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Audio Visual Technician (Part Time)

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami

SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Audio Visual Systems Manager, Audio Visual Technicians will need to set up, operate, maintain and repair AV equipment used to enhance Museum events, such as projectors, TV’s, microphones, DSP’s, lighting and sound mixing equipment. They will support and maintain general technology based exhibits as well as the Planetarium, AV systems and conference rooms with codecs and touch panels. They support digital signage and provide technical support for teleconferences, webinars, camps and distance-learning classes.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Perform general maintenance and support of audio-visual equipment and lighting systems.

· Operate high-quality audio distribution, sound reinforcement/lighting systems in support of museum events.

· Operate high-quality video distribution through tv monitors and projectors in support of museum events.

· Setup, connect and monitor conferencing events.

· Setup, maintain and help in classroom events.

· Operate sound and lighting boards for planetarium.

· Operate and support laser light shows during museum events.

· Monitor AV museum equipment during museum events set up and break down.

· Troubleshooting A/V equipment when there are technical questions or problems related to A/V equipment and identifying appropriate solutions.

· Troubleshoot technology exhibits running on Mac OSX and Windows based computers throughout the Museum.

· Provide basic instruction on the operation of A/V equipment to customers as necessary.

· Operate and maintain daily audio visual tasks.

· Maintain AV technician part time schedule including weekends.

· Maintain regular maintenance checks to all AV systems.

· Support the museum’s staff and clients in the use of the installed AV systems.

· Monitor AV museum equipment during museum events set up and break down.

· Be on-call outside of normal working hours during production periods, and in emergency situations.

· Perform setups of portable setups for exhibits if needed.

· Attend A/V staff meetings and training sessions.

· Undertake any other relevant activities which fall under the general scope of this position as directed by the Audio Visual Manager and VP of Technology.

MINIMUM JOB/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associates or Technical Degree with 2 years of relevant experience.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work flexible part time hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to follow and understand signal flow.
  • Support the AV and lighting rigging in a stage / theatre environment and lighting control experience.
  • Computer hardware and software troubleshooting for Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX.
  • Customer focused with the ability to deliver a high-quality service to customers.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow procedures.
  • Ability to follow directions on the fly.
  • Support lighting systems, control apparatus, equipment and maintenance thereof.
  • Ability to work as part of an existing team.

Audio Hardware Requirements:

  • A working knowledge of audio cables, Audio DSP’s and Digital Mixing Consoles operational features.
  • Applicant would need to know how to connect, load and save presets to all audio systems if an exhibition or an event would require any functional changes.
  • Digital wireless microphone system setup and a basic knowledge of frequency spectrums if a visiting exhibition or event is carrying wireless microphones or similar equipment.

Video Hardware Requirements:

  • A working knowledge of projector operations, smart tv operations, HD cameras, HD cables, control systems, and wire management.
  • A working knowledge of Crestron Touch Panel/IPAD operation for the day to running of the event and learning center spaces.

Lighting Hardware Requirements:

  • A working knowledge of professional moving head DMX controlled lighting fixtures and laser systems.

General Requirements:

  • As most AV systems are now IP based it would be beneficial for the applicant to have some basic networking knowledge for fault finding and hardware replacement scenarios.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Work is normally performed in an interior environment. Some work from time-to-time will be in an exterior environment with exposure to climatic conditions. Schedule will include non-traditional hours, evenings, and weekends.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Level 2 background clearance as defined by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
  • Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Programs
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) by date of hire to be considered for employment unless applicant is eligible for an exemption and able to provide supporting documentation for an accommodation under Title VII and/or ADA with the Human Resources Department.

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