The Ent Center for the Arts (ECFA) Audio Engineer oversees audio production in the multi-venue Ent Center for the Arts and, as needed, will serve as lead audio engineer for select events. The Audio Engineer will assist the ECFA Technical Director with coordinating personnel and equipment to support events as well as overseeing the care, maintenance, and upkeep of audio production equipment. This position is a liaison to and between artists, touring technicians, event clients, contractors, and other Ent Center staff. The Audio Engineer provides training to production personnel, advocates workplace safety, and implements emergency response procedures for back-of house areas.
During events, oversee all aspects of the audio and video production.
Manage and supervise production crew to complete event setups and load-ins, including all technical equipment, for events in the Ent Center venues, public spaces, and the exterior.
Provide technical expertise and advice to campus community members and external clients producing events at the Ent Center as well as the internal programs including the Artist Series, Theatreworks, and UCCS Visual and Performing Arts academic department.
Assists the Technical Director with assessing the feasibility, equipment needs, budget requirements, and sourcing needs of all technical riders and specs for rental companies, touring presentations, and UCCS events taking place in the performance spaces of the Ent Center.
Communicate related custodial and facility maintenance needs to the appropriate UCCS Facilities staff.
Works with Production Crew and Custodial staff to ensure the cleanliness and organization of all Back of House areas including but not limited to dressing rooms, green room, loading docks, control areas and catwalks.
Conducts trainings on the operation and safe use of all technical assets and equipment within the Ent Center as well as emergency procedures. Ensures production crews are in compliance with and meeting expectations of safe operation and use.
Enforces safe-use guidelines for equipment and emergency procedures for back of house operations.
Other duties as assigned.
In-depth knowledge of theatrical systems & equipment specifically audio and video as well as lighting, automation, rigging, and stage management.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
Demonstrated leadership and supervision skills.
Ability to build a highly effective and collegial work team.
Ability to manage stress, time pressures, and conflict resolution.
Ability to manage time effectively, set priorities, and meet established deadlines.
Ability to work with diverse individuals in a positive and constructive manner while appreciating the unique contributions of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and social identities.
Able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Annual Salary: $46,000
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.
Bachelor’s degree in any field.
Three (3) years of experience in sound engineering/live production mixing that includes the use of large format audio mixers and a working knowledge of digital audio interfaces and analog interfaces.
A Bachelor’s degree in Audio Engineering, Audio or Music Production, Technical Theatre or related field.
Four (4) years of experience working with audio and visual equipment, setup, operation, support, and troubleshooting.
Prior experience supervising other production crew.
Certification for Dante Audio Systems – Level 2.
Experience with Yamaha CL5 and Yamaha CL3 consoles.
Proficiency in QLab.
Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by February 20, 2020 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
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