The Momentary is a new Center for Contemporary Visual and Performing Arts and Culinary Discovery in Bentonville, AR, slated to open 02/22/2020. The Center will operate as a subsidiary of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The Audio-Visual Technician will work directly with the Production Manager and Lighting Technician to support the planning, preparation and execution of Audio-Visual components necessary for the successful production of performance seasons, festivals and special projects at the Momentary or other venues including Crystal Bridges, as required; installing, maintaining, operating, and troubleshooting the venue’s Audio-Visual equipment.
The Audio-Visual Technician will support the budgeting and contracting phases of projects by advising on the capacity of the facility’s inventory, providing a working knowledge of the cost to procure any requested equipment which may not be in stock at the facility. The Audio-Visual Technician will provide audio and video support to staff and artists throughout the Momentary. The Audio-Visual technician will facilitate the wide variety of Audio-Visual needs required to support or produce the many performing arts offerings and events that will take place at the Momentary.
The ideal Audio-Visual Technician is an exceptional audio monitor engineer with a self-motivated desire to stay educated on the capabilities, trends and products in Audio-Visual technology.
The Audio-Visual Technician is an essential part of the Momentary team and will be the primary resource for all Momentary related Audio-Visual needs. The key areas of this work include:
Maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of all Audio-Visual equipment including numerous sound systems, projection systems, stage monitor systems, control systems, and networks.
Communicating with touring acts or resident artists about their Audio-Visual needs.
Interpreting plots, signal flow plans, I/O lists, instrument and equalization requirements.
Acting as operator for rehearsals and performances and/or directing operators or technicians to perform Audio-Visual related tasks for rehearsals and performances happening in different Momentary venues when simultaneous events are scheduled in the facility.
Rigging, cabling, and storing Audio-Visual equipment through utilization of hoists, lifts, ladders, and catwalk systems.
Reviewing the production and technical requirements of contracts.
Performing additional duties as assigned.
Education, Training, and Traits:
Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Technical Theatre, Film, Broadcasting, or Video (degree preferred, not required)
Active and enthusiastic appreciation for Audio-Visual technology, performing arts, sound engineering, and video production.
Trained in the rigging of Audio-Visual equipment.
Experience working in both small and large production team formats on various forms of production; from small lecture events to large multi-day/stage festivals.
Experience with a variety of show control programs.
Minimum of five (5) years prior experience as an Audio-Visual Technician and/or Sound Engineer.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Arkansas drivers’ license.
Dante Level 3 Certified (preferred, not required)
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in an efficient and professional manner.
Working knowledge of Black Magic ATEM switchers, Cisco Networking, and Crestron control panels.
Ability to lift equipment, and perform physical duties such as loading and unloading equipment from trucks or carts. Ability to climb ladders and stairs.
Live-mixing skills, experience with digital consoles including Yamaha, and Dante proficient.
Ability to interpret technical documents such as riders, stage plots, signal flow diagrams, input lists, and cue lists.
Festivals, Theatrical Premieres, Live Broadcast, and Special Events. DAW / digital sound editing and sound post-production. Basic knowledge of offline video editing and video post-production.
Knowledge and experience working with LED lighting equipment and ETC lighting consoles.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: Vision and hearing abilities to perform the essential duties as outlined above. Physical abilities required include a good level of fitness and the ability to perform manual labor including the installation and operation of AUDIO VISUAL-equipment, theater lighting, cabling and rigging, working from ladders and in elevated positions, and working in indoor and outdoor performing areas.
Work Environment: Work will be performed in a theater and concert hall environment, museum and other performance spaces, and in communities served. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, with the exception of concert performances. Position might require some independent overnight travel for touring of national and international coproductions and other travel as necessary to fulfill responsibilities of the position.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Crystal Bridges / The Momentary is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
We actively encourage suitable ethnic minority candidates, including but not limited to candidates identifying as Osage Nation American Indian / Native American, to apply for this position.
About The Momentary
The Momentary is a new Center for Contemporary Visual and Performing Arts and Culinary Discovery in Bentonville, AR, slated to open in spring 2020. The Center will operate as a subsidiary of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.