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.

Experience / Skills


Minimum Qualifications

-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

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience with live streaming equipment and software.
-Experience with live music audio production.
-Experience with staging and lighting

Work Environment

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

Physical Duties

-Lifting up to 30 lbs. required
-May require travel within NYC