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Audio Visual Assistant - Rubin Museum of Art

Audio Visual Assistant - Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of the Himalayas. 

Now in its second decade, the Rubin has welcomed over 200,000 visitors in the past year and has a growing membership of more than 4,000 households.

Within its five floors of galleries are several long-term rotating installations drawn from the permanent collection as well as frequent short-term exhibitions that are more broadly conceived. The Rubin’s collection includes over 3,500 objects spanning more than 1,500 years up to the present day. Renowned for its quality and depth, the collection focuses on art from the Tibetan Plateau and is broadened by a significant number of important examples from surrounding regions.

The Rubin presents films, performances, and on-stage conversations as well as a robust roster of other educational initiatives. The ground floor, anchored by its magnificent staircase, is free and open to all visitors and provides a lively nexus for conversation, shopping, refreshment and dining.

About the Position

The Audio Visual Assistant must be responsible, reliable and have a strong knowledge of sound, lighting and video systems, as well as experience working with artists, performers and/or scholars. Experience working in a museum, art gallery or cultural institution is a plus. 

This is a non-exempt full-time position that requires the incumbent to be flexible and will on occasions be expected to work on evenings and full weekends.

The incumbent will report to the Audio Visual Manager for Programs and Events.


Works with complex AV equipment including:

Wireless microphone systems

Digital mixing consoles

Remote camera operation

Video screening, recording, and switching

PA system setup and break down

Monitors and maintains all lighting matters in the Museum’s public spaces and Theater.

Operates, maintains and troubleshoots all AV equipment in gallery spaces and Theater.

Assists Operations and IT departments as needed with special events, public programs and internal meetings and activities.

Other duties as assigned.


High-School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience working AV and lighting equipment.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) software applications

Experience working with presentation and video capture software (Power Point, Keynote, Adobe CS) a plus.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with others across departments. 

Detail oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks in a deadline-based environment.

Work schedule
Approximately 40 hours per week with flexibility to work as needed including nights and weekends.

Weekly schedule will include one weekend day.

Salary Range

$17 - $22 per hour, commensurate with experience.


Indicate “Audio Visual Assistant” on the subject line of email, or in the body of cover letter.

Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at

Mail application to Head of Human Resources, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011