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Audio Visual Lab Specialist

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, 61820
Multimedia and Audiovisual


Audio/Visual Lab Specialist

Siebel Center for Design

The Grainger College of Engineering 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Siebel Center for Design (SCD) seeks a dynamic and experienced Media and Audio/Visual (A/V) Specialist to support the SCD audio/visual labs and equipment and lead our A/V student staff team in operating an open-access media studio. If you are a tech-savvy individual with a passion for media production and a knack for leadership, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Job Summary Responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Media Studio, supporting building-wide audio and visual equipment needs for events and classes, and providing oversight to student workers in both A/V and shop operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Team Management

  • Manage, train, and supervise a student staff team of A/V Lab Attendants, providing direction and support in the operation of media production spaces, equipment, and activities throughout the building.
  • Manage scheduling of the Media Studio and provide oversight during student staff shifts, ensuring coverage and support during open lab hours, classes, and special events.
  • Foster a collaborative and creative work environment that encourages innovation and excellence.
  • Facilitate skill development and mentorship opportunities for student staff members and studio guests.

Equipment Inventory and Maintenance

  • Regularly inspect, troubleshoot, and maintain A/V equipment to ensure optimal functionality, and coordinate with technical support or outside vendors for repairs or replacements as needed.
  • Perform research to stay informed about emerging A/V technologies and industry trends and develop plans for potential upgrades or investments in equipment to enhance the capabilities of the media studio.
  • Maintain equipment inventory and track use to prevent losses, identify high-demand items, schedule repairs, and report on space and equipment utilization.

Events Support

  • Coordinate with SCD staff and programming teams to plan, schedule, and fulfill A/V requirements for events and classes taking place in SCD.
  • Collaborate with event organizers, instructors, campus departments, and external organizations to meet their A/V needs, ensure seamless A/V integration, and foster a culture of interdisciplinary cooperation.
  • Participate in planning and coordination meetings to align A/V services with organizational goals.

Other duties as assigned; Will require work outside the typical hours of the standard work day, including occasional weekends, to work with student teams and support programming.

Additional Physical Demands

  • Work will be done in a variety of spaces, including traditional office space and off-site space, including at events.
  • Requires standing, walking, and moving equipment at least 50% of the time.
  • Position involves moving upwards of 40 pounds unaided or with the assistance of others.
  • Will require working evenings and occasional weekends to support events and student teams.

Specialty Factors

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of work experience in IT-related functions such as hardware/software support, programming, network design, network engineering, IT systems integration, or closely related field. College coursework which includes Information Technology (IT), IT Management, Programming, IT systems, or a closely related discipline may be substituted as follows: 30 semester hours equals one (1) year, Associate's Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen (18) months, 90 semester hours equals two (2) years, Bachelor's Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years).
  • Demonstrated experience in media production, media and communications, audio or video recording, information technology, or a related field.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite's audio and visual editing software.
  • Experience with the use and maintenance of audio-visual and media production equipment, including digital cameras, digital audio interfaces, and lighting fixtures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in media production, information technology, communications, public relations, or a closely related field. (Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of this position may be substituted for one (1) year of work experience.)
  • Experience with collaborative office software, such as Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides) or Office 365.
  • Experience with team communication software, such as Microsoft Teams or Slack.
  • Experience with additional audio-visual software and control systems, such as OBS, Dante, Enttec, or Audacity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Will require work outside the typical hours of the standard work day, including occasional weekends, to work with student teams and support programming.
  • Background in digital media editing.
  • Demonstrably strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of methodologies, tools, and practices of design thinking, innovation strategy, and prototyping a plus

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5031 - Information Technology Technical Associate position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. The minimum salary is $45,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Work hours for this position are 1 pm - 9 pm, Monday through Friday with occasional weekends, to work with student teams and support programming. to support. Work authorization is not available for this position.

For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 25, 2024. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Please upload your cover letter, resume, and names/ contact information for three references. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Dawn Creath at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1023562

Job Category: Technical

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