10th May 2010
Audio Visual Technician Is A Versatile Position
An Audio Visual Technician is a specialised job which is required in most places such as corporate establishments, rental shops, educational institutes etc.
An Audio Visual Technician is a specialised
job which is required in most places such as corporate establishments, rental
shops, educational institutes etc. This job is in great demand because of the
use of highly advanced electronic equipment that is found at all these
institutes. Their main responsibility is to set up, operate and maintain all
types of audio visual equipment which are required for events.
As mentioned above, these persons work in a
variety of settings: education, conferences, exhibitions, business events as
well as for entertainment. The work might vary from preparing all the required
equipment for a lecture to organising the sounds and lighting for a fashion
show. Whatever the type of work might be, an Audio Visual Technician has to
make the best use of their technical skills with the available technology in
order to deliver professional results.
Based on the great demand for audio visual
equipment, there are a number of online and offline stores renting out a wide
range of these electronic equipment. Most establishments and institutes,
especially the business sector prefers to settle in for rentals rather than
investing on their own equipment. This is a common phenomenon at conferences,
exhibitions, trade shows etc. Thus these professional persons are now very much
required at these rental companies too.
Given below are a few tasks that may
include into a job position of an Audio Visual Technician:
- Discussion a request with a client and setting up equipment to
meet their requirements
- Operating equipment and controls at any given event –
conferences, exhibitions, concerts, live shows etc.
- Carrying out regular checks and maintaining all equipment
- Ordering new supplies when needed
The above are a few basic requirements
which are needed for this position. Job responsibilities will vary according to
the type of establishment that the person is required.
Given below are some requirements that this
professional needs to have:
- Excellent technical skills and
familiarity with all the main types of audio visual equipment.
- Very good trouble shooting
skills and the ability to solve technical problems quickly – especially during
- Computer skills
- To have a controlled
personality and should be able to work under pressure and during tight
- Practical and creative skills
- Should be capable of working on
their own initiative
- Good with team work
Training may be provided in some
institution on appointment; however, Audio Visual Technicians are expected to
keep learning about the different technologies which is developing very rapidly
in the world today.
These are some of the common equipment that
these technicians are required to use:
- Slide projectors, overhead and multimedia projectors
- DVD, CD and video recorders/players
- Stills and video cameras
- Lighting equipment
- PA/Sound systems
- LCD and plasma screens
- Control Rigs
- Video conferencing tools
- Editing Suite
- Any other equipment related to audio visual systems
These specialised positions which are now
in great demand are an opportunity for anyone who is interested in the
technicalities of electronic equipment. An Audio Visual Technician has the
opportunity to enhance their knowledge whilst on a job with the ability to
handle the latest electronic devices that are put out into the market.