Shenandoah Conservatory invites nominations and applications for an exceptional audio engineer passionate about mentoring undergraduate students to join the Conservatory’s Music Production and Recording Technology Program in the Academics Division. This full-time and career-contract track position, with rank dependent upon qualifications, begins in June of 2018. (Though a later start date of August may be possible.)
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join colleagues in further advancing the Conservatory’s reputation as a nationally recognized center for excellence in music production and recording. Additional specific responsibilities will include teaching MPRT courses to undergraduate students, helping to maintain the studios and facilities involved in music production, and being active in the field at regional and national levels. Contributions to Conservatory productions, and service on school-wide and university committees, and participation in meetings, auditions, and recruitment activities are expected.
Qualifications: Required qualifications include the following: An interest in being part of an intensive and performance-oriented Conservatory environment, and helping to steer an innovative undergraduate degree at the intersection of music-making and technology A record of music production projects at a national level Strong computer skills, including experience with Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software and equipment Experience with and passion for teaching/mentoring Strong communication skills, with powerful orientation towards collaborative work Interest in contributing to a community that values diversity and inclusion A graduate degree in the audio or music production field (completed by August 2018) Pro Tools Certification Audio post production experience
Desirable qualifications include DAW certifications, game audio, audio synchronization skills, mastering and IP networking experience.
Please submit the following materials when you apply:
(1) Letter of application addressing the qualifications outlined above;
(2) Curriculum vitae, including contact information for four references; and
(3) Links to any portfolio or examples of work (if applicable)
You must submit all requested materials in order to receive full consideration. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. A pre-employment background check will be required as part of the hiring process.
Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment. Shenandoah University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.
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About the Music Production and Recording Technology Program (MPRT) Program: The Conservatory is proud to be home to an MPRT program which includes Grammy®-award winning faculty with extensive national and international music production experience (2 full-time and 4 part-time), an extensive array of resources, and a unique focus (as a Bachelor of Music degree) on musicianship. Students in the MPRT BM degree pursue training in a recording studio equipped with a Solid State Logic Duality console, a 5.1 production room, MIDI and Mac labs that are equipped with the latest array of digital audio workstation software, and a DiGiCo SD9 in the main theatre. Students work with a wide variety of microphones, digital consoles, and outboard equipment. The MPRT program is the only such program in the country to have received three Apple Distinguished Program awards in a row. MPRT students have an active student chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and all MPRT faculty are members of the AES.
About Shenandoah Conservatory:
Founded in 1875, Shenandoah Conservatory has an extraordinary legacy of shaping the arts in Virginia and beyond. Located at the head of the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, the Conservatory is now home to over 600 students from across the nation and globe enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in the areas of music, theater, and dance, and includes a distinguished faculty of more than 125, half of whom are full-time. Based on the main campus of Shenandoah University, the Conservatory is within easy driving distance of Washington, DC and is easily accessible internationally via Dulles International Airport. As a community uniquely committed to rigor, nurture, and innovation Shenandoah Conservatory inspires artistic and scholarly excellence, preparing talented students for successful careers in the arts.
Shenandoah University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.
Location/Region: Winchester, VA (US)