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Are you experienced in operating audio-visual equipment? Are you able to react rapidly to changing circumstances and take initiative? Do you communicate effectively with your colleagues and have good problem-solving skills? The European Commission is looking to recruit conference operators (function group secretaries/clerks). 

Conference operators are responsible for operating technical sound and image equipment in multimedia/audio-visual or conference installations as well as providing first-level technical support for audio-visual and computer equipment. The duties include recording debates in digital format, conducting a daily check on audio-visual equipment for conference room installations, and selecting images from a multi-camera configuration of meetings and events. Operators should be able to work frequently under pressure on their own and in a team.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU and the European Personnel Selection Office endeavours to apply equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates. You can find out more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request special adjustments for selection tests on our dedicated page.

Don't miss this great career opportunity – the application period opens on 7 November!


Do you have what it takes to apply?

You must be an EU citizen and know at least 2 official EU languages, one of which must be English or French.

Additionally, you need a post-secondary education of at least one year followed by at least four years’ professional experience directly related to the duties or secondary education giving access to post-secondary education followed by at least six years’ professional experience directly related to the duties. You may also apply if you have professional training of at least one year followed by at least six years’ professional experience both directly related to the nature of the duties. 

For detailed information on requirements, please read the Notice of Competition published on 7 November 2019.


Overview of the selection procedure: 


Computer-based testing (CBT)

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