The Audiovisual Systems Engineer is responsible for servicing, maintaining and supporting Dodge College of Film and Media Arts technical operations, post-production infrastructure and audiovisual presentation systems. This position requires a solid technical IT, broadcast and post-production engineering background in order to maintain and configure operations of server-based digital video and audio control systems, graphics and non-linear editing systems, automation systems and their associated software and hardware infrastructure, as well as maintenance, installation and design of traditional AV systems and equipment in support of events, classes and student production workflows including, but not limited to post-production technology and media management actives. Primary duties include production, post production, media management, maintenance and repair tasks. The Audiovisual Systems Engineer works with faculty, staff and students to support multi-media production and equipment needs in theaters and screening rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, computer labs, etc. This position is responsible for proper setup, operation and maintenance of various computers, A/V equipment, video and web conferencing equipment. The Audiovisual Systems Engineer works between the hours 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and will oversee evening shift student workers in the upkeep, maintenance and support of hardware or other logistical concerns surrounding technical operations. Creative troubleshooting skills are necessary to ensure event support runs smoothly and efficiently. The Audiovisual Systems Engineer will also assist with training student employees who provide related event, production and post-production technical assistance. Other duties as assigned.
BS degree in engineering or equivalent combination of education/broadcast experience.
3-5 years relevant experience. Excellent documentation, communication, & organization skills.
Familiarity with IP addressing, file and directory permissions and networking concepts and terminologies.
Knowledge of Crestron systems, VM and Database environments and configurations. Certified Technology Specialist (CTS, CTS-I, CTS-D) and/or equivalent A/V certification. Comfortable working in an academic environment. Ability to work and remain calm under pressure.
Effectively communicate the status of systems and actions within production environment, including risk assessment, both verbally and through documentation to internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated customer focus – evaluates decisions through the eyes of the operational customer; builds strong relationships and creates processes with customer viewpoint.
Demonstrated ability in troubleshooting & analysis.
Strong team player – with strong interpersonal skills to collaborate well with others and solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources.
Knowledge of render farm systems, Avid Nexis shared storage environments, Quantum StorNext SAN, NAS, and archival library systems. Comprehension of a Fibre Channel connected SAN environment, related hardware and networking protocols.
Must be able to work flexible schedule as needed which may include holidays, weekends and evenings.
Ability to learn, interpret and follow university and department policies.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy and work with confidential information.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 19229
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.