Audiovisual Specialist, Santa Monica, United States AT RAND Corporation
The RAND Corporation’s reputation is built on quality and objectivity. RAND provides an exciting intellectual environment and opportunities for career growth. We hire highly qualified applicants and provide challenging assignments. Diversity is an essential operating principle at RAND. We look for unique backgrounds, original views, and diversity in academic training, work experience, and ideological outlook. We are committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
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 Santa Monica, CA 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.
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%)
3 years related experience required; 6 years preferred
High school diploma or equivalent; Associates degree preferred