Audio Visual Technician

Position Summary

The A/V Technician will provide audiovisual services for Museum meetings and events, exhibitions and programming on an as-needed basis.  The nature of the position requires the ability to work independently and to exercise good judgment; a solid working knowledge of a broad range of audiovisual equipment and basic computer systems; administrative and organizational skills. This position is Temporary, Part-time, Non-Exempt.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Assists and supports facility rentals, public programs, and development staff for presentation of events in The CJM’s multi-purpose room, classrooms, galleries and the Grand Lobby
  • Moves, sets up, strikes, operates, and adjusts audiovisual equipment, including microphones, portable sound systems, projectors, and lighting equipment; pulls and installs additional cable as necessary
  • Consults with and advises museum staff regarding a wide variety of audiovisual needs
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong working knowledge of current and legacy audiovisual technology including a wide range of equipment; sound techniques and acoustics; the installation, operation, and set up of regularly used audiovisual equipment; safety and security procedures for handling and storage of audiovisual equipment
  • Solid application skills for both Mac and PC systems, including PowerPoint, Keynote, multi-media players, and streaming audio services. Computer hardware skill a plus
  • Experience in a museum environment preferred
  • Ability to move, operate, and make minor repairs on a broad variety of audiovisual equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Conscientious self starter with proven ability to manage and independently prioritize multiple tasks, and to produce timely, high quality outcomes.
  • Ability to respond to scheduling requests which may include nights and weekends, based upon audiovisual needs of museum


Physical Requirements

  • Lifting and carrying equipment (ability to lift up to 60 lbs) such as amplifiers and projectors
  • Physical agility, and frequent periods of bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, pushing, pulling, standing, or sitting


Application Process

Send cover letter and resume to

The Contemporary Jewish Museum


Please indicate “Audio Visual Technician” in the subject line


The Contemporary Jewish Museum is an equal opportunity employer