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AUDIO-VISUAL AND MULTIMEDIA COLLECTIONS SPECIALISTS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Prepare, plan, and operate multimedia teaching aids for use in education. May record, catalogue, and file materials.
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • 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.
  • Offer presentations and workshops on the role of multimedia in effective presentations.
  • Attend conventions and conferences, read trade journals, and communicate with industry insiders to keep abreast of industry developments.
  • 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.
  • Maintain hardware and software, including computers, scanners, color copiers, and color laser printers.
  • Confer with teachers to select course materials and to determine which training aids are best suited to particular grade levels.
  • Perform simple maintenance tasks, such as cleaning monitors and lenses and changing batteries and light bulbs.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • 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..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others..
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $69,609.00 $33.47 $21.95 $25.69 - $41.90
Bridgeport/Stamford $65,366.00 $31.43 $18.07 $22.21 - $37.87
Danbury $72,171.00 $34.69 $21.24 $23.38 - $43.92
Hartford $73,183.00 $35.19 $24.61 $27.90 - $42.93
New Haven $61,913.00 $29.77 $18.64 $23.26 - $41.58
New London/Norwich $77,882.00 $37.45 $29.85 $33.54 - $43.55
Waterbury $54,581.00 $26.24 $17.63 $18.75 - $31.85
      
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