CAREERS AT AMERICAN AUDIO VIDEO

American AV is always looking for motived and talented individuals to join our team. Please direct all resumes and inquiries to resume@americanav.com.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Technical Director-

Job Location

Washington, DC Metro Area, travel as needed

Full-Time and/or Freelance

Position Overview

All of the planning and preparation in the world is nothing without excellent execution, and that’s where American AV relies on key Technical Director’s to call and run live events.  They are the key coordinator between audio, video, lighting, and camera technicians.  They anticipate client needs and adapt accordingly. 

Key Job Responsibilities

Crew Management

The Technical Director coordinates client scripts, presenters, presentations, and the entire show run crew to make sure everyone is on the same page at all times.  This involves preparation and coordination with the client prior to the event, as well as on site. 

Show Calling

The Technical Director calls audio, video and lighting cues, as well as camera shots.  They coordinate presenters in the ready room and keep everything on script and on time.  They can adapt at a moment’s notice to any changes or issues that may arise

Required Skills
 

  • 5 years live event experience, including time in a technical director role

  • Quick thinking on the spot

  • A strong problem solver

  • Not phased under pressure

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Strong background in audio, video, and lighting

  • Strong oral/written communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills

Project Manager-

Job Location

Washington, DC Metro Area, travel as needed

Full-Time and/or Freelance

Position Overview

American AV is looking for excited, talented, and hardworking Project Managers to bring new ideas to life!  A Project Manager delivers successful live events through planning, coordination, and execution.  Consults with sales staff and clients, designs technical layouts and sets, and implements ideas on site.  Coordinates with operations and equipment managers to ensure successful delivery and operation of each and every event.

Key Job Responsibilities

Event Planning

Assists sales team in determining needs and designs for client events.  Creates CAD drawings and renderings as needed.  Coordinates client schedule with labor and equipment managers to ensure all client needs are met.  Works with event location staff and CSMs prior to arrival to arrange delivery, load-in times and setups.  Communicates frequently with client prior to event.

Event Management

Supervises on-site crew for setup, show run and strike.  Delegates tasks to technical leads, and monitors all rooms and staff.  Anticipates client needs and pre-emptively adjusts to meet these needs.  Keeps in constant contact with the client while on site to ensure successful delivery of event.

Required Skills
 

  • 5 years live event experience, including time in a management role

  • Willingness for new ideas and experimentation

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Strong background in audio, video, and lighting preferred

  • Strong oral/written communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Experience in CAD design/Vectorworks preferred

Audio Visual Technician-

Job Location

Springfield, VA (Part-time, As Needed)

Position Overview

A strong back of house crew is vital to the success of all live events.  As an audio visual technician part of American AV’s operations team, they will assist with the preparation, testing, packing, and loading of audiovisual equipment in a staging warehouse.  Some on-site set up and operation may be required.

Key Job Responsibilities

Equipment Preparation

Day to day assisting of the Warehouse Manager in all aspects of equipment preparation for live events (including, but not limited to)- preparation, testing, diagnosing, repairing, packing, and loading of audio, video, lighting, staging, and décor.

On-Site Event Technician

As needed, delivering equipment to show sites in the DC area (occasionally road shows) and operating equipment on site.

Required Skills
 

  • High school graduate or GED

  • Technical knowledge in audio, video, and lighting desired

  • Excellent organization skills

  • Ability to lift 75 lbs.

  • Clean driving record desired