Audio visual or AV as its shortened refers to work which is both sound and visual. The most obvious type work is in the entertainment field where there are roles in television, film and music videos. Other work which has an AV element is corporate conferences, exhibitions, public events and business presentations. Jobs include roles such as venue technicians, sound engineers, AV managers, venue project manager to name just a few.
An Audio Visual Technicians main responsibility is to set up, operate and maintain all types of audio visual equipment which are required for events. This could be all the sounds and visual for a fashion show or it could be getting all the same for a business presentation.
To be considered for an AV technician role you will have to have excellent technical skills and be familiar with all the main types of audio visual equipment. With technology advancing fast its important you keep ahead with the latest technologies. Some places may offer some training but if not you will need to learn fast. You will need to be able to work under pressure and with the ability to solve technical problems quickly. Team working is essential but also you will need to be able to work on your own initiative. Computer skills will also be necessary.
Some of the equipment you will be expected to set up and maintain include overhead projectors, DVD players, video recorders, lighting equipment, PA sound systems, video conferencing tools, computer editing suites and any other equipment which controls any aspect of sound or vision.
If youre looking for work in the AV field your best bet is to find a specialist recruitment company that just deals with these types of jobs. The difference between a normal recruitment company and one that specialises with just events and AV jobs is that a specialist recruitment company will have many ongoing clients in the Events and AV industry, plus they will be able to understand the needs of particular employers and meet these needs. There are plenty out there and most of them have the option when you can upload your CV and let the recruiters contact you when a suitable job becomes available.
Live-Recruitment are a specialist recruitment agency offering Audio visual recruitment and AV jobs, infact all types of jobs in the AV and Event Industry.
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