|Job Title:||Audiovisual Specialist|
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Reporting to the Audio Visual Manager, this position is responsible for providing audio visual support for board meetings, conferences, outreach events, and staff meetings in the RAND Pittsburgh office and offsite. Produces and supports complex live events as well as virtual meetings, including web meetings and video teleconferencing. The position is also responsible for providing oversight for AV installations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Works closely with local and remote RAND Event Coordinator(s) to produce on-site and multi-site meetings, events, and web meetings, including communicating with customers, providing budget estimates, floor plan development, coordinating presenter content, providing direct meeting support and coordinating post-event deliverables.
Supports a wide array of AV equipment/services including: video teleconferencing, projection systems and flat panel displays, audio systems, wireless microphone systems, camera operation and video recording, lighting, control systems, conference telephones, and collaborative technology such as SMART Boards and touch screen interfaces.
Oversees AV system installations, including on-site vendor coordination, system testing and quality control.
Performs advanced testing, trouble shooting of AV equipment, routine preventative maintenance, basic equipment and infrastructure repair, including coordination with outside vendors for complex issue resolution.
Responsible for a specific AV service or services such as SMART Board networks, webinars or VTC and coordinates support, training, maintenance, and metrics for that service.
Provide basic video shooting and audio and video post-production services such as basic editing, and video compression.
Establishes and maintains accurate AV equipment inventory and service maintenance logs.
Develops and maintains accurate system and event setup drawings and diagrams.
Sets and strikes event equipment and furniture, including easels, backdrops, podiums and stage dressing.
Provides customer training on AV equipment use and best practices.
Completes and tracks work requests through automated work-ticket system.
Leads Continuous Improvement projects.
Performs back-up duties for local Event Coordinator and other facilities staff when required
Collects, develops and maintains department metrics.
Stays abreast of AV technologies and evaluates appropriateness of technology solutions.
May require travel (5%).
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills:
Basic video shooting and audio and video post-production services
May require one or more of the following:
Bachelor's degree preferred
1-2 required, 3-5 years preferred
Must be able to obtain a security clearance
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