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AV Technician

MSIA
Published
May 8, 2018
Location
3500 West Adams Blvd Los Angeles, California
Job Type

Description

The Audio/Video Technician will play a key role in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting the AV Systems of MSIA venues. The AV Technician will be on point to operate, support and prepare for all respective MSIA Events. The AV Technician will work in partnership with the AV Engineer in the maintenance and repair of all AV equipment. The AV Technician will support, design and maintain the AV Road Kits for all MSIA on-road events. The AV tech works in partnership with the Live Streaming Director for the Productions of the Live Events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Pre Production

  • Software skills in AVID, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop
  • Generate slides and ad hoc media for pre-production

Local (Los Angeles) Event Production

  • Setup, strike, and do event production that are simultaneously Live Streamed in two languages: Run live mix board, audio & video playback, video switching, and troubleshooting (as necessary)
  • Maintain organized work environments at venue locations for all tech staff use
  • Train local volunteers for various production roles and functions
  • Support events on a weekly basis
  • Manage event Recordings with handoff to post Production at event completion
  • Creates playback media file and folder structures, project files and project worksheets

On-Road Event Support

  • Manage Road kits for travel events, pack and unpack for events
  • Manage Carnets and pack equipment for foreign countries
  • Partner and assist Chief Engineer with AV prep for on-road events

Engineering for Production

  • Supports and trouble shoot AV systems at respective locations.
  • Support AV Engineer with equipment repair, repair tracking and follow-up
  • Participate in engineering discussions re: technologies and approaches in production
  • Support AV Road kits with designs, set-up and maintain AV road kits

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS:

Works with:

  • A/V Engineer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Live Streaming Director
  • Staff Engineer
  • On-Road Production and road kits
  • Chief Editor -Audio
  • Chief Editor - Video

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Great computer and email skills
  • A willingness to learn with an adaptive learning style
  • Flexibility
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A willingness to receive direction and an openness to feedback
  • A team player with an ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with various team members and staff
  • Able to focus and multi-task, with the ability to successfully handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.Concentrate on details, work under deadline pressures, apply sound logic and judgment, and prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  • A self-starter, detail-oriented and use of a solid tracking system to support project completions

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to travel, including overnight as required for events
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Has ability to drive between locations and support repairs/maintenance as needed

HIGHLY DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE:

Software/Hardware Knowledge:

  • Blackmagic ATEM production switcher
  • On The Air playback software
  • AJA control interface
  • Internal Databases and Servers
  • Blackmagic Media express and other Blackmagic products
  • Adobe Software, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Light Room
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Mac Friendly, PC friendly is helpful
  • Handbrake, Downie, Skype, KeyNote, Media Encoder CC, Numbers, Pages, Google Docs, Cyberduck
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