Career outlook for audio-visual technician
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would set up and operate the multimedia systems and equipment to make conferences, exhibitions and events successful and exciting.
You'd safely set up multimedia equipment like television screens, microphones and lighting in venues like conference centres, art galleries or schools.
You might set up a slideshow for a college lecture or install complex systems for a conference or art exhibition.
You'd use a wide range of equipment, including:
- Projectors and LCD (liquid crystal display) or plasma screens
- Sound systems and video conferencing equipment
- Video and still cameras
- Image editing software
- Lighting and control rigs
- Set up the equipment
- Test equipment before an event
- Find and deal with any faults on site
- Operate equipment during rehearsals and the event itself
- Check and service the equipment
- Assess a venue's audio-visual (AV) equipment and recommend or organise upgrades
- Buy new equipment and agree prices with suppliers
You'd help non-technical people to use the equipment and manage a booking system for it.
With experience, you might move into project management, where you would meet clients and design AV systems to meet their needs.
Along with having excellent technical skills you'd need to follow the health and safety rules for working with electrical equipment.
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