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Museum of Science Audio/Visual Technician in Boston, Massachusetts

The Audio/Visual Technician performs set-up, operation, and break down of audio/visual equipment throughout the building and grounds to support on-site events and lectures, webcasts, museum functions, and meetings. Additionally, this position is responsible for performing maintenance and upgrades on audio-visual equipment in our event spaces and production studios to ensure maximum uptime for our internal and external stakeholders. This position will work closely with the Senior A/V Technicians as well as the Manager to ensure audio/visual support needs are met in an organized, timely, and professional manner. RESPONSIBILITIES: Daily set up and operation of audio/visual equipment for 200 meetings annually. Daily setup and operation of audio/visual equipment for 75-100 webcasts, events, functions, and other museum activities per year. Participate in the installation, maintenance, and repair of over 200 pieces of A/V equipment in production studios and event spaces, such as amplifiers, microphones, speakers, projectors, throughout the museum. Assist Sr. A/V Technician in defining requirements and recommending purchases of equipment, stock, and supplies for projects and departments. Typical budgets are between \$2k - 20k, though larger projects may upwards of \$100k. Assist Media Producers on video production shoots when needed. WORK SCHEDULE: This position is regular, full-time, 40 hours a week. Wednesday - Sunday. Flexible hours are a must; some holidays, evenings, and weekends included. Some overtime will be required. REPORTS TO: Manager, Audio/Visual Production and Services MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Post high school course work, technical degree, associate degree, business or vocational certificate. 1 or more years of audio/visual support experience. Experience with setup and operation of audio/visual and computer equipment in a variety of spaces and environments. Knowledge of setting up hybrid meetings with Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams. Live sound engineering experience. Familiarity with webcast formats and streaming equipment. Technical knowledge of theatre and presentation systems. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and tasks. Demonstrated experience working on a team. STARTING SALARY: Non-Exempt (Hourly). \$21 - \$23 / hr