Japanese American National Museum

Job Posting

Audio /Visual Technician

Part-Time/ Non-Exempt

A Smithsonian Institution affiliate and AAM accredited, the Japanese American National Museum (www.janm.org) is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cultural museums. In 2010 the Japanese American National Museum received America’s highest honor for museums, the federal IMLS National Medal. The National Museum is located adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in the historic Little Tokyo/Arts district in downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

The Japanese American National Museum, home of the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, has a nation-wide focus and international base of support.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and support service role to facilities events, rentals and programs, this position provides general audio/visual technical and logistical support for on- and off-site events organized by the National Museum.  

Responsibilities include: Acts as technical consultant, while also monitoring on-site contractors doing AV repairs and/or planned maintenance. Provides professional customer service to facilities rental clients, program guests and all staff/volunteers involved with event functions and meetings. Technical planning, scheduling, equipment rental arrangements, engineering of video, architectural and theatrical lighting, and sound systems in coordination with programs and rental staff, and in consultation with internal and external clients.  Act as production stage manager for high-profile and/or complex events. Must be able to work on weekends, National Museum holidays and beyond normal business hours as required by clients. High School Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least two years of related experience in a professional audio/visual technical setting. Flexible, Part-Time on-call, up to 20 hrs/wk. Visit our website at www.janm.org for full job description. EOE.

Benefits: paid parking and discount in museum store.

To apply: submit cover letter, employment application form and resume w/salary history/requirements.

Japanese American National Museum
Attn: Human Resources
Re: AV Technician
100 N. Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax: (213) 830-5673
E-mail: hr@janm.org