Audio-Visual Exhibition Lead Jobs in Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Art Gallery

Title: Audio-Visual Exhibition Lead

Company: Vancouver Art Gallery

Location: Vancouver, BC


AUDIO-VISUAL EXHIBITION LEAD – 18 Month Maternity Leave Position

Reporting to the Audio-Visual Technician III, the AV Exhibition Lead performs specialized technical work in support of exhibitions, collections and events utilizing audio-visual equipment.


Under direction of the AV Tech III the AV Exhibition Lead undertakes the following responsibilities:

planning, installation, operation and maintenance of AV equipment for exhibitions

meeting and coordinating with Museum Services staff on exhibition requirements

maintaining tool inventory, supplies and managing equipment packing and storage

providing research and input on equipment procurement and AV systems design

installation and maintenance of AV systems supporting Gallery operations

database maintenance and documentation of electronic media assets

creating manuals and installation instructions as required

producing audio and video documentation as required

In addition, the AV Exhibition tech provides support in the following areas:

preparing media files for exhibition, event presentation, web-delivery and archive

coordinating with Gallery staff and external clients on AV requirements for events

setup and operation of Gallery events as required

fielding internal requests and providing AV support for internal meetings as required

As the AV Exhibition Lead you are tasked with ensuring safe and proper installation of equipment to precise specifications, ensuring reliable operation and presentation at a high aesthetic standard. Maintaining knowledge of current trends and advances in related technologies is required.

The work includes computer operation, heavy lifting, basic construction tasks, cable pulling and termination, knowledge of low voltage electronics and basic electrical, ladder and lift work, cleaning and organization. The incumbent must be able to work in a safe and responsible manner, both individually and as part of a team.

These duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all inclusive.


Completion of the twelfth school grade supplemented by technical courses in audio-visual technology. Three (3) years experience working with audio-visual hardware or in the trades related to the audio-visual field.

Experience and knowledge of the following equipment and systems:

AUDIO: PA; multi-channel; wireless; installed systems; processing; signal flow

VIDEO: projectors; television; synchronization and distribution; analog/digital signal flow

LIGHTING: basic DMX dimming and control; cue creation; gels; basic rigging and electrical

COMPUTERS: video playback; editing and encoding; mapping; database; basic networking

RIGGING: ground supported and hung mounting; projection screens; cable management.

Ability to set up, operate and maintain a wide variety of audio-visual equipment and related systems for permanent installation and for live events. Possess an excellent working knowledge of contemporary computer platforms (Mac OS X and Windows 10), audio, video, and database software (Audition, Premiere Pro, FileMaker Pro); familiarity with 2D and 3D design applications (Sketchup). Ability to work safely with a variety of basic hand and power tools. Maintain excellent communication and interpersonal skills …

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