Audio/Visual Technician

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Position Title Audio/Visual Technician 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 students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 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

Job Summary
This position assists in providing knowledgeable technical assistance with on-campus events and in supporting classroom technology. A primary role for this position is to provide lighting and rigging support for events. This position trains and supports student staff members to enable them to execute the technical elements of various events. The Audio/Visual Technician becomes the primary contact for events when the Manager of Academic and Event Services 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 and overtime during the Academic year.
Audio/Visual Technicians use a varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Troubleshooting, Theater lighting and rigging, Audiovisual Tools, Systems Troubleshooting, and Classroom Technologies.
Specific Responsibilities
•Provide performance and entertainment venue technical services and consulting, including audio, video, lighting and rigging support, setting up equipment and operating sound and light boards, various wireless microphones, and miscellaneous sound equipment.

•Responsible for Academic and Events Services’ equipment inventory and maintenance
•Assist in the consultations and design, installation, renovation and maintenance for performance venues, including athletic spaces
•Provide planning, hands-on and supervisory expertise for live event production to include effectively communicating with faculty, staff, and students to provide the best means of technical service for their specific event.
•Help support of all aspects of classroom technology (computer/projection/troubleshooting)
•Support Trax audio/lighting maintenance and student training
•Become the primary contact for events in the event that the Manager is out of the office, including but not limited to, procuring equipment, meeting with students and staff, setting up for events, etc.
•Assist Manager with responsibilities pertaining to high-profile events (such as, Board of Trustee meetings, donor-sponsored lecture series, large-scale concert/events, etc.) and alternate and/or coordinate attendance of full-time staff at events.
•Maintain Academic and Event student staff schedule and calendar, manage, train and schedule student staff members (to include Summer Conference’s Technical Assistant) to operate various pieces of technical equipment in various venues and to be able to quickly and discreetly solve problems during an event while working within the EMS database to incorporate pertinent information to AES calendars.

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

Technical degree, associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
Familiarity with a university setting preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant Benefits Eligible Yes Number of Months 12 months Other Number of Months Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Work Schedule/Hours per Week 40 hpw Posting date 04/19/2019 Closing date 05/19/2019 Open Until Filled No Anticipated Start Date Posting Number AH00574 Supplemental Questions

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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/20/2019
    Application Due: 5/21/2019
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