The Audio Visual Systems Designer supports the audiovisual (AV) needs of the institution through the evaluation, analysis, research, design and implementation/management of audio, video, lighting and acoustic treatment solutions. Responsible for control system design; collaborates with the Project Manager - Educational Technologies with scheduling and project development. Supervises Educational Technologies Managed Services Specialist and other staff, as assigned.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as chief engineer and designer of all audiovisual projects in South Texas College facilities.
Creates AV designs to include AV control, video, audio, and networking schematics.
Evaluates, analyzes and leads sound design for all College special events.
Provides support/troubleshoot aspects of special events including, signal testing (audio/video/network), video resolution scaling/matching, signal extension integrity, ad hoc data network setup/configuration, IP address assignment, and interconnection of signals (audio/video/network) to all devices used at an event.
Designs and implements equipment for live event AV recording and streaming to web.
Designs and implements equipment for mid to large scale projects in classrooms and venues throughout the college district.
Evaluates, reviews and approves audiovisual system designs to verify functionality, completeness, and consistency with the college standards.
Evaluates and leads the procurement process in purchasing audiovisual equipment, including creation of requests for proposal (RFP) documents, review and evaluation of quotes and bids, fixed assets designation and equipment receiving and inventory control.
Collaborates with the Project Manager - Educational Technologies with scheduling and project development.
Analyzes and evaluates research and development of audiovisual equipment and technology trends
Analyzes, designs, coordinates and leads integration of AV projects in classroom, laboratory, learning spaces, conference rooms, active learning spaces and special event venues.
Provides leadership and expertise in design, installation, and maintenance of audiovisual equipment in classroom, laboratory, learning spaces, conference rooms, and special event spaces.
Reads, analyzes and interprets construction plans, callouts, and elevations.
Evaluates and provides recommendations for construction and identifies potential issues.
Supervises technical installation of audiovisual systems, including equipment rack fabrication, site preparation, termination and calibration of audio and video equipment.
Collaborates with institutional departments to request power and data infrastructure.
Collaborates with Information Technology to implement and program control systems.
Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of current audiovisual infrastructure and recommends solutions for continued improvement.
Evaluates, analyzes and develops cost-effective solutions to meet the audiovisual technology needs of the institution.
Evaluates, develops and maintains audiovisual equipment standards for the institution.
Evaluates and provides recommendations for Educational Technologies budget.
Evaluates and insures audiovisual systems are designed in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Collaborates with college leadership and faculty to incorporate technology into the institution classrooms, conference rooms, and special event spaces.
Represents the institution to contracted vendors for audiovisual projects.
Maintains familiarity with the College’s programs, policies, and procedures.
Responsible for providing a continuation of service delivery and continuous point of contact for service users and staff alike outside of normal working hours.
Supervises Educational Technologies Managed Services Specialist and other staff, as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in related field required.
At least five (5) years of experience in AV system design required.
At least three (3) years of experience in live event sound required.
At least three (3) years of experience in higher education classroom technology, preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, the Windows environment, and internet research skills.
Knowledge of facilities, operation and maintenance environment, construction processes and procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws pertaining to AV installation, code compliance and workplace safety.
Demonstrated knowledge of audiovisual system design.
Demonstrated knowledge of presentation AV, broadcast AV, live event (video/sound/lighting/rental/staging), video/photo cameras, video/photo editing.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills and the ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail, within stated deadlines.
Ability to work independently as well as a team player within department and with others.
Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations.
Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed; willing to travel throughout the college district using own means of reliable transportation.
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret diagrams, architectural designs, technical specifications.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, faculty and staff, managers, vendors and consultants, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Founded in 1993, South Texas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and associate degrees. More than 34,000 students attend South Texas College, and a faculty and staff of more than 1,600 serve STC’s five state-of-the-art campuses, two teaching centers and one virtual campus.