• Audio Video Technician

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    PRGMS- Public Programming
  • Overview

    Part-time Audio-Visual Technicians for Public Programs report to the Production Manager and are responsible for set-up, operation, and breakdown of audio-video equipment for events hosted by The New York Public Library, including, but not limited to: sound systems, professional video cameras, large-format video monitors, and projectors (film and digital). Audio-Visual Technicians are part-time, hourly, and will be scheduled as needed.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Production Manager, the Audio Visual Technician will:


    • Advanced level operation of audio mixers; both digital and analog.
    • Multi-track audio recording.
    • Video recording and editing.
    • Basic operation of professional video cameras and video switchers.
    • Basic operation of projectors and TV monitors.
    • General live production audio and video set-ups and strikes, including the handling of cable, loud speakers, microphones, projectors, lighting etc.
    • General production multi-tasking.  Small scale operation of basic lighting, audio, and video equipment on your own without support from other technicians.
    • Assisting non-technical library colleagues with A/V requests.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Minimum of 3 years of live audio experience required. E.g. A1 or A2 experience
    • Minimum of 3 years with basic live video production experience required: E.g. Camera Op.
    • Solid understanding of audio and video signal flow.
    • Ability to troubleshoot audio-visual equipment.
    • Ability to work with PowerPoint and Keynote and google suites.
    • Competence in Adobe Suites: Premiere and Audition.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to follow instructions as needed.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, be proactive, and handle pressure in high-profile settings.
    • Some knowledge of stage lighting and uplighting
    • Confidently operate digital and analog audio mixers
    • Communicating efficiently with to non-technical staff members or library guests about technical issues.
    • Assisted listening device operations and troubleshooting

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with live streaming equipment and software.
    • Experience with live music audio production.
    • Experience with staging and lighting

    All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

    • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
    • Be Resourceful in solving problems
    • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

    Work Environment


    • Office setting
    • Public library setting
    • Events, programs, and meetings



    Physical Duties

    • Lifting up to 30 lbs. required
    • May require travel within NYC


    Hired on a per-event basis. Schedule will vary as needed.

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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