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Audio Visual Technician

Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, United States Posted: April 25, 2024

The A/V Technician is responsible for operating, maintaining, and repairing equipment used to enhance the guest experience. This relates to a/v technology, to include microphones, large displays, projectors and screens, lighting, digital signage, speakers, amplifiers, audio/video switchers, sound mixing equipment, control systems, video conferencing, various cable terminations and cable management systems. Technicians may track inventory of equipment and order supplies.

  • Strong candidates should have experience installing audio visual solutions with diverse products in a commercial business environment.
  • The A/V Technician must have strong communication, motivation, follow-up documentation, organization, prioritization, and customer service skills.
  • The candidate must have a can-do attitude, a strong work ethic and the ability to build relationships with team members and guests with varying personalities.
Essential Duties and Qualities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned           
  • Install AV systems according to systems documentation and industry standards and best practices.
  • Carry-out project-specific work according to plans
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of systems installations
  • Provide feedback to management and co-workers in order to improve system implementations, and day-to-day workflow.
  • Complete and document service tickets as needed
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies
  • Ability to read and understand project drawings and schematics, and operation manuals
  • The ability to understand and demonstrate knowledge of commercial construction practices
  • Above-average knowledge of and experience with the installation of AV systems and equipment including front/rear projection, flat-panel displays, control systems, A/V signal routing and processing equipment
  • Ability to test equipment racks and cabinets
  • Ability to hang projectors, display panels, and related AV equipment
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills using tact and courtesy along with the ability to handle pressure sensitive situations
  • Ability to operate and use lifts, scaffolding, hand tools, power tools, and diagnostic test equipment properly and safely
  • Demonstrated ability to work without direct supervision
  • Basic knowledge of network connectivity
  • Good interpersonal and time management skills
  • Must be detailed oriented, with the ability to multitask and handle deadlines and tight timeframes
  • High school Diploma or equivalent
  • Five years experience in the AV field
  • Working knowledge of Mac and Microsoft systems
  • Crestron, Medialon, Nware, Pharos, Vista programming experience preferred but not mandatory
Industry Certifications:
  • Certifications such as CTS, Crestron, Extron, QSC, esc is desired, but not a requirement for this position.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
  • The physical demands and work environment 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • I commit to the Georgia Aquarium, Inc. the following: 
  • Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.
  • To be the Premier Aquarium in the World for Science, Entertainment, Education and Conservation.
  • Integrity, Innovation, Leadership, Teamwork, Respect, Excellence, Appreciation & Inclusion

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