AUDIO & VIDEO TECHNICIAN

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Audio Technician, Audio Visual Specialist (AV Specialist), Audio Visual Technician (AV Technician), Media Technician, Operations Technician, Stagehand, Video Technician

JOB TASKS

  • Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.

  • Diagnose and resolve media system problems.

  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.

  • Compress, digitize, duplicate, and store audio and video data.

  • Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $27.52/hr. – $57,230 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Much faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 10,800

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, Vocational Training, or Bachelor’s Degree

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