Studio Supervisor, Film Scoring - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Facilities and Technology of the Film Scoring Department, the Film Scoring Studio Supervisor is responsible for: The security and traffic flow of the FS studio facility during recording sessions; Enforcing the Departmental policies concerning student usage of the studios/control rooms; Assisting the Engineering staff in the maintenance/upkeep of studios during school (and between semesters); Assisting the Engineering staff in scheduling one-on-one student prep meetings and Assistant Engineer shifts throughout the semester; Receiving and checking student materials (A/V and documentation) prior to sessions and entering records in online tracking Database; Communicating with students on behalf of studio staff if necessary; Acting as Producer during student scoring sessions, and completing evaluations of student preparation and session management for Faculty

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Function as producer and on-site evaluator of student scoring sessions, completing necessary documentation and forwarding to Faculty, plus offering assistance/support to students where appropriate; providing technical assistance at any Department recording and/or mixdown sessions
  2. Assists Engineering staff by preparing materials prior to sessons (assigning outputs, checking naming conventions, testing sequenced material) and communicates with students as necessary if problems are found
  3. On a day-to-day basis, receive and check submissions of student materials (both documentation and A/V items), logging as received in FS Filemaker Database and communicating with students if necessary
  4. Schedules meetings between Engineering staff and students as required, prior to sessions
  5. Coordinates a pool of students acting as Assistant Engineers throughout the semester (either student empoyees or volunteers), making sure shifts are covered and trainings planned
  6. Under supervision of the Director, oversees Scoring Session Program players booked for specific recording sessions, including: monitoring player conduct, punctuality and performance issues; participating in scheduling of substitute players as needed
  7. Assist students in the final transfer/bounce of their projects to Quicktime or other formats (including CD/DVD burning) prior to screenings or project submission
  8. Communicate with Faculty regarding curricular goals for each Film Scoring course requiring access to studio facilities, including training/course auditing as required, and monitor/update project guidelines each semester
  9. Ensure security of all equipment in studio, and monitor student check-in/out and usage
  10. Advise and supervise students if necessary in the proper operation/process of the Department or Divisional recording studios (for both tracking and mixing sessions)
  11. Assist the Engineering staff in studio equipment maintenance and supply inventory
  12. Backs up Engineers during break times in sessions as needed, and acts as Assistant Engineer/Computer Operator during larger sessions
  13. If necessary, supervises/trains/schedules students acting as Assistant Engineers or booth assistants during sessions
  14. If necessary, during peak usage times and on weekend shifts, assists Lab Managers/Monitors in overseeing students during Lab sessions
  15. Other duties as assigned by Director of Facilities and Technology or Department Chairs

Required Skills

  • Expertise with MIDI Sequencing and Audio Editing (DAW), Video applications, Computers (Macintosh and Windows) and other software applicable to Film Scoring area
  • Familiarity with the principles of digital audio, including digital media management, archiving and retrieval
  • Familiarity with audio signal flow, basic studio techniques and procedures
  • Good interpersonal and communicative skills
  • Organizational and time management skills essential
  • Teaching skills
  • Proven ability to work & lead effectively in a highly diverse campus community.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music or equivalent
  • Knowledge in film/video scoring techniques and procedures

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Keyword Phrases

  • Studio Supervisor, Film Scoring
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Facilities Management
  • Multimedia
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Supervisor
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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