WAU Student - AV Specialist

Location: Takoma Park, MD
Date Posted: 11-03-2014



Employment Opportunities

Student Position (Non-Exempt)

Job Title

Audio Visual Support Specialist Date Available  November 3, 2014


 Student Life Report To  Interim Vice President of Student Life 

Daily activities include setting up, installing, operating, testing, and troubleshooting audio and video equipment.   



  • Set up and install equipment such as microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards for events and functions such as concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences.
  • Set up and operate sound equipment.
  • Confer with meeting or concert director to establish cues and directions.
  • Monitor sound feeds to ensure quality.
  • Ensure equipment is installed according to designated layout.
  • Test and resolve equipment issues. 
  • Diagnose and correct media system problems.
  • Mix sound inputs and feeds.
  • Report to the ITS department for equipment repairs as needed.
  • Discuss assignments.
  • Clean audio and video equipment and store properly.
  • Perform duties on location.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Microsoft Windows and Applications.
  • Knowledgeable of Audio Visual Equipment.
  • Knowledgeable of Apple technology.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of a diverse organization.
  • Excellent analytically and problem solving skills.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to manage audio visual equipment, or reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move weights in excess of 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.

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