Career Opportunities Appleton, WI, USA
May 28, 2019Freelance/Contract/Temporary
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Oversee all aspects of the recording studio at Lawrence University, including recording and webcasting live events at the Conservatory of Music; offering professional-quality recording services for Lawrence students, faculty, and guests; operating the live sound system for guest artists on the Lawrence Performing Arts Series; and educating Lawrence students in the basics of recording and audio engineering. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying our staff; and/or (2) demonstrating experience serving diverse populations and working successfully with diverse colleagues; and (3) showing interest in developing approaches to their work that address the needs of a diverse student, faculty, staff and community GENERAL: The Audio Recording Technology Engineer and Lecturer in Recording Arts position is a 10-month position that spans the academic year from September through June. Much of the work takes place during weekend and evening hours. DUTIES: 1. Record, webcast, edit, master, and archive classical, jazz, and contemporary music live events and studio session, including student, faculty, guest performing artists, and select off-campus events. 2. Operate and maintain a multi-track recording studio, including equipment purchase recommendations for the studio and the University. 3. Operate and maintain a live sound system, including equipment purchase recommendations. 4. Perform or oversee equipment maintenance and installation. 5. Develop and teach curriculum for audio arts to undergraduate students. 6. Supervise the Assistant Director of Recording, and provide support to the Assistant where needed in overseeing the department’s student workers. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: The Audio Recording Technology Engineer will collaborate with a diverse group of constituents, including students, faculty, guest performing artists, and various public organizations. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: 1. Demonstrated excellent in multi-track recording, editing, mixing, live multi-channel sound system setup, and engineering. 2. Experience with various performance genres, including live electro-acoustic mixing. 3. Solid command of audio software, including but not limited to Pro Tools, Audacity, Logic, and emerging digital audio workstation environments. 4. Familiarity with popular industry standards, including but not limited to Dante, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and MIDI. 5. Working knowledge of older recording technology, including analog reel-to-reel, DAT, and ADAT. 6. Firm understanding of signal path, as it relates to recording and live sound consoles, and audio software. 7. Proficiency in the operation of computers, especially with Apple Mac OS. 8. Strong working knowledge of a wide range of musical styles from baroque to jazz, to new music. Must be able to read music and demonstrate the highest levels of artistic and musical mastery in a nurturing, student-centered environment. 9. Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the field is essential. A record of recording projects and at least four years of experience is desirable. Although this is a Conservatory position, strong support of the ideals and goals of a broad liberal education is a must. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Must successfully pass criminal record check, driving record check, and reference checks.