Audio/Visual Technicians work in the Operations Department with oversight by the Director of Operations. They report directly to and are supervised by the AV 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 assistance for MOCA rental events, exhibitions, film and video presentations, performances, lectures and presentations and various other programs at MOCA as needed. Performance and programming venues include the Ahmanson Auditorium at MOCA Grand Avenue and the Warehouse at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Other duties may include assisting in the preparation of exhibitions, including the handling of artworks, light construction and routine maintenance. These functions involve partnership with the Rentals Program Manager, Registration Department, Curatorial Department, Exhibitions Department, Education 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 utmost priority of all production staff, including providing quality professional expertise with portable AV equipment for live events. 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.
- Works with AV Technical Manager and Exhibition Technicians in preparing and installing all AV equipment for exhibitions and with other MOCA staff for programming and events.
- Maintains operations of exhibitions including monitoring all media elements, performing routine maintenance with supervision of AV Technical Manager.
- Assists with care, maintenance and tracking of the museum’s A/V equipment.
- In coordination with the AV Technical Manager, provides audio-visual services for live events, including setup and operation of media for museum’s programming, rentals and other functions.
- Must be able to work well as a team member in a professional manner with 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.
- Must be willing to understand and learn new technologies specific to MOCA installs and events
- Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Video, Theater, Audio Production, Media Arts, Performing Arts or a closely related field strongly preferred. Experience may count towards a degree.
- Minimum experience of two years 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.
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.
Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this JD describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
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with the subject line "Audio/Visual Technician (Temp)".