A/V Media Technician III

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) supports the vision, values, mission, and goals of the University through providing IT infrastructure, systems, administrative applications, academic resources and related services to faculty, students and staff. Embracing DU’s Impact 2025, the division partners with administrative and academic units to align strategic goals and operational plans, providing unified service in the spirit of One DU.

The Digital Media Services Department, located within the Anderson Academic Commons, provides customer focused support for audio, digital, and visual technology resources campus-wide, at the University of Denver, which includes: general and a variety of non-general classrooms, audio visual event resources and requests, video production services, video streaming for live events, audio visual services for commencement, video teleconferencing, audio visual design consultation services, and senior level and board of trustee meetings on and off campus.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Classroom & Event Support, this position is responsible for delivering audio visual technology support for University events, conferencing events, and special events, along with support for video conferencing services. The work schedule is Tuesday through Friday 3:00PM 11:00PM, and Saturday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM. The position participates within the Digital Media Services team environment, possesses an understanding of established procedures, and has the ability to apply skills and knowledge in multiple functions.

The work environment is a university with cyclical periods of increased workloads with the possibility of moderate to high stress levels. The department is highly automated with attention paid to ergonomics and safety. The unit is one of several working collaboratively and cooperatively in a team-based organization. The position may require working irregular hours including both weekends and evenings. The work environment consists of surroundings with moderate noise levels and frequent contact with electrical devices.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions which include: Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time. Stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; teach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl under desk/tables to troubleshoot cables and network connections; talk or hear; walk-up flights of stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Essential Functions

Events Support

  • Set up, test and operate A/V equipment in accordance with the acoustics of the room and select, place, and adjust microphones for University events.
  • Mixing, regulating, coordinating of sound inputs.
  • Perform proper recording techniques to insure quality recordings.
  • Instruct faculty, staff and students in the operations of A/V equipment including LCD projectors, document cameras, DVD/Blu-Ray players, Flat Screen Monitors, mixers, microphones, laptops, and computers.
  • Operate controls to maintain correct sound levels for events.
  • Provide information to principal users regarding policies and procedures for all media services.
  • Perform video conferencing and teleconferencing services.

Classroom Support 

  • Provide customer service and technical assistance to patrons using University classroom equipment over the phone and on-site.
  • Perform basic repairs and log problems in ticketing system.
  • Provides backup support for all units within the University Multimedia Services department.

Equipment Maintenance

  • Maintain equipment on a routine basis.
  • Perform periodic inventories as needed.
  • Maintains an inventory of event equipment, software, and materials.
  • Maintains an aging schedule for equipment rotation.

Team Member/Other Duties as Assigned 

  • Participates as a member of the department’s team structure and performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Must be able to communicate with diplomacy, tact, and judgment, both in person and on the telephone
  • Basic math skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Navigation of OS and Windows based operating systems
  • Must be able to analyze, troubleshoot, organize work, set priorities and develop possible solutions for problems
  • Ability to prioritize work requests and be able to concentrate and not be distracted while performing task
  • Good organizational skills, punctuality, and dependability
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in producing digital media and technology preferred 
  • Live Sound Engineering
  • Crestron Certification
  • CTS certification
  • Stage Hand Experience is a plus
  • Must be able to interact with all members of the University community
  • Must be able to perform well under pressure and be able to change behavior in relation to others actions

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Experience working with audio visual, video, and computer equipment.
  • Customer service experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience with audio visual, video, and computer equipment preferable in a college or university environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in producing digital media and technology preferred.  
  • Experience in Microsoft Office 365 

Work Schedule

Tuesday - Friday, 3:00pm - 11:00pm, and Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on March 26, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $18.93 - $20.50.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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