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Audio-Visual Assistant

Audio-Visual Assistant

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled AV Assistant to support the programming needs of the Exhibitions and Events teams. As an AV Assistant, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth execution of audiovisual (AV) elements during exhibitions and events. Your technical expertise and attention to detail will contribute to the overall success of our organization’s exhibitions and events.

Roles & Responsibilities

AV Setup and Operation: Oversee the setup, configuration, operation and procurement of AV equipment such as sound systems, projectors, digital signage, microphones, and lighting systems for exhibitions and events designed by Art Jameel’s programming team.

  • Technical Support: Provide technical support and assistance to exhibitors, speakers, and event attendees using AV equipment and systems. Troubleshoot issues, answer inquiries, and provide guidance to ensure optimal AV experiences.
  • Event Coordination: Closely collaborate with the Events and Public Programming teams to plan and execute AV requirements for various events, including talks, conferences, panels, performances, demos and festivals. Participate in pre-event meetings to understand specific AV specifications, provide recommendations, and oversee procurement and/or rentals of additional equipment when necessary.
  • Exhibitions Coordination: Plan in advance with the Exhibitions team to understand upcoming exhibitions’ AV requirements that may require specially detailed configuration using projectors, digital signage, iPads, sound shower domes, scheduled media, speaker systems, media players and other AV equipment that may be required.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Maintain and organize AV equipment inventory, ensuring proper storage, cleanliness, maintenance and optimum working condition. Conduct regular inspections and coordinate repairs or replacements as needed. Keep up-to-date with the latest AV technologies and trends to make informed recommendations for equipment upgrades or additions that suit the unique programming needs and growing demands of Art Jameel. 
  • Documentation and Reporting: Create and maintain comprehensive documentation related to AV equipment, setup and operational procedures, troubleshooting guides, AV-event templates and best practices. Generate post-event reports to evaluate AV performance, identify areas for improvement, and propose innovative solutions.
  • Content Management: Assist in the preparation and management of AV content, including videos, presentations, and digital signage displays, to be used during exhibitions and events or day-to-day digital signage needs. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure timely delivery and accurate presentation of AV content. 

Accountability

Reports to the Senior Manager, Operations & IT

Qualifications and Past Experience

  • Expertise in operating audio-visual equipment and systems (sound systems, digital mixers, amplifiers, DSPs, microphone systems, projections, wireless/wired presentations, media players)
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Calm, professional and friendly demeanor with a positive solutions-oriented approach
  • Strong work ethic with excellent organisational and priority-setting skills
  • Openness to continually sourcing and learning new IT and audio-visual technologies and standards

Conditions of Work

  • This is a full-time position based in Dubai, UAE
  • Mostly weekend and evening work depending on events and programmes as required

Benefits include

  • Full health & dental insurance
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 2 Revive days
  • 2 Training days

Start date

Immediate