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AV Tech/Setup

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA

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$150 sign on bonus after the first 45 days and $200 after 6 months!

We offer benefits UNHEARD of in this industry! Check them out here! This includes things such as 18 days of paid time off a year, a very low cost for health insurance, tuition benefits, hotel stay discounts, and a generous retirement account program.

To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Under limited supervision, this position provides primary technical and AV support for The Hotel at Kirkwood Center to Hotel staff, Academic Staff and Guests in the use of classrooms equipped with computer/video projectors and associated AV equipment, and provide primary technical event support for the The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. This position also supports and coordinates supplemental AV equipment utilization, media duplication and other related AV functions. Additionally, this position performs installation and requisition of new equipment.

Set up chairs, tables and equipment per banquet event orders. Assists with food functions as needed. This position serves as a trainer. Trainers are responsible for supervising the learning experiences of students and other employees in all areas of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, The Kirkwood Center for Hospitality Arts and The Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education.


Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence. Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Regular and consistent attendance at work. Work cooperatively with Hospitality faculty and staff to coordinate operations, meet educational objectives and provide outstanding customer service at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Perform preventative maintenance, storage and inventory of AV equipment and supplies. Provide set-up, operation and tear-down of set-ups, sound systems, lighting, video and audio-visual presentation equipment for KCCE. Assemble, run and connect local area network cabling as needed. Assist as needed in maintaining local and wide area networking. Assist users and departments in planning for equipment upgrades and purchases. Assist with client tours of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center Banquet Facility and provide customer service support. Troubleshoot and repair computers and audiovisual equipment. Manage the security and heating/cooling systems at The Hotel. Be enthusiastic and energetic individual with the ability to meet and deal effectively with a wide variety of customers, students, and employees. Work in cooperation with other college employees and departments to provide AV and IT support for The Hotel. Work with The Hotel Banquet Manager to schedule routine preventative maintenance schedules on all equipment in The Hotel. Maintain an open availability schedule, allowing for other leadership responsibilities within The Hotel's Banquet Department. Read banquet event orders and/or receive oral instructions to determine work assignments.Move equipment and other materials to and from storage and production areas, loading docks and delivery vehicles to required location.Maintain proper care of all banquet equipment after each use.Move, lift, or carry needed tables, chairs and additional equipment from storage, and return them after use.Regular and consistent attendance at work.Perform other related work duties as assigned.

Occasional (10-33%)

Recommend AV and computer equipment, supplies, furnishings and general facility needs for The Hotel. Write operational instructions for each media equipped classroom. Assist with installation of new classroom equipment as required. Assist related departments when possible and be able to assist with other related facilities tasks. Assist with other related facilities task as requested. Ensure the facility and equipment is clean and organized. Other duties as assigned.PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Be able to work effectively in both an individual role involving independent judgment, as well as in a team role involving shared input and decision making. Must be a motivated individual with the ability to take direct assignments and meet established quality and efficiently expectations as well as to work independently to identify needs and act upon them. Must be an energetic, service-oriented individual with attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Must have the ability to work with equipment users and service technicians, assess user needs, and present solutions in a customer-service orientated manner. Must have strong operational knowledge of audio, video, presentation, projection equipment, complete equipment systems, and computer lab set up and support. Must be able to distinguish between component and system failures, and troubleshoot routine problems. Must be able to receive and comprehend both written and verbal communications, and possess basic technical writing skills.Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.Regular and consistent attendance at work.Provide prompt and courteous service to all customers. Adhere to all environment policies and procedures as required.Ensure adherence to all regulatory requirements, including the health code.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of the job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

Position involves constant (67-100%) talking, hearing and listening either in person or on the telephone; repetitive motion. Frequent (34 – 66%) sitting or standing, lifting of equipment up to 50 pounds, aural monitoring using loudspeakers as well as headsets. Frequent (34-66%) talking and listening when communicating with department staff and customers, reaching, and grasping. Occasional (10 – 33%) view computer and/or other close visual work and work in indoor setting associated with AV setups. Occasional (10 – 33%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, walking, pushing, pulling and lifting up to 100 lbs. Occasional (10 – 33%) may involve work on a ladder, in closed quarters, or crouched or laying on a floor to access cabling and/or other system components. Occasional (10-33%) traveling to other on-and off-campus facilities, agencies, and business. Must have own transportation and valid driver's license.

Position involves working in a business setting. Occasional (15-30%) viewing equipment and other types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) reaching, sitting, pulling, grasping and pushing. Constant (67-100%) standing, walking, repetitive motion and listening.

Associate's degree and three years of related experience or equivalent education in audio visual, audio or video systems, or related degree field required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Evident of successful direct work experience with audio visual systems and user supported or related fields required. Experience with computers and peripherals, and the following software products desirable: Windows 7/10 and Microsoft Office. Experience with Apple products helpful. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as required. Must have valid driver's license and own transportation.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:

Banquet experience is preferred, but not required


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected]


Working at Kirkwood Community College 

Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
  • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
  • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
  • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
  • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
  • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
  • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
  • Competitive Total Rewards packages
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