Audio/Visual Specialist

Title: A/V Specialist

Employment Status:  Non-exempt

Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 annually

Supervisor Title: Alfonso Pierre, Senior Coordinator, A/V

Date Revised:  December 2023

Summary of Position:

Under the supervision of the Senior Coordinator, A/V the A/V Specialist will prepare and set up A/V equipment for Meridian events. In addition, provide as needed A/V and other IT related technical support.

This position is located in Washington D.C. and Meridian requires MD, DC, or VA residence for all employees. The position may work partially remotely until further notice.  The position requires flexible hours and some evenings/weekends.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Set up and install equipment such as microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards for meetings, presentations, and live events.
  • Conduct sound, visual, and performance quality checks on A/V equipment prior to start of meeting.
  • Track and maintain A/V equipment inventory.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance for A/V equipment during meetings and events.
  • Maintain A/V documentation procedures, standards, best practices, and installations.
  • Routinely execute updates for A/V equipment and software applications and systems
  • Participate in A/V hardware and software evaluations/reviews and recommend purchases.
  • Support IT as needed to include providing oversight of IT support vendors, responding to helpdesk calls, and resolve questions and issues
  • Responsible for completing all organizational administrative responsibilities in a timely manner and meeting all organizational administrative deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Experience

  • Two years of A/V or other relevant IT support experience
  • Experience in operations for a not-for-profit organization a plus
  • Or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of audio and visual equipment and operations
  • Excellent understanding of computer systems, network, and systems administration
  • Understanding of project management principles
  • Knowledge of day-to-day IT operations with excellent computer and troubleshooting skills
  • Attention to details and ability to solve problems is a must
  • Able to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Strong communication, customer service, and organizational skills including the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information securely
  • Strong inter-cultural communication skills; maturity, cultural sensitivity, and tact suitable for working with individuals from around the world

Technical Requirements

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 11, Office 365, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams), Zoom and ZoomRoom is necessary for this role
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro and DC
  • Experience with all internet browsers
  • Canva, Zoom and/or Salesforce experience is helpful

Physical Effort and Dexterity

  • Ability to lift, move, and carry boxes up to 50 pounds for receiving, packing, and shipping.

Employer’s Statement

Meridian is committed to creating a diverse environment. We believe in empowering global leaders and amplifying voices of a wide variety of backgrounds to create pathways for greater understanding, shared value and respect for all cultures as connecting people has been our foundation for over 60 years. If you share our values and enthusiasm to promote non-partisan collaboration to address global challenges and opportunities, you can find a home at Meridian.

As an equal opportunity employer, Meridian promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, family responsibilities, marital, veteran or military status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity will be offered and maintained to all persons at every stage and condition of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination.

How to Apply 

Qualified candidates should apply here. Only candidates being considered for this position will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS in reference to this position will be accepted.