Audio-Visual Field Engineer; Ithaca, NY

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Audio-Visual Field Engineer; Ithaca, NY




Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


Audio Visual Field Engineer 
– On-site

About the Video Engineering and Event Services Department

Video Engineering & Event Services provides services that enable remote viewing and participation for events, classes, and meetings. Software services include Zoom and Kaltura video streaming, professional services support hybrid events and webinars, and infrastructure services install digital signage and classroom and conference room technology.

The Opportunity

The Audio-Visual Field Engineer works with a team of project managers, designers, engineers, and technicians supporting the Digital Signage and AV Installation services within the Video Engineering & Event Services department.

The AV Field Engineer is responsible for the pre-installation and installation phases of classroom, conference room, meeting room, and office audio-visual systems. This includes accountability for shop builds, pre-installation site coordination, oversight of installation technicians and trades during installation, and project close out activities. The Field Engineer is also expected to be able to perform AV installation tasks, as needed.

This position performs all work in a manner that is consistent with the university’s mission, vision, and values, including our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

What We Need

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three to four years’ experience in AV installation, design engineering, or construction management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of audio-visual signal flow.
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and coordinate within an enterprise IT organization.
  • A valid NYS driver’s license.

Employees are expected to meet all of the Cornell University Staff Skills for Success, which are essential for individual and organizational success.


No Visa Sponsorship is available for this position.


Preferred Qualifications

  • AVIXA CTS, CTS-I or CTS-D certification.
  • Crestron, Biamp and Atlona training or certification.
  • AutoCAD and Bluebeam experience.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.


Rewards and Benefits

  • Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
  • Our benefits programs include comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, access to wellness programs, and employee discounts with local and national retail brands. We invite you to follow this link to get more information about our benefits:
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  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25-January 1.
  • Cornell’s impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children’s Tuition Assistance Program.


Familiarize yourself with Cornell’s COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university’s COVID-19 services and information.


University Job Title:

Instructional Tech Spec III

Job Family:

Information Technology



Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$68,765.00 – $80,725.00

Remote Option Availability:

Fully Onsite



Contact Name:

Maria Avila


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  • Prior relevant work or industry experience
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
  • Unique applicable skills
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)


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