Sound Engineer, Technical Demonstrator (G091-18MA)

Sound Engineer, Technical Demonstrator (G091-18MA) content expired - 2018-03-28

Date expired: 
Sun, 04/29/2018
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Position overview

Te Rewa O Puanga - School of Music and Creative Media Production is recruiting a full-time Sound Engineer Technical Demonstrator, to support the operation of their brand new state of the art multi-studio complex. The successful candidate will have expertise in operating large-format digital and analogue consoles, outboard equipment, and plug-ins for tracking, mixing and live performance. The successful candidate will apply their professional skills and experience in commercial studio and/or academic environments to assist with staff, students, research and external enterprise projects.

The school was recently established to respond to New Zealand’s growth and internationally recognised reputation for innovation and creativity in both music and media production. It is staffed by internationally acclaimed and award-winning practitioners, and is equipped with one of the largest and most high-tech studio complexes in Australasia.

The fully networked facility is brand new, and has been designed in consultation with London-based Munro Acoustics, and houses three multi-studio complexes comprising eight acoustically treated control rooms and over 750 square metres of tracking and rehearsal studios. The main flagship studio contains twin control rooms featuring a 72 NEVE VXS and 48 SSL Duality consoles.

In addition to music production, the complex also caters for film and media audio, and includes a Foley studio and film post-production suites, including a 48 CH S6 digital console. The facilities also include five rehearsal rooms, a dedicated music technology laboratory, and teaching and lab spaces.

Together with the School of Design and the School of Art, the School of Music and Creative Media Production is part of the College of Creative Arts at Massey University, Wellington. The School of Design offers majors in Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Spatial Design, Visual Communication Design and Textiles. The School of Art offers majors in Fine Art, Maori Visual Art and Photography.

The School of Music and Creative Media Production delivers two undergraduate degree programmes, the Bachelor of Commercial Music and Bachelor of Creative Media Production. The Bachelor of Commercial Music offers majors in Music Practice, Music Technology and Music Industry. The Bachelor of Creative Media Production offers students pathways in Film & TV, Animation & VFX, Web & Interactive and Games.

Based on our Wellington campus, this fixed term appointment provides an exciting opportunity to shape the learning of the future - if you’re ready to join us in making a difference, apply now.

To learn more about the School of Music and Creative Media Production go to

Location: Wellington
Term: Fixed Term of 36 Months
Grade: Grade F
Applications close: 11:45 p.m. on 29 April 2018

Position overview

Te Rewa O Puanga - School of Music and Creative Media Production is recruiting a full-time Sound Engineer Technical Demonstrator, to support the operation of their brand new state of the art multi-studio complex. The successful candidate will have expertise in operating large-format digital and analogue consoles, outboard equipment, and plug-ins for tracking, mixing and live performance. The successful candidate will apply their professional skills and experience in commercial studio and/or academic environments to assist with staff, students, research and external enterprise projects.

The school was recently established to respond to New Zealand’s growth and internationally recognised reputation for innovation and creativity in both music and media production. It is staffed by internationally acclaimed and award-winning practitioners, and is equipped with one of the largest and most high-tech studio complexes in Australasia.

The fully networked facility is brand new, and has been designed in consultation with London-based Munro Acoustics, and houses three multi-studio complexes comprising eight acoustically treated control rooms and over 750 square metres of tracking and rehearsal studios. The main flagship studio contains twin control rooms featuring a 72 NEVE VXS and 48 SSL Duality consoles.

In addition to music production, the complex also caters for film and media audio, and includes a Foley studio and film post-production suites, including a 48 CH S6 digital console. The facilities also include five rehearsal rooms, a dedicated music technology laboratory, and teaching and lab spaces.

Together with the School of Design and the School of Art, the School of Music and Creative Media Production is part of the College of Creative Arts at Massey University, Wellington. The School of Design offers majors in Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Spatial Design, Visual Communication Design and Textiles. The School of Art offers majors in Fine Art, Maori Visual Art and Photography.

The School of Music and Creative Media Production delivers two undergraduate degree programmes, the Bachelor of Commercial Music and Bachelor of Creative Media Production. The Bachelor of Commercial Music offers majors in Music Practice, Music Technology and Music Industry. The Bachelor of Creative Media Production offers students pathways in Film & TV, Animation & VFX, Web & Interactive and Games.

Based on our Wellington campus, this fixed term appointment provides an exciting opportunity to shape the learning of the future - if you’re ready to join us in making a difference, apply now.

To learn more about the School of Music and Creative Media Production go to

Job description

Purpose statement

To provide quality technical support and technical demonstration to students and staff in the School of Music and Creative Media Production.

Responsible to

Head of School

Key accountabilities

Key Tasks
1. Act as primary or assistant engineer on academic staff research projects and enterprise projects, and assist teaching staff and students.
2. Demonstrate processes, workflow and techniques used within the studio and live environment for sound and music production.
3. Provide technical demonstration of relevant operations and techniques for both analogue and digital systems.
4. Develop and produce technical documentation.
5. Assist with evaluating, purchasing and testing equipment and software.
6. Contribute to the development, implementation and review of technical equipment, software and infrastructure.
7. Contribute to the coordination and development of studio operations, systems and schedules for use of technical facilities by students and staff.
8. Contribute to school and college technical resource meetings and administration as directed by Line Manager.
9. Liaise with staff relating to resource maintenance.
10. Ensure Health & Safety best practice is upheld.
11. Provide support for other technical staff as required by Line Manager.
12. Be prepared to work flexible hours, as well as overtime,
13. Undertake other activities as required by the Head of School.

Internal School Relationships
1. Technical Services Manager
2. Undergraduate Programme Leader Commercial Music.
3. Undergraduate Programme Leader Creative Media Production.
4. Commercial Music major and course coordinators.
5. Creative Media Production course coordinators.
6. School Manager.

Internal University Relationships
1. Facilities Management staff.
2. ITS staff.
3. Project Management staff. External relationships
1. Relevant industry experts.
2. Equipment and software suppliers.

Person specification

Qualifications

A relevant qualification and/or music technology industry experience.

Experience

  1. Evidence of experience as a primary engineer and assistant engineer in an education and/or industry music environment.
  2. Evidence of working with a range of recording professionals including musicians, performers, producers and other technical staff in a studio and live environment.
  3. Evidence of professional/academic studio and live operations including but not limited to microphone placement, signal chain/path, signal processing.
  4. Evidence of professional/academic use of large format analogue consoles and outboard, and large format digital consoles and plug-ins for tracking, mixing and live performance.
  5. Evidence of professional/academic use of music and media software in a teaching and/or industry environment relevant to the programme delivery including ProTools (essential), Logic (essential) and Ableton Live (desirable).
  6. Evidence of coordination, organisation and collaboration with colleagues in facility logistics and schedules. Experience in the operation of computer systems for music and media (PC and MAC).
  7. Evidence of a practical knowledge and understanding of the use of electrical power in the studio and live environment.
  8. Evidence of an understanding of health and safety issues in the music and media technology environment.

Personal attributes and behaviours

  1. Work independently, professionally and meet deadlines. Contribute to a creative environment.
  2. Demonstrate studio etiquette while working with colleagues and external clients. Communicate and demonstrate complex systems and information.
  3. Strong communication skills including spoken and written English is essential. Support development and implementation of new technologies.

Job Id: 
715977