School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 21.00-21.00 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Job Title: Audio Visual Computer and Event Specialist

Department: Audio Visual Services

Reports To: Audio Visual Assistant Director

Position Overview:

Supervise student labor and classroom support operations during weekday evening shifts and as required by the needs of the college. Assist in the support and coordination of college-sponsored events and related setups, the technical needs of scheduled classes, and the upkeep of all portable computer projection terminals college-wide.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help Faculty / end users / guests of the college with smart classroom set-ups, and assist with the maintenance of AV equipment and computer hardware in classrooms for meetings, events and lectures between 2pm and 10pm Monday - Friday
  • Assist the AVS Asst Manager and the AVS Dept in the school-wide scheduling, and facilitation of audio visual requests for classes in session and for live events
  • Assist the AVS Dept with the distribution of AV equipment, portable computer projection terminals, and related hardware.
  • Ensure all audio visual requests received via email and phone daily are fulfilled.
  • Provide necessary information to those who request audio visual technical support by phone and in person
  • Ability to work weekends in a supervisory and event staffing capacity
  • Assist the AV Coordinator in the maintenance of all computer terminals both portable and hard-wired that are used for presentations both in the classroom and event spaces
  • Perform routine maintenance and minor repair of audiovisual equipment and computer hardware.
  • Supervise and train part-time student AV assistants when needed
  • Assist faculty and staff on matters related to audio visual and computer equipment operation
  • Ability to facilitate the staffing and technical requirements of events as needed by the college as a whole - which primarily occur on campus


  • Extron Audio Visual Associates Certification preferred
  • Knowledge of Extron Global Viewer Enterprise preferred

ยท Previous live event experience required

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Previous audio visual and live event experience required
  • Very strong computer skills and knowledge of AV related software / hardware
  • Knowledge of audio visual, computer terminology, and presentation technology
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve computer and AV equipment issues both in the classroom and during live events
  • Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical clientele
  • A proactive approach to all responsibilities and duties
  • Must possess exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain focus and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated, reliable and punctual
  • Ability to handle high-pressure situations (live events)
  • Ability to work a very flexible and fluctuating work schedule - including weekend hours, as dictated by the needs of the college
  • Background in an education environment strongly preferred

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

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The School of Visual Arts is an equal-opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of the College. SVA enjoys a community that represents a significant number of historically underrepresented communities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities, diverse abilities, and foreign countries, and all are encouraged to apply.

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