Audio Visual Projectionist

Job details:
Whitney Museum of American Art
Expiring Date: 11 March 2019
Date: 10 January 2019
Sector: Technology
Function: Management/General Management
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)
Whitney Museum of American Art

Job Description

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks an AV projectionist to work 30 hours per week on a variety of projects and events. Expertise in 35 and 16 mm film projection is required. In addition, the projectionist will help maintain the smooth operation of AV equipment required for exhibitions, events, public programs, and other projects, and will work on installations containing AV components.

The position will include working with internal clients for event support and management including preparing and setting up portable audio video equipment for special engagements, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc. Other assignments may include: maintaining and operating computer-based audio/visual solutions including video conferencing, webcasting, video streaming, video-on-demand, kiosks and video panels; performing preventative and corrective maintenance, set-up, troubleshooting, repair, and modification of existing systems; and responding to network based monitoring systems to ensure maximum uptime of equipment in public spaces. Real-world experience in computer-based multimedia installations desired, including custom network (tcp/ip) based video control systems, integrated systems, Microsoft Windows 2000 PC clients, audio solutions, Sound Web, lighting control, video players and controllers, commercial LCD panels, LCD& DLP projectors.


10+ years of experience; knowledge of AV technology, including but not limited to audio system design and operation, analogue and digital sound consoles, 35mm and 16mm projectors, film loopers, LCD and DLP projectors, slide projectors, CRT and flat screen monitors, HD servers, and video files; experience with complex technical needs of a contemporary art museum; computer proficient (MS Office and TMS preferred). B.A. in related field a plus but not required. Outstanding organizational and communication skills, ability to meet firm deadlines, and good judgment are essential. Must be a team player.

About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law.  Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

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