The Writing and Technology Division Lab Monitor oversees the divisional equipment room. S/he assists students with equipment/software operation. S/he teaches the students troubleshooting skills to identify possible sources of malfunction and better understand all concepts involved. The Lab Monitor also provides technical support for classes and helps maintain the equipment and its software compatibility within the department.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist students with hardware/software operation and curricular concepts.
Ensure that hardware/software works properly in each lab.
Remain knowledgeable with all newly installed hardware/software and its role within the curriculum.
Oversee the Equipment Room and its operation.
Keep records of student equipment usage, policy infractions, and equipment inventory.
Ensure security of the equipment.
Provide technical support to faculty for classes.
Setup/strike additional equipment for classes.
Implement changes to the facilities, particularly between semesters (installing and configuring new hardware/software, reconfiguring and updating the hardware/software environment, ensuring that facilities are ready for the start of the semester).
Research and document firmware/driver/operating system compatibility.
Train new employees on day-to-day procedure, policies, and administrative software.
Possible Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with special department/division events.
Participate in coordinated projects with faculty.
Advanced understanding of high-level audio and MIDI technology
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.
Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology or commensurate experience.
Expertise with the Macintosh operating system, primary curricular software (Logic, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Reason), related technologies (Core Audio, Core MIDI, ReWire), and central curriculum topics (sequencing, modular sysnthesis, signal flow, sound design, audio editing and recording, DSP theory and applications, session management and file structure).
Strong familiarity with MIDI and Audio technology setup and operation.
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.