The Audio Engineer/Technician provides audio support to Arts Center season performances. The Audio Engineer/Technician also provides engineering support to School of Music academic concerts in the Glazer Music Performance Center; technical system support to the Theatre and Dance department performances, and engineering support to the many outside rental events that the Arts Center hosts.
The Audio Engineer/Technician oversees the distribution of audio equipment among several venues, procures all outside equipment; and is responsible for the inventory and maintenance of all audio equipment.
The Audio Engineer/Technician works with students and mentors them in training sessions and one-on-one during Arts Center crew calls. Our team is small, training and mentoring students to grow into independent audio engineer themselves is critical to our success as a team.
The Audio Engineer/Technician is a team player that works outside the lines of the traditional audio engineer role. The Audio Engineer/Technician will be required to run a lighting focus, lead the hanging of the house rep plot, or work in the role of assistant production manager in the office arranging crew calls, booking staff, and recruiting new employees, etc. just to list a few examples.
The Audio Engineer/Technician must have experience working with actors, classical musicians, local and tour bands of popular genres, composers, instrumentalists, and vocalists.
• Serve as Audio Engineer for performances, rehearsals, and events within the Arts Center’s performance spaces. The role of Audio Engineer includes: advancing audio and backline needs prior to performance; setting up, operating, and live mixing all sound equipment for performance or event; recoding or documenting performance as needed; and assisting in the return of any rental equipment after event. • Work outside the area of audio: construct, assemble, and work collaboratively with lighting equipment; rigging assignments; maintenance and carpentry assignments as a collective member of the team that further the Arts Center goals. • Train students and community members in theater audio, lighting, stage, and carpentry operations. • Optimize the use of, distribution, tracking, and maintenance of audio and video equipment within all Arts Center spaces. • Serve as a leader within the crew environment, bringing innovative ideas and actions that reflect the core principles of productive, proactive, passionate, positive and polite. • Perform duties of an Assistant Production Manager • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the academic performing arts departments to support successful academic productions and concerts. • Other duties as assigned
Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
• Five (5) years of experience in sound engineering/live production mixing with large format audio mixers, a working knowledge of digital audio interfaces and analog interfaces. • An associate’s degree with at least 5 years of work experience in the technical aspects of performing arts, live event or comparable experience • Experience both as a Front of House Engineer and a Monitor Engineer • Experience with both conventional analog and digital snakes • Experience with JBL Vertec systems configuration, layout, and system troubleshooting • Experience as a backline tech for concerts/ productions. • Experience with mini disk, cd and computer-based playback systems • Experience with wireless microphones and wired studio, stage, concert and live performance microphones. Experience should include cardioid, super/hyper cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-eight, shotgun, and switchable pattern microphones • An ideal candidate will be well organized, punctual, professional, work well as a member of a team, and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress • Ability to successfully manage interpersonal working relationships. As appropriate, collaborate with staff in other units and divisions to achieve the goals of the College. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Handles confidential information sensitively and appropriately.
Preferred Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
• Video projection experience. • Pro tools certification • Audinate Dante certification Program level 1,2,and 3 • Audioversity Yamaha CL and QL series essential class or similar • Audioversity Dante digital sound reinforcement training or similar
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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theatre, math and science, foreign languages, and other liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status in the admission of students to the College; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; in the administration of its educational policies, admission p...olicies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the College; or in the employment practices of the College.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status, or any other basis upon which discrimination is prohibited by municipal, state, or federal law. In a continuing effort to enrich our academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.