Human Resources

Audio Visual Aide


Receives, stores and distributes a variety of audio-visual equipment, supplies, films and materials, and may assist in operating such equipment.  Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established policy and procedures, with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of student assistants.  Does related work, as required.

Processes requests from instructors, students, and civic groups, and orders a variety of audio-visual supplies, materials and equipment for use by the agency;
Coordinates and organizes delivery and return of motion picture films, film strips, film loops, slides, exhibits, and related audio-visual materials;
May repair motion picture films and film strips, by replacing damaged footage, using inspection and film splicing machines;
May prepare and mount transparencies for overhead projectors;
Maintains an inventory catalog of audio-visual materials, films, film strips, slides, tapes and related materials;
Performs a variety of minor maintenance tasks such as changing projector bulbs, cleaning overhead projectors, changing phonograph cartridges, etc.;
May perform microfilming duties, as required;
Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports.

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:Working knowledge of the care, cleaning and storage of motion picture films, slides, phonographic records, video and audio tapes and filmstrips, working knowledge of the minor (basic) maintenance and repair of audio-visual equipment; working knowledge of terminology, procedures and equipment related to audio-visual work; ability to keep simple records and make reports; ability to instruct and inform others of the basic operation of a variety of audio-visual equipment; ability to get along well with others; resourcefulness; good judgment; good communication skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school, or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND EITHER:

  1. Six (6) months of full-time, paid clerical experience,

  2. Any equivalent combination of training and experience indicating the ability to perform the duties of the position.

NOTE: Part-time, paid experience will be considered, on a pro-rated basis.

Competitive Class
Non-Competitive (Part-time)