AV Technician
Job Details
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences (Brooklyn Museum) - Brooklyn, NY
Full Time Union

The Audio-Visual (A/V) Technician will work as part of a team of technicians to set up and run the sound and video equipment used to conduct live events such as meetings and public programs.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Three years’ experience operating and maintaining sound production, film, video, and projection systems
  • General knowledge of public address systems
  • Strong understanding of audio-visual and presentation technologies
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and follow through to resolve technical issues
  • Expert knowledge of audio and video editing software and transcoding video, as well as livestreaming and social media platforms 
  • Knowledge of 16-mm video production and PAL system
  • Experience soldering and terminating cable, fabricating and installing equipment racks, installing projectors and monitors, and troubleshooting audio and video systems
  • Comprehensive computer knowledge, including Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Meticulous attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to complete tasks
  • Ability to work well under pressure within tight deadlines, the capacity to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Capacity to coordinate, execute, and support executive, educational, and routine meetings in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with video-wall installations and multi-projector installations is a plus


  • Fabricate, test, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain all audio-visual equipment used for museum exhibitions, live and online programming, and internal and public events, including panel discussions, musical and theatrical performances, presentations, film/video events, in-house meetings, and press events
  • Set up, host, and manage public and internal programming, including meetings, events, and online panel discussions through Zoom conferencing software and online social media streaming services
  • Act as technical project manager for exhibitions by performing duties that include but are not limited to:
    • Communicating between various departments and department heads, curators, exhibition designers, and external production companies in order to plan, schedule, test, execute, and produce exhibitions
    • Researching audio-visual technology while negotiating and scheduling with vendors on shipments and purchases
    • Advising staff on multimedia projects
  • Act as technical production manager for live events by performing duties that include but are not limited to:

    • Communicating with performers, studio managers, and external production companies to interpret their needs
    • Creating submission requests for rental gear and pre-production assets
    • Operating as stagehand, rigger, gaffer, mixing engineer (both A1 and A2), and video mixer for live events
  • Provide in-house production and create multimedia content by performing duties that include but are not limited to:

    • On-site and off-site filming and audio recording
    • Post-production editing and captioning of media for exhibitions and public events
    • Creating slideshows and visual media for public viewing
    • Taking on duties of Manager when necessary
  • Set up projections for talks/lectures, assisting Museum staff with virtual programs, audio support for musical events, set-up and maintenance of video installations
  • Advise staff on multimedia projects and equipment purchases 
  • Maintain, organize, and build storage units for equipment and take inventory of all A/V equipment, including periodic condition checks and maintenance
  • Automate media through computer programming and scripting
  • Create digital archiving projects, including program and exhibition media documentation and archiving of TBM drive
  • Other duties as assigned

Starting date: Immediately

Department: Audio Visual

Reports to: Manager of Time-Based Media and A/V Technology

Position type: Full-time

Salary: $48,337

Union status: Union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Schedule: Saturday to Friday/work week and shift to be determined

If you have questions about our online application system, please get in touch with us at job.application.questions@brooklynmuseum.org.

At the Brooklyn Museum, we value all types of experience. For us, a successful candidate has many of the qualities listed in our job postings, and the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job. So if much, but not all, of a job posting describes you, then we welcome your application.