27 May 2023


Audio-Visual Technician

The Museum of Modern Art

 New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for an Audio-Visual Technician.

The Audio-Visual Technician will work with various departments on the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of any audiovisual components in the Museum’s exhibitions.



  • Works with internal and external clients for event support and management, including preparing, setting up, and operating all audio-video equipment for performances, special engagements, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Communicates with curators, artists, and filmmakers to achieve their desired outcome.
  • Sets up, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains computer-based audio-visual solutions including video conferencing, teleconferencing, webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, kiosks, and video displays.
  • Operates 16mm and 35mm projectors for public screenings in theaters and within galleries.
  • Controls remote cameras and/or assists with media management and sound for video documentation. Edits performance and event and other media production audio and video footage, gathering and organizing assets, assembly, media management, and output of final video.
  • Coordinates with multiple departments for content development and distribution to public displays. Jointly oversees inventory and storage of equipment and management of digital assets.
  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.


  • Excellent computer skills to deal with the Museum’s increasing reliance on network and computer-based technology.
  • Experience with installing and maintaining AV equipment in gallery and public space settings (including but not limited to: cable termination, rack building, understanding of safe mounting and anchoring techniques, digital and analog playback, switching and distribution systems, Brightsign authoring).
  • Experience supporting computer-based audiovisual solutions, including webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, and interactive kiosks.
  • Experience with live sound mixing, audio solutions, Dante audio networks, lighting control, video players and controllers, commercial LCD panels, and digital projectors.
  • Ability to troubleshoot a wide range of commercial and consumer electronics, including, but not limited to tape and disc playback systems, digital cinema projectors, network/IP-based video control systems, video conferencing, PCs, Macs, etc.
  • Experience in event support, including preparing and setting up portable audio and video equipment for special engagements, theatrical shows, live music shows, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret CAD drawings.
  • Experience at balancing multiple responsibilities in order to meet the increasing demand for technology-based presentations.
  • Self-motivated and a team player.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Ability to explain technical issues in a non-technical manner. Excellent documentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and a calm manner at all times.

Highly desirable skills and/or knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the principles of film inspection and the handling of archival materials and real-world experience in a screening room, movie theater environment.
  • Skills in operating 16mm/35mm changeover projectors and the ability to analyze, support, and perform preventative and corrective maintenance on 16mm/35mm Kinoton projectors, digital projectors, and playback devices.
  • Experience in a professional recording studio environment, including audio engineering and video capture and other matters of AV production.

Desirable computer skills:

  • Apple QuickTime, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Aftereffects, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Premiere, Dolby CineAsset DCP, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, AutoCAD, Isadora, Watchout, QLab, and Max MSP/Jitter, BrightAuthor.

Other requirements:

  • If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
  • This is a unionized position at MoMA with covered employees represented by IATSE Local 306.  Candidate hired must be a member of Local 306 or become a member of Local 306 post-hire.
  • If hired, individual must be fully vaccinated with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or the World Health Organization authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis).

Reports to: Director, AV and other managers as assigned

Salary: The salary for this position is $40.65 per hour.


How to Apply

To apply, please CLICK HERE

Applicants should submit a resume and a statement of interest.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement:
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).



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Audio-Visual Technician
The Museum of Modern Art
 New York, New York, United States

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