Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists

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

Median Annual Wage: $44,070

Education: Bachelor's degree (24%); Master's degree (22%); High school diploma or equivalent (15%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Electronics Technician; Audio Visual Technician; Audio Visual Specialist; Media Specialist; Library Media Specialist; Multimedia Services Coordinator; Audio Visual Coordinator; Media Technician; Instructional Technology Specialist; Audio Video Technician

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  • Maintain hardware and software, including computers, scanners, color copiers, and color laser printers.
  • 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.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.
  • Plan and prepare audio-visual teaching aids and methods for use in school systems.
  • Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums necessary to meet production objectives effectively and within budgetary constraints.
  • Perform simple maintenance tasks, such as cleaning monitors and lenses and changing batteries and light bulbs.
  • 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.
  • Develop manuals, texts, workbooks, or related materials for use in conjunction with production materials.

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists.

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