Audio/Visual Support

Position Title:  Audio/Visual Support

Department:  Information Technology (IT)

Reports to:  IT Manager

Supervises:  AV Summer Assistant, Video and Transcription for the Sakyong, Program AV ROTA


Manages and runs Audio Visual Services at Shambhala Mountain Center and will possess a strong working knowledge of Windows and Macintosh computer systems.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Manages AV staff
  • Basic office management
  • Main contact for AV related issues
  • Relates to program AV requests including set-up of sound systems, web conferencing, and television/LCD projection
  • Records or trains appropriate people to record programs
  • Maintains audio archive of all recorded programs
  • Keeps track of and maintains AV equipment
  • Edits and Produces CD packages
  • Works with program directors, SMC Giftstore, and program coordinators to market CD packages
  • Maintains relationship with related organizations within the Shambhala Mandala
  • Supports the study needs of Shambhala Acharyas
  • Looks for and implements ways to expand AV services and marketing opportunities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Long and short terms project planning for self and others
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Able to remain functional and friendly in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of sound engineering: speaker impedances, amplifiers, operating multi-channel mixing boards, speaker placement, mic placement, digital recording, editing and production.
  • Self-starter, able to maintain and coordinate individual and group schedules with minimum supervision
  • General audio equipment operating knowledge for various types of P.A. and recording gear
  • Basic knowledge of video recording, editing, and production helpful but not required
  • Basic operating knowledge for visual and video: TV’s, VCR’s and DVD players, LCD projectors.
  • Strong computer literacy, especially as related to audio visual functions
  • Basic knowledge of visual design for CD packages
  • Detail oriented, especially in archival data entry
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and carry it 200 yards

Minimum Requirements

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older
  • Extensive experience in Shambhala Tradition.
  • Experience with Buddhism is necessary –  Ideally a Tantrika and Warrior Assembly Graduate. This is required to record and edit talks that are traditionally restricted to others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Sound Engineering. Formal education, degrees or certificates is helpful but not necessary.
  • Experience with videography helpful but not required.
  • Experience in office and people management.


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