Jesse works as an AV Technician (Union Stagehand Local), setting up the audio & video for concerts, plays, movies, and conferences. He got his foot in the door through a friend who was in the union, and it turns out that they were hiring. It's a great gig.
Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio and television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies and in office and school buildings.
Short-term on-the-job training
Technicians who have work experience and formal training in their field will have the best opportunities for a job. Although some formal apprenticeship programs do exist, more frequently a new technician will accompany a more senior level technician to get the training and skills necessary for advancement.
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