Audio Visual Technician Job description

40 Hours per week, working any 5 over 7 days, includes early/late shifts and weekends, rota basis.
Salary: £25,850, plus possibility for over time.
Based at 1 Wimpole Street.

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is a charity providing an extensive programme of meetings for doctors and other professionals allied to medicine. The RSM is based in central London just behind Oxford Street. The Society offers good benefits to staff and a friendly working environment.

The purpose of the role is to deliver high quality professional and knowledgeable on-site all-round AV support to users, both internal and external, at 1 Wimpole Street and Chandos’ House, before, during and after each event.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Set up and operate both in-built AV systems and mobile equipment within the lecture theatres and meeting spaces
  • Providing first-line AV and IT support, including on-the-spot diagnosis and rectification of problems as and when they occur for presenters at conferences and meetings
  • Liaising with clients both internal and external to provide advice and guidance for their audio-visual requirements for future meeting and event bookings, face to face, by phone and email
  • Minor repair, maintenance and routine servicing of AV equipment
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and presentation of all AV rooms, stores and equipment
  • Updating and maintaining records and databases
  • To ensure the security of all AV equipment in the building whether owned by the Society or hired from nominated suppliers
  • Using all opportunities to promote and sell AV services. This list is not exhaustive; other duties compatible with employment may be given by line management

Candidate specification

To be considered for the role you will need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Data projectors and other display systems
  • Audio mixers, DSPs and amplification systems
  • Video conferencing with hard and soft codecs
  • Audio and Video recording including video mixers
  • AV control systems
  • Video/audio playing/editing software (particularly Adobe Premiere)
  • Video camera set up and operation, video editing and production
  • A high level of computer literacy (PC and Mac) including knowledge and experience of using related presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good troubleshooting/problem solving skills ability when under pressure
  • A customer focused approach and good team working/collaboration skills
  • A passion for constant improvement through learning and innovation

It would be desirable in addition if applicants are able to demonstrate the following:

  • Stage and studio lighting set ups and lighting desk operation
  • Relevant AV related qualifications (such as AVIXA Essentials or CTS)
  • Knowledge of IT networks and how AV equipment/networks interact with them
  • A demonstrable independent interest in AV/IT technology
  • Experience in a similar working environment while deploying all-round AV technician skills

How to apply

To apply for the above opportunity please forward a CV and covering letter to Kevin Mcloughlin at by no later than 10 May 2019.

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