Under the general direction of the Director of the School of Music and Dance (SM&D), the Performing Arts Technician (PAT) provides all sound/audio needs to support SM&D concerts, recitals, and other events. The PAT will train and supervise student interns as they fulfill essential music recording and sound reinforcement activities. The PAT will provide assistance to professors in the Music Recording Technologies and Audio Design (MRTAD) and Global Composition (GC) programs, including hardware and software maintenance/upgrades in all related SM&D studio (e.g., Electronic Music Studio and the Neve Studio) and performance facilities (e.g., Smith Recital Hall, Rhapsody Hall, and others). The PAT will monitor all facilities referenced above, noting current state, impending repairs and anticipated upgrade needs, proactively implementing these, and making recommendations for future upgrade paths. The PAT is responsible for maintaining currency regarding research and products in audio hardware, software, and analog/digital signal pathways and to serve as a primary resource for this information.
For more information regarding the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, click here: https://psfa.sdsu.edu/
This is a part-time (50% time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary). This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard work hours are vary based on operational needs.
Education and Experience
Entry to the first level within this classification requires one to two years of experience working for a theater, repertory or stock company engaged in the applicable production specialty such as costume construction, stage and set construction, lighting production, and/or sound/audio production. This background normally would be achieved through professional training or applicable college coursework and practical experience.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
• Two years of experience in sound/audio production. This background would be achieved through professional training, applicable college coursework, and/or personal experience.
• Experience in audio recording of multiple genres, ranging from acoustic to electronically- generated performances.
• Prefer relevant sound reinforcement and/or recording certification or a degree from a recording/reinforcement program (e.g., Full Sail in Miami).
• Expertise in audio recording of multiple genres, ranging from acoustic to electronically- generated performances.
• Expertise in professional front-of-house (FOH) sound reinforcement for a variety of musical genres, including jazz, world music, and contemporary electroacoustic music, in stereo and 5.1 surround formats.
• Expertise in audio recording and post-production hardware/software applications (e.g., current version of ProTools).
• In consultation with faculty overseeing the MRTAD and GC programs, ensure functionality and currency of audio/visual equipment and software in the SM&D's specialized facilities, including the Electronic Music Studio, Neve Studio, computer lab, recording/sound reinforcement equipment and software in Smith Recital Hall, Rhapsody Hall (M113), M114, M20, and Dance performance and rehearsal spaces (especially ENS 200 and ENS 380).
• Thorough and specialized knowledge and experience in audio recording.
• Ability to use the most advanced and complex features of applicable software.
• Thorough knowledge of basic electrical theory and usage related to audio and lighting effects and a working knowledge of lighting, sound, and stage effects techniques, including the ability to improvise sound and other stage effects.
• Through knowledge of safety requirements and standards related to stage and set construction, lighting and stage operations.
• Ability to assist in the training and supervision of student technicians.
• Ability to work independently - but with appropriate consultation - when completing projects.
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $2,000 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $1,745 - $3,157 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here: https://bfa.sdsu.edu/hr/jobs/benefits
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on February 21, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by February 20, 2020.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here: https://smokefree.sdsu.edu/
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at 619-594-1139.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
San Diego, California