Audio Visual Technician
Part-time Audio-Visual Technicians for Public Programs report to the Production Manager and are responsible for set-up, operation, and breakdown of audio and video equipment for events hosted by The New York Public Library; including, but not limited to: sound systems, audio mixers, wireless microphones, professional video cameras, video monitors, and projectors (film and digital). Audio-Visual Technicians are part-time, hourly, and will be scheduled as needed.
Reporting to the Production Manager, the Audio Visual Technician will:
- Advanced level operation of audio mixers; both digital and analog.
- Multi-track audio recording.
- Video recording and editing.
- Advanced operation of professional video cameras and video switchers.
- Advanced operation of projectors and TV monitors.
- General live production audio and video set-ups and strikes, including the handling of cable, loud speakers, microphones, and stage lighting.
- General production multi-tasking. Operation of basic lighting, audio, and video equipment on your own without support from other technicians.
- Live stream broadcasting directing.
- Assisting non-technical library colleagues with A/V requests.
Skills Knowledge & Expertise
- Minimum of 6 years of live audio experience required. E.G. A1 or A2 experience.
- Minimum of 6 years with basic live video production experience required. E.G. Camera Op.
- Solid understanding of audio and video signal flow.
- Ability to troubleshoot audio-visual equipment.
- Ability to work with PowerPoint and Keynote and Google Suites.
- Competence in Adobe Suites: Premiere and Audition.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow instructions as needed.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, be proactive, and handle pressure in high-profile settings.
- Some knowledge of stage lighting and uplighting.
- Confidently operate digital and analog audio mixers.
- Communicating efficiently with non-technical staff members or library guests about technical issues.
- Assisted listening device operations and troubleshooting
- Experience with live event production.
- Experience with virtual events broadcasting to Zoom and YouTube.
- Experience with Crestron, Qsys, and Extron devices.
- Experience with accessibility technologies such as live captioning and transcripts.
- Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
- Be Resourceful in solving problems
- Be Curious in all aspects of your work
- Lifting up to 40 lbs. Required
- May require travel within NYC
Approximately 5-10 hours per week as needed
How to Apply
Absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager. The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors. The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.
About The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org
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Job Categories: Library. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: audio, library, lighting, NYPL, technical, video, and visual arts. States: New York.
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