Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2300 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire faculty and staff with a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits and importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as articulated in our Diversity Statement. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Technical Manager / Audio Engineer oversees technical operations of Beston Hall at the Glazer Music Performance Center, collaborating with faculty, student, and community artists to successfully execute activities in the space. Beston Hall is the primary performance space for School of Music performances and recordings, as well as many college, community, and rental events. The Technical Manager / Audio Engineer demonstrates a high level of knowledge in audio engineering and recording, and ensures that the space and equipment are appropriately maintained, set up, and operated for these events as well as other academic activities. This position includes supervision and training of student and community technical staff, and collaboration with faculty on concert production, recording, and student lab instruction. This position will report directly to the Managing Director of the Arts Center Complex, and must collaborate with and take direction from multiple sources.
* Primary technical contact for Beston Hall at the Glazer Music Performance Center. Operate, maintain and troubleshoot technical equipment and systems. Work with campus and community groups and front of house staff to successfully execute events in Beston Hall. Provide strategic input to optimize the technical operations, to include: contributing to the development of standard operating and safety procedure and policy, and providing recommendations for future facility improvements and equipment purchases.
* Work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the academic performing arts departments to support successful academic productions, performances, and events. Primary venue technical contact for the School of Music. Support and collaborate with faculty to successfully conduct student lab hours, internships, light/sound reinforcement and audio/recording training, and other projects for School of Music programs.
In collaboration with music faculty and/or staff, facilitate and plan for required audio and lighting support, curtain settings, equipment and power, and other stage conditions and technical elements necessary for each concert, production, or performance.
Assist the faculty with training of students in audio production and recording during lab hours, internships, and other projects in Beston Hall.
Available onsite during technical / dress rehearsals and performances to consult on arrangements for performances; run audio and/or lighting; and to troubleshoot venue, equipment, and safety issues as they arise during these activities.
* Serve as audio engineer for performances, events and recordings in Beston Hall. The role of audio engineer includes advancing audio needs; setting up, operating, and live mixing all sound equipment; recording (may include post-production work) and streaming for the event.
* Hire, train and supervise student, temporary, and contract technical staff in technical equipment best practices, and to support performances, rehearsals, events, streaming, and recordings.
* Work collaboratively with Technical Operations Manager to maintain equipment and venue conditions of Arts Complex spaces, including shared responsibility for A13, A14, and Sands Performance Studio.
* Other duties as assigned.
* An associate’s degree with at least 3 years of work experience in the technical aspects of performing arts, or comparable experience. Knowledge of basic operation of video/projection, stage lighting, and rigging.
* 3 years of experience in audio engineering / live production mixing with large format audio mixers, digital and analog audio interfaces and wireless and wired studio and live performance microphones.
* Experience recording live music. Multi-track recording and post-production mixing experience.
* Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including frequent nights and weekends.
* Exceptional organizational skills and be able to attend to and prioritize projects.
* Ability to successfully manage interpersonal working relationships. As appropriate, collaborate with staff in other units and divisions to achieve the goals of the College.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Handles confidential information sensitively and appropriately.
About Nazareth College of Rochester
Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theatre, math and science, foreign languages, and other liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status in the admission of students to the College; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; in the administration of its educational policies, admission p...olicies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the College; or in the employment practices of the College.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status, or any other basis upon which discrimination is prohibited by municipal, state, or federal law. In a continuing effort to enrich our academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.