The primary responsibilities for the Audio and Visual (AV) Technician are set up, operate, and maintain audio and visual equipment for PMI-NEW events so that the events can be streamed (webcasted) to the Internet for our remote members (members unable to attend the monthly meeting in person).
Initially, only the monthly meetings will be webcasted however the chapter might webcast additional events such as PDD, PMP classes, and workshops.
There will be at least 4 AV technicians – 2 technicians will be needed for each monthly meeting. A schedule will be created for each AV technician.
The AV technician should have a diploma or degree in audio visual technology (or have been trained on AV technology). Knowledge of camera and lighting techniques and webcast (streaming) software is essential.
This position reports to the Director of Speaker Selection and Programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Pickup equipment from the storage location before each meeting. The storage location has not been determined however the chapter might store the equipment at a heated storage location on Route 41 or at the venue
- Arrive at least 1.5 hours before the speaker’s presentation and setup/test equipment and verify that there is a reliable Internet connection. Equipment incudes camera, microphone, cabling, tripod, and laptop computer
- Setup laptop to stream event to Internet
- Troubleshoot technical issues and work with the venue’s staff to ensure a smooth webcast experience for our remote members
- Run equipment during the speaker’s presentation. Although the majority of the event will be the filming of the speaker, audience participation may also be filmed.
- Breakdown and return equipment to storage location
- If any equipment is malfunctioning, arrange to have the equipment repaired or replaced.
Yearly terms – January to December however the meeting schedule is usually from September to April (approximately 7 meetings per year)
Generally expect to average 3 hours per month