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Manager, Exhibitions A/V 


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 Associate Director of Exhibitions A/V, the Manager, Exhibitions A/V will work as an essential member of the Exhibition Design and Production team and will support the media needs for installations. You will provide a range of audiovisual technical services as well as support and supervise temporary AV Technicians.

You Will:

  • Serve as an audiovisual specialist for exhibitions, installations, and projects.
  • Be responsible for researching developing technologies and implementing technologies for all exhibition and project needs.
  • Assist in planning and managing the execution of technically complex and/or artistically demanding projects.
  • Create and maintain project documentation including schedules, budgets, labor plans, and project management task worksheets.
  • Work closely with the Curatorial team and exhibit designers to understand exhibitions and recommend strategies for using media to present artworks within an exhibition or installation.
  • Work closely with Lighting, Building Ops, Media Production, IT, exhibit fabricators, and various outside vendors to ensure the proper installation of works.
  • Assist in onboarding, scheduling, and supervising part-time A/V Technicians for A/V installation, deinstallation, and exhibition maintenance.
  • Train staff in proper equipment use and procedures.
  • Supervise repairs, as well as any service contracts related to equipment.
  • Maintain and update organized equipment inventory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • 2+ years in AV Project Management or related field.
  • 2+ years working at a museum, gallery, artist studio, or related field.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of audiovisual hardware used for exhibitions (e.g., digital projectors, mounting hardware, Media Servers, BrightSign media players, amplifiers, speakers, HDBaseT transmitters and receivers, and flatscreen monitors).
  • Proficiency with PC and Mac OS.
  • Experience with networking, 7th Sense Media Servers, Q-SYS, assistive listening systems, ISAAC Platform, and Vectorworks a plus.
  • Knowledge of media arts history and technology, including various film, video, and sound formats.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team, without close supervision, and to communicate problems clearly to a supervisor.
  • Ability to prioritize and compartmentalize duties.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, open­ mindedness, and integrity.
  • Capacity to work quickly, precisely, and efficiently under deadlines.
  • Willingness to be trained on and use OSHA approved safety equipment such as respirators and protective clothing.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
  • Availability with varying schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays.


Physical Demands:

  • 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:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, including any booster vaccinations as applicable.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision.
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)


The expected base salary range for this role is $75,000 to $80,000. The actual base pay offered will be determined by 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 Full-Time  
Position A/V Manager  
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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