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Omega Institute for Holistic Studies AV Crew (Seasonal Position) in Rhinebeck, New York

Position: AV Crew
Reports to: AV Manager
The Audio Visual department serves the Omega campus in three capacities: Audio Visual Production of workshops and concerts, Audio Recording for Archive and online content, and Video/Web production. Each of these teams works both independently and in collaboration with each other and the rest of the Omega community.
Audio Visual personnel work directly with visiting faculty. We are the “eyes and ears” in the classroom. Due to this high visibility on campus, all candidates should be confident, neatly presentable and be able to maintain a calm disposition when things go wrong. All candidates should be strong communicators and confident speaking in public.
The AV team facilitates all audio-visual equipment needs for catalog workshops, campus entertainment, staff programming and staff functions. The AV team works as a division of the Event Services Department and works closely with People and Culture, and Operations.
The AV team audio records about 30% of the catalog workshops, making the content available online and to the faculty as needed.

The Video/Web team works closely with the Marketing and Programming departments. They videotape and live-stream selected programs. They also conduct faculty video interviews and create B-roll for promotional purposes. Behind the scenes the Video/Web team spends significant time reviewing, editing and transforming material into web content.
Essential Functions
• The Recording shift hours are reflective of the workshop demands and will start a half hour earlier and end a half hour later than the schedule defined by the faculty. Not all workshop hours are the same so this is a case-by-case basis.
• Operate motor vehicles
• Responsible for the set-up, removal, operation and maintenance of all audio-visual equipment in the catalog and staff workshop spaces.
• Cleaning Equipment and maintaining Inventory of Equipment & Supplies.
• Work with A/V Manager and Supervisor to co-ordinate and facilitate classroom changeovers and upcoming events.
• Pick up and drop off department related packages.
• Assist Recording Supervisor with recording operations, duplication, preparations, administration and the delivery of audio sales
• Communicate via phone and email with the AV management team and other Omega departments on shift.
• Other duties as required by supervisor
• Operate motor vehicles when needed
• Occasionally lift/carry/move heavy items
• Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

Requirements:
• Basic knowledge of live audio set up and recording, and stage lighting is required.
• Working experience or have a willingness and capability to learn the following: multi-channel mixing consoles; musical, vocal and wireless microphones; slide, overhead and LCD projectors; TV’s and VCR’s; live stage setup with house system and stage monitors; basic stage lighting.
• Comfortable and confident when engaging an audience or being on stage with faculty - in front of an audience.
• Basic Computer Knowledge
• Timely, reliable, and service oriented individual
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Alignment with Omega’s mission, goals, and core values
• Valid driver’s license

Useful Skills:
General Administration or Office Management, Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PhotoShop, Web Design, Pro-Tools, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro Studio, Flash), Theater Experience (Lighting, Acting, Stage Design, Sound), Audio & Video Engineering (recording and editing), Film & Video Production (any aspect), Television Production (any aspect), Sound Reinforcement Experience, Serious Musician (any genre), live or radio DJ.

Requirements:
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. occasionally
• Be comfortable with heights, on top of a 20ft ladder
• Ability to stand for long periods on occasion
• Ability to sit for long periods
• Ability to navigate a hilly campus in diverse weather conditions
• Valid driver’s license
• Compliance with all COVID-19 mandatory campus-wide and departmentally specific requirements including being fully vaccinated by the start of the season.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Omega complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable New York State or local laws. Consistent with those requirements, Omega will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability if such accommodation would allow the individual to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship.
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Inc. (“Omega”) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, New York State, and local laws. Omega strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of actual or perceived race; color; creed; age; religion; national origin; citizenship status; sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related medical conditions); gender (including gender identity and transgender status); sexual orientation; disability (which includes functional limitations caused by gender dysphoria); marital status; partnership status; familial status; status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses; genetic predisposition; veteran’s status; military status; or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. All Omega employees, other workers, and representatives are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, testing, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, transfers, leaves of absence, and termination of employment.

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