REPORTS TO: Director of Operations


  • Summer Session: Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Fall & Spring Semester: Tuesday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM & Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Additional hours depend on the department's annual events and will be coordinated ahead of time

OVERVIEW: Providing daily support in the administrative aspects of the operations as outlined below, with an emphasis on handling general inquiries, event coordination, and equipment inventory.


  • Responsible for handling all general inquiries to the department, acting as the initial contact, and providing general reception both in person and online
  • Assist with event coordination all year round, including but not limited to screenings, artist talks, exhibitions, annual admissions events, and others
  • Maintain and update the databases including the departmental mailing list, equipment system, thesis archive, and talent directory
  • Oversee the departmental inventory including equipment, office supplies, promotional materials
  • Provide support in administrative operations, including external communication, social media, newsletter, festival program, guest lecturers, and check requests
  • Assist with projects that have design elements to maintain the branding of the college as well as the department
  • May be required to attend animation-related conferences, events, and festivals


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Superior written and oral communication skills are required. Diplomacy and professionalism in working with individuals both in person and online
  • Strong organization skills; detail-oriented; ability to work independently and maintain focus while handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to interact with all levels of administrative staff, faculty, students, visitors, and prospective students
  • Excellent computer skills are required to manage calendars, contact information, mailing lists, and e-mail accounts
  • Experience with Adobe Suites and Google Suites
  • Skills in graphic design preferred
  • Collaborative spirit -- pitching in, helping out, and investing in others is part of our culture
  • Creative thinker -- the answers are rarely written anywhere – think "outside of the box" and take risks to make bold new things happen


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