Location: Towson, MD Category: Professional & Administrative Posted On: Wed Aug 10 2022 Job Description:
The Audio/Visual Technician in the Office of Events and Conference Services provides expertise and support for any event on campus with technical requirements. This position reports and works directly with the Senior Events Technician to coordinate and implement all audio/visual needs, sound and lighting production, and stage management for all events held on campus throughout the year. The position should be able to complete tasks independently and with minimal supervision.
This position must be able to work quickly and safely with a variety of equipment and have a thorough understanding of all sound and lighting needs. The A/V Technician position is essential for the department to support the extensive number of events throughout the year at varying times of the day, including evenings and weekends. The number of events held throughout the year, especially the academic year, are more than one full-time technician can support. The Audio/Visual Technician is key to supporting the office's work with internal and external clients at the College.
In addition to managing technical responsibilities, the Audio/Visual Technician will assist with event room setup arrangements as needed. This additional duty brings more flexibility within the Events department and provides additional support to our current staff.
Required: H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
Required: Three years demonstrated experience in sound, lighting, and projection with ability to coordinate multiple simultaneous projects in several different venues. Experience working in venues with a capacity over 500 guests and Preferred: Experience working as a technician in a higher education setting is a plus.
Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel (preferably including use of formulas, creating charts, and sorting data), and Powerpoint.
Other Skills, Abilities, Qualifications:
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize. Professional phone etiquette. Attention to detail; ability to work under time pressure; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with frequent interruptions; diplomacy; discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information. Basic understanding of arithmetic and ability to compute.
Keep up-to-date with working knowledge of techniques, methods, and procedures of a wide range of events (such as theatre, dance, music, and presentations).
Possess a thorough understanding of electrical and work place safety by following current regulations set by the theatre and federal governing agencies (e.g., OSHA)
Familiarity with or an interest in learning to use configuration and control software from Extron, Crestron, ETC, Midas, Yamaha, Shure, AMX, BiAmp, Black Magic, MOTU, QSC, Vaddio, and OBS.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Experience working a variable schedule including day, evening, holiday, and weekend hours/events. Demonstrated experience of being highly organized and able to work well with diverse groups of people.
Salary Range: $44,311 - $52,130
Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment (sound, lighting, and projection) needed for events. Collaborate with the Senior Event Technician to determine the necessary technical support, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances. Event list includes, but not limited to, the following: President's Office events, Commencement, Alumnae/i Weekend, etc.
Monitor the condition of equipment including: lighting, sound, and rigging equipment. Arrange for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints (notify supervisor when major equipment repairs are needed). Perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
Maintain an inventory of audio, video, and related supplies.
Troubleshoot and decide the best way to proceed in case of equipment failure. Work with clients, keeping them abreast of any problems encountered and propose solutions for a smooth and successful event.
Utilize the campus scheduling software to prevent overbooking of equipment and staff.
Meet and inform internal and external clients of audio and lighting service policies and procedures in a professional manner.
Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation's most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefits, excellent perks, and a great work location!
Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a selective, liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Goucher enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 84% of whom live on campus, and 1,200 graduate students. At Goucher, we’re redefining the meaning of a liberal arts education in order to help our students prepare for the jobs of the future. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.