Temporary Audio/Visual Technicians work under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production and are supervised by the Technical Manager to perform a variety of tasks specific to the operation and care of audio-visual equipment and/or multi-media exhibitions. Responsibilities include handling, installing and troubleshooting complex artworks, assisting with projection, audio engineering (including live sound), videotaping, and lighting. Temporary AV technicians provide support for exhibitions, film and video presentations, performances, lectures and presentations and various other programs at MOCA as needed. Other duties may include assisting in the preparation of exhibitions, including the handling of artworks, light construction and routine maintenance. These functions involve collaboration with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, and visiting artists and curators working on museum projects. The safe and careful handling of all objects placed within the Museum's care, whether owned or borrowed is the upmost priority of all production staff. As a contemporary art museum MOCA presents both conventional and nonconventional art forms that can be experimental in nature. Projects at the museum vary greatly and as such all Temporary AV Technicians will be required to perform a variety of tasks beyond the technical application of equipment.
- Bachelors Degree in Film/Video, Theater, Audio Production, Media Arts, Performing Arts or a closely related field strongly preferred.
- Minimum of two years experience working with film, video, audio, new media or related production work.
- Computer competency required.
- Basic electrical knowledge required, advanced electrical knowledge preferred.
- Working knowledge of tools and proper application required.
- Must demonstrate safe use of equipment including, but not limited to: media equipment, electrical equipment, personnel lifts, and various portable and stationary power tools.
Note: In compliance with the Labor Code 6401 (SB) and General Industry Order 3203 Injury and Illness Prevention Program, The Museum of Contemporary Art has an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. We deploy a number of systems for identifying, evaluating, and preventing occupational safety and health hazards, in addition to initiating Employee Safe Training with all stationary and mobile power tools and in the handling of all relevant materials and substances.
- Works with Technical Manager and Exhibition Technicians in preparing and installing all AV equipment for shows.
- Maintains operations of exhibitions including monitoring all media elements, performing routine maintenance with supervision of Technical Manager.
- Assists with care, maintenance and tracking of the museum’s A/V equipment.
- In coordination with the Technical Manager, provides audio-visual services for special events, including setup and operation of media for museum’s programming and other functions.
- Must be able to work well as a team member and relate to a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel in accomplishing projects with high production standards.
- Must be able to work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.
- Must display creativity in solving technical problems, and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following:
- Stand for long periods
- Bend, stoop, reach, lift, and climb to move materials and operate equipment
- Climb up and down stairs and ladders
- Reach both above and below shoulder height
- Be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Manual dexterity to operate manually-controlled equipment and artwork
- Ability to visually inspect work; specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
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