Human Resources

Performing Arts Building

Audio Visual Technician

Reed College is one of the country’s leading private liberal arts colleges and provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline. Reed is highly selective and values intellectual achievement and has a strong tradition of alumni/ae involvement and support. We are seeking a Audio-Visual Technician to join our team.

Position Summary

This position reports to the Audio-Visual Manager, and has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.  The Audio-Visual Technician coordinates and engineers performances in the new Performing Arts Building, opening in fall 2013, and in Kaul Auditorium.   A typical workweek is Thursday through Monday, but days and hours may vary.  

This is a full-time non-exempt position. Reed College offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes, medical, dental, 403 (b) retirement plan, use of on site sports center, access to bike co-op, free parking, discounted TriMet bus passes, paid holidays, paid vacation and retiree medical.

Essential Functions

* Acquires, operates, and maintains audio-visual equipment

* Performs sound and lighting operational duties during music, dance, theater performances and lecture events

* Coordinates technical requirements based on performance demands through Reed College offices and external clients

* Arranges equipment delivery, sub-rentals, labor, and electrical requirements

* Acts as house manager and Reed liaison for select performances

* Delivers and sets up equipment in performance and rehearsal spaces for classes and events

* Trains students, staff, and faculty on equipment use and supervises student assistants

* Records performances as requested, delivering finalized media through a variety of technologies

* Assists audiovisual technician and manager in installations of technology in classrooms and provides backup assistance to audiovisual services for classes, events, and summer conferences

* Responsible for covering all events in the Performing Arts Building and other campus events as assigned


Qualifications Required

* 3 years of experience as a lead engineer for large-scale performance events

* Ability to work a flexible schedule

* Valid driver’s license

* High school diploma or GED

* Ability to lift/move 70 pounds


Preferred Qualifications

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

* 2 years of higher education and/or experience working in an academic environment

* Crestron programming knowledge

* Experience with lighting design

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

* Requires comprehensive experience with and understanding of audio engineering, acoustics, and equipment standards

* Comprehensive experience and knowledge of stage and studio lighting

* Experience in electrical distribution, load calculation, and safety standards; knowledge of audio-video hardware and software for recording and editing performances


TO APPLY:  Please submit a letter of introduction discussing your qualifications and interests, along with your resume, a completed Reed Application for Employment form (original or scanned), via email, mail or fax to:


Reed College

Attn:  Human Resources

3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.

Portland, Oregon 97202

Fax:  503-777-7775


The Reed Application for Employment is located at:

Deadline to apply: May 24, 2013

Reed College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Classification:  Audio-Visual Technician

Grade:              NE-7

Salary/Rate of Pay:  $18.90/hr - $25.33


Deadline: May 24, 2013