Audio Visual Technician- Per Diem

Wallingford, CT

Choate Rosemary Hall has an immediate opening for a per diem Audio-Visual Technician for the Paul Mellon Arts Center and Colony Hall.  The A.V. Technician is responsible for supporting the production of external events and/or on campus events when scheduled and will work in collaboration with the various internal colleagues. The position reports to the Director of the Arts. 

The Paul Mellon Arts Center is a 760-seat venue and Colony Hall is a 1,100 seat venue that serve both the school and surrounding community by providing an academic-year season that includes student productions, a variety of concerts, and guest artist events.  Both facilities also serve the school community as a weekly meeting space, as well as a venue for other school events including several special speaker programs.


Job duties:

  •  Manage & operate the audio and video technical needs and equipment for scheduled events
  • Collaborate with the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director on maintaining all audio and video equipment of the School
  • Communicate with the presenters to discuss details such as call time, tech and media needs, and other tech specific information and share that with various internal colleagues as appropriate 


  •  A working knowledge of CAD/Vectorworks and ETC lighting consoles is preferred
  • Experience designing and running lights and projection
  • Experience hanging and focusing lights, rigging, and handling other theatrical equipment, including working at high heights
  • Master’s degree in Technical Theater/Theater Design or bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of professional experience in the field
  • Physical demands for this position require the ability to remain standing for extended periods of time and lift/push objects up to 100 lbs. without assistance


Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own. 

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.