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Position Summary

The Audio Visual (AV) Technician will provide AV 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 AV equipment and basic computer systems; and administrative and organizational skills.

The successful individual in this role will provide a high level of customer service and will enthusiastically promote The CJM as a cultural and community setting. For all positions, The Museum expects an interest in and commitment to the mission and core values of The CJM, including its beliefs in anti-racism, diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.

Position: Audio Visual Technician
Department: Operations
Reports To: Director of Site Operations and Planning
Status: Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt
Location: The CJM, San Francisco, California
Hourly Rate: $30

Essential Job responsibilities
  • Assists and supports AV needs for external facility rentals, internal CJM public programs, presentations, or exhibition openings and related programming in The CJM’s spaces
  • Moves, sets up, strikes, operates, and adjusts AV 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 AV needs
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Strong working knowledge of current and legacy AV technology including a wide range of equipment; sound techniques and acoustics; the installation, operation, and setup of regularly used AV equipment; safety and security procedures for handling and storage of AV 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 is a plus, but not required
  • Ability to move, operate, and make minor repairs on a broad variety of AV 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 AV needs of The Museum

Other 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
How to apply


The Contemporary Jewish Museum


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The Contemporary Jewish Museum is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, age, marital or domestic partner status, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, The CJM will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.