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AV/LIGHTING INSTRUCTOR

Is your passion for technology becoming eclipsed by a desire to impact the next generation? If you answered “yes”, join our EnventU Entourage, a one-of-its kind startup initiative, and introduce the world of audio visual through live events!

  • -How does this position align with your previous work experience and future professional goals?

    -What is your proudest accomplishment to date? Share what happened and why you're most proud of this moment.

POSITION OVERVIEW

To facilitate and instruct informative and engaging AV/Lighting lesson plans for high-school students in partnership with student-facing programs in the community. Lead and facilitate EnventU students through youth development experiences in efforts to develop their professional selves.

Lesson Topics

AUDIO

  • How Sound Works
  • Microphone Patterns
  • Mixing Consoles, Patterns, & Speakers
  • Show Communication, Recorders, & Playback Devices

VISUAL

  • Projection Systems & Displays
  • Switchers, Recorders, Playback Devices, Cameras

LIGHTING

  • Fixtures: Static, Intelligent, & LED
  • Consoles & Dimmers
  • Effects & Lighting Design

Instructors will use a variety of demo equipment, visual aids, and a provided interactive curriculum. Supportive tools of education to aid in hosting a hands-on learning experience which engages students in the implementation of knowledge, techniques, and skills essential to the AV industry will be utilized.

Responsibilities and Duties

The AV/Lighting instructor will act as the POC for the community location and work closely with EnventU’s Executive Director to ensure that the scope and scale of each lesson is appropriate for students, meets partner expectations, and is reflective of EnventU’s mission, goals, and brand.

Additional Duties as Follows

Act as the POC/Lead to:

  • Prioritize teaching methods and lessons
  • Enforce EnventU rules and code of conduct
  • Lecture and discuss technical concepts
  • Prepare materials for classroom lessons (as needed)
  • Prepare handouts/printing in advance of class (as needed)
  • Ensure required equipment and materials are available for curriculum execution
  • Construct and manage regular communications via newsletters (Network for Good) and SMS text messages (Harness) software to students & parents
  • Collaborate with and manage Classroom Assistant
  • Inventory and coordinate the restocking of necessary supplies

In Collaboration with Executive Director Assist by:

  • Chaperoning field trips and/or work opportunities
  • Requesting themed panel participants and guest speakers
  • Requesting appropriate field trip locations and real-world experiences
  • Securing student participation and communicate necessary logistics for volunteer and work opportunities
  • Recruiting program participants in collaboration with community partner
  • Placing students in internships which compliment their interests and skillset (as needed)
  • Collaborate with AVIXA Association Ambassador to recommend and advocate for industry partners, opportunities, and expert insight consistent with industry standards
  • Coordinate and managing youth involvement during annual ENTOURAGE event

Position Qualifications

  1. Minimum five (5) years of industry experience in audio/visual, lighting, technology, education, or a related field with a focus on live events
  2. Share a passion for EnventU’s mission work
  3. Ability to manage a high-school classroom and challenging learning environment
  4. Availability to attend events and conferences on behalf of EnventU
  5. Must provide (3) references and submit to a background check

Position Preferences

  1. Management level experience in audio/visual, lighting, technology, education, or a related field with a focus in live events
  2. Formal training or experience in youth development
  3. CTS Designation
  4. AVIXA Membership

You Naturally:

  • Connect to and motivate young people
  • Share your enthusiasm for your career
  • Hold a positive outlook and are solution oriented
  • Clearly and effectively communicate
  • Posses disciplined thought, action, and work ethic
  • Have the ability to be self-managed and a team player

Employment Type

Spring, 2020-FebruaryJune

  • Part Time Contractor
  • Program Location: Project Create | 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE WDC
  • Est. Time In-Classroom: Tue/Thur | 1.5 Hours/Day
  • Est. Curriculum Prep/Outside Time: 5 Hours/Week
  • Program Begins: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Program Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Key 2020 Dates

  • P2P Summit LaunchSaturday, February 29TH
  • Instructor Training DayWeek of February 24TH (Exact Day TBD)
  • Orientation/Meet & Greet-Thursday, March 26TH
  • P2P Summit Concludes/ENTOURAGE EventWednesday, April 1ST
  • InfoComm 2020 Conference-June 16TH-20TH
  • -How does this position align with your previous work experience and future professional goals?

    -What is your proudest accomplishment to date? Share what happened and why you're most proud of this moment.