AV Coordinator - Museum of Arts and Design
The Museum of Arts and Design seeks a skilled professional for the position of AV Coordinator in the Exhibitions department. Reporting to the Director of Exhibitions, the position handles all AV needs related to the museum's exhibitions, public programs, building signage, and internal events. The successful candidate will have experience in theater and multimedia museum exhibitions.
40 hours/week, 9:30 am–5:30 pm, Tuesday–Saturday during regular weeks, Monday–Friday during training and exhibition installations. An alternate schedule of 1–9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays as required by MAD's public programs schedule. Position requires occasional additional work on weekends and evenings as necessary.
Public programs and Staff Events:
Provide technical support for public programs requiring audio, video, or lighting in MAD's 143-seat cinema theater.
Identify and prepare all program technical requirements with external and internal program organizers.
Manage equipment inventory in theater for programmatic use, and track use by outside vendors.
Oversee the repair and purchase of new equipment in coordination with outside vendors.
Identify and manage a roster of freelance technicians who can provide additional program support.
Exhibitions Installation and Maintenance:
Oversee all exhibition related technical and multimedia elements.
Identify and coordinate multimedia projects with exhibitions personnel, curators, registrars, artists, etc.
Vet and prepare all media for display, including audio and/or video encoding and editing.
Utilize gallery networking when necessary for audio and video distribution.
Maintain exhibition AV equipment inventory.
Prepare installation plans (including power and data cable runs) for all multimedia elements.
Supervise a small crew of freelance AV technicians as needed.
Create an On/Off & Troubleshooting Procedures Guide for every exhibition.
Generate simple 3D models of exhibition objects using SketchUp.
General Museum Support, Etc.
Oversee Museum informational outlets (digital signage network, loading audio guides).
Provide guidance and occasional technical support for special events and offsite development events.
Other duties as needed and required.
Assist the Registrar department with any digital media in both MAD's permanent collection and on loan for exhibitions by consulting on the loan period and the technical capabilities to display the work properly, and by following MAD's digital art protocol for storage, access, and deletion.
Stay abreast with current best practices in TBM (Time Based Media) preservation, storage, and display.
5–7 years of experience working with AV/theater production in a museum or public venue setting with the following technical familiarity:
Audio: use of wired and wireless microphones, audio recorders, audio playback, mobile PA system setup and breakdown;
Video: use of projection (both digital and analog); basic video editing and encoding processes; presentation support utilizing Keynote, PowerPoint, and/or Adobe PDF Reader; and archival video capture using professional HD camcorders; and
Lighting: conventional lighting setup (stage washes, spotlighting, and control).
Basic IT networking experience with an understanding of IP addressing, and VNC for remote access.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Familiarity with SketchUp.
Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier) is strongly recommended.
Please send an email with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title "AV Coordinator" in the subject line.