University of Delaware
University of Delaware
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Job No: 500440
Work Type: Staff
Categories: Full Time, Conference and Event Services
PAY GRADE: 28N
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of Delaware is nationally recognized for its exceptional educational experiences and for integrating instruction, research, and public engagement. With 24 academic departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, more than 25 centers, programs, and institutes, and featuring outstanding research and teaching facilities, CAS serves over 7,500 students, is supported by approximately 400 staff, and maintains annual operating expenditures of over $121M. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and sciences education and a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression, with sponsored research expenditures totaling more than $38.6M per fiscal year.
Under limited supervision coordinates, implements, and maintains recording systems for classical, live music performances by students, faculty, ensembles, and guest artists in the College of Arts and Science’s performing arts venues. The position is responsible for the assessment, negotiation and coordination of technical needs and requirements for a variety of performance and musical events supported by the College. Position requires evening and weekend hours.
• Sets up and connects audio systems.
• Records (audio and video), faculty, ensembles, and guest artist recitals.
• Oversees live streaming of concerts.
• Provides sound re-enforcement for performances and lectures.
• Distributes edited recordings to students, faculty, ensembles, and guest artists.
• Monitors and adjusts audio levels during live performances.
• Processes faculty recordings for promotion dossiers.
• Oversees audio and performance technical operations for the Amy du Pont Music Building, including specialty classrooms and Loudis performance space.
• Oversees audio and performance technical operations in Gore Recital Hall and Puglisi Orchestra Hall (Roselle Center for the Arts) for events held in these spaces.
• Assesses the needs and requirements including any technical riders to performing groups’ contracts.
• Negotiates with managers and directors to meet performance needs within the capabilities and limitations of event venues.
• Estimates costs and calculates bills for services and equipment used.
• Maintains the performance event venues in safe and proper operating condition.
• Identifies, locates and contracts for special staffing, staging, lighting and audio equipment.
• Interviews, trains, oversees and schedules audio crew for events.
• Designs, installs, operates, and maintains audio systems for major events in performance venues.
• Maintains and recommends purchase of necessary hardware and software.
• Directs and coordinates the activities of technical crew members during rehearsals and live performances.
• Acts as House Manager and Front of House Director if/when required.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
• Minimum of a high school diploma or GED with vocational/technical training in theater technology and five years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Degree in theater technology or audio production preferred.
• Live performance recording and sound reinforcement experience.
• Experience in multi-track audio recording and mixing.
• Experience working in an academic or professional venue preferred.
• Experience with high-end recording hardware.
• Experience with standard recording and post-production software (e.g., ProTools and Logic Pro)
• Basic computer literacy.
• Experience with computing hardware connections and understanding of electronic and audio fundamentals.
• Experience with lighting and audio design.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions, read floor plans and lighting diagrams.
• Ability to solve complex technical problems under time constraints.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to communicate effectively with people having varied levels of technical knowledge and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
• Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
• Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
• Must work evenings, weekends and holidays to support the demands of various events.
• Ability to lift audio equipment up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
• Ability to work with ladders, lifts and scaffolding on a semi-regular basis.
• Ability to discern accurately color, pitch, tone and volume of sound.
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