for VUMC when in direct contact with clients and guests. You should be a quick thinker with the ability to make decisions in timely manner. You will be responsible, with guidance, for the maintenance and upkeep of Langford Auditorium, and you will be instrumental in decision making processes regarding upgrades and enhancements.


    • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience)

    • 2 years of relevant experience


    • Point of contact for events held in Langford Auditorium.

    • Manage logistics for events, such as ingress and egress of vehicles, ushering, crowd control, vendor placement, etc.

    • Sound and lighting design for events.

    • Oversight of building maintenance and improvements.

    • Create and implement solutions for audio/visual, sound, stage, and lighting maintenance, upgrades, and improvements.

    • Event scheduling and approval.

    • Liaison for Langford Auditorium with clients, vendors, Facilities Services, and Environmental Services.

    • Langford Website creation and maintenance

    • Langford Social Media content creation


    Knowledge of sound and lighting systems, including DMX, Midas consoles, Lab Gruppen amplifiers and Elation LED lighting.

    Understanding of Audio/Visual systems, Crestron control systems, and HD-BaseT video distribution.

    Ability to solve complex A/V, sound, and lighting problems with simple solutions.

    Must have excellent troubleshooting skills.

    Must have excellent communication skills.


    • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.

    • Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.

    • Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.

    • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.

    • Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.

    • Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.

    • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.

    • Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.

    • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.

    • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.

    • Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.

    • Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.

    • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.

    • Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.

    • Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.

    • Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.

    Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience

    Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

    • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


    • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

    • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

    • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

    • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

    • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

    • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

    • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

    • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

    • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

    • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


    • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

    • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

    • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

    • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

    Environmental Conditions

    Job Professional and Managerial

    Organization: Office of the COO 108119

    Title: Media Specialist

    Location: TN-Nashville-Langford Auditorium

    Requisition ID: 2004253

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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