Audiovisual Assistant

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Audiovisual Assistant

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community?

The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for a creative, resourceful and innovative casual audio visual assistant to support the computing & technical services team at the university.

This is a casual position commencing as soon as possible until May 31, 2023. Hours of work will be approximately 14-28 hours per week.

Why AUArts?

Alberta University of the Arts rests on the traditional Treaty 7 Territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our collective effort to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, Piikani and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), Métis Nation Region III, and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta.

AUArts is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

The Alberta University of the Arts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the director, computing & technical services and accountable to the audio visual resources lead, the audio visual assistant (AV assistant) operates photographic, audio and video equipment in support of various university instructional, administrative and special events. This role provides technical assistance to students, staff and faculty with respect to equipment operation and care, and the operation of photographic, audio and video equipment, supplies and facilities. The AV assistant also assists with performing preventative maintenance and minor repairs on audiovisual equipment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the operation of audiovisual, photographic, audio and video equipment in support of regular instruction, guest artist/designer/lecturers, administrative and special events purposes throughout the university.
  • Performs media capture and conversion for alternative distribution methods.
  • Assists with the reservation and distribution system for provision of audiovisual equipment and supplies for instructional, administrative and special events purposes.
  • Operates the scheduling system for audiovisual facilities and studios to meet instructional and student needs, inclusive of four video editing suites, an audio suite, a computer workstation, an inter-format video transfer station and a photographic studio.
  • Provides technical education assistance for students, staff and faculty with respect to equipment operation and care; and the operation of audiovisual, photographic, audio and video equipment; monitors audio-visual production facilities while in use.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum Grade 12 education.
  • Demonstrated experience with audio visual equipment, preferably within a post-secondary environment.
  • Working knowledge and experience in New-Media Arts, audio, video and photography is preferred.
  • Demonstrated organization and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and effectively in cooperation with faculty and students in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.

As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this casual position pays an hourly rate of $17.51 and dues will be collected at a rate of 1.25% per pay. As this position is casual in nature, there will be no guarantee of hours or a regular schedule.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following in a single PDF document:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Please upload your single document to the Resume section – do not upload any documents to the Cover Letter section. You will be required to create an account in order to submit your application.

Please visit our Application FAQ’s page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Further information about AUArts is available on our website, visit

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AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversity of the university. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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