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Media Technician Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Schedules, delivers, sets up, operates and performs demonstrations of a variety of state of the art complex audio visual equipment, including computer image projectors, video projectors and wireless microphones. Provides training in equipment operations to faculty, staff and students.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of four classifications. It is distinguished from the Media Technician in that incumbents conduct more complex setup of audiovisual equipment including interfacing of computer with audiovisual equipment for conferences. Incumbents in this classification are required to travel to off site locations and work weekends and evenings in order to accommodate conference schedules.

Examples of Duties:

  • Schedules and arranges use of audiovisual equipment for faculty, staff and student upon request; maintains reservation schedule including type of equipment, length of time needed and time scheduled to return.
  • Coordinates the use of audiovisual equipment on site and ensures smooth presentations by operating equipment, adjusting lighting and coordinating presentation materials.
  • Operates computer systems for audiovisual presentations including computer image projectors, wireless microphones, remote controls, laser pointers, video for microscopic images, transparency projectors, slide projectors and lenses, screens, video projectors, players and monitors.
  • Interfaces computers, sets up and presents multi-media presentations such as interactive computer-video and multi-imaging with dissolve units and slide/sound synchronization.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and cleaning on audiovisual equipment and repairs equipment, as needed; tests audiovisual equipment.
  • Provides technical instruction to faculty and staff in regard to audiovisual equipment operation.
  • Determines audiovisual equipment and setup needs for off site conferences based on size of facility and audience. Plans system installation and physical site arrangements such as audio levels, number of microphones needed, equipment placement and equipment and lighting requirements.
  • Interfaces computer systems, audio and video systems.
  • Maintains records of equipment inventory; recommends new equipment for purchase. Maintains supply inventory and orders according to established department procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of audiovisual cataloging and inventory techniques.
  • Knowledge and skill in operation and repair of audiovisual equipment.
  • Skill in interfacing audio, video and computer equipment to obtain desired effect.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree or two years technical training in related field AND one year experience in operation and maintenance of audiovisual equipment; OR, Three years experience in operation and maintenance of audiovisual equipment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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