Part-time Audio-Visual Technicians for Public Programs report to the Production Manager and are responsible for set-up, operation, and breakdown of audio-video equipment for events hosted by The New York Public Library; including, but not limited to: sound systems, professional video cameras, large-format 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.
Basic operation of professional video cameras and video switchers.
Basic operation of projectors and TV monitors.
General live production audio and video set-ups and strikes, including the handling of cable, loud speakers, microphones, projectors, lighting etc.
General production multi-tasking. Small scale operation of basic lighting, audio, and video equipment on your own without support from other technicians.
Assisting non-technical library colleagues with A/V requests.
Required Education & Experience
Minimum of 3 years of live audio experience required. E.g. A1 or A2 experience
Minimum of 3 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 to non-technical staff members or library guests about technical issues.
Assisted listening device operations and troubleshooting
Experience with live streaming equipment and software.
Experience with live music audio production.
Experience with staging and lighting
All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:
Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
Be Resourceful in solving problems
Be Curious in all aspects of your work
Public library setting
Events, programs, and meetings
Lifting up to 40 lbs. Required
May require travel within NYC
Approximately 10 hours per week. Schedule will vary as needed