Audiovisual and Production Technician (part time with benefits)

Mercer Island School District


About the project and the company

6 hours/day, 190 day work calendar.  Benefits eligible position!

Mercer Island School District

The Mercer Island School District, with a K-12 student population of approximately 4,000, enjoys a widespread reputation for quality and excellence, combining academics, cultural expression, and athletic achievement.  With its proximity to Seattle and Bellevue, the Island has easy access to several public and private colleges and universities including the University of Washington, Seattle University, Bellevue College, and Lake Washington Technical College.

The District Audiovisual & Production (AVP) Technician performs skilled technical duties in support of theatre operations, stage productions, meetings and events throughout the District that require audiovisual equipment (such as assemblies, student performances, graduation ceremonies, board meetings, etc.). The AVP Technician ensures the safe operation and maintenance of theatre sound, lighting, rigging, and related equipment and other audiovisual systems used in support of stage productions, meetings, assemblies and other events. This position directly reports to the Information and Technology Director and must work collaboratively with event leads such as the theatre manager, building principals, teachers, etc. To fulfill this position, the AVP Technician must assist with a variety of clerical office duties related to events and/or theatre operations. 


Job Description

Essential Functions Set up, operate, and strike audio systems to include placing speakers and microphones, running cables and wires, mixing sound for desired results, operating special effects equipment, and recording events as directed; Set up risers, music stands, chairs and other equipment related to performances and rehearsals;  Stage management at events includes rearranging stage set-ups during concerts, cueing artists, dimming lights and other duties;  Stage strikes include returning all stages to set-ups needed for rehearsals for the next performance;  Perform a variety of technical tasks involved in the setting, operating, striking, and maintaining systems used to support musical and drama performances, rehearsals, recitals and other events like presentations, assemblies, and recorded meetings;  Work with Theatre Technician, Drama, Music, and other certificated staff to support and coordinate student technicians;  Operate lighting, sound, video and stage equipment during events, rehearsals and performances, following audio or visual cues; Perform preventive maintenance on special event and AV equipment such as amplifiers, microphones, speakers, lights, and projectors; Diagnose malfunctions, repair audiovisual equipment, replace serviceable parts as needed, or notify supervisor of need for repair as needed; Confer with other staff members and with clients to ensure the correct provision of technical services for events; Maintain inventories of equipment and parts, inform supervisor of equipment and supply needs, assist in ordering or take other actions as directed. Program and maintain computerized and digital lighting and sound equipment. Utilize proper safety practices and procedures Serve as a technical representative for groups using the facilities; coordinate with other organizations using the facility to determine technical requirements Serve as a resource for lighting, sound, and other technical needs District-wide; Set up and operate presentation software such as PowerPoint and KeyNote. Select proper microphones, speakers, mixing and amplifying equipment; mix and adjust sound reinforcement equipment during events; Work collaboratively with members of the production team, event personnel, artists, and presenters; Carpentry skill and experience with power equipment;  Certificate for use of mechanical lift required within 6 months; and Other related duties as assigned.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Work hours: This position averages four hours per day but the hours are irregular due to concert and event schedules. Weekend and evening work will be required. As such, the AVP Technician must be available evenings and weekends to run audio and visual equipment in school productions, music events, board meetings, and other intermittent assignments as needed.

Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience Associates Degree and 1-3 years technical experience in theatre, music, and/or event production or closely related field.  Experience with installation of audio/visual and computer equipment in networked PC/MacOS environments. Technical knowledge of theatre and presentation systems. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and tasks. Camera operation experience Live sound engineering experience

Other details

Full benefits with sick and personal leave included with this position.

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Pay Rate

$31.54 (minimum)

Audition location

Mercer Island Washington

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