Audio-Visual Technician

Job Type

Full Time




200 Eastern Parkway
New York
United States


Audio-Visual Technician—Operations

(Full-time, permanent, union position)


  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Five years’ experience in operating and maintaining sound production, film, video, DVD, and slide projection systems (16 mm and 35 mm projection experience desirable)
  • General knowledge of public address systems
  • Familiarity with New York City–based service shops
  • Strong understanding of audio-visual, collaboration, and presentation software
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and follow through to resolve technical issues
  • Capacity to provide training to end users
  • Experience soldering and terminating cable, fabricating and installing equipment racks, installing projectors and plasma screens, using RGBHV interfaces, and troubleshooting systems
  • Comprehensive computer knowledge, including knowledge of desktop/laptop equipment, Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office professional software
  • Ability and willingness to follow current developments in state-of-the-art equipment
  • Reliability, organization, flexibility, and comfort working with a variety of people on an array of technical projects
  • Ability to coordinate, execute, and support executive, educational, public programs, and departmental activities in a fast-paced, customer service–focused environment
  • Excellent teamwork and ability to adhere to procedures
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a deadline-driven environment, and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills; attention to detail, follow-through, and organizational skills; ability to work independently; and passion for audio-visual operations


  • Set up, test, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain all audio-visual equipment necessary to produce all Museum programs, including in-house meetings, presentations, film and video, and musical programs, interfacing with end users of various levels
  • Set up and maintain the Museum’s projection booth
  • Install, repair, and maintain A/V equipment used in exhibitions produced by the Museum
  • Work in close contact with curators and designers to meet A/V requirements of exhibitions
  • Routine responsibilities associated with slide projections for talks and lectures, audio support for musical events, set-up and maintenance of video installations, film/video projection of 16 mm and video production, and PAL system
  • Advise staff on multimedia projects, including equipment purchases
  • Coordinate and manage projectionists' assignments
  • Work on in-house video projects to document programs, and with outside media producers as needed

Reports to: Manager of Operations and Facilities Management

Starting date: Immediately

Schedule: 40 hours per week, rotating shifts and regular days off

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

High School

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