Audio & Video Equipment Technicians


Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.
Also called: Audio Visual Specialist (AV Specialist), Audio Visual Technician (AV Technician), Master Control Operator (MCO), Operations Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Video creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
    Operating system software
  • Linux
  • Microsoft Windows

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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