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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:26 PM


The Lighting and AV Specialist at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Inc. is primarily responsible for the development, system integration, and implementation of exhibit/gallery lighting. The Specialist assists with setting up, repairing, and maintaining audio-visual system technology experiences in the Museum. The incumbent collaborates with project teams to recommend technology solutions, designs, prototypes, develops, and supports specialized technology interfaces for exhibits and programs. The Specialist is responsible for supporting all DMX building wide systems, as well as, providing guidance for system automation, operation, and tear down of intermediate to advanced audiovisual systems, audio components, computers, video components, lighting systems, display/projection equipment, and LAN & WLAN networking for AV/Lighting systems. The incumbent develops and maintains system documentation and provides exceptional customer service to visitors, staff, volunteers, contractors and vendors.

1. Recommends, develops, integrates, tests, deploys, and maintains exhibit technology lighting systems and audio-visual system technology. Responsible for the servicing, troubleshooting, installation, configuration, lighting systems and display/projection equipment and software.

2. Supports and uses DMX programming for lighting systems as well as utilizes Vectorworks Spotlight for lighting design of existing and future galleries.

3. Performs gallery technology startup, shutdown, and repair. Performs scheduled maintenance and gallery installations.

4. Installs and maintains new gallery technology projects, collaborating with internal partners that include Experience Production staff to coordinate the installation and maintenance of carpentry, electrical and facility requirements.

5. Makes recommendations to museum exhibit and project teams for new gallery technology and options. Consults with exhibit and project teams to design, prototype and develop specialized technology interfaces for exhibits.

6. Participates in gallery evaluation for technology integration that includes calculating display screen sizes, audio and acoustic requirements and lighting needs.

7. Coordinates and participates in input and tracking of daily work through the IIT Help Ticketing system for ongoing communication with internal customers. Utilizes existing systems and maintains accurate records of repairs, maintenance, equipment usage and supply usage.

8. Engages in IT and IP programming and testing of intermediate to advanced audiovisual systems audio components, computers, video components, as well as installs and configures audio mixing consoles, microphones, switchers and amplifiers.

9. At the direction of the Lead Audio Visual Technician, provides hardware and software support for gallery and public space PC’s, associated software and peripherals, including installation and troubleshooting.

10. Assists with vendor and third party repairs of gallery AV, PC’s and associated peripherals. Assists team with property security, storage, transportation and maintenance of all equipment.

11. Supports LAN and WLAN Networking for AV systems in the museum.

12. Supports various AV and lighting control systems including but not limited to: Crestron, Extron, Polycom, Cisco, VTC, DSP’s; including programming, configuration and up/down loading.

13. Provides guidelines for automation systems for museum galleries.

1. Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred (such as electrical engineering or Theater design). Specialist (CTS) Certification through InfoComm or similar technical education.
2. Four (4) years of lighting industry experience in similar business environment.
3. Two (2) years of audio/visual industry experience in a Media department in similar business environment.
4. Three (3) years of direct related experience in PC help desk support, AV and lighting support of exhibit technology installation and maintenance or theatre industry technology.
5. Demands high level of attention to detail and the ability to work with and meet strict deadlines.
6. Ability to effectively work with the diverse and highly skilled team of staff, volunteers and interns.
7. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings and some holidays.
8. Must have knowledge and experience regarding the configuration, assembly, and operation of computer, network, industrial and electrical technologies.
9. Must have excellent logic, analytical, problem resolution, and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
10. Ability to read Blueprints and engineered drawings and specification sheets.
11. Experience in low voltage service and cable and device termination.
12. Ability to multitask, prioritize and self-manage under pressure and work with a sense of urgency.

1. Must be able to view computer monitor, reports, manuals, and observe sound and lighting equipment.
2. Must be able to communicate extensively and effectively via telephone/TDD, face to face conversations and two-way radio.
3. Requires dexterity and fine motor abilities for extensive use of computer keyboards, various lighting, sound, and control equipment, interactive media and video systems.
4. Ability to engage in the safe use of heavy power tools, electrical instruments, lift operations and light maintenance.
5. Must be able to sit, stand, walk, negotiating stairs for extended periods of time. Must also be able to bend, kneel, climb, reach and physically lift up to 50 lbs.
6. Must be able to work in confined spaces and heights. Must be able to tolerate dust in the environment.

• Location: Indianapolis, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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