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Junior IT Technician for AV Installations – Freelance

Junior IT Technician for AV Installations – Freelance

A work opportunity exists for a talented and motivated Junior IT Technician to join our dynamic AV Installation team on a freelance and project basis. As an audio-visual installation company, we specialize in designing and implementing professional AV solutions for our clients. We are looking for a freelancer who has a good IT skillset with an interest in AV, and is eager to learn and grow in the field.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the project leader to assist in assessing client requirements.
  • Assisting with equipment setup, basic configuration, and troubleshooting, during on-site installation.
  • Assist in integrating AV systems with new and existing IT infrastructure, with and without the guidance of senior technicians.
  • Assist with cabling and cable testing
  • Liaise with client-side IT staff before and during the installation phase.
  • Conduct basic testing and follow quality assurance procedures to ensure the functionality of any IT related aspects of installed AV systems.
  • Assist in providing end-user training on the operation and maintenance of any IT related aspects of installed AV systems.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to the IT field, as relevant to AV installations.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with basic IT concepts, such as network connectivity, storage, firmware updating, software, and troubleshooting.
  • Some experience or exposure to professional audio-visual installation and integration is preferred, but not required.
  • A basic understanding of audio-visual technologies, including displays, projectors, audio systems, cameras, and control systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical diagrams and installation plans with guidance.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Awareness of basic cyber security procedures and principles.
  • Willingness to take equal responsibility when things go right and when they go wrong.
  • Good organizational and time management skills, with the ability to focus on the task at hand to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work collaboratively within a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any relevant certifications or training in IT, Audio Visual or related fields would be a plus.
  • Familiarity with the following is beneficial:
    • Common Video Conferencing & Unified Communication platforms
    • Streaming protocols
    • Network Configuration (subnetting, QoS, etc)
    • IT Infrastructure Integration (e.g. AD, SSO, etc)
    • Wireless technologies
    • AV Over IP
    • CATx & Fibre
    • Control Systems & Protocols
    • Content Management Systems
    • Virtualisation
      The more of the above that you’re familiar with, the more often your skills will be relied upon.
  • Please submit your resume and any relevant portfolio or project examples to work@creatav.co.za. Include “Junior IT Technician for AV Installations” in the subject line.

Note: The candidate will initially be engaged on a per-project basis. This opportunity is suitable for junior-level candidates and offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the AV installation field. Availability for on-site installations may vary depending on project requirements.