Digital Media Specialist

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Digital Media

University Child Development School (UCDS), is seeking a Digital Media Specialist to work with our faculty, staff, students and alumni to tell our story and share our mission through a diverse range of digital media platforms.This position requires a strategic mindset, strong creative capabilities, and the ability to assist with the development of integrated communications campaigns utilizing all digital media formats. UCDS is an independent elementary school located in Seattle, Washington.  

This is a full-time, 12-month position.


  • Create and manage content including text, photos, and video 

  • Assist with increasing UCDS website engagement among prospective families and current constituents, through production of digital media content which effectively educates, informs, and motivates support for UCDS’s mission and strategic priorities. 

  • Assist with designing and executing strategies which advance the visibility and public perception of UCDS.

  • Serve on an assigned faculty/admin committee to carry out important school functions

  • Capture and edit video and photographs for professional development programs, advancement initiatives and school events

  • Catalog and curate digital media archives

The ideal candidate has these skills and traits:

  • Deep knowledge of Adobe CC (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom) on Mac and/or PC

  • Publishing on a variety of media platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, social media, etc...)

  • Experience with VR production and 360 photography and video

  • Audio recording and editing

  • Drone photography and video

  • Collaborative team member who enjoys a fast-paced and creative environment

  • Experience with content management and database systems

  • Able to multitask and see projects through to completion in a timely manner

  • Experience in a school/educational environment is a definite plus

UCDS Mission:

University Child Development School designs a culture of inquiry essential to meaningful learning. We cultivate reflective, collaborative, skillful thinkers who ignite positive change in their communities. We engage diverse perspectives in an ongoing effort to shape and share our innovative education model.

About UCDS:

UCDS was born as a lab school on the campus of the University of Washington in 1911. Since the inception of this school, our teachers have assumed the role of educational researchers as they designed, implemented and evaluated our programs. Today, as a professional practice school that serves students from preschool to fifth grade, UCDS is engaged in ongoing educational reform. Our school is a dynamic learning environment for teachers as we work together to understand and inspire each child that we serve. Like our students, teachers at UCDS collaborate with colleagues and support each other professionally. No one works in isolation. Everyone is called upon at one time or another to coach, to present, to consult, to conduct action research, and to network. Each faculty member brings different expertise and experience, enriching the learning environment for others.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (applicants will not be considered without a cover letter) to:  


Attn: Human Resources

5062 9th Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98105

UCDS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, political ideology, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, familial status, parental status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, use of a service animal or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for this position.