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ApplyThornton School of Music - Contemporary Music DivisionLos Angeles, California
The USC Thornton Division of Contemporary Music invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Audio/Visual Technician. This is a year round, full-time, non-exempt position that begins on or around August 1, 2018 or until filled. This position is a key member of the Division of Contemporary Music staff and production team.
The USC Thornton Division of Contemporary Music is comprised of six academic programs: Popular Music, Jazz, Music Production, Screen Scoring, Music Industry and Guitar. The Division is very active in presenting a wide range of concerts, showcases, rehearsals, classes and recording sessions in styles ranging from rock, R&B, EDM, pop, hip-hop, jazz and film music.
Supervise, mentor and train student staff on audio, lighting and video equipment
Work collaboratively with the Production Manager and faculty to advance, set-up, operate, break-down all related equipment and systems for concerts, rehearsals or classes
Maintain, update and oversee all live venue technology including audio, lighting and video
Maintain, update and oversee recording studio and technology lab equipment including analog and digital consoles, outboard equipment, cue systems, microphones and all auxiliary equipment
When assigned, serve as FOH or Monitor engineer for concerts, rehearsals or classes
Effectively troubleshoot and quickly resolve technical issues in both live and recording environments
Manage inventory and maintenance of all audio related equipment
Maintain assigned budget for equipment procurement, maintenance and staffing
Advise on strategic upgrades, new technology and best practices
The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills:
Experience supervising a staff, effective delegation skills and monitoring progress of work
Experience as FOH and Monitor engineer
Experience with recording studio technology including software (ProTools, Ableton, Waves Track Live, Ableton) and hardware
Basic lighting and video projection experience
Effective trouble shooting, problem solving and maintenance of equipment
Excellent collaboration and ability to work as a member of a team
Punctual, very well organized, professional and able to maintain positive attitude in times of stress
Ability to manage multiple activities concurrently
Ability to establish priorities to meet deadlines and maximize effectiveness
Ongoing demonstration of outstanding interpersonal skills while working with staff, faculty and students.
Participate in annual professional development to remain familiar with new technologies and applications in the field in the live and recording environments
Stylistic understanding of jazz, pop, rock, R&B, EDM, hip-hop and other contemporary musical genres
Additional and preferred qualities:
Internet Broadcasting Knowledge
3 years' experience in the audio/visual technology field
Ability to work in high places
Lift, carry, push and pull 50 pounds safely
Hiring Range: $23-25/hour
In order to be considered, all candidates must complete the online application. Candidates are asked to provide a résumé. Do not send other supporting materials unless requested.
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Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Specialized, responsible experience and training in applicable performing or visual arts.