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Temporary A/V Technician 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.


Reporting to the Exhibitions A/V Manager, the A/V Technician will focus on audiovisual support for museum exhibitions. Work will include the installation and deinstallation of audiovisual equipment for Museum exhibitions. Audiovisual equipment may include, but is not limited to digital projectors, flat screen monitors, computers, amplifiers, speakers, media players, and various mounting hardware.

This is a temporary, part-time position.

You Will:

  • Work in a team environment and abide by all health and safety protocols.
  • Install and deinstall audiovisual equipment.
  • Support the maintenance and day-to-day operations of running audiovisual exhibitions.
  • Pack and unpack audiovisual equipment.
  • Help maintain galleries, as well as art and audiovisual equipment storage spaces.
  • Oversee the technical aspects of audiovisual setups, including both hardware and software.
  • Help to create audiovisual mock-ups for future exhibitions.
  • Operate standard industrial woodworking equipment and power tools.
  • Help with the preparation and fabrication of exhibition components.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • 2+ years of audiovisual work at a museum, gallery, artist studio, or related field.
  • Experience working with and/or near fragile works of art with great care and delicacy.
  • Experience with museum-level art handling practices; knowledge of archival materials and museum/gallery warehousing best practices.
  • Willingness to be trained on and use OSHA approved safety equipment such as respirators and protective clothing.
  • Knowledge of audiovisual equipment used for exhibitions (e.g., digital projectors, projector mounting hardware, media players, amplifiers, speakers, HDBaseT transmitters and receivers, flat screen monitors, and flatscreen monitor mounting hardware).
  • Knowledge of different video and audio cables including, but not limited to HDMI, SDI, DVI, VGA, DisplayPort, Mini Display, RCA, XLR, 1/8” Mini, Serial port, and Cat 6.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work without close supervision and communicate problems clearly to a supervisor.
  • Experience working successfully in an active team environment, performing rotating tasks while exercising discretion and sound independent judgement.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Flexibility to work a variable schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.


Physical Requirements:

  • Climb and work on ladders.
  • Intermittent walking, standing, and stooping.
  • Lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Work around paints, cleansers, and other similar products.
  • Work in spaces that collect dust.
  • Work on an active construction site.


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.


Our Benefits:

  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)


The expected base hourly wage range for this role is $25 to $31. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 



Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position A/V Technician, Temporary  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/1/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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