Music Production Technician Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person with a background in at least one or more of the following disciplines: music production, sound studio recording, engineering, mixing & mastering, live sound engineering and studio management for Shared Parental Leave cover from July to October 2022.

This role will provide technical support to our education and learning team through our degree course, various short courses and projects. The role will assist in the development, improvement and success of our students and young people's learning and abilities. 

This role is designed to support technical resources aligned to the organisation and help improve the resources alongside the development and improvement of our users skills.

The role will include the acquisition and maintenance of technical resources, issuing equipment, assisting students in the use of highly specialist technical processes and updating the asset register. 

The role will be required on site with flexible working patterns at times evenings and weekends which will be reflected in time of lieu available. 

You will have some experience working in the music industry and/or you may have experience working in higher education, preferably within a sound department, however this is not a requirement. You will have experience in supporting people with technical projects in a studio and/or music environment. 

Good communication skills are necessary to the role, you must be a strong team player – many of the skills required for this role involve efficient and effective working as part of a team as you will need to demonstrate patience and sensitivity when working with students and academic staff. You will also support students in developing their creative audio tech skills. 

We are looking for a person who is creative and we expect high levels of technical competence and motivation to continue learning and develop their technical skills and the safeguarding of our staff and students. 

CM has been providing access to world-class creative arts education for young people and adults since 1983. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to learn, develop and unlock potential. 

CM is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and safeguarding environment for all staff and students to work and learn. An organisation where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and staff training. 

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:
Ensure all resources are in working order for education delivery
Ensure training rooms are in working order and meet organisations policies
Contribute towards the planning of new required resources and purchases
Input into planning and Installation of equipment and resources
Ensure asset register is updated in real time 
Oversee all room bookings and timetabling for education delivery
Managing maintenance on resources
Assist with technical setups when required
Provide ‘on call’ tech support
Troubleshoot, fault finding and correcting any problems or processes
Act as the in house studio and live sound engineer
Contribute towards the planning or making of content for social media and website
Contribute to student and office support
Ensure work is delivered on deadline

Experience and skills: 

Essential
Experience in music production, engineering and music industry
A good understanding of the music tech environment 
Experience with Logic Pro X and other industry standard studio equipment
Experience in supporting and educating people in a music environment
Motivated and dependable 
Able to meet deadlines
Can work at pace
Good people and diplomacy skills

Desirable
Degree level qualification 
Experience in live sound engineering, studio management and playing instruments
Experience in similar role at a previous HE, FE or private music school
Experience in set up and managing of AV set up and recordings in house and online
Safeguarding and Health & Safety trained

Benefits:
Successful applicants will be offered a 3 month cover period.
35 hours per week
Salary: £21,000 to £24,000 per year depending on experience
Opportunity to build on experience in an education and academic environment
To apply for this role please send CV and cover to everyone@cmsounds.com
Deadline for applying is 8th July 2022 . If you have any access needs please let us know.

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