Audio Visual Technician

Virginia Commonwealth University - Richmond, VA

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Recruitment Type Multi Title
Scope of Search Regional
Working Title Audio Visual Technician
Position Number 586660
Position Type Staff
Job Status Full-Time
FLSA Indicator Exempt
Employee Group University Employee
Department Institute For Contemporary Art
Organizational Overview
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities
The ICA invites applicants to apply for the position of Audio Visual Technician. This role will be responsible for working directly with departments across the ICA to plan, organize, and provide technical support for activities throughout the institution. The Audio Visual Technician will oversee the safe operation and maintenance of sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment and systems used in support of films, lectures, performances, and related events. The role will maintain the ICA’s inventory of projection, sound, and lighting instruments. Duties include:

  • Providing audio visual equipment operation and support to ensure engaging programming for the ICA’s stakeholders, including its diverse audiences, donors, members, and the VCU and Richmond communities.
  • Planning, organizing and implementing the maintenance and operation of performance-related equipment at the ICA including sound equipment, microphones, speakers, lights and lighting control panels, projectors and other technical systems used during lectures, performances and presentations both inside and outside of the ICA auditorium.
  • Programing sound equipment, lighting equipment, and other technical systems in advance of performances and productions; troubleshoot and resolve problems with production equipment.
  • Monitoring the condition of equipment, including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment.
  • Using proper safety practices and procedures.
  • Serving as technical representative for groups using the facilities; coordinate with production companies and other organizations using the facility to determine technical needs.
  • Coordinating the repair and replacement of production equipment, including lighting and sound equipment, special effects equipment, and related equipment and electronics.
  • Attending all performances/events that require technology and equipment beyond the scope of the ICA desktop technician.
Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with operating and maintaining equipment and tools used in technical A/V operations, including projection, sound, and/or lighting.
  • Experience troubleshooting A/V equipment and related hardware.
  • Experience with standard office equipment, including computers and related software applications.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in physically demanding situations, including heavy lifting up to 50 pounds and working at heights.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.
Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Undergraduate degree in theater design or technology, arts, music or other related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional experience performing similar technical operations.
  • Experience with pre-performance, performance, and post-performance activities.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of theater sound engineering and stage lighting.
  • Knowledge of maintaining, installing, and repairing electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Experience working with artists
Knowledge of principles and practices of stage rigging.

  • Demonstrated experience working with creative teams.
Required Licenses/ Certifications
Anticipated Hiring Range $37,500-$50,000/year
Application Process/Additional Information
Campus Monroe Park Campus
Hours/Week 40 hours / week
Normal Work Days/Hours Mon-Fri, 9 am - 6 pm; weekends, evenings
Job Open Date 04/25/2019
Posting will close on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category
Is this a restricted position? No
Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes
Sensitive Position No
Resource Critical Yes