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DIRECTOR OF AUDIO SERVICES
The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites applications for
the position of Director of Audio Services. This is a full-time,
12-month Administrative and Professional Staff appointment reporting to
the Associate Dean for Technology.
The Oberlin Conservatory is America’s oldest school dedicated to the
training of professional musicians. Founded in 1865, it was the first
college-affiliated conservatory in the United States, and is
internationally recognized as one of the nation’s finest music
schools. As the only major music school in the country specializing in
the education of musicians at the undergraduate level, the Oberlin
Conservatory is known for the excellence of its comprehensive program,
renowned faculty, and superb facilities, as well as for its location in
one of the nation’s leading undergraduate liberal arts colleges.
Responsibilities:The incumbent will be responsible for the direction
and operation of the Audio Services Department. The department is
charged with recording the Conservatory’s 400+ yearly performance
events and provides sound reinforcement services as needed. The Oberlin
Conservatory of Music encompasses a multitude of musical genres and
produces commercial-quality material for Compact Discs as well as
The Director of Audio Services will teach an advanced multi-track
recording course as part of the Technology In Music and Related Arts
(TIMARA) Program. Other teaching opportunities may be developed in the
The Audio Services department is responsible for supporting a dynamic
range of performances of various instrumentation and staffing in a
multitude of venues both on and off the Oberlin Campus. These
performances range from ensembles of historic period instruments, to
multi-media interactive presentations, to large-scale orchestras,
choirs and jazz ensembles. In addition, extensive solo and chamber
repertoire is performed throughout the year. The Director of Audio
Services must possess the skills and technical knowledge to support and
record these performances, and to produce studio recordings of
exceptional quality in a panoply of styles.
Requirements:At least 5 years experience as an audio engineer;
significant professional level experience with recording, production
and post-production of Classical music; demonstrated ability to manage
programs, projects, and people; strong, well-developed, interpersonal
skills, including working with artists and subordinates; and excellent
references. Strong experience with ProTools and excellent computer
skills are a must. Desired Qualifications: Professional experience at
an organization similar to the Oberlin Conservatory. A college degree
(especially in a music area) and experience teaching audio recording
are also desirable, in addition to a working knowledge of Midi, Video,
DSD, Surround, and audio restoration/archiving.
Compensation: Within the salary range established by the College, this
position will be filled at a salary commensurate with
experience. Oberlin College provides a generous benefits package
including tuition remission for eligible dependants.
Facilities: The Conservatory has excellent performing venues with
various levels of recording integration. The TIMARA facility houses a
multi-track digital recording studio. The Conservatory owns excellent
audio equipment by Grace, Apogee, Sony, Neumann, DPA, Millennia,
Genelec, Senheiser, etc.
To Apply: Submit letter of application, résumé, three compact discs of
commercial quality demonstrating excellence of recording in diverse
musical styles and ensembles, and three references with telephone
numbers to: Michael Lynn, Associate Dean, Oberlin Conservatory of
Music, 77 W. College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074. To receive full
consideration, applications should be submitted by January 14, 2005.
Applications may be considered until the position is filled.
December 10, 2004 APS05-208