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Audio Visual Support Technician

British Museum


Posted 4 days ago

Join the prestigious British Museum as an AV Support Technician and contribute to a world-class cultural experience


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The British Museum, a guardian of human history and culture, invites a skilled AV Support Technician to be part of their dynamic team. This iconic institution not only showcases a vast collection that spans over two million years of history but also offers a stimulating work environment where the blend of heritage and technology creates a unique platform for professional growth.

Role Summary:

  • Support the operation of AV facilities across the Museum's diverse spaces, including galleries and event venues.
  • Manage a variety of AV equipment, enhance presentation media, and maintain lighting and sound systems.
  • Facilitate both onsite and online events, ensuring high-quality AV performance.

Role Requirements:

  • A degree or equivalent in technology-related fields (Sound/Visual/Art/IT).
  • Proven experience in an AV role, preferably within a cultural, academic, or conference setting.
  • Proficiency with a broad spectrum of AV and IT systems.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to handle pressure gracefully.
  • Strong communication skills to coordinate with various stakeholders.


  • 25 days of annual leave plus 2.5 privilege days and bank holidays, increasing with service.
  • Membership in the civil service pension scheme.
  • Free entry to multiple museums and engaging Museum activities.
  • Interest-free loans for travel and bicycle purchases.
  • Continuous professional and personal development opportunities.
  • Discounts on dining and shop purchases at the Museum.
  • Employee Assistance Programme for support and advice.

The British Museum is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse and inclusive workforce that mirrors the vast cultural tapestry it represents.

The British Museum is seeking a knowledgeable and proactive AV Support Technician to provide an exceptional AV Service to our staff. This is a full-time site-based role which will involve working on some weekends to support after-hours events.

The role entails supporting the operation of AV facilities in all areas of the Museum, including lecture theatres, seminar rooms, permanent galleries, temporary exhibitions, meeting rooms, and educational spaces. This will involve the use of a wide range of AV equipment, presentation media, lighting, and sound systems, as well as installations for permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions. You will also support onsite, hybrid and online events.

Job requirements include a degree (or equivalent) in an area of relevant technology (Sound/Visual/Art/IT). Experience of working within an AV environment, ideally a large-scale cultural organisation or museum. Otherwise, such venues as conference centres or universities. Working knowledge of a wide range of AV and related systems in a variety of formats, and a high level of IT literacy. Demonstrable time management skills and an ability to work under pressure, as well as communicate, coordinate, and organise end users in a sensitive and diplomatic manner.

The British Museum offers a competitive benefits package including: Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service) plus 2.5 privilege days and plus bank holidays. Membership of the civil service defined benefit pension scheme. Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions. Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections. Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans. Professional and personal development opportunities. Employee Assistance Programme. Discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture.


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