The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College and Conservatory invites applications for a full-time Administrative and Professional Staff position as Assistant Director of Conservatory Audio Services with a preferred start date in summer 2024. This is an initial three-year term (through June 30, 2027) with the potential for renewal. The Assistant Director of Audio Services will report to the Director of Conservatory Audio Services, and work closely with the Director, Senior Associate Director of Conservatory Audio Services, and the Conservatory Concert Production Office.
The Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, founded in 1865, is the nation's oldest continuously operating conservatory, and the only major music school in the country linked with a preeminent liberal arts college. Students are enrolled in undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Music in performance, composition, electronic and computer music, jazz, music history, historical performance, and recording arts and production.
Job Summary: The Assistant Director will assist in the direction and operation of the Audio Services Department and contribute to ongoing efforts to bolster audio literacy in the Conservatory. The department is charged with recording, live-streaming, and archiving the Conservatory's 400+ yearly performance events. The Department also provides sound reinforcement services as needed and produces commercial-quality material for the Oberlin Music recording label.
The Audio Services Department is responsible for supporting an extensive range of performances of various instrumentations and staffing in a multitude of venues. These performances range from ensembles of historic period instruments to multimedia interactive presentations, to large-scale orchestras, choirs, and jazz ensembles. In addition, extensive solo and chamber repertoire is performed throughout the year.
The Assistant Director must possess the skills and technical knowledge to support, record, and stream these performances, and to produce recordings of exceptional quality in a panoply of styles.
The Assistant Director will assist in the management of a student staff, undertake special projects, and complete other duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree in a music-related area and experience as an audio engineer with significant professional level experience with recording, sound reinforcement, and production of classical music and jazz; demonstrated ability to manage people and projects; strong, well-developed interpersonal skills, including working with artists and subordinates; and interest in teaching and mentoring students. Strong experience in editing acoustic music, sound reinforcement systems, comprehensive knowledge of video and streaming systems, and excellent computer skills are required. Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and anytime assistance is needed with audio production.
Oberlin College offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits.
Special instructions to applicant:
A completed application will consist of a cover letter, resume and list of references. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Those received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about