Museum Maintainer, Audio-Visual

Job Type

Full Time




200 Eastern Parkway
United States



  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Ten 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
  • Knowledge of and experience with state-of-the-art A/V equipment
  • Reliability, organization, flexibility, and comfort working with a variety of presenters and staff members on an array of technical projects, inluding exhibition installations
  • 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, Mac and Windows operating systems, and Microsoft Office professional software
  • Excellent customer service skills; attention to detail, follow-through, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage in-house and outsourced A/V technicians
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a deadline-driven environment, and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills


  • 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
  • Supervise, execute, and support executive, educational, public programs, and routine meetings in a fast-paced, customer service–focused environment
  • Develop proper A/V procedures, and supervise and coordinate the activities of A/V technicians, working with a dynamic team
  • Manage the Museum's equipment inventory
  • 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, equipment purchases, and inventory controls
  • Coordinate and manage projectionists' assignments
  • Work on in-house video projects to document programs, and with outside media producers as needed

Starting date: Immediately

Department: Operations

Reports to: Manager of Operations and Facilities Management

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Union-covered

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

Compensation: $43,254 per year with benefits

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement