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Audio Visual Operator, Part-Time

Singularity University’s Audio Visual team is looking for skilled technicians in the Bay Area to join our live event production team. This role includes the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of audio-visual equipment used in the production of SU’s various educational programs. AV technicians are hired to staff each of these programs, so the amount of work depends on our what is needed for each event and the number of programs happening at any one time. This position allows for great flexibility in scheduling due to the variable workload.

This role is designed for a general Audio Visual technician to operate the technology used to run these programs, like wireless microphones, digital audio mixing consoles, video switchers, televisions, and theatrical lighting. This role is a combination of the traditional Audio Operator (A1) and Video / Graphics Operator (V1) on large-scale productions. The person in this role will need to be comfortable fluidly working between the various audio, visual, lighting, and camera equipment required to run any SU program. Our team is comprised of a few, high-skilled technicians who are not afraid to try something new or play a different role to get the job done. 

The ideal candidate is technologically-savvy, graceful under pressure, detail-oriented, and flexible.

The starting hourly rate for this position is $23/hour.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operate multiple Apple computers simultaneously for transferring, loading and displaying speaker content.
  • Handle live switching of various video inputs through a video production switcher.
  • Operate the on-stage countdown clock.
  • Mix microphones and line inputs live while operating the digital audio mixing console.
  • Care and maintenance of wireless handheld microphones and wireless headset microphones.
  • Play appropriate music during program sessions and breaks.
  • Troubleshoot AV system issues.


  • 1+ year experience working in audiovisual production or live event production.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, start-up environment.
  • Live audio mixing experience is a plus.
  • Willing to work flexible hours and on weekends during programs.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Atypical attention to detail.
  • Team player a MUST.

Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation based on NASA’s research campus in Silicon Valley. We are a global community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Our learning and innovation platform empowers individuals and organizations with the mindset, skillset, and network to build breakthrough solutions that leverage emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. With our community of entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions, we have the necessary ingredients to create a more abundant future for all.

Singularity University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. SU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, local law.

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