Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Performing Arts: Music (PERFA 19-01/02) Sound Engineer and Sound Crew Instructor

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7105207 (Ref.No. 3231833)
Posted: July 13, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Jul 11, 2022
Deadline: Jul 25, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The Performing Arts Department requires a part-time faculty member to teach PERFA 19-02 and PERFA 19-02 in Fall 2022 and Spring 2023.

Sound Engineer and Sound Crew instructor

PERFA 19-01 (.33) Glee, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00-8:30 pm

PERFA 19-02 (.33) Instrumental Ensembles, Days and times to be determined

Fall and Spring Semesters 2022-2023

Course descriptions:

PERFA 19-01 Glee, (.33), and PERFA 19-02 Instrumental Ensembles (.33) are ensemble courses that prepare students for all aspects of concert performances. Students receive (1) music instruction from faculty Directors, Assistant Directors, and accompanists, (2) production management and crew training from the Music Production Manager, and (3) live sound engineering instruction by the faculty Sound Engineer. The Sound Engineer provides live sound engineer support for all music program rehearsal and performance needs, training students enrolled in these two particular courses to serve as sound crews at music activities in which they are not performing. The number of concert dates varies per semester, as does the size and intricacy of production needs. The Sound Engineer also mentors music majors regarding sound engineering needs for their senior recitals (typically 2-3 students per year).

The Sound Engineer must:

  1. provide sound support needs for choral and instrumental ensemble rehearsals, dress/tech rehearsals, and performances as needed in collaboration with the Music Production Manager, Performing Arts Coordinator, and the Music Program Director. Support includes planning, set-up, execution, supervision, and strike.

  2. oversee sound equipment (set-up, strike, inventory, approved purchases)

  3. coordinate live sound engineering with recording engineer activity as needed

  4. lead sound assistants who are either students from PERFA 19 courses, or individuals obtained through campus Media services

  5. coordinate with the Music Production Manager and Performing Arts Coordinator regarding facility set-up when live sound engineering support is needed (in classrooms, rehearsals spaces, performance venues)

  6. create a syllabus for PERFA 19-01 and -02 students clarifying their roles and learning outcomes as a sound crew, including the path for students to serve in crew leadership roles; manage all related coursework, assessment, and grading.

  7. delegate tasks as appropriate to the student lead of sound crews (if there are leads created).create a sound crew assignment calendar in coordination with the Music Program Production Manager.

  8. attend PERFA 19 ensemble rehearsals/class meetings as needed, and supervise/assess sound crew activities

  9. be available for consultation with the music faculty relating to ongoing sound engineering needs (typically one meeting each semester).

  10. attend and contribute to regular production meetings for concerts.

  11. assist in developing sound engineering budget for the fall and spring music concert seasons.

  12. in consultation with the music faculty, mentor seniors through the process of recital sound production needs.

The successful candidate will have professional experience in working in a college environment in live sound engineering. MFA degree or equivalent professional experience in sound engineering management are required, and evidence of musical training is preferred.

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