Audio Visual Supervisor

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Oakland Museum of California


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Oakland, CA 94607

Job Description: 

Oakland Museum of California

Req No 2019-1303
Category Information Technology
Type Regular Full-Time
Closing Date
Targeted Job Start Date 5/15/2019


The Audio-Visual Supervisor is responsible for set-up, production, and breakdown of audio visual equipment, amplification, and lighting for all museum sponsored and rental events with particular emphasis on Friday Nights @ OMCA. The Audio Visual Supervisor will manage one full-time Audio Visual Technician and assist with the recruitment, training, and scheduling of contract Audio Visual Technicians for events. Responsible for purchasing new equipment, managing an equipment inventory, maintaining current equipment, and ensuring that Museum event spaces are functional at all times. The Supervisor works with staff and external clients to ensure audio visual needs are met in a timely, safe, and professional manner.



The following reflects OMCA's definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


  • Support the Museum's mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future;
  • Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement;
  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives;
  • Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement.


  • Ensure that audio visual needs for all museum sponsored and rental events are fulfilled in a safe, timely, and professional manner
  • Manage the employee lifecycle of one full-time Audio Visual Technician including: recruitment, hiring, onboarding, performance management, etc.
  • Schedule and lead contractors
  • Lead Friday Night @ OMCA audio visual team to ensure smooth operations. Work with Friday Nights Music Coordinator, performers, DJ's, and others to present high quality programming
  • Work with Event Leads and Production Technician as needed to facilitate set-up and breakdown of events of all types
  • Contact and coordinate with partners (staff, vendors, bands, etc.) to accommodate their audio visual and electrical needs
  • Maintain and improve audio visual equipment in key events spaces (James Moore Theater, Lecture Hall)
  • Inventory, store, maintain, research, and purchase equipment
  • Identify and recommend procedural improvements to produce efficiency and cost savings
  • Document training and operating procedures
  • Participate in team, departmental, cross-functional team meetings
  • Collaborate with engineers to ensure electrical and mechanical safety
  • Research and engage rental services as necessary
  • Monitor and mix sound feeds to ensure quality
  • Create unique lighting and visual experiences for special programs
  • Adhere to OSHA and ADA regulations when installing or moving equipment



  • Ability to deliver results, facilitate and influence others and problem solve beyond temporary solutions
  • 2-4 years of related experience required
  • Previous Lead or Supervisory experience required
  • Audio Visual equipment knowledge
  • Best practices for providing Audio Visual for events
  • Emerging Audio Visual technologies
  • Blueprint/Floor plan reading
  • Power requirements for space and gear
  • Google apps or other project organizing tools


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment may include:

  • Noise, such as groups of people working in enclosed areas. Moderate to loud noise from production events
  • Typical office environment
  • A combination of indoor and outdoor work
  • Work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends
  • Job involves moving bulky and heavy equipment
  • Ability to lift more than 50 pounds


The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.


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