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Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists - 25-9011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Audio Visual Coordinator
  • Audio Visual Specialist
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Audio-Visual Aids Technician
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Media Specialist
  • Media Technician
  • Multimedia Services Coordinator
  • Multimedia Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Acquire, catalog, and maintain collections of audio-visual material such as films, video- and audio-tapes, photographs, and software programs.
  • Attend conventions and conferences, read trade journals, and communicate with industry insiders to keep abreast of industry developments.
  • Confer with teachers to select course materials and to determine which training aids are best suited to particular grade levels.
  • Construct and position properties, sets, lighting equipment, and other equipment.
  • Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums necessary to meet production objectives effectively and within budgetary constraints.
  • Develop manuals, texts, workbooks, or related materials for use in conjunction with production materials.
  • Develop pre-production ideas and incorporate them into outlines, scripts, story boards, and graphics.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.
  • Edit audio-visual material to enhance viewing quality.
  • 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.
  • Locate and secure settings, properties, effects, and other production necessities.
  • Maintain hardware and software, including computers, scanners, color copiers, and color laser printers.
  • Maintain inventory of audio-visual equipment.
  • Narrate presentations and productions.
  • Offer presentations and workshops on the role of multimedia in effective presentations.
  • Perform simple maintenance tasks, such as cleaning monitors and lenses and changing batteries and light bulbs.
  • Plan and prepare audio-visual teaching aids and methods for use in school systems.
  • Produce rough and finished graphics and graphic designs.
  • 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.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Train faculty and media staff on the use of audio-visual equipment.
  • Troubleshoot problems with audio-visual equipment.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist other educational professionals with projects or research.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Classify materials according to standard systems.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Diagnose equipment malfunctions.
  • Direct activities of subordinates.
  • Edit audio or video recordings.
  • Inventory materials or equipment.
  • Maintain computer equipment or software.
  • Maintain inventory records.
  • Maintain the inventory of equipment.
  • Operate audiovisual equipment.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Process library materials.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Supervise trainees.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
  • Train staff members.
  • Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Broadcast Journalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Journalist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Journalist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Journalist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Journalist Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Combat Documentation/Production Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Graphics Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combat Videographer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Communication Strategy and Operations Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Information System Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Photography (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mass Communications Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Multimedia Illustrator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Audiovisual Production Specialist