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Audio and Video Technicians - 27-4011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Set up, maintain, and dismantle audio and video equipment, such as microphones, sound speakers, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, video cameras, video monitors and servers, and related electronic equipment for live or recorded events, such as concerts, meetings, conventions, presentations, podcasts, news conferences, and sporting events.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Audio Technician
  • Audio Visual Specialist (AV Specialist)
  • Audio Visual Technician (AV Technician)
  • Media Technician
  • Operations Technician
  • Stagehand
  • Video Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Analyze and maintain data logs for audio-visual activities.
  • Compress, digitize, duplicate, and store audio and video data.
  • Conduct training sessions on selection, use, and design of audio-visual materials and on operation of presentation equipment.
  • Construct and position properties, sets, lighting equipment, and other equipment.
  • Control the lights and sound of events, such as live concerts, before and after performances, and during intermissions.
  • Design layouts of audio and video equipment and perform upgrades and maintenance.
  • Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums to effectively meet objectives within budgetary constraints, using research, knowledge, and training.
  • Develop manuals, texts, workbooks, or related materials for use in conjunction with production materials or for training.
  • Diagnose and resolve media system problems.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.
  • Edit videotapes by erasing and removing portions of programs and adding video or sound as required.
  • Inform users of audio and videotaping service policies and procedures.
  • Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.
  • Locate and secure settings, properties, effects, and other production necessities.
  • Maintain inventories of audio and videotapes and related supplies.
  • Meet with directors and senior members of camera crews to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, camera movements, and picture composition.
  • Mix and regulate sound inputs and feeds or coordinate audio feeds with television pictures.
  • Monitor incoming and outgoing pictures and sound feeds to ensure quality and notify directors of any possible problems.
  • Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.
  • Obtain and preview musical performance programs prior to events to become familiar with the order and approximate times of pieces.
  • Obtain, set up, and load videotapes for scheduled productions or broadcasts.
  • Organize and maintain compliance, license, and warranty information related to audio and video facilities.
  • Perform minor repairs and routine cleaning of audio and video equipment.
  • Perform narration of productions or present announcements.
  • Plan and develop pre-production ideas into outlines, scripts, story boards, and graphics, using own ideas or specifications of assignments.
  • Produce rough and finished graphics and graphic designs.
  • Record and edit audio material, such as movie soundtracks, using audio recording and editing equipment.
  • Reserve audio-visual equipment and facilities, such as meeting rooms.
  • Switch sources of video input from one camera or studio to another, from film to live programming, or from network to local programming.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Collaborate with others to determine technical details of productions.
  • Compile technical information or documentation.
  • Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.
  • Convert data among multiple digital or analog formats.
  • Coordinate activities of production personnel.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
  • Determine technical requirements of productions or projects.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Edit audio or video recordings.
  • Inform viewers, listeners, or audiences.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain logs of production activities.
  • Maintain recording or broadcasting equipment.
  • Maintain records, documents, or other files.
  • Mix sound inputs.
  • Monitor broadcasting operations to ensure proper functioning.
  • Notify others of equipment problems.
  • Operate audio recording equipment.
  • Operate communications, transmissions, or broadcasting equipment.
  • Operate control consoles for sound, lighting or video.
  • Set up still or video cameras or related equipment.
  • Study details of musical compositions.
  • Train others on work processes.
  • Write informational material.
  • Write material for artistic or entertainment purposes.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Visual Information-Motion Media Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Broadcast Engineering Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • 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)
  • Broadcaster (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Client Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Closed Circuit TV Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Combat Photographer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combat Videographer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Apprentice, Weapons Director (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Craftsman, Weapons Director (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Journeyman, Weapons Director (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Communication Strategy and Operations Chief (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Content Developer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Arabic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Chinese (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Hebrew (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Korean (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Low-Flow (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Pashto (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Persian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Russian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Spanish (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Urdu (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Arabic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Chinese (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Hebrew (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Korean (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Low-Flow (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Pashto (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Persian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Russian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Spanish (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Urdu (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Arabic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Chinese (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Hebrew (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Korean (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Low-Flow (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Pashto (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Persian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Russian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Spanish (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Urdu (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Arabic (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Chinese (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Hebrew (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Korean (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Low-Flow (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Pashto (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Persian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Russian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Spanish (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Urdu (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Technician Maintenance (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Information System Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance (ILARTS) System Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Integrated Voice Communications Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Interior Communications Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Live Production Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • MarCom Integrated Voice Communication System (IVCS) Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Mass Communications Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Multimedia Director/Producer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Musician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Apprentice, Journalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Apprentice, Photographer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Helper, Journalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Helper, Photographer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Photojournalist Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Academy Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Premier Band - The USAF Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Apprentice, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Craftsman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Helper, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Arranger (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Audio Engineer (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bagpipe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Bassoon (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Clarinet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Euphonium (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Flute (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Horn (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Instrumentalist, General (Air National Guard Bands) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Oboe (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Percussion (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Piano (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Saxophone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Steel Guitar (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, String/Electric Bass (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trombone (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Trumpet (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Tuba (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Journeyman, Vocalist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Regional Band Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Signal Intelligence/Ground Electronic Warfare Officer (Marine Corps - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare/Cyberspace Operations (Marine Corps - Warrant Officer only)
  • Small Ensemble Leader (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Sound Reinforcement Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Visual Information Operations Chief (Army - Enlisted)
  • Visual Information Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Visual Information/Audio Documentation Systems Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Light Technician
  • Stage Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Communications Technician
  • Laserist
  • Light Technician
  • Lighting-Equipment Operator
  • Planetarium Technician
  • Sight-Effects Specialist
  • Sound Controller
  • Special Effects Specialist
  • Stage Technician