Posted: Feb 15, 2022

Audiovisual Technician

Company: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Salary Range: Grade 13

Position Summary

The Audiovisual Technician is a member of the technical support division of the production department, who also works with and supports the Information Systems department. Their responsibilities are split bearing multiple responsibilities including event conception and support, information systems service management, as well as being the primary day of contact for meetings or assigned events. This role will conceptualize needed materials and equipment as well as setup, install, run, support, and disassemble event and production related systems and equipment. The role requires a self-starter capable of working under pressure with competence and professionalism for both internal and outside clients. Quality Assurance gauges the success of an event, so this role may need to conceive and conduct surveys or meetings to determine best practices and procedures. Working under the Technical Production Director, this Technician will work in collaboration with the Technical Systems Engineer, the Director of IT, all staff and departments as necessary.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, install, configure, maintain, operate, disassemble, and troubleshoot audio visual equipment.
  • Help with technical needs in meeting spaces and at theaters.
  • Supervise stage/technical crew members and/or other employees as necessary and supply oversight of audio-visual equipment.
  • Manages a wide range of projects.
  • Maintain, repair, and service equipment systems and infrastructures both theatrical and non-theatrical
  • Meet with clients, vendors, and other departmental personnel to discuss requirements for projects and events.
  • Help in determining budgets, coordinating equipment, labor requirements, schedules, and review contracts, etc. for projects and events.
  • Determine quality measures and conduct post event meetings as needed
  • Ensure compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and standards of quality and safety.
  • Responsible for completion of all necessary internal and external paperwork including daily reports, payroll reports, contract and rider review, blueprints, etc.
  • Observe, stay up to date with, and follow industry accepted best practices
  • Purchasing and vendor relations
  • Perform other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, technical theater, or information systems, and three to five years of experience and/or training with a focus on audio visual equipment and production management and/or project management; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to facilitate the requirements of the position.
  • SP-LV, BICSI, Network+, and/or InfoComm CTS Certification preferred

Key Skills

  • Knowledge of meeting related production equipment and software
  • Time management, project management and conflict resolution skills
  • Customer service focused
  • Knowledge about mac and pc operations and hardware connections, information systems integration and service management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, and use of cloud-based file sharing
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams, Webex, Zoom, and other conferencing platforms
  • Working knowledge of SDI, HDMI, DVI, and HDBaseT video connections and HDCP as it relates to video connections.
  • Electrical systems knowledge focusing on low voltage installation and troubleshooting
  • Verbal, numerical, and spatial aptitude         
  • Complex problem solving
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Data conception and interpretation skills

Physical Requirements

  • Motor coordination
  • Ability to lift 50lb or more with proper lifting tools or with other team members
  • Ability to climb a ladder, operate aerial work platforms, and be comfortable working at height

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