Stony Brook University Audio Engineer in Stony Brook, New York

Required Qualifications:* (Evidenced by an attached resume)*

Master’s degree in music or sound engineering. Three [3] years of full-time, practical work experience in recording and live sound engineering in an academic or professional setting. High-level working knowledge of microphones, recording techniques and playback systems, including the ability to troubleshoot and calibrate, as demonstrated by previous work experience. At least two years of full-time experience recording classical music and editing with digital audio workstations. At least two years of full-time experience repairing and maintaining analog audio equipment and electronic instruments. Demonstrated experience with audio engineering for live concerts, including amplification, signal processing, playback, and multi-media coordination. Demonstrated experience editing and archiving recordings. Thorough understanding of room acoustics, with the ability to adapt to a wide range of studio, classroom, and concert hall environments. Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

Preferred Qualifications:* *At least five years of experience recording acoustic instruments. One or more years of college level teaching experience in the field of recording techniques, live sound, or acoustics. Knowledge of live-streaming technology as evidenced by its use in an educational or professional context. Supervision of one or more assistants for at least one year. Experience as an engineer of one or more compact discs in the genres of Classical music or Jazz. Broad knowledge of Classical music, as evidenced by studies of an instrument or of music theory or history. Broad knowledge of contemporary classical and experimental music.

Brief Description of Duties: The Audio Engineer is an integral part of a large and active Music Department, supporting faculty and students in all aspects of recording and live audio.

  • Upgrade recording system in Staller Recital Hall, including installation of live-streaming technology. Maintain and suggest improvements to a functioning analog studio with Buchla and Moog synthesizers and reel-to-reel tape machines, and the audio components of a multi-user digital audio studio, a multi-channel/ambisonic studio and a recording studio.

  • Maintain recording and playback equipment in Recital Hall and Main Stage of Staller Center. Record major departmental ensemble concerts in Recital Hall and on Main Stage (Stony Brook Symphony, Contemporary Chamber Players, Baroque Ensemble, etc.) as well as faculty concerts (Emerson String Quartet, Starry Nights, etc.). Train and supervise recording TA’s and interns. Hold workshops for performance students in recording techniques. Assist faculty, undergraduate and graduate students with live electronic and recording projects.

  • Maintain, repair, and advise on replacement of Staller Center audio equipment. Work with faculty to plan equipment purchases and development of the studio spaces. Support Electronic and Computer Music Studio concert productions on and off-campus. Assist with technical issues and repairs to analog equipment in Music Library.

  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission. Maintain professional and technical knowledge in the area of audio engineering by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications and establishing professional industry networks.

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Some evening and weekend work is required.

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/ Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. //SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the// Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences./

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Job: *Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)

Title: Audio Engineer

Location: NY-Stony Brook

Requisition ID: 1603412