Lab Operations Manager - Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

Under direct supervision of the Director of Lab Operations, the Lab Operations Manager is responsible for the general operation, security, support and maintenance of all WTD labs/classrooms, conference rooms, common areas, and faculty/staff offices.

This includes supervising WTD Lab Staff and student employees to provide tech-support of labs during class and lab time, implementing and enforcing WTD policies and procedures, maintaining of lab spaces and equipment, and assisting in the coordination and implementation of staff development initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversees the daily operation of all WTD labs and provides technical support of facility users (faculty, students, visiting artists, etc) when needed.
  • Supervises WTD lab staff and student employees including hiring, scheduling, training/development, and performance assessment.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Lab Operations in the design and implementation of lab staff development initiatives.
  • Implements and enforces WTD policies concerning student usage of lab stations.
  • Ensures that lab staff and student employees are adhering to established WTD policies and procedures.
  • Oversees staff utilization of WTD databases, ensuring the data is correct.
  • Tracks WTD facilities and equipment usage and prepares facility usage reports.
  • Document equipment configurations for easy access by faculty, staff, and student users.

Possible Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with special department/division events.
  • Participate in coordinated projects with faculty.

Required Skills

  • Ability to lead a team of music technology specialists in a diverse educational environment.
  • Self-motivation/directional skills.
  • Good communication, documentation, supervisory, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to carry 50 lbs. up and down stairs.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop & maintain effective working relationships with individuals & organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives & experiences.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology or commensurate experience.
  • Expertise with the Macintosh operating system, primary curricular software (Logic, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Reason), related technologies (Core Audio, Core MIDI, ReWire), and central curriculum topics (sequencing, modular functions, signal flow, sound design, audio editing and recording, DSP theory and applications, session management and file structure).
  • Strong familiarity with multimedia software, software synthesizers, digital audio software, and related concepts.
  • Experience with studio-specific topics (sync, surround sound, microphone theory, recording, monitoring setup, console routing and operation).

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

  • Lab Operations Manager
  • Learning lab for the music of today
  • Cultivating the musicianship of all students
  • Holistic and constantly evolving diversity
  • Laboratory and Research
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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