1+ months

Utility/Audio Assistant (A2) (Temporary)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Utility/Audio Assistant (A2) (Temporary)

Req #: 172156
Department: UW Video
Appointing Department Web Address: https://www.washington.edu/video/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/02/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $20.00/per hour 
Limited Recruitment: Other
Shift: First Shift 

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UW Video has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Utility/Audio Assistant (A2).

Utility/Audio Assistant (A2) is a "jack of all trades" assistant, helper or troubleshooter working alongside technicians (audio and video) during video shoots or broadcasts.  Duties may include pulling or tending to camera cables, tripods, crowd control, carrying equipment, positioning microphones, lighting assembling/maintaining sound recording equipment, setting up communication and public address systems and participating in both event setup and strike. The Utility/A2 will ensure that any cables are kept clear of moving equipment, store materials, report technical faults they may find, and undertake basic technical maintenance tasks as required. They may operate sound/video equipment as necessary.
The A2/Utility is on site at crew call and are among the last to leave the venue after strike. Knowledge of sports production is not required but is helpful. Physical stamina and the ability to follow instructions is a key attribute for this position.

Typical Responsibilities:

Take direction from A1/Engineers/Videographers/Producers
Assemble, prepare and set up video equipment including cameras and lighting prior to production
Assemble and operate teleprompter equipment
Interact effectively on production locations with audio, production and editorial staff
Run and tape down audio cables
Set up of monitors and speakers
Help A1 in positioning and rigging microphones
Assist in performing sound checks
Set up wireless mics and properly place on production talent
Load and unload production gear

General Skills:

Basic understanding of audio/video cabling and mixers
Knowledge of proper safety protocol when setting up productions in public spaces
Ability to bend, crawl and lift heavy gear up to 50 lbs.
Must be reliable and show up on time for scheduled call times
Must be self-motivated, able to work independently, and as part of a team
Ability to receive multiple instructions and carry out assignments in a timely manner
Ability to manage audio and video cabling and successfully wrap cables in industry standard fashion without tangling cables
Ability to successfully assemble and disassemble camera equipment
Attention to detail and active listening skills are required to be successful

Minimum Qualifications:

High School graduate degree required.



Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


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Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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