Audio Visual Technician

Baltimore, MD
Full Time
Mid Level

Job Title: Audio-Visual Technician

Compensation: $50k-$65k

Job Description:

An Audio-Visual (AV) Technician plays a crucial role in ensuring the successful setup, operation, and maintenance of audio-visual equipment and systems in various settings, such as conference rooms, theaters, event venues, and educational institutions. The primary responsibility of an AV Technician is to deliver high-quality audio and video experiences for presentations, events, and meetings.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Equipment Setup and Operation:

    • Install, configure, and troubleshoot audio-visual equipment, including projectors, microphones, sound systems, displays, cameras, and lighting systems.
    • Ensure all AV equipment is functioning correctly and is properly calibrated for optimal performance.
    • Operate AV equipment during live events, meetings, and presentations, including managing audio levels, video feeds, and lighting.
  2. Technical Support:

    • Provide technical support to users, presenters, or event organizers before, during, and after AV-related events.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment and system issues quickly to minimize disruptions.
    • Offer guidance and training to users on operating AV equipment effectively.
  3. Maintenance and Repair:

    • Perform routine maintenance and preventative checks on AV equipment to ensure reliability.
    • Coordinate and schedule repairs or replacements for faulty equipment, liaising with vendors or service providers when necessary.
  4. Cable Management:

    • Organize and manage audio and video cables to maintain a neat and safe working environment.
    • Label and document cable connections for easy identification and troubleshooting.
  5. Integration and Upgrades:

    • Collaborate with IT and AV system designers to integrate new AV technologies and systems.
    • Assist in the planning and execution of system upgrades or enhancements.
  6. Inventory Management:

    • Maintain an inventory of AV equipment, including tracking equipment usage and availability.
    • Assist in procurement processes for new AV equipment or accessories.
  7. Safety and Compliance:

    • Ensure that all AV setups adhere to safety standards and regulations.
    • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in audio-visual technology and equipment.
  8. Documentation:

    • Create and update documentation, including user guides and manuals for AV equipment and procedures.
    • Maintain records of equipment maintenance, repairs, and inventory.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical certification or degree in AV technology or a related field is a plus.
  • Proven experience as an AV Technician or similar role.
  • Proficiency in operating a wide range of AV equipment and software.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with clients and team members.
  • Knowledge of audio-visual standards, protocols, and best practices.
  • Familiarity with video conferencing systems and streaming technologies.
  • Physical fitness and the ability to lift, carry, and install heavy AV equipment.
  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends, as required by events.

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