Media Technician

Whitby, ON L1R 2K6

Application Closing Date

Job Description
One (1) temporary, full-time contract position (for 1 year))

Through its “Ignite Learning” campaign, the Durham District School Board (DDSB) has outlined its strategic priorities, which include Success, Well-Being, Leadership, Equity, Engagement and Innovation. This is an exciting opportunity for the Media Technician to contribute meaningfully to these priorities.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will work 35 hours per week, primarily as a videographer/video editor, using your experience in this area to perform all video, audio and photography productions, including live-streaming of live and virtual events, as well as maintain and support all boardroom equipment and functions. Recognizing that collaboration is key in achieving quality results, you will work closely with members of the DDSB senior team and trustees, Creative Services and other staff, as well as schools and students, to facilitate the creation of multimedia content and better identify, understand and meet technical and logistical needs and requirements.

Success in this multifaceted, highly skilled role calls for a best practices leader who keeps abreast of current and upcoming trends in social media, and up-to-date production technologies, is knowledgeable about interactive multi-media principles and formats, and can ensure that work complies with applicable legislation, from the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act to UAV safety protocols and flight laws. A vital aspect of your job will involve ensuring that content created supports the accessibility, equity and diversity initiatives of the Board.

Equipment Used: Mac and PC computers, printer and all computer-related equipment, video-related equipment, digital SLR/mirrorless camera and photography equipment, audio-related equipment, all forms of presentation technology, live video switching equipment, UAV drone and video/stage lighting.

Some evening work may be required.

Your profile as a qualified Media Technician will include:

  • Secondary School Diploma plus an additional 2- to 3-year program in Video Production or related Media Studies, and a minimum of two (2) years of related employment experience, or an equivalent combination of formal education and experience in Video Production.
  • High level of proficiency working with digital editing systems, video production, Adobe Creative Cloud software, photography equipment, and motion graphics, and familiarity with Virtual Meeting platforms and live-streaming.
  • Ability to train staff and students.
  • Knowledge of copyright legislation.
  • A sound knowledge of various forms of media equipment in order to troubleshoot/service damaged equipment.
  • Ability to lift up to 45 pounds to meet the physical demands of the position.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle in order to transport yourself and equipment to various locations, as needed.

Wage range: $30.96 - $38.73 per hour

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB accommodates a school population of nearly 70,000 regular day students, through 132 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses.

To apply online for Posting #3023521, by 4:30 p.m., Monday, July 12, 2021, please go to and submit your application under the section Careers – Educational Services. NOTE: As part of your cover letter, please include some links with recent samples of videographer/video editing work you have done.

The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.