We seek an exceptional Music Industry professional for a full-time or part-time, non-tenure-track position.
Job Summary: The ideal candidate will have experience in live sound design, recording, lighting, and technology for live performances and theatre (dramatic and musical). In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Technical Arts, this candidate will teach courses related to Houghton College’s thriving Music Industry program, manage the EMA Studio, teach courses related to the Music Industry major, coordinate weekly Chapel services and supervise all aspects of technical needs across the campus where live sound, recording, and lighting may be needed. The Director of Technical Arts is also responsible for supervising technical needs for all events and concerts at the School of Music in advance of production dates, and summer camps in collaboration with the Director of Conferences during Summer months. Management, maintenance, and safekeeping of all EMA Studio recording, School of Music, and Mac Lab sound and lighting equipment. Train and manage tech crews for the execution of concerts, chapels and other productions. Manage all aspects of Music Industry Internship program, strengthening current partnerships and seeking the expansion of the program with new partners. Manage and coordinate annual inventory and student payroll for tech teams. Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the Greatbatch School of Music.
All School of Music faculty/staff members are expected to participate in music admissions activities (i.e. recruiting and auditioning students); recruit for all programs; participate in events such as the Christmas PRISM and contribute to the life of the college.
Faculty Rank and Salary are determined based on qualifications and experience.
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition with an overall student body of 1,100 representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries. US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
For questions related specifically to this position, please contact Dr. Armenio Suzano Jr., Dean and Director of the Greatbatch School of Music. Armenio.Suzano@houghton.edu; 585.567.9516
Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor degree in Commercial Music, Music Industry, Music Production/Engineering or related field required (Master’s degree preferred). Evidence of a minimum of 5 (five) years teaching or comparable professional/leadership experience in technical arts, live sound/production & recording. Must be an AVID Certified Instructor in ProTools.
Other Desirable Requirements: Successful candidate must be a fully devoted follower of Christ with character and integrity that reflects a lifestyle of devotion to Christ and the Bible. Be a team player with a heart to serve Houghton College and its students. Be well organized and detail-oriented. This position requires a variety of day, night, and weekend hours. Demonstrate proficiency in various types of consoles, including Avid VENUE, as well as lighting consoles, including ETC Express 48/96. Demonstrate proficiency in trouble-shooting large venue sound and lighting systems. Be able to work projection hardware and troubleshoot minor projection hardware problems. Demonstrate knowledge of videography, including video recording, livestreaming, video uploading, and video file storage. Demonstrate knowledge in theatre lighting, stage lighting, lighting design, and wiring. Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, video editing software, PowerPoint, EasyWorship, and ProPresenter.
About Houghton College
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 1,100 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
The college has an operating budget of $35 million.