Audiovisual Systems Engineer – Rochester Institute of Technology

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Job Description



Center for Teaching and Learning

Detailed Job Description

The classroom technology team in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) manages the design and integration of new A/V systems into RIT learning spaces while also supporting the day-to-day operations of over a hundred classrooms and eight auditoriums across campus. The team also coordinates with central IT and provides guidance to the RIT community on AV best practices and AV system procurement.

The person in this role is responsible for assisting in the maintenance of existing University classrooms across campus; providing advanced troubleshooting for system malfunctions; managing a team of student technicians; and, supervising the installation of audiovisual (A/V) and instructional technology systems in classrooms, auditoriums and other related facilities in all campus buildings. This person also consults with RIT clients and manages vendor relationships to ensure excellence and efficiency in long-term use and maintenance of campus learning spaces. To facilitate this they must keep current on emerging AV technologies, provide support for CTL teaching initiatives, and provide guidance how options to maximize replacement budgets to ensure institute priorities are met.

Responsibilities also include:

Evaluation of emerging A/V technologies, alignment of technologies with RIT priorities, ensuring system security, fulfilling customer requests, developing standards.

Resolving Tier 3 & 4 support issues (advance issues that are beyond the ability of student staff) in collaboration with the classroom operations team.

Supervise, hire, train, and regularly assess the performance of classroom technology student technicians.

Participate in and/or manage learning space projects through the project management lifecycle from project proposal to project close to provide learning environments that meet the learner, instructor, and university needs.

Provide advanced technical support for supported technologies, in person, over the phone. Advanced troubleshooting of malfunctions and supervision of system repairs.

Assist the Manager Classroom Technology and AV Systems, and other professional staff, in coordinating the continuous operations improvements of classroom technologies, including working with vendors to resolve technical issues, improve functionality, and implement upgrades. Provide needs assessment of equipment and facilities technology in campus teaching spaces.

Provide management and/or support for installations and upgrades to audio visual systems in supported learning spaces across campus to insure that requirements and standards are met

Identify, evaluate, propose, and create standards for academic technology hardware and software that will enhance and improve learning spaces and allow for efficient long-term maintenance.

Assist in auditing the quality of learning spaces, condition of installed audiovisual technologies, and vendor performance.

Maintain expertise on emerging academic technologies and their appropriate applications for learning spaces at RIT. Where appropriate, recommend technologies for pilot evaluation in consultation with CTL staff. Conduct benchmark research to identify classroom technology support issues and trends

Monitor the health and performance of enterprise A/V equipment to include, but not limited to: error reporting, proactive maintenance warnings, and network security patch management.


Live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.

Department/College Description

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) promotes excellence in teaching and the creation of exceptional learning experiences by championing an effective and innovative teaching culture across the university.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Information Technology, Electrical Engineer, or similar technology field

CTS Certified or willing to acquire within 1 year

5+ years experience in audio/visual technologies

5+ years experience providing direct service to others

3+ years experience leading or providing technical support

3+ years experience planning and coordinating materials and projects



Outstanding customer service skills

Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks concurrently

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment

Familiarity with project tracking tools

A willingness/eagerness to coach/mentor staff

A willingness/eagerness to learn

Effective listening, comprehension, and communication skills: verbal, written, and electronic formats

Professionalism, diplomacy and enthusiasm

Detail oriented


Audio Video

Advanced technical knowledge of audio and video devices (projectors, amps, speakers, scalers, standards, protocols, wiring, etcetc.)

Audio and video equipment interfaces and monitoring systems including DSP programming and tuning

Understanding of IT networking, including switching, routing, VLANs and network/device security

Video conferencing system and software

Basic IP networking

Crestron and Extron control systems and integration

Data/Video display systems

Signal Processing

Professional Area:

Employment Category: Fulltime

Staff Job Function: Wage Band: 118H

How to Apply

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Additional Details

Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit and

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at:

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov


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