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Audio Visual Technician – The New York Public Library – Manhattan, NY

Company: The New York Public Library

Location: Manhattan, NY

  • Full Time

The New York Public Library


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.

Principal Responsibilities

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

Work Environment

  • Office setting
  • Public library setting
  • Events, programs, and meetings

Physical Duties

  • Lifting up to 40 lbs. Required
  • May require travel within NYC


Approximately 10 hours per week. Schedule will vary as needed

Union / Non Union

Non Union

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