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Library Audio Visual Technician (71104)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 28, 2024

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Library Audio Visual Technician (71104)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Under moderate supervision and with moderate latitude for independent judgment, the Audio Visual Technician will participate in the day-to-day operations of the Visual and Multimedia Resources Department, facilitating the circulation, installation, setup, and use of audiovisual technologies as needed for instructional and outreach purposes within the Libraries.

The Visual and Multimedia Resources Department (VMR) of the Pratt Institute Libraries is responsible for circulating audiovisual equipment and media, including laptops, projectors, video and still cameras, game consoles, light kits, DVDs, VHS tapes, and 16mm films, as well as maintaining and scheduling technology-equipped classrooms and assisting with related technical support, playing a key role overseeing technologies involved in exhibitions and displays throughout the Library.

Position Duties:
  • Oversee operation of busy circulation points and facilitate the lending and use of videos, films, and equipment.
  • Provide audiovisual support throughout the Libraries; ensure that the facilities and equipment are well-kept and functioning properly; troubleshoot as necessary.
  • Configure audiovisual resources which support the Libraries' mission, including use in library displays, events, art installations, research exhibits, and other outreach activities.
  • Facilitate technical library instruction, and create information support materials for circulating objects that require software/hardware set up.
  • Participate in assisting with installation, implementation, and maintenance of technology purchases and upgrades.
  • Communicate and enforce procedures and policies associated with the distribution and use of audiovisual resources within the Libraries.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair audiovisual equipment used throughout the Libraries; interface with vendors as needed.
  • Maintain, organize, and inventory audiovisual resources; participate in cataloging and tracking loans.
  • Research and recommend new equipment to meet the needs of library users; keep current with trends.
  • Propose policies and procedures associated with department services.
  • Develop training materials and procedures on the proper use of Library equipment to access collections, and document and present work; conduct demonstrations and training for students, faculty, and staff as needed.
  • Participate in the hiring, scheduling, training, and supervising of student workers and graduate assistants.
  • Serve as a resource in guiding patrons and staff in the use of equipment. Advising patrons during checkouts and over email/phone consultations.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:
  • Monday-Thursday 12pm-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm (flexible)

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Must possess at least 2 years of experience assisting technology users, preferably in an academic environment (teaching and/or training experience included).
  • Must have knowledge and expertise with a broad range of film, video, and projection equipment and be able to demonstrate a strong familiarity with current instructional technologies, as well as the ability to troubleshoot and perform basic equipment repair.
  • Working in equipment loan, circulation and/or rental experience is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and applications.
  • The ability to work precisely on detail-oriented information.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on customer service.
  • Knowledge of Audio-Visual equipment, including cameras, audio equipment, projection etc.
  • Knowledge of library-related systems and workflows is highly preferred.

Special Skills:
  • Working knowledge of videoconferencing, teleconferencing, and remote management of computers is desirable.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills and superior customer service skills required.
  • A curiosity about new and emerging technologies and expertise in logistical planning, and implementing technologies specific to Academic Libraries.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, ranging from $60,000 to $60,000.

This position will be onsite 5 days a week.

This is a union-represented OPEIU Local 153 position.

Generous Benefits:
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Program
  • Summer hours Exchange
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Child Care Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY)

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We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.


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