Audio-Visual Technician | Information Technology

The Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY4.4

Full-timeEstimated: $65,000 - $81,000 a year
Reports to: AV Director, AV Design Manager, and other managers as assigned

Works with various departments on the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of any audiovisual components in the Museum’s exhibitions.
Works with internal and external clients for event support and management, including preparing, setting up, and operating all audio/video equipment for performances, special engagements, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc.
Communicates with curators, artists, and filmmakers to achieve their desired outcome.
Sets up, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains computer-based audiovisual solutions, including video conferencing, teleconferencing, webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, kiosks, and video displays.
Operates camera and/or assists with media management and sound for video documentation.
Edits performance and event and other media production audio and video footage, gathering and organizing assets, assembly, media management, and output of final video.
Coordinates with multiple departments for content development and distribution to public displays.
Jointly oversees inventory and storage of equipment and management of digital assets. Reports to Director, Audio-Visual; Manager, Audio-Visual; and other managers as assigned.

Excellent computer skills to deal with the Museum’s increasing reliance on network and computer-based technology
Experience supporting computer-based audiovisual solutions, including webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, and interactive kiosks
Experience with live sound mixing, audio solutions, Sound Web, lighting control, video players and controllers, commercial LCD panels, and digital projectors
Able to troubleshoot a wide range of commercial and consumer electronics, including, but not limited to, tape and disc playback systems, digital cinema projectors, network/IP-based video control systems (Soundweb, Crestron), video conferencing (Tandberg), PCs, Macs, etc.
Experience in event support, including preparing and setting up portable audio and video equipment for special engagements, theatrical shows, live music shows, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc.
Able to read and interpret CAD drawings. Experience at balancing multiple responsibilities in order to meet the increasing demand for technology-based presentations. Self-motivated and a team player
Excellent verbal and communication skills
Ability to explain technical issues in a non-technical manner
Excellent documentation skills
Highly desirable skills and/or knowledge: Knowledge of the principles of film inspection and the handling of archival materials and real-world experience in a screening room and/or movie theater environment
Skills in operating 16mm/35mm changeover projectors and the ability to analyze, support, and perform preventative and corrective maintenance on 16mm/35mm Kinoton projectors, digital projectors, and playback devices
Experience in a professional recording studio environment, including audio engineering and video capture and other matters of AV production
Desirable computer skills: Apple QuickTime, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Aftereffects, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Premiere, DCP Software, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, CAD or Vector Works, Isadora, Watchout, QLab, and Max MSP/Jitter
Please include a cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security. Candidate hired must be a member of Local 306 or become a member of Local 306 post-hire.