Theater and AV Systems Technician

New Orleans, LA Full-time
The National WWII Museum is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
The National WWII Museum is currently seeking a full-time Theater and AV Systems Technician.  This position reports to the Co-Directors of Theater & AV Systems and is responsible for operating and maintaining the Museum’s multi-sensory theaters, exhibits, and live performance spaces as well as overseeing all operational aspects of show lighting, show Audio, show equipment, show action equipment and AV systems related to the museum’s multisensory presentations. The Theater and A/V Systems Technician is responsible for the initiation of the multi-sensory presentation in accordance with the show schedules and the safety of other staff and patrons in the theater facilities. The Theater and A/V Systems Technician is also responsible for controlling audio and limited lighting of live performances, Special Events, and presentations throughout the Museum.

Responsibilities:
  • Operate the multi-sensory theater and related equipment during multi-sensory presentations and alternate use presentations.
  • Responsible for executing theater maintenance programs and maintaining logbooks.
  • Responsible for the security of all show AV systems, show lighting systems and show action equipment.
  • Operate show AV systems and lighting systems manually or by other controls and on cues from a stage manager or event coordinator, as necessary.
  • Open and close facilities according to SOP and schedules.
  • Prepare facilities inspection reports, equipment inspection reports, and log books.
  • Ensure operational readiness of the Victory Theater (Beyond All Boundaries), USS TANG Experience, Louisiana Pavilion, United States Freedom Pavilion, Stage Door Canteen, Campaigns of Courage Pavilion, Freedom Theater, Liberation Pavilion, and Expressions of America.
  • Audio Visual startup and shutdown assignments prior to the morning opening and after the last show in the evening.
  • Setup and assist livestreaming internal events, operate audio and lighting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Co-Directors of Theater & AV Systems.
  • Work closely with volunteers and guests on a daily basis.

Qualifications:

  • 3– 5 years’ experience with theater technologies.
  • Must have a strong technical background in theatrical/live performance AV systems, show controls and electronics.
  • In-depth knowledge of large venue video & audio systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Ability to manage and work with others in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work on multiple concurrent assignments under pressure and to consistently meet deadlines
  • As needed, be willing to work a flexible schedule that may extend outside of the typical 40-hour work week, including weekends and evenings.
  • Willingness to work overtime during special events or heavy visitation periods.
  • Ability to operate hand tools, pliers, screwdrivers, hammer, wrenches, strippers, crimpers, power tools and test equipment.
  • Ability to push, pull, and lifting weights up to 75 pounds.  May require prolonged sitting, standing and/or walking during which time objects are transported.  May require bending, squatting, or reaching and occasional use of equipment. 

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