Audio-Visual and Multimedia Collections Specialists
SOC: 25-9011.00


Prepare, plan, and operate multimedia teaching aids for use in education. May record, catalogue, and file materials.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
10,000 employed

Projected (2024):
10,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Audio Video Technician
  • Audio Visual Coordinator
  • Audio Visual Secretary
  • Audio Visual Specialist
  • Audio Visual Technician
  • Audio-Visual Arts Director
  • Audio-Visual Collections Coordinator
  • Audio-Visual Director
  • Audio-Visual Specialist
  • Audiovisual Production Specialist
  • Electronics Technician
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Instructional Services Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Media Services Coordinator
  • Media Specialist
  • Media Technician
  • Multimedia Coordinator
  • Multimedia Services Coordinator
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Production Technician
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Technology Specialist
  • Television Technician
  • Video Coordinator
  • Video Technician
  • Visual Coordinator
  • Visual Education Director
  • Visual Specialist

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed


    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.


    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Set up, adjust, and operate audio-visual equipment, such as cameras, film and slide projectors, and recording equipment, for meetings, events, classes, seminars, and video conferences.
  • Offer presentations and workshops on the role of multimedia in effective presentations.
  • Attend conventions and conferences, read trade journals, and communicate with industry insiders to keep abreast of industry developments.
  • Instruct users in the selection, use, and design of audio-visual materials and assist them in the preparation of instructional materials and the rehearsal of presentations.
  • Maintain hardware and software, including computers, scanners, color copiers, and color laser printers.
  • Confer with teachers to select course materials and to determine which training aids are best suited to particular grade levels.
  • Perform simple maintenance tasks, such as cleaning monitors and lenses and changing batteries and light bulbs.
  • Develop manuals, texts, workbooks, or related materials for use in conjunction with production materials.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel during production.
  • Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums necessary to meet production objectives effectively and within budgetary constraints.
  • Acquire, catalog, and maintain collections of audio-visual material such as films, video- and audio-tapes, photographs, and software programs.
  • Narrate presentations and productions.
  • Construct and position properties, sets, lighting equipment, and other equipment.
  • Develop preproduction ideas and incorporate them into outlines, scripts, story boards, and graphics.
  • Plan and prepare audio-visual teaching aids and methods for use in school systems.
  • Produce rough and finished graphics and graphic designs.
  • Locate and secure settings, properties, effects, and other production necessities.
  • Install audio-visual equipment.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Audio or video editing systems
  • Audio presentation systems
  • Audio tape players
  • Claw hammers
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital camcorders
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • High speed video duplicators
  • Laptop computers
  • Large screen projectors
  • Light boards
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projection systems
  • Microfiche readers
  • Motion picture projectors
  • Multimedia projectors
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead display projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Portable amplifiers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Slide projectors
  • Sound boards
  • Still cameras
  • Television monitors
  • Video cassette recorders VCR
  • Video screens
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Voltmeters
  • Wireless microphones
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word
  • Web browser software

  • education training and library

    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000