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Full-Time Instructor Position: Music Industry & Director of Technical Arts | Houghton College

10 Mar 2020 10:54 AM | Communications Director MEIEA (Administrator)

Houghton College seeks an exceptional Music Industry professional for a full-time, non-tenure-track position

Job Summary: The ideal candidate will have experience in live sound design, recording, lighting, and technology for live performances and theatre (dramatic and musical). In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Technical Arts, this candidate will teach courses related to Houghton College’s thriving Music Industry program, manage the EMA Studio, teach courses related to the Music Industry major, coordinate weekly Chapel services and supervise all aspects of technical needs across the campus where live sound, recording, and lighting may be needed. The Director of Technical Arts is also responsible for supervising technical needs for all events and concerts at the School of Music in advance of production dates, and summer camps in collaboration with the Director of Conferences during summer months. Duties include management, maintenance, and safekeeping of all EMA Studio recording, School of Music, and Mac Lab sound and lighting equipment; training and managing tech crews for the execution of concerts, chapels and other productions; managing all aspects of the Music Industry Internship program; strengthening current partnerships and seeking the expansion of the program with new partners; managing and coordinating annual inventory and student payroll for tech teams; and other duties as assigned by the Dean of the Greatbatch School of Music.

This position requires a variety of day, night, and weekend hours. The successful candidate will be well organized and attentive to detail. All School of Music faculty/staff members are expected to participate in music admission activities (i.e. recruiting and auditioning students); recruit for all programs; participate in events such as the Christmas PRISM; and contribute to the life of the college.

• Required:

BachelordegreeinCommercialMusic,MusicIndustry,MusicProduction/Engineering or related field required

aminimumof5(five)yearsteachingorcomparableprofessional/leadershipexperience in technical arts, live sound/production & recording.

MustbeanAVIDCertifiedInstructorinProToolspriortobeginningteachingat Houghton.

AninterestandwillingnesstosupporttheCollege’sonlineofferings Demonstratedproficiencyin

  • §  various types of consoles, including Avid VENUE, as well as lighting consoles, including ETC Express 48/96.
  • §  Microsoft Office applications, video editing software, PowerPoint, EasyWorship, and ProPresenter.
  • §  trouble-shooting large venue sound and lighting systems.
  • §  working with projection hardware and troubleshooting minor projection

hardware problems. Demonstratedknowledgeof

§ videography, including video recording, livestreaming, video uploading, and video file storage

§ theatre lighting, stage lighting, lighting design, and wiring.

• Preferred: Master’s or doctoral degree in an appropriate field. Experience teaching Online


Other Requirements: Also required is ability to help students form respectful attitudes and interactions with people who differ in abilities, attitudes, and cultural experience, with sensitivity to factors that affect our own assessment of others.

Other important qualities for this position include a commitment to excellence and creativity in undergraduate teaching, a mature Christian faith, and an ability to integrate Christian faith into their teaching.

Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Faculty Rank and Salary are determined based on qualifications and experience. Start Date: Fall 2020
Application Deadline: Until position is filled.

To apply: Please visit http://www.houghton.edu/campus/human-resources/employment/faculty- openings/ and follow “Procedure for Applicants” (electronic mail submissions required, PDF or Word format).

For questions related specifically to this position, please contact Dr. Armenio Suzano Jr., Dean and Director of the Greatbatch School of Music. Armenio.Suzano@houghton.edu; 585.567.9516 

About Houghton:

Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition with an overall student body of 1000 representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 other countries. US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu


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