Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
This position assists in all aspects of audio, video and multimedia for all production and event services at the Prior Performing Arts Center PPAC, including livestreaming, recording and editing. This position is also responsible for the management of the Media lab, maintenance of software and firmware of AV products, recording and video editing suites and design studio within the PPAC. Offers support to other performance spaces in aid of the Department of Theater & Dance, the Department of Music, and Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) with their audio/video needs. The ideal candidate is invested in all phases of audio/video production from creation to finished product, as well as providing excellent service and ideas to visiting artists-in-residence.
Along with the Audio Supervisor, this position will help train employees, contractors and students in safe electrical and theater protocols as needed.
While this is a production position that reports to the Audio Supervisor for the Prior Performing Arts Center, this position will also work closely with the AV department on campus for all AV needs at the PPAC and the Operations Manager for all event and classroom setup needs within the PPAC. The AV Assistant will assist the Audio Supervisor in planning and budgeting purchases, as well as allocation, maintenance and inventory of audio equipment, video equipment, and related expendables.
This is a 12-month, full time position.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Manage and maintain the new sound recording studio, media lab, video suite and control booth in the PPAC, including the facilities, software, firmware, equipment, and overall scheduling in order to maintain standards of organization and safety.
Setup and operate systems for livestreaming and recording.
Assist in the advancing, creating and successful execution of sound plots and paperwork for all performances and events.
Operate and program sound consoles, including setting up/striking. Maintain and repair audio/video equipment. Manage and maintain audio and video inventories.
Manage and maintain recording and video archives and storage.
Assist in training and supervising student work crews in the performance of audio, video and general stage production duties.
Assist in the recordings within the PPAC, mentor students in the use of the technology, and support all using the spaces within the PPAC.
Attend production meetings, rehearsals, technical research, previews and performances as needed
Works with other PPAC personnel on non-technical work-related needs such as setting up tables, chairs, stanchions, etc., for events.
Other duties as assigned.
Prior experience in AV or as an Audio Supervisor/head, Sound or Audio Engineer at a professional theater, recording studio and/or academic arts institutions
Knowledge of Vectorworks or similar CAD software.
Experience in the recording of various music styles, and theatrical performances in various settings
Experience with various methods of live sound reinforcement, including sound systems, live electronics, and performances featuring amplified and non-amplified performers.
Experience with digital/analog consoles and wireless systems.
Experience with both live mixing and multitrack recording
Experience with a multitrack editing software (Reaper, Logic, Ableton, etc)
Knowledge of rigging for sound.
Excellent trouble-shooting skills.
Ability to work productively under time pressures and to meet deadlines
Ability to adapt to and change between unconventional venues (galleries, outdoor stages, street events).
Ability to work collaboratively, communicate clearly and diplomatically with attention to detail.
Experience working with students or in an educational setting
Bachelor's degree in audio engineering, music technology, or related field
Experience with Dante systems, Allen & Heath Avantis, Shure ULXD, NewTek NDI, Crestron NVX, QSYS.
Experience with ClearCom Encore (Analog) and HelixNet (Digital), paging, and assisted listening technology
Ability to work a flexible schedule, with availability on weekends, evenings and holidays in support of the PPAC event schedule.
This position may require work in dimly lit or confined areas.
The majority of the workday is spent indoors and onsite, but may require working outdoors or in off-campus venues.
Restricted vacation during peak periods.
Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time.
Must be able to work effectively using ladders, lifts and scaffolding.
Must be comfortable working at heights and able to move heavy equipment
Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College's mission e.g.
Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
Proficient Problem Solving
Understands Risk Management
Strong Teamwork & Team Facilitation
Strong Interpersonal Skills
Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.
This is a full-time, exempt-level level position with an annual salary. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The annual salary for this position ranges from $50,000 - $55,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1-year wait waiver available)
NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
Generous paid time off
Free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities which you can read more about here.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.