Computing & Information Services

Computer User Services

Audio-Visual Technician

Position Summary
The Audio-Visual Technician provides audio-visual and other technical support for classes and for campus events. Installs, adapts, maintains, diagnoses and repairs audio-visual and computer projection equipment.  Assists in maintenance of equipment inventory and other records.  The Audio-Visual Technician also consults with Reed faculty, staff, students, and visiting lecturers on options to best present materials, and provides in-person training on the proper use of audio-visual equipment.

Work schedule will typically be Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, but schedule may vary around college events including working after hours as needed.

A job description is available here.

This is a full-time non-exempt position. Pay starts at $19.86 per hour. Reed College offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and access to onsite daycare provided by Growing Seeds.

Essential Functions

  • Provide on-site audio-visual support for Reed classes and events.

  • Deliver, set up, test, and operate audio-visual equipment scheduled for use across campus, monitoring events or classes as needed.

  • Deliver, setup, and test computing equipment used for projection, troubleshooting network connections as needed.

  • Provide projection, sound, and lighting support for events scheduled on campus, in coordination with Conference & Events Planning staff.

  • Record campus events as requested.

  • Maintain, repair, and replace audio-visual equipment as needed.

  • Maintain inventory and repair records for college owned equipment.

  • Assist with installation and configuration of audio-visual equipment across campus.

  • Assist with recruiting, training, scheduling, and supervision of student assistants.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of operating principles and characteristics of audio, video and lighting systems and other audio-visual equipment, and experience in their use.

  • Knowledge of the methods, tools, and materials used in audio-visual equipment operation, maintenance and repair.

  • Experience performing maintenance and repair of audio-visual equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer projection equipment and networking technology.

  • Knowledge of video formats and basic editing skills.

  • Ability to set up diverse audio-visual equipment, including sound reinforcement.

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and a high degree of self-motivation.

  • Excellent written and oral communication and other interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently, without additional technical assistance.

  • Ability to hire, train, schedule and supervise student workers.

  • Ability to lift/move heavy equipment.

  • Flexible work schedule is required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing audio-visual technology support in an academic environment.

  • Extron and/or Crestron programming knowledge.

  • Low voltage installation experience including soldering of cables, connectors and circuit boards.

  • Experience with lighting design and operation.

To Apply

Applicants should email the following documents to a cover letter, resume, and a completed Reed Employment Application, available here:

In your cover letter, please answer the following:

  • How would this position at Reed College fit with your long-term professional goals?

  • Of which accomplishment in your recent professional experience are you most proud?

  • As all members of Reed’s community are expected to contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus, describe how you might use your background, education or experience to contribute to diversity at Reed.


Applications will be considered as they are submitted; priority will be given to applications received by Friday, November, 20th 2015. Deadline: Open until filled.

Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.