Audio Visual Technician CV Example + 2024 Guide - CV Plaza

Audio Visual Technician CV Example + 2024 Guide

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 3 Oct 2023

As an audio visual technician (also known as an AV engineer) you will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of audio and visual technology such as IT systems, screens, projectors, speakers, lighting, cameras and streaming services.

To get a specialist job like this, you will need to have a great CV.

This easy-to-follow guide has been created to give you all the necessary guidelines to help you write your perfect CV and secure a job interview for this role.

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CV example

Tip: Use the CV template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Noah Moran

22 King Edwards Rd
IC22 5YR
Mob: 079 3234 5444       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile

I am an enthusiastic, driven and tech-savvy AV Technician with more than two years of work experience in testing and installing Audio/Visual systems for a variety of different purposes. My key strengths include; exceptional knowledge of technology, excellent customer service and the immaculate presentation and delivery of digital equipment.

  • Degree in Media Production from Northampton University
  • Live Music Charity Fundraiser

2012 – 2015BA (Hons) Media ProductionNorthampton UniversityGrade achieved: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Moving Image and Creative Video
  • Television Drama
  • Audio and Special FX
  • Contemporary Hollywood

2011 – 2012
Results: Media: A English Literature: C Film studies: B
A LevelsAston College
2005 – 2011
Results: 11 GCSEs at Grades A*-C.
GCSEsAston School

Work experience and employment
Dec 2015 – PresentAudio Visual Technician         EMS Events

Main duties performed:

  • Setting up and testing portable equipment at the client’s location of choosing, including the immaculate presentation of media apparatus
  • Providing technical support and problem solving to all visual systems
  • Training non-technical members of staff or third-party professionals on the basics of AV equipment; cameras, projectors, microphones, etc.
  • Holdings business meetings with clients to discuss their needs/requirements
  • Equipment loan and administration; ensuring all equipment hire is documented with receipt of hire, and the date of return is mutually agreed
  • Communication with the head office to confirm that all systems are operating at an exceptional standard and resolve any issues that may require attention
  • To provide the full safety guidelines and familiarise everyone with the fire exits
  • Ensuring that all equipment pass the annual safety checks
  • Regularly handling media equipment, wires, cables, etc.
  • Assisting the Marketing department with taking photographs of events
  • Assisting with organising events and stage setup
  • Performing equipment maintenance duties such as cleaning, fixing and replacing
  • Replacing bulbs, fuses, plugs and wires when necessary
  • Researching new products and ordering in stock
  • Labelling and organising equipment and devices in storage rooms
  • To maintain a smart and professional manner at all times

Feb 2015 – Nov 2015Sound Engineer Assistant       Imperial College

Main duties performed:

  • The set-up and assessment of audio recording equipment in all lecture theatres
  • Selecting specific audio equipment adjustment in order to optimise the recording of lectures, including all maintenance and repair works
  • Installation and updating of the Panopto software onto university computers for students’ access record and view lecture presentations
  • Performing general maintenance duties of media and IT equipment

  • AutoCAD course (3 days)
  • Level 2 ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

Skills and competencies
  • Experienced in the installation and maintenance of computers, laptops, projectors, lighting rigs, plasma screens, sound systems, VHS & digital cameras, radio microphones, CD players and other media and AV equipment and devices
  • High interest in always educating myself in the usage of the latest software and equipment to suit the client’s needs
  • Outstanding organisational skills due to the regular set up and smooth running of services provided to clients during gigs, exhibitions, events and conferences


Due to my creative personality, in my spare time I enjoy interior design for my house, including drawing and organising the set-up of furniture. I also enjoy everything related to technology and following the latest news and events in the industry.


Mr Leon Austin
Senior AV Technician, EMS Events
Address: 28 Broad Rd, Kent, CT11 3DY
Tel: 0733 3431 3454
Email: [email protected]
Mrs Ella Hyde
IT Manager, Imperial College
Address: 7 Helena St, Maryport, M22 7YD
Tel: 0850 4312 4423
Email: [email protected]




What makes this CV effective?

  • Strong Profile Statement: The CV begins with a compelling summary statement that quickly highlights the candidate’s career objectives and key strengths, grabbing the reader’s attention from the start.
  • Quantifiable Achievements: Throughout the CV, the candidate uses specific, quantifiable achievements to showcase their accomplishments. This provides concrete evidence of their skills and contributions.
  • Education and Work History: The candidate has provided clear information about their educational background and work history, including dates, locations, and job titles.
  • Relevant Keywords: The CV includes industry-specific keywords and phrases, which can be crucial for passing through automated applicant tracking systems (ATS).

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CV template

How to structure and format your CV

  • Stick to a standard CV format: Your CV should follow a traditional format that is familiar to employers. Start at the top of your CV with your personal details, followed by your personal profile, achievements, employment, education, skills, hobbies and, lastly, references. This will make scanning and reading your CV effortless so none of your important information will be missed.
  • Use a professional CV font: It’s easy to get carried away when choosing fonts as there are hundreds to choose from. You should stick to well-known and high-legibility fonts such as Times New Roman, Verdana, Ariel and Helvetica. Don’t use a font size smaller than 10.
  • Use appropriate margins and spacing: A perfect CV should be easy to read and follow so never pack too much information together. Use appropriate margins and spacing to organise the information into well-defined sections with plenty of white space around it.
  • Use short sentences and bullet points: Studies have shown that employers only spend around 30 seconds reading a CV. Given this short window of opportunity, an effective way to increase the readability and impact of your CV is to use short sentences and bullet points instead of long paragraphs.
  • Limit the jargon: You may be inclined to use a lot of technical jargon on your AV technician CV but you have to be careful not to overdo it. Not every recruiter will be familiar with the technical terms or technology that are used in the audio-visual industry. Try to strike a balance between showing yourself as a competent, technical-minded individual and your CV being easy to understand by non-technical readers.

How to write an audio visual technician CV (step-by-step guide)

Personal details

Write your personal details such as name, address, telephone number and email address at the top of your CV. Use your name, not “CV” or “Curriculum Vitae”, as the main heading of your CV.


Personal profile

Next, write a compelling personal profile statement.

Your personal profile is a short introduction that gives the employer a brief overview of your personal characteristics, experience and abilities.

Guidelines for writing a personal profile statement:

  1. Keep it short and sweet (no more than 3-4 sentences)
  2. Avoid clichés
  3. Give real-life examples of your abilities and achievements

Personal profile example:

I am a skilled and methodical AV technician with excellent knowledge of installing both AV & IT hardware and software, including configuration, diagnosing and resolving problems. I have assisted with the organisation of over twenty major events and provided technical support to a wide range of stakeholders. I have excellent attention to detail, demonstrated in my ability to set up complex AV systems without issues.


In this section, you should list your main achievements and accomplishments such as awards, promotions, good grades, extensive work experience, leadership positions, etc.

  • Successfully installed and configured AV equipment and systems at an important event in the absence of the AV manager
  • Promoted thrice in two years
  • Elected class representative in college

Employment and work experience

This is probably the most important of your CV.

In this section, you should list down the details of your employment and work experience. This could be from full-time or part-time jobs, voluntary positions and internships. Write the jobs in reverse chronological order (most recent first).

For entry you need to include the following information:

  • Start and end dates
  • Job title/position
  • Organisation name
  • Main duties, responsibilities and achievements

April 2020 – PresentAudio visual technician         AV Solutions Ltd.

Main duties and responsibilities performed:

  • Set up, operated and maintained IT and AV equipment
  • Diagnosed and resolved technical AV issues in a timely manner
  • Worked closely with the IT team to resolve technical problems
  • Provided technical support, advice and guidance to colleagues and clients
  • Assisted with the organisation of events
  • Performed general IT admin duties

Audio visual duties to add to your CV

  • Assemble, maintain and repair audio-visual technology equipment.
  • Video production (set up, shoot and post-edit production).
  • Deploy AV and IT equipment for live events.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and resolve problems as soon as they arise.
  • Manage AV bookings.
  • Provide tech support to clients.
  • Ensure the safe and secure storage of equipment and systems.
  • Adhere to health and safety regulations at all times.
  • Provide general assistance with events.

Education and training

Next, inform the employer about the education and training that you have received.

Things to include in this section:

  • Professional training qualifications
  • Degrees
  • College-level qualifications
  • GCSEs

2017-2019A-LevelsSouth England College
  • Maths (B), Computer Science (B) and English (C).
  • 2015 – 2017
    Results: 7 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including Maths and English.
    GCSEsSutton Community College


The qualifications section of your CV should contain a list of additional qualifications such as professional training qualifications.

  • Level 2 Certificate in IT Essentials Course – Open Study College
  • BTEC IT Users (ITQ) Level 1 – Pearson


In the skills section, you should mention your skills and abilities.

There are two types of skills:

  • Soft skills: Personal qualities, characteristics, abilities or traits that enable one to interact and work with others. These include your work ethic, communication skills and time management skills.
  • Hard skills: Specific, quantifiable and teachable skills that enable one to do their job to a good standard. Hard skills include IT skills, typing speed, video production and configuring AV systems.

Your CV should contain examples of both soft and hard skills as both are highly valued by employers.

  • Excellent understanding of the audio-visual industry, equipment and systems.
  • Outstanding problem-solving and analytical skills, demonstrated in my ability to rapidly diagnose and identify technical software and hardware problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated in my current job by working with a variety of people from all backgrounds.

Useful skills to add to your CV

  • Installing and upgrading AV equipment such as projectors and smart screens
  • Mounting screens onto walls
  • Diagnosing and solving technical problems
  • Video production and editing
  • Awareness of health & safety practices and procedures
  • The ability to work on own initiative without direct supervision
  • The ability to work as part of a team

Check out this list of CV skills for more great ideas.

Hobbies and interests (optional)

Do you have hobbies and interests that would make you more employable?

If your answer is “yes” then you should definitely include them on your CV.

Examples of hobbies and interests:

  • Playing sports
  • Playing games (e.g. chess, solving puzzles, etc.)
  • Reading books
  • Organising events in the community
  • Volunteering and fundraising
  • Travelling and meeting new people

In my free time, I enjoy reading books, playing football and experimenting with AV equipment and systems to build my own personal home cinema.


Finally, write the details of your references in this section.

Your references should be two people (known as referees) who know you well and have worked with you before, including a former employer, manager, teacher or coach.

Your referee cannot be a friend or family member as this creates a conflict of interest. Employers want to get an impartial and unbiased opinion about you.

Mr Ben Jones
Senior AV Engineer, Media solutions
Address: 3 Townhouse, York, Y2 4FH
Tel: 07663576373
Email: [email protected]
Mrs Sam Brown
Director, AV technologies Ltd.
Address: 4 Station Road, Bury, B72 9QR
Tel: 07874356432
Email: [email protected]

Tips to make your audio visual CV more effective

  • Focus on your skills and experience: There are no specific entry requirements for becoming an AV technician, but employers highly value technical skills and relevant work experience. You should focus on these areas to make your CV stand out from the crowd and secure a job interview invitation.
  • Write a tailored cover letter with each application: A cover letter is a short letter that introduces you to the employer and encourages them to consider you for the job. Employers receive hundreds of applications per vacancy so sending a cover letter with your AV technician CV will significantly increase your chances of being noticed by the employer.
  • Print on high-quality paper: It’s a good idea to bring two copies of your CV to the job interview. To make a good first impression, print your CV on high-quality paper such as 120gsm silk paper. Standard copying paper is slightly transparent and only 70-90gsm – not very impressive!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £15.000 – £30.000
    Degree or Relevant Work Experience
    37 – 40 hours per week


  • Computing Skills
    Excellent knowledge and expertise in IT
  • Interpersonal Skills
    Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate and interact with others
  • Observation Skills
    Ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy in a given task
  • Creativity
    Finding “better ways” of completing required tasks
  • Teamwork
    Working with people with diverse skill sets and different backgrounds
  • Troubleshooting
    Ability to identify and solve difficult problems as a matter of urgency

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