Exhibitions Audio Visual Technician

As an institution, we believe the Denver Art Museum is both a platform for and an amplifier of the voices of people of all races. We acknowledge that Black lives matter and communities of color Latinx, Indigenous, Black, and others have been underrepresented in art museums over decades, both internally and externally. We are committed to elevating all voices, artworks and perspectives and strive to support racial equity inside and out.

We prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, or disability, as well as any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We strive to provide a professional and positive work environment for our employees. The Museum expressly prohibits any form of employee harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, disability or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law. Actions based on these or any legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.

We encourage the freedom of gender expression and/or gender presentation. As an institution, we do not create barriers that may prevent any employee from expressing behaviors, mannerisms, interests, and appearances that represent their authentic personality or culture. Qualified candidates are expected to exemplify the DAMs internal values, which include being dynamic, respectful, inclusive, creative, and curious. The ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships with visitors, employees, volunteers, representatives of public and private entities, policy making bodies, and contractors is critical to the success of this position.

The hiring hourly for the position is $25-$28.85 based on experience. This position reports to the Director of Technology in the Technology department.

A comprehensive medical/dental/vision plan available to extend to domestic partner, spouse, and/family. DAM 100% paid Life STD/LTD. Generous sick and vacation time. Two weeks paid parental leave. Ten Flexible floating holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and, after one year of employment, an employer contribution and match. A free RTD Eco pass. A free membership to the DAM at the Family level.

The Museum believes vaccination is an important measure to protect the health and safety of everyone from significant illness due to COVID-19 infection. As a condition of employment, employees must present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on their first day of employment or receive an exemption or other reasonable accommodation due to circumstances protected under federal or state law that prevent the employee from being vaccinated. Employees are also mandated to receive a booster within 6 months of being fully vaccinated.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Exhibition AV Technician will collaborate with the Exhibitions, Curatorial, and Information Technology teams to help plan, organize, and install AV technology used in our galleries and exhibitions space.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consistent usage of the Racial Equity Lens in day-to-day operations
  • Yearly goal setting to support Racial Equity Roadmap initiatives
  • Technical / Gallery Specialization
    • Install and support all gallery technology utilized in our exhibition spaces.
    • Serve as the primary subject matter expert on gallery focused technologies, including but not limited to enterprise-class projectors and displays, audio systems, touch-based interactives, and relevant software.
    • Stay current on new and emerging technologies to help assess the viability of their use in future exhibitions.
    • Manage the museums inventory of gallery technology.
    • Take on additional technical projects as needed.
  • Project Management
    • Collaborate with the museums exhibitions teams to plan and implement technology experiences for our gallery spaces.
    • Maintain project plans and benchmarks to meet strict organizational deadlines.
    • Assist with the allocation and tracking of project resources.
    • Ensure detailed documentation is maintained for all projects.
  • Purchasing, Vendor & Budget Management
    • Oversee department purchasing needs, including research and recommendation of products and services.
    • Manage existing vendor relationships and help identify new vendors to assist with departmental projects.

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum: High School Diploma and Equivalent Experience
  • Preferred: Bachelors Degree

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE:

  • 1-3 years of experience installing TVs, projectors, media players, and various audio equipment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere.
  • General understanding of basic network concepts (IP, DHCP, DNS).
  • Exhibits strong ability to exercise initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve non-routine problems in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience with BrightSign media players.
  • A background with PowerShell or scripting for automation in Windows.
  • Knowledge of setting up remote access to Windows workstations.
  • Understanding of projection mapping software, like MadMapper.
  • Familiarity with Project management software like Microsoft Planner, Project, or SmartSheets.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

  • Significant physical activity for installation, maintenance, and de-installation of AV assets in exhibitions including use of ladders, hand tools, man lifts, etc.
  • Requires routine and regular walking between a three-building museum campus, lifting and maneuvering equipment up to 100 lbs.

The DAM prioritizes adaptability and a human-centered work environment. We are happy to consider adjustments to job responsibilities to ensure the right candidate will be successful.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We know there is no such thing as a perfect” candidate – Nor do we look for the right “fit” with us, we look for the add! We encourage you to apply for a role at the Denver Art Museum even if you do not meet 100% of the bullet points. We believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment.

We know that searching for a job can be stressful so we would like to give you an overview of the process to manage expectations. This role will require a phone screen, two interviews with hiring manager and panel that will be held in-person at the DAM or video.