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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; 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: Events Manager
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 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

Knowledge, 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 setup 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 is a plus, but not required.
  • 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

  • Occasional lifting and carrying equipment such as amplifiers and projectors. Up to 6o lbs.
  • Frequent periods of bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, pushing, pulling, standing, and/or sitting.
How to apply


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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.