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Audio-Visual & Multimedia Collections Specialists

Also called: Audio Visual Specialist, Audio Visual Technician, Media Specialist, Media Technician

What they do:
Prepare, plan, and operate multimedia teaching aids for use in education. May record, catalogue, and file materials.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • customer service
  • administrative services
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Persistence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Microsoft Visio


Education: (rated 4 of 5)

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