Jesse, an AV Technician (Union Stagehand Local), describes what he likes most about his job, its challenges, and work-life balance. With the union, he's on-call every day so it can be challenging to plan activities. But when he needs a break he has the freedom to take his name off the call list for as long as he likes.
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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