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Part-Time AV Technician

American University Library
17.00 p/hr
United States, D.C., Washington
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW (Show on map)
September 06, 2023

Part-Time AV Technician



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Position Summary

The Audio Visual Technician assists with the setup and operation of audiovisual equipment for classes, conferences, and special events at the Spring Valley Building. The Technician also helps the office maintain staff presence by answering the SVB AV phone line and assisting with AV scheduling. This shift is Monday-Friday 8:00am-1:00pm. 


Essential Functions

  • Assisting with classroom and event support. 
  • Recording AV requests.
  • Assisting faculty with lecture capture.
  • Testing AV equipment and replacing defective or malfunctioning cables. 

Expected Hours of Work

  • Part-Time, 25 hours a week. 

Salary Range

  • $17.00/ hour. 

Required Education

  • High school diploma or its equivalent. 


Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent customer service, organization, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of video recording techniques, and a basic understanding of signal flow for both audio and video.
  • Working knowledge of Mac and PC computers.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision.  

Preferred Requirements

  • Previous AV experience or a background in audio technology or visual media.
  • Familiarity with Mac and PC computers, Video conferencing software (Zoom etc.), Blu-Ray players, projection systems, PA systems, video cameras, digital audio recorders, as well as basic and advanced control systems.  

Additional Information

  • It is highly recommended that a cover letter and resume be submitted as attachments to the online application. 

Other Details

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.
  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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Contact Us

For more information or assistance with the American University careers site, email theworkline@american.edu.


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