Audio Visual (AV) Operator 
Woodland Park Zoo  35 reviews - Seattle, WA 98103

This is your opportunity to join the dynamic IT team at Woodland Park Zoo. Applications are now being accepted for a full-time (~30 hours / week), benefited AV Operator. Weekend work is required.


Plans, coordinates and schedules audio/visual needs with various zoo departments, and outside vendors/organizations and companies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work closely with and provide high-quality customer service to guests and internal departments such as Events, Education, Development, and Administration.
  • Schedule, deliver, operate, pick up, and maintain audio/visual equipment for zoo staff, volunteers, and other public or private groups. Responsible for set up and break down of equipment, as needed.
  • Assist with zoo lectures, events, and meetings by video recording, operating presentation projectors/computers, controlling stage lighting, and monitoring sound systems.
  • Support kiosks, exhibit displays, and video displays, including those at Zoomazium, the Auditorium, the ZooStores, Guest Services and Admissions.
  • Maintain a current inventory of all zoo audio/visual equipment. Perform an annual inventory check to ensure equipment accountability.
  • Follow a repair and inspection schedule for all audio/visual equipment. Make simple repairs and perform preventative maintenance. Check stage lighting for bad bulbs, adjustment, and focus.
  • Update and manage event data in the Ungerboeck Event Management (EBMS) software or an equivalent software system.
  • Participate in staff meetings, and maintain good relationships and clear communications with other zoo departments to help support their goals.
  • Perform general office duties such as composing correspondence; maintaining event software, files, and database entries; and dispatching meeting minutes and reminders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability meet deadlines and keep events on schedule by addressing and troubleshooting any audio/visual issues that may potential problems during planning stages of the event.
  • Ability to interact with staff, volunteers, sponsors and vendors in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours without direct supervision.
  • Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution’s Core Values.


High school diploma, and training in vocational school, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree in related field. Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with Audio/Visual equipment, including various types of projectors and sound systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office; have a general working knowledge of PowerPoint, Keynote, digital video and music formats, basic PC/Mac troubleshooting, and familiarity Ethernet networks including Wi-Fi.

Certificates and Licenses

Valid Washington State Drivers License.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are REQUIRED when applying for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before).

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.