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Studio Recording Engineer
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The Recording Engineer will be responsible for managing the day-to¬day operations of the educational recording arts and music technology facilities in support of the educational program of the School of Music. As a part of these responsibilities, the position will be expected to teach related courses within the School of Music and serve as the instructor of record for practicum and independent study projects within the Commercial and Electronic Music fields of study.
The Recording Studio serves both the Music and TV broadcasting programs, and certain major areas of studio functionality are shared by both programs. Certain responsibilities of this position support both the audio and the TV studios, such as oversight of the facility networking systems, data backup and retrieval, and maintenance of the facility routing system.
Review of applications will begin on July 9, 2012.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Competencies:
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements
- Manage day-to-day operations of the School of Music's educational recording arts facilities in support of the educational program.
- Serve as the instructor of record for the following courses (these duties would represent 25-40% of the workload): MUS 479 Advanced Recording Arts (3); MUS 483 Practicum in Commercial and Electronic Music (3); Special topics (MUS 493/593); and independent study projects (MUS 480/680)
- Maintain and control recording studio inventory, including equipment checkout/return.
- Train and supervise students and recording studio faculty as needed.
- Coordinate with recording studio faculty to devise policies and procedures, including scheduling and use of recording studio.
- Assist with recording, mixing and post-production projects as needed in cooperation with recording studio faculty.
- Organize and maintain the recording studio office.
- Troubleshoot studio equipment to maintain functionality; obtain repair estimates and work through appropriate channels to repair items not covered by faculty maintenance contracts.
- Supervise factory maintenance contracts for equipment in the entire facility, consulting with vendors as needed.
- Oversee networking, data backup and retrieval capabilities for entire facility.
- Maintain routing system for entire facility.
1. Masters degree from an accredited institution in recording arts, music technology or closely related field.
2. Demonstrated success as a collaborative partner in a professional recording studio environment.
3. Knowledge of systems and software customarily employed in the recording studio including large format recording consoles, digital signal processors, microphones, speakers, amplifiers, and software for recording, editing, and mixing.
4. Competency in studio maintenance including troubleshooting to the component level
Preference will be given to those applicants with the following training and experience:
Experience in a commercial studio is preferred.
Salary Range (displays in advertisement)
Commensurate with qualifications.
Competency Level: (SPA Banded positions only)
School of Music - 236200
May include some regular evening and/or weekend hours in the studio during the academic year.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit an on-line application at: http://jobs.wcu.edu/. Attach a cover letter, a vita highlighting education, work experience and professional activities and at least three names of professional references. In addition, three confidential letters of reference, transcripts of the highest degree earned and a CD or DVD of examples of creative work such as recent professional recording projects should be mailed to:
Dr. Bruce H. Frazier
Chair, Studio Recording Engineer Search Committee
School of Music
253 Coulter Building
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723.
Western Carolina University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
Effective July 1, 2007 final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Some vacancies may also require credit or motor vehicle checks.
An official set of transcripts must be sent to Human Resources within 30 days of hire. Degrees must have been awarded by a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. If the degree was obtained outside the US, it must have been awarded by an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country.
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