AV Technician

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences are welcome and supported.

General Summary
Under the direction of the Technical Lead, the AV Technician will be responsible for providing on-site troubleshooting and technical support for AV, projection, and audio systems for all spaces in CDM and during events scheduled in key CDM facilities. These events range from MFA thesis screenings to multi-day conferences and film festivals. The AV Technician will also conduct tests and maintenance of system equipment on a regular basis and will help conduct training and education on the proper use of AV systems.  

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Conduct routine tests and preventative maintenance of AV presentation systems throughout multiple buildings in both the Loop, Lincoln Park, and Cinespace campuses.

  • Assist with installation and configuration of AV hardware including video switchers, projectors, speakers, digital signal processors, and other components. 

  • Under the direction of the Technical Lead and in coordination with Classroom Technology Operations Manager, execute support plans for scheduled events, including on-site, day-of troubleshooting, end-user support, and operation of AV presentation systems.

  • Assist in developing and disseminating external training and instructional materials for system users from across the DePaul community including faculty, students, and external guests and partners.

  • Create and maintain internal documentation for AV Support team.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • 3+ years of experience in AV installation.
  • Technical proficiency in multimedia environments and strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Working knowledge of wired and wireless network connectivity. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication.
Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree.

Required Certifications/Licenses

  • AVIXA Recognized Technology Specialist (or completion within 6 months of hire).
Managerial Responsibilities
  • This position will supervise students as needed based on projects. 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to routinely lift up to 50lbs.
Additional Information
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter. 

  • Position requires being on call and working outside of regular business hours in support of multiple campuses.
  • The candidate must be willing to work some nights and weekends as needed. 

Salary & Benefits Package:

DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages:

Full-Time Benefits
Part-Time Benefits

Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
 

Required COVID-19 Vaccination:

Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email employeerelations@depaul.edu.

 

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:

Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or titleixcoordinator@depaul.edu.

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.