Music Technology Supervisor

JOB TITLE: Music Technology Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:  School of Music

REPORTS TO:  Associate Dean for School of Music


Reporting to the associate dean, The Music Technology Supervisor for the School of Music at the University of the Arts is responsible for providing technical support, training, and maintenance for audio and video equipment, software, and technology systems used in all facilities including but not limited to classrooms, rehearsal spaces, recording studios, and performance venues. This position will collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to enhance the teaching, learning, and performance experience through innovative technology solutions. This specialist will also ensure the functionality and accessibility of all technology and audio equipment, supervise audio recordings, and stay up to date on technological trends in the industry.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and provide technical support and troubleshooting for audio and video facilities and equipment in the School of Music such as classrooms, rehearsal spaces, recording studios, and performance venues.
  • With oversight from the dean’s group, schedule, staff, and manage the usage of School of Music performance and recording spaces such as the Caplan Recital Hall, Wagman Recording Studios, production suites, specialized classrooms, and other tech enhanced spaces in the School of Music.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Technology and Information Services (OTIS), plan and execute the installation, configuration, and maintenance of software and hardware systems relevant to electronic performance, sound reinforcement, music production, and recording (e.g. digital audio workstations, MIDI controllers, and audio interfaces, etc.) for the School of Music.
  • Propose operational policies and procedures related to technology equipment and facility usage by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other members of the community.
  • Maintain an inventory of music technology equipment, software, and relevant documentation (user guides and troubleshooting resources).
  • Develop and manage budgets for the School of Music Technology Office operations, technology equipment and facility repairs, upgrades, and replacements.
  • Manage, schedule, train, and evaluate performance of music technology staff and work study students for operational and administrative services.
  • Manage and participate in the setup, production, and breakdown of audio and video equipment for special events such as concerts, recitals, masterclasses, lectures, etc.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to identify technological needs and develop innovative solutions to enhance teaching, learning, performance, and recording experiences.
  • Collaborate with the School of Music Administration on course scheduling, room reservations, and equipment needs involving School of Music technology facilities.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


  • Bachelor's Degree required; preferably in Music, Music Production or a related field


  • A demonstrated capacity for managing technology resources and personnel
  • 2 years of experience providing technical support for audio/video equipment
  • 2 years of live audio or studio mixing experience
  • Experience in higher education

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiarity of Mac OS, Google Suite, and music software including: Ableton, Pro Tools, and Logic
  • Understanding of digital and analog hardware
  • Foundation and understanding of trends in music technology industry
  • Advanced soldering and audio electronics skills
  • Competency with large format studio hardware and interconnectivity, experience with API and Antelope hardware is preferred
  • Live event mixing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervise music technology staff including full-time, part-time, and student employees

About The University:

The mission of the University of the Arts is to advance human creativity. With a history stretching back to 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society, and has educated generations of innovative artists, performers, designers, and creative leaders for nearly 150 years. After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater, and writing. It now features 28 undergraduate arts majors, 12 graduate programs, and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, and the Center for Immersive Media. Learn more about UArts.


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