1) Responsible for setting up, installing, operating, testing, maintaining and troubleshooting audio and video equipment.
2) Assist faculty, staff, and students with setup and operation of AV equipment, including cameras, microphones, powered speakers, video projectors, video and audio recording equipment, cabling, and adapters; provide assistance with AV needs during events and functions such as computing events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences.
3) Set up and operate audio and video recording equipment and video conferencing equipment.
4) Assist faculty, staff, and students with connecting their computers to AV equipment in the building and configuring their computers to work with the building AV equipment.
5) As needed, advise presenters on available options to configure their computers to work with AV equipment; assist with setup of presenter view for presentations, and instruct on recommended resolutions, and provide assistance for configuring dual monitor or mirror/duplicate mode as needed; requires familiarity with Windows (including vendor display control panels), Mac OS X, and GNU/Linux (multiple distros and DEâ™s).
6) Set up and operate digital sound equipment, including mixing sound for both recording and live sound reinforcement; set up microphones and stands as needed for events; monitor sound feeds throughout events.
7) During recorded/streamed events, operate PTZ cameras and video switcher, actively monitoring the event and switching cameras as appropriate; utilize DVE to show laptop feed as well; discuss video production standards with management and needs with event staff.
8) Configure lighting equipment as needed to optimize for both in-person attendees and video capture needs.
9) Confer with meeting or director to establish directions.
10) Proactively test equipment and ensure fully operational status.
11) Diagnose and correct media system problems.
12) Provide backup support for desktop issues within the department, including basic troubleshooting of Mac OS X and Ubuntu Linux desktops.
13) Provide assistance with maintaining shared departmental printers.
14) Send in equipment for repairs as needed.
15) Clean, store, and maintain inventory of audio and video equipment.
16) Ensure the safe transfer and shipment of equipment as needed; ensure safe and confidential transport and storage of recorded data from events.
17) Perform minor post-production work on audio and video recordings, such as trimming, audio leveling, inserting title sequences, and compressing for online viewing.
18) Facilitate video conferences using a variety of software, including Zoom, Cisco WebEx, Google Meet, and BlueJeans; ensure that AV equipment works with software requested by users.
19) Facilitate live video streaming using both internal department server and external services such as YouTube and Facebook.
20) Discuss assignments and perform duties on location.
1) Some schedule flexibility is a plus (e.g. for events outside work hours).
2) Comfortable with performing basic tasks at a Windows command line.
3) Familiarity with SSH on a variety of operating systems, including TCP port forwarding.
4) Stay calm/clear-headed while troubleshooting and addressing issues in a high-pressure situation.
5) Familiarity with client-side virtual machine technologies, such as VirtualBox.
6) Familiarity with version control systems, such as Git and Subversion.
7) Basic familiarity with audio systems: should understand mic- vs. line-level signals, phantom power, and the purpose of compression, gating, and equalization.
8) Basic familiarity with video systems: should be familiar with consumer standards like HDMI, DVI, VGA, DisplayPort (capabilities, differences, and pitfalls).
9) Familiarity with networking basics: IP vs. MAC addresses, variable-length subnet masks, VLANâ™s, DHCP, DNS, ARP, wireless network + authentication basics, simple connectivity troubleshooting tools like âœpingâ, âœtracerouteâ, and âœtcpdumpâ -- will need to identify and diagnose issues from the client side.
10) Comfortable with performing basic tasks at a Linux/UNIX command line (including Mac OS X).
1) Behringer X32-Rack mixers
2) BlackMagic Design ATEM video switchers
3) Linux-based systems for video capture, AV systems control/monitoring
4) OBS Studio software
5) NDI-based video distribution (NewTek NDI Tools & OBS plugin)
6) Extron switchers, scalers, and touch screens
7) HDBase-T as well as Extron-proprietary DTP/XTP video extenders
8) Shure Dante microphones, mixers, and DSPâ™s
9) UHF wireless microphones: handheld, lapel, and earworn
10) Powered speakers.
11) SKAARHOJ control surfaces.
12) Lots of Linux and Mac OS X systems; very limited use of Windows.
1) Bachelor of Arts.
1) Basic proficiency with Windows, Mac, and common Linux desktop environments (e.g. GNOME, KDE) as well as presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint, Keynote, LibreOffice Impress, Google Slides).
2) Experience in interfacing a wide variety of customer-provided devices with AV systems - specifically, familiarity with configuring resolution, refresh rate, identifying HDCP issues, and troubleshooting EDID issues.
3) Experience with troubleshooting of electronic and/or AV systems, ability to read block diagrams and visualize signal flow paths.
4) Experience with digital mixers and digital audio in general is a plus.
5) Some video production experience or camera operator experience is a plus.
6) Some experience with remotely controlling PTZ cameras is a plus.
7) Basic web design experience is a plus (specifically, CSS and HTML without external JS frameworks: our digital signage system is web-based).
8) Audio production experience (familiarity with microphones, mixers, and recording) is a plus.
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