Audio/Visual Technician

Aug 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Audio/Visual Technician
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students for productive lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Its more than 2,100 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
This position assists the manager of Event Technical Services in providing knowledgeable technical assistance with on-campus events. This position trains and supports student staff members to enable them to execute the technical elements of various events. The Assistant Manager assumes the responsibilities of the role of Manager of Event Tech Services when the manager is not present on campus. This position requires the ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours, as well the ability to work an 8+ hour day. This position requires overtime during the Academic year.

Audio/Visual Technicians use a varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in troubleshooting, audiovisual tools, systems troubleshooting, and audiovisual systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Experienced in basic technical equipment set up, including sound, lighting, and audio/visual tools, as well as PC, Mac, and classroom technology. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, plus the ability to learn additional software as needed. Skilled at proper written and verbal communication with strong organizational attributes. Ability to adapt to change quickly, maintain composure under pressure and to manage and train student workers to effectively assist with and helm on-campus events.

Physical Demand
The job requires a mix of office work and on-location work setting up equipment which requires physical mobility, climbing into fly space over stage and auditorium; moving staging, lighting and sound equipment; climbing stairs and ladders; lighting and sound design responsibilities require sight and auditory acuity per professional standards. Lift certification will be required; training will be provided. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift 50+ pounds. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending.

Required Qualifications	
This position requires a minimum of a high school diploma, or equivalent. A minimum of two years of professional technical experience is required. Experience can include sound board operation, light board operation, sound design in a professional setting, stage management, and stage crew duties.

Preferred Qualifications	
Technical Degree, Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred. Familiar with a university setting a plus.

Special Instructions to the Applicant	
Lift certification will be required; training will be provided.

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