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JOB TITLE: Music Technology Supervisor/ Recording Studio and Production Manager

DEPARTMENT: School of Music in the College of Preforming Arts

REPORTS TO: Director for the School of Music

Position Description:

Under the supervision of the Director of the School of Music, the Music Technology Supervisor/School of Music Studio and Production Manager is responsible for ensuring the effective operation of the School of Music’s technology facilities, studios, equipment, and computer systems.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the smooth operation of all School of Music/MBET technology facilities and equipment, including recording, sound reinforcement, electronic instruments, and amplifiers.
  • Maintains equipment and inventory in the School of Music.
  • Works closely with Office of Technology and Information Services (OTIS) to image and maintain SOM lab computers.
  • Serves as primary contact person/adviser for Master Sound Technician for backline repair, transport and maintenance.
  • Responsible for equipment repairs and construction of cabling and custom hardware.
  • Manages equipment check out for students and faculty.
  • Trains, schedules and manages work-study students for computer labs and other tech activities.
  • Works with SOM faculty to ensure smooth operation of their computer systems and classroom devices.
  • In tandem with Master Sound Technician, responsible for the management, advancement and quality of audio archiving for the School’s student and faculty performances, primarily in the digital realm.
  • Provides in house tech support for clinics, classes and meetings.

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.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in music or equivalent work experience.
  • Higher education teaching experience is preferred.
  • Advanced skills in Macintosh computer hardware and software, esp. music applications, recording systems and processes.
  • Extensive training and experience in music technology.
  • Advanced skills in live sound reproduction and reinforcement.                                                       
  • Music performance or composition background (formal training).
  • Good interpersonal skills and work well under pressure.                                          
  • Must be organized, motivated, and possess supervisory abilities.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a current CV, letter of application, audio and/or video recordings, and three letters of reference to jobs@uarts.edu.  Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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