Employment at ArtCenter

Information Technology

Audio Visual Supervisor, Educational Media Services

The Audio Visual Supervisor oversees Educational Media Services staff and student workers at all campus locations and is responsible for ensuring efficient day-to-day operations of the Educational Media Services Department, under the direction and guidance of the Manager, Educational Media Services. This position is responsible for scheduling staff and student workers to support classes, meetings (live and virtual), and events requiring AV equipment, setup and/or support. Supervisor schedules hours, provides daily and weekly tasks, and oversees the work performed by the Educational Media Services Specialist, Educational Media Services Assistant, and Student Workers. Will travel between campuses as needed.

Reports to: Manager, Educational Media Services

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Job posted 05/08/18

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Audio Visual Sup” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

Download ArtCenter Application


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology field, or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • 3–5 years of experience in highly intensive job organizing and leading projects
  • Strong knowledge of audio visual equipment, video projection and audio
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with staff, faculty, students and vendors
  • Ability to prioritize and take direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Commitment to provide excellent customer service
  • Must have a sound understanding of safe production practices and fire safety regulations
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of inventory control procedures
  • A basic electrical background and knowledge
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)
  • Prior experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of art and design education

Essential Functions

Operations –60%

  • Manage and oversee scheduling and reservations; determine staffing level if applicable
  • Schedule and supervise Student Workers
  • Provide weekly status reports on all ongoing installation projects
  • Solicit feedback from the client to identify possible areas of improvement for future events
  • Consult directly with faculty and others in the ArtCenter community to determine the needs and goals for each media installation
  • Attend all relevant meetings, creating relationships with the vendors and other departments and ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures and requirements

Equipment and Vendor Management-35%

  • Track equipment purchases from inception to reception
  • Establish relationships with a wide range of vendors, distributors, manufacturers, institutions and professional organizations for best solution and to ensure competitive price
  • Maintain a list of needed improvements to existing installations; prioritize improvement projects
  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of all classroom technology
  • Work with outside vendors for equipment and/or support; on-site coordination between the client and/or ArtCenter representative and the staff and/or outside vendor
  • Make purchases when needed to maintain adequate inventory of supplies and expendables
  • Maintain and prioritize list of equipment needed; research cost and availability with vendors

Other Non-Essential Duties — 5%

  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations
  • Serve on college-wide committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Must be able to operate a variety of office, shop tools and A/V equipment including computers, mixers, amplifiers, speakers, microphones, projectors, hand tools, electronic diagnostic tools, etc. Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.

Physical: Involves minimal physical effort but may include moving about, standing, reaching, climbing, crawling, squatting, bending, frequent light lifting or pushing/pulling (occasionally up to 50 pounds), dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of office and A/V equipment. Tasks may involve extended periods of time in front of a computer monitor and keyboard. Good visual skills for accuracy and for the reporting and interpretation of data, and effective verbal communication skills to present and respond to data.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.