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Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
District Of Columbia

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Prepare, plan, and operate multimedia teaching aids for use in education. May record, catalogue, and file materials.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $20.80 - $34.44

Typical Annual Salary: $43,300 - $71,600

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: Less than 5 years

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Set up, adjust, and operate audio-visual equipment, such as cameras, film and slide projectors, and recording equipment, for meetings, events, classes, seminars, and video conferences.
  • Maintain hardware and software, including computers, scanners, color copiers, and color laser printers.
  • Install audio-visual equipment.
  • Instruct users in the selection, use, and design of audio-visual materials and assist them in the preparation of instructional materials and the rehearsal of presentations.
  • Plan and prepare audio-visual teaching aids and methods for use in school systems.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.
  • Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums necessary to meet production objectives effectively and within budgetary constraints.
  • Confer with teachers to select course materials and to determine which training aids are best suited to particular grade levels.
  • Perform simple maintenance tasks, such as cleaning monitors and lenses and changing batteries and light bulbs.
  • Acquire, catalog, and maintain collections of audio-visual material such as films, video- and audio-tapes, photographs, and software programs.

tools & technology

  • Cassette players or recorders
  • Claw hammer
  • Overhead projectors
  • Screwdrivers
  • Stage or projection or studio lighting system

  • Charting software
  • Office suite software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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