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Employment Opportunities

KPCN: The Peer Connection Network is an award winning, student-based video production collaborative focused on increasing student success at the University of Montana. Past videos have included the 2014 Convocation video that was shown on the Oval. This fall we will continue making financial education videos for the State of Montana and Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. High profile projects offer UM students the opportunity to expand professional portfolios and to apply a number of concepts and techniques from classes into a business setting.

Producer, Summer 2015 Start

Description

The producer is responsible for video pre-production, production and post-production. The producer is responsible for scheduling meetings with various departments, communicating with peer volunteers, organizing locations for interviews, taking a leadership role in the Advisory Board and working as a team member on multiple projects. During the summer, this individual will work on statewide loan entrance counseling videos and the first segment of the 2015 University of Montana Convocation video. Summer 2015 could include mandatory travel across Montana to visit all Montana University System campuses. The program will cover travel expenses.

Hourly Rate        

$9.00-$10.00/ hr., 10-15 hours per week for Summer 2015. Based on performance, the successful applicant may be offered a continuation for the academic year (Fall 2015 –Spring 2016).

Requirements         

  • Declared media arts major with 30 or more completed credits and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Completion of one semester of upper-division, major specific classes.
  • Transcripts will be printed to confirm eligibility.

Skill Sets                  

  • Proficient in Premier Pro CS6.
  • Proficient in the use of video and audio recording equipment.
  • Proficient in use of lighting kits.
  • Working knowledge of AfterEffects and Photoshop CS6.
  • Motivated and organized self-starter.
  • Demonstrated professional communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with peers, faculty, staff and administrators unfamiliar with filmmaking. 

How to Apply            

View KPCN’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/uacstaff and Montana University System’s Financial Education channel at http://www.youtube.com/musfinlit prior to submitting your application.  

Your electronic application packet should consist of:

  1. A link to either a Vimeo or YouTube portfolio of your work demonstrating a diverse understanding of a narrative structure and proficiencies with filming, audio and lighting equipment.
  2. A formal cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position.
  3. Relevant resume.
  4. Contact information for a faculty reference.

Submit applications by May 1st to Shannon Janssen electronically at Shannon1.Janssen@umontana.edu.

Producer, Fall 2015 Start

Description

The producer is responsible for video pre-production, production and post-production. The producer is responsible for scheduling meetings with various departments, communicating with peer volunteers, organizing locations for interviews, taking a leadership role in the Advisory Board and working as a team member on multiple projects.

Hourly Rate        

$9.00-$10.00/ hr., 10-15 hours per week for Fall 2015. Based on performance, the successful applicant may be offered a continuation for Spring 2016.

Requirements         

  • Declared media arts major with 30 or more completed credits and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Completion of one semester of upper-division, major specific classes.
  • Transcripts will be printed to confirm eligibility.

Skill Sets                  

  • Proficient in Premier Pro CS6.
  • Proficient in the use of video and audio recording equipment.
  • Proficient in use of lighting kits.
  • Working knowledge of AfterEffects and Photoshop CS6.
  • Motivated and organized self-starter.
  • Demonstrated professional communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with peers, faculty, staff and administrators unfamiliar with filmmaking. 

How to Apply            

View KPCN’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/uacstaff and Montana University System’s Financial Education channel at http://www.youtube.com/musfinlit prior to submitting your application.   

Your electronic application packet should consist of:

  1. A link to either a Vimeo or YouTube portfolio of your work demonstrating a diverse understanding of a narrative structure and proficiencies with filming, audio and lighting equipment.
  2. A formal cover letter outlining your qualifications for this position.
  3. Relevant resume.
  4. Contact information for a faculty reference.

Submit applications by June 1st to Shannon Janssen electronically at Shannon1.Janssen@umontana.edu.

Advisory Board

Description

KPCN offers unpaid internships and paid opportunities to students from all majors in the form of our Advisory Board. This group is charged with developing the student perspective behind KPCN videos. We do this through bi-weekly meetings discussing current projects and potential approaches. Each member is required to participate in videos through script development, assisting with sound recordings and being on screen.

Hourly Rate

Members of the Advisory Board usually spend 15-hours per semester on KPCN related projects. Some departmental internships require more hours. Paid positions start at $8.25 per hour.

Requirements 

  • Current UM students with 15 or more completed credits and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Transcripts will be printed to confirm eligibility.

How to Apply

Students interested in participating on the Advisory Board should submit a one-page letter of interest to the Program Coordinator outlining why they are interested in the Advisory Board, if they are considering a paid or unpaid position, and what they hope to gain from the experience.

Letters of interest are welcome at anytime, but must be received by September 1, 2015 to be considered for Fall 2015 participation. Email Shannon Janssen at shannon1.janssen@umontana.edu with application materials or questions.