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Sr Audio Visual Specialist

Company: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Hearing is key to our health and happiness. Starkey is much more than the hearing aids we produce. We are in the business of connecting people and changing lives. We believe being able to hear the world and the people around us is as essential to the human experience as breathing. Many recent advances are already being recognized as disruptive technologies that have positioned Starkey hearing aids as the industry's first devices that go beyond providing just audiological amplification. Our hearing aids now incorporate Artificial Intelligence, embedded activity sensors, language translation and transcription services, as well as an always-on personal voice assistant.

General Summary of the Purpose of the Position

Starkey is looking for a Sr. Audio Visual Specialist. This position is responsible for the overall production of audio and video for conferences, meetings, special events, video conferences, training, webinars, and other events. Engauge professionally with High level Executives, Entertainers and Professional Athletes. Oversees all aspects of virtual meetings in corporate conference rooms. Makes recommendations on technology and drives the vision and direction for AV services.

Approach and Deployment

Oversee audio/video aspects of live conferences, meetings, special events, webinars and other large-scale Starkey events.

  • Collaborate with executive leadership and meeting owners to determine requirements for each virtual meeting or event.
  • Plan, schedule and execute rehearsals/dry-runs and technical testing. Coordinate with participants and validate connectivity/compatibility with meeting technology.
  • Support and direct events including breakout sessions, participant management, presentation asset management, and system audio routing.
  • Manage production equipment including lighting, cameras, sound, and production software.
  • Establish best practices throughout the organization by developing training materials and convey them regularly to teach employees how to effectively run/manage remote meetings.

Coordinate and lead audio/video production operations and support team.

  • Prioritize and coordinate the division of labor to ensure all commitments are managed.
  • Provide regular operational assessments to leadership and make recommendations and requests for resources when needed.

Collaborate with IT leadership and staff to ensure highest quality virtual event production and conferencing equipment performance.

  • Review measurements/KPIs regularly to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Review state of equipment and services to ensure both meet current supported requirements.
  • Review current program capabilities and demands; make recommendations.


College-level coursework in Communication Arts, Digital Media, or similar

Bachelor's degree preferred


1-3 years video production experience; live and virtual event production preferred

Experience in an enterprise setting; corporate event production

Technical Knowledge

  • Computer hardware and software - especially presentation graphics.
  • Auditorium and studio equipment - cameras, microphones, audio/video hardware and software
  • Conference room equipment - video projection/displays, sound, controls.
  • Broadcast platforms: WebEx, MS Teams, MS Stream, online streaming (FB Live, IG Live, YouTube)

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent AV production and technology knowledge and operations
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure; flexibility/agility to adjust to new requirements
  • Superior customer service and business relationship management skills
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to remain flexible and patient in order to solve a multitude of audio and video issues that may arise on the systems supported by Starkey and challenges as they develop among a diverse user group.
  • Ability to work extended hours or weekends as required by special events and meetings.


Keywords: Starkey Laboratories, Inc., Eden Prairie , Sr Audio Visual Specialist, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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