Our Conference Services department is seeking an Audiovisual Specialist to provide audio visual support for board meetings, conferences, outreach events, and staff meetings in the RAND Washington (Arlington, VA) office. The Audiovisual Specialist will produce and support complex live events as well as virtual meetings, including web meetings and video teleconferencing. The position is also responsible for providing oversight for AV installations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Works closely with local and remote RAND Event Coordinator(s) to produce on-site and multi-site events
- Supports a wide array of AV equipment/services including: video teleconferencing, projection systems and flat panel displays, audio systems, wireless microphone systems, camera operation and video recording, lighting, control systems, conference telephones, and collaborative technology such as SMART Boards and touch screen interfaces.
- Oversees AV system installations, including on-site vendor coordination, system testing and quality control.
- Provide basic video shooting and audio and video post-production services such as basic editing, and video compression.
- Establishes and maintains accurate AV equipment inventory and service maintenance logs.
- Develops and maintains accurate system and event setup drawings and diagrams.
- Sets and strikes event equipment and furniture, including easels, backdrops, podiums and stage dressing.
- Leads Continuous Improvement projects.
- Stays abreast of AV technologies and evaluates appropriateness of technology solutions.
- InfoComm CTS or CTS-I certification required; candidates without certification may have up to 1 year to obtain it after hire
- Knowledge of basic video shooting and audio and video post-production services
- PC proficiency: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
- Excellent communication skills
May require one or more of the following:
- Strong customer service skills
- Ability to lift 50 lbs.
- Ability to work flexible hours (some evenings and weekends)
- Ability to obtain and/or maintain a valid driver's license
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- May require travel (5%)
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Associate's degree preferred
Required: 3 years
Preferred: 6 years
U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
RAND is an Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity