Digital Media Specialists

Students working as Digital Media Specialists work in the use of multimedia, digital media, and other applications to produce – or help others produce – quality products.  These products help to support the training and user documentation of the Division of Information Technologies;  DMSs may also work with others as they acquire skills that will allow them to create such projects on their own.

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications and Qualities

  • Good academic standing of at least a 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).
  • Generally, second-Semester Freshman or higher;  an exception may be made for a student with exceptional skills and background.
  • Demonstrate responsibility, maturity, technical expertise, and excellent customer service skills.
  • Possess basic computer software & hardware knowledge (PC or MAC).
  • Experience with / familiarity with multimedia applications such as:
    • Microsoft Office applicaitons,
    • Camtasia,
    • PhotoShop,
    • Imageready,
    • Scanning software,
    • CD burning software,
    • Video editing applications such as Final Cut Pro, Vegas, MovieMaker, and / or iMovie, (preferred but not required),
    • Sound editing applications such as Garage Band, Sound Forge, and / or Audacity (preferred but not required),
    • and more.
  • Responsibility and an aptitude to learn are most important; training on the applications will be continuous.


Period of Employment:

  • Fall – August training until the first day of final exams.
  • Spring – January training until the first day of final exams.
  • Summer – Each Summer Session.


August – All DMSs will participate in the August training session held the week before the start of fall semester.

January – All DMSs will participate in the January training session held the week before the start of spring semester.


Each DMS is expected to adhere to the requirements in the DMS contract, the student Code of Conduct, Network and Computer Use Policy and all other UMW policies.



  • Report to work on time.
  • Work on projects as needed / assigned.
  • Attend scheduled meetings.
  • Attend all training sessions.


  • Adhere to and report known AUP violations to your supervisor or appropriate authority.
  • Adhere to and report violations of the UMW Division of Information Technologies Confidentiality Agreement to your supervisor.
  • Adhere and report violations of all other UMW policies to the appropriate authorities.


  • Attempt to find a substitute if you are unable to work your scheduled shift.
  • If you find that you must miss a shift, you must notify your supervisor prior to the beginning of your shift.
  • Failure to report to work without notifying your supervisor one time will be considered a warning; failure to do so a second time will be considered a resignation.


  • Check messages on voice mail.  Maintain a log of messages, and respond to items which you can; triage those which you cannot.
  • Check the Project Board and Project Sheets for the status on on-going projects; continue to work on projects.
  • During slow times, learn how to use applications that you are unfamiliar with.


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