AV Technician Intern


Compensation: $15 / hour.
Position Type: Full time (40 Hours).
Location: On-site in Corrales, New Mexico.

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The Position

We seek a full-time AV Intern to support efforts involving creative problem solving, implementation and support of our professional AV installations and interactive technology experiences. This a paid, fixed term internship for 10-12 weeks (depending on the candidate’s availability and the timing of the hire). Responsibilities include a broad range of tasks including AV technical setup and configuration, physical labor, research, testing, troubleshooting, communications and documentation. The position could lead to a full-time position.

General Qualifications

We are searching for an AV Technician Intern to play a role in helping customize technical solutions, and in the hands-on implementation of our professional AV installations and other exhibits. You will be challenged with a variety of projects, a rapidly changing technical landscape, multi-tasking across projects and proposals, and partnering on integrations with internal teams including Design, Development, Production and Sales. Candidates will ideally have some past AV skills and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

About Ideum

Ideum develops custom multitouch and HCI exhibits for museums, nonprofit organizations, and socially responsible companies. The firm has worked on custom software and hardware projects with some of the world’s top museums such as: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, The Field Museum, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, SFMOMA, and more. In addition, Ideum has worked with Fortune 500 companies and iconic brands such as: Apple, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Union Pacific, and others. We are an internationally recognized interactive design firm located in Corrales, New Mexico (near Albuquerque, an hour from Santa Fe).
Please see our website, project portfolio and blog to learn more about us.

How to Apply

Please respond via email (see below) and include examples of your work (URLS – if available) along with a cover letter—and your resume.
NOTE: Candidates who do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

In your cover letter, please address the following questions:

  • What drew you to this position?
  • Explain what collaboration means to you and how it is part of your process.
  • Share your approach to learning new technology.
  • Why do you want to work with Ideum?
  • Describe your ideal working environment.






  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Detail oriented, ability to multi-task
  • Experience with Audio Visual equipment
  • Experience with video conferencing, audio, and other systems
  • Experience with shop tools
  • Understanding of networking and components
  • Experience building computer systems
  • Windows OS and other systems administration
  • Ability to lift, move and install AV equipment up to 50 pounds

Extra Credit

  • Experience in IT
  • Experience with electrical systems and concepts
  • Experience in fabrication
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Experience with microelectronics, sensors, etc.
  • Experience with 3D rendering and printing
  • Metalwork, woodwork and fabrication
  • Experience with technical documentation
  • Experience in the museum or non-profit world