Audio Visual Technician Co-op Student Internship

1211 Avenue of the Americas

Application Deadline: Closed
Position: Full-time, Paid
Timeframe: 02/12/12 — ?

Ropes & Gray LLP Description

About Ropes and Gray:

Ropes & Gray is a leading national, and increasingly international, law firm. It is consistently recognized as a top-ten player in its Private Equity, Investment Management, Intellectual Property, Government Enforcement, Life Sciences and Complex Business Litigation practices, among others.

The firm has a strong track record of growth and accomplishment. Building around its leading national practices the firm has, in the last five years, quadrupled its New York presence, doubled its California presence, and opened an office in Chicago. The firm has also grown internationally, adding offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London.

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Manager of Telecommunications and Conferencing, the AV Engineer is responsible for the design, installation, maintenance, and management of the firm's AV equipment. This includes all Audio/ Video production equipment such as: codecs, cameras, monitors, mixers, microphones, recording and bridging equipment. The AV Engineer will stay current on industry/market trends and recommend alternatives to infrastructure including replacement of systems and equipment to meet firm requirements. This position will coordinate and provide technical expertise on construction projects involving the installation of fully integrated AV conference rooms and will create and maintain diagrams in standard software packages such as CAD, Visio, etc. This position will interact with technical staff such as electrical contractors, network engineers, cabling contractors, videoconferencing technicians and AV design consultants.

Ropes & Gray LLP Full-time, Paid Requirements


Design the architecture of the firm's AV setups, including video codecs, bridges, audio components, and control systems such as Crestron along with all other related equipment servicing the conference rooms in the firm.

Maintain and support the AV environment to keep it up to date and tuned for optimal performance.

Liaise with manufacturers and integrators to install, test and recalibrate new and newly repaired AV equipment.

Setup and diagnose problems with audio and video components.

Oversee the work done by AV vendors on installation and problem resolution.

Work with Conference Services Department to support the AV requirements of the firm.

Provide guidance on best practices, innovative solutions, and process improvements relating to all AV equipment.

Ensure that proper tools are in place and optimized to support the efficient operation of the AV environment.

Consult with and advise the Manager of Telecommunications and Conferencing to determine the firm's technology needs to support the firm's AV environment.

Maintain accurate documentation for all aspects of the AV environment and the supporting systems used for its management.

Performs other work-related duties as assigned


Ability to influence at all levels of the organization

Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives or activities, and effectively make judgments in prioritizing and time allocation in a high-pressure environment

Ability to be a proactive, self-starter who understands the details within a much larger context

Ability to handle multiple assignments with a strong sense of urgency in solving customer requests in a timely manner

Highly self-motivated and directed

Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Must be flexible and able to work under tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks, respond quickly to changing priorities, and plan accordingly

Ability to prioritize work and communicate effectively with supervisor and other members of team

Must be customer service focused with internal and external clients

Ability to work in a multi-office environment and willingness to travel to other offices as required

Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment

Must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality of the firm's internal and personnel affairs

To apply, please email your resume to [email protected]