Job Req ID:  112986

Lead Audio-Visual Technician

Reporting to the Technical Production Manager, the Lead Audio Visual Technician, as part of a support team, will support the event production and audio-visual needs of the school, both Conservatory and Preparatory. Working as part of a team, this role is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of performances for both the Conservatory and the Preparatory to produce over 1000 events, including master classes, rehearsals, performances (music, dance, and opera), and student recitals. As a member of the team, the Lead Audio Visual Technician will assist in all aspects of the schools' production activities, but primary duties will be related to sound reinforcement, live audio mixing, and live video production.


The Lead Audio Visual Technician acts as a liaison among the various individuals involved in a production, including the conductor, artistic directors, guest artists, musicians, dancers, and the concert and ensembles staff to ensure an excellent and safe production.


The successful candidate will be motivated, proactive, and an organized team player, while providing excellent support with strong collaboration skills. Attention to detail and a positive work-ethic are a must. Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends as needed to appropriately staff events.


The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University advances a dynamic, 21st-century model of performing arts training in pursuit of its mission: to elevate the human experience through leadership at the intersection of art and education. Through its Conservatory for undergraduate and graduate studies and the Preparatory, Baltimore’s largest community performing arts school, Peabody empowers musicians and dancers from diverse backgrounds to create and perform at the highest level.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages inventory and allocation of all sound and video equipment based on needs and requests of various shows.
  • Supports stage production, sound, lighting, and technical needs of rehearsal and performances at the Peabody Institute including live audio mixing, sound reinforcement, and setting up A/V equipment, including videos screens, projectors, and video switchers.
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of all events that require A/V support, including advising and collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and guest artists to determine the needs for every event.
  • Responsible for managing a number of public stage events independently.
  • In coordination with the production team, this position will provide all production support as needed for certain events i.e., setting up the stage to conform to the appropriate event, setting up risers, audio visual equipment, stage lighting, setting orchestras, and organizing personnel. Events will include chorus, opera, run outs, ensembles, and dance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated skills and experience with live audio mixing, sound reinforcement, and live video production.
  • Working experience with wireless microphones, Dante, and specific placement and choice of microphone for different situations and instruments.
  • Professional demeanor, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solutions-oriented problem solver.
  • Experience in and working knowledge of theatrical events and terminology, especially in regard to dance, opera, and orchestra.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workload.
  • Must be able to work independently and to supervise student employees as needed.
  • Working knowledge of computers including MS Office applications.
  • Ability to work long hours and nontraditional shifts, evenings, and weekends due to performance schedule.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to walk, stand, climb for extended periods.
  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or graduation equivalent.
  • Four years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Three to five year's experience in live audio mixing, sound reinforcement, live video production and setup.
  • Experience in live classical and modern music productions and knowledge of concert etiquette.

 


 

Classified Title: Multimedia Technician 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Lead Audio-Visual Technician   
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OF  
Starting Salary Range: Min $21.00 - Max $36.50 HRLY ($46,976 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Peabody Institute 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Production Services  
Personnel area: Peabody 

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
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Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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