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Manages and leads music production operations for the department. Will supervise staff and student workers and coordinate the day-to-day technical operations of the performance and academic facilities. Supervises operational personnel to meet production deadlines and ensure department standards of quality. Manages the planning and implementation of building maintenance and remodeling activities.
1. Music Production Operations *Plans and directs the day to day music operation functions, ensuring operational and service standards are met. *Manages the strategic planning for events, working with internal and external partners. *Oversees the MWSoM performance calendar to ensure that curricular needs are met while also reserving space for other school, campus and community interests. *Write and execute facilities contracts in accordance with campus policies. Develop systems, templates and tools to optimize operations. * Lead production meetings to ensure efficiency and operational standards are met. * Oversees all music systems, e.g. audio, video, lighting, acoustic. Plans for regular maintenance and replacement.
2. Administrative Responsibilities * Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked. *Assists in the development and implementation of operating policies and procedures within the music operations and facilities areas. *Serve as the space assignment authority for MWSoM, manage all aspects of space allocation, including classroom management. *Serve as a member of the inventory committee. *In consultation with the Director and leadership team of MWSoM, create and manage the annual facilities/operations budget. Creates long-term budget to manage equipment and personnel. * Serves as the department liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups, promotes unit objectives and activities.
3. Facilities Management *Manage the ILM process by determining the MWSoM needs, discussing through committee, and writing and submitting the request in a timely manner. Ensure that materials for projects are ordered and delivered timely and on budget. *Develop policies and procedures for access privileges and ensure security of facilities via key and access card management. Assess security issues and implement policy changes. *Oversee communication between outside contractors, architects, University facilities services and the MWSoM. *Develops and fosters a working relationship with university and state professional architects and engineers, project managers, building construction superintendents, and outside contractors while representing the department.
Manages and leads production operations for the station and/or network. Will supervise staff and coordinates the day-to-day technical operations of studio and remote facilities and operational personnel to meet production and broadcast deadlines and ensure station standards of quality.
15% Schedules personnel, production equipment, and facilities for content production, broadcast, streaming, events, meetings, and other station operational business. Works closely with station personnel in all departments
5% Maintains extensive knowledge of studio and remote production equipment and techniques
15% Creates and manages the annual unit budget and long range equipment and facilities planning, and creates and maintains long range operational personnel and equipment calendar to inform station planning
20% Will exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 FTE or equivalent employees
15% Assists with the development of technical standards and training of technical personnel
10% Communicates with internal and external stakeholders about technical operations
10% Directs the planning and scheduling of building maintenance and remodeling activities, incorporating operational requirements and priorities
5% Determines and directs standards for routine and preventative work orders, warehouse/purchasing tracking, building and grounds projects, and use of automated maintenance
5% Reviews work place health and safety expectations with employees and provides instruction as needed
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
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*3-5 years of music technical and production management experience *Knowledge of rigging, carpentry, theatrical lighting, and theatrical systems *Previous experience managing and supervising complex teams *Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships, with faculty, staff, students, and the public *Familiarity and understanding of various types of Music and/or related performance configurations *Ability to set priorities and organize work to meet multiple deadlines, outstanding time management and analytical skills *Must have strong communication skills with the ability to write and convey information to multiple stakeholders, both internal and external to the School of Music and the University
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. In the Mead Witter School of Music, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. We would also be happy to address any questions you might have about the application process. Please see the contact information section if you have any questions.
The Mead Witter School of Music is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
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To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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