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Audio Visual Technician

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General Summary:  Reports to the Audio Visual Manager at the Audubon Aquarium.  Tasks include daily startup of exhibitry & trouble shooting & maintaining minimum down time.

To deliver on the Audubon mission, the Audio Visual Technician will:

Provide a guest experience of outstanding quality

  • Provide excellent service and strive to exceed the expectations and needs of internal and external customers.
  • Intermediate set up and operation of large and small-scale audio/visual systems with a focus on team co-operation and staff assistance while ensuring the utmost in client satisfaction.
  • Responsible for accurate setup and efficient operation of intermediate equipment.

Weave quality entertainment through the guest experience.

  • Assist in all audio/video floor activities.
  • Perform daily floor management that includes completing assigned tasks and assisting managers with scheduled labor needs.
  • Work with project managers and other technicians to establish coordinated communications for the audio/video needs of events.

Operate a financially self-sufficient collection of museums and parks

  • Assist team in proper security, storage, transportation, and maintenance of audio/video equipment.
  • Participate in physical inventory count processes as requested.
  • Work with project managers and other technicians to establish coordinated communications for the audio/video needs of events.

Experience:  1 year of previous audio visual experience preferred.

Education:  High school diploma.

Licensure/Certification:  not applicable.

Software Requirements:  proficiency in PowerPoint & Keynote should have working knowledge of non-linear audio & video editing.

Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:  Must have the ability to use mobile devices, computer, fax, scanner, phone and copy machine.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Very heavy work:  exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  May involve sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
  2. Sitting or standing, bending, stooping, and the ability to carry items weighing up to 75 pounds.
  3. Constant adequate range of motion and mobility required.
  4. Regular near acuity with clarity of vision at 20 inches or less required.
  5. Typical ability to collect and analyze numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions and ability to determine the time, place and sequence of operations or actions required.
  6. Regular talking and the ability to express and exchange ideas by means of language expected.
  7. Regular hearing and the ability to perceive the nature of sounds.
  8. Constant ability to read, record, or type data quickly and accurately required.

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  1. Working long hours between breaks or meals required.
  2. Ability to work under and handle stress in an appropriate manner required.
  3. May be exposed to high, medium, or low noise intensity.
  4. Constant contact with co-workers required.
  5. Affinity for animals preferred.
  6. Exposure to fluctuations in temperatures may be required.
  7. Exposure to outdoor conditions may be required.
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