AV Technician (Part-Time)
AMDA College of the Performing Arts is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City. The school offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts as well as two year conservatory programs
AMDA”s AV Technicians are part of a cross-functional team, spanning operation of audio and video equipment, set up of AV facilities, maintenance of AV and camera equipment, equipment checkout, assistant editing, camera operating, and coordination of classroom film projects.
AMDA’s AV Technicians are part of a cross-functional team, working together to:
- Set up, operate, and maintain audio and video equipment, including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, and recording equipment;
- Connect wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment in classroom facilities;
- Provide excellent customer service during reservation and checkout of camera, sound, and computer equipment, tv carts, laptops, and/or props;
- Moderate and troubleshoot issues in the student media lab;
- Support instructors with media management and organization;
- Assist camera instructors with basic video or sound editing on specific projects;
- Provide basic editing and filmmaking mentorship for students;
- Record video of live events or classes;
- Provide on-set assistance for classroom-related film shoots.
AV Technicians are expected to work harmoniously with students, faculty, and AMDA staff to ensure smooth operation of the AV Classroom Media office.
- Maintain Film Production Equipment; including: lighting equipment, film production cameras, film production tripods, on set sound equipment, grip equipment (tape, clamps, flags, C-Stands), speakers, cleanliness, et cetera;
- Accurately reserve, distribute, and coordinate audiovisual equipment and other classroom tools as needed by Education, Film Production, or Marketing departments;
- Provide technical troubleshooting support as needed for in-class activities, campus events, and course-related projects;
- Diagnose, log, and report equipment issues discovered during support calls, prep, and check-in; notify supervisors of need for commissioned repair or cleaning;
- Test equipment and room functionality (TVs, speakers, microphones, projectors) regularly;
- Film taped auditions during regularly scheduled classes on campus; this may include picking up camera and lighting equipment, setting up the equipment, filming taped auditions, breaking down equipment, and returning the equipment;
- Moderate student use of equipment and media lab facilities;
- Basic editing and filmmaking mentorship for students;
- Assist with video editing or other post-production elements as able;
- Manage media and label files as instructed;
- Act as Key Production Assistant or 2nd AD for classroom-related film shoots, as assigned;
- Inform students, staff, and instructors of AV Classroom Media policies;
- Deliver excellent customer service;
- Perform other miscellaneous job duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the Professional A/V design and integration field.
- 1 – 3 years of previous experience in a similar position
- Ability to think, work independently & meet necessary deadlines
- Strong attention to detail, highly organized
- Problem solving and troubleshooting skills
- Excellent communication skills, (written, and verbal)
- Friendly customer service skills and professional demeanor
- A strong work ethic and positive team attitude
- Ability to operate video cameras, tripods, and microphones
- Familiarity with smartphone filmmaking
- Basic proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Word, and Excel
- Mac proficient (desktop, laptop, and smartphone)
- Ability to troubleshoot connectivity issues, as related to projectors, AV receivers, Smart TVs, and DVD players
- Working knowledge of Zoom software
- Access to a reliable internet connection
- Familiarity and/or professional experience with film set environments is preferred
- Working knowledge of iMovie, FCP X, and/or Premiere CC is preferred
- Extensive knowledge of a variety of cameras and lighting equipment, including Panasonic HMC-150, Panasonic DVX-200, Sony A7s, DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, lenses, Arri lights, Neewer lights, various tripods, among other equipment
- Extensive knowledge of various microphone types, and Zoom recorders
- Extensive knowledge of amplification systems, including JBL speakers, guitar and keyboard amplifiers, subwoofers, mixing boards, and AV receivers
- Extensive knowledge of projectors, including Sony, Benq, Sharp, and Sanyo products
- On-set experience as a Camera Assistant and/or Production Dept. Assistant (e.g. 2nd AD)
- A valid driver’s license and clean driving record
This position is performed approximately 80% remotely until clearances for on-campus activities are established. Once established, position(s) will rotate schedules and can include a mix of weekdays, nights, and/or weekends, on the Hollywood campus. Applicants are encouraged to indicate their availability or shift-types sought.
AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer M/F/D/V.