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Sound Studio Instructor

The Sound Studio Instructor will be in charge of supporting the Odegaard Sound Studio as a learning space. The primary focus of this position is teaching, updating, and adding to the workshops that enable UW students, faculty, and staff to develop proficiency in digital audio creation using the Sound Studio software and equipment. In addition, the instructor will answer client emails and schedule individual consultations as needed.

The position offers a flexible schedule, a great team of co-instructors, and the opportunity to experience teaching a wide variety of people. Outside of workshop hours, we ask for at least 8 hours a week in-office for consultations, updating workshops, etc. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in teaching, musicianship, studio management, or the digital humanities/digital scholarship to apply.

Training is available on all essential position duties.

Current workshop schedule and more information here: http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/learn/workshops/

Duties include:

  •      Manage the Sound Studio; make recommendations for updates and enhancements
  •      Schedule Sound Studio workshops and in-class workshops

○      Sound Studio: 90 minutes, 6 attendees

○      Classroom: 50 minutes, class size varies

  •      Accommodate a variety of needs and learning styles
  •      Provide accessible training materials based on Universal Design principles
  •      Respond to client inquiries about the Sound Studio and audio technologies using online ticketing system
  •      Schedule one-on-one consultations with clients
  •      Attend and evaluate other instructors’ workshops

Required Qualifications:

  •      Firm foundation in digital audio
  •      Basic understanding of audio mixing techniques
  •      Basic digital audio troubleshooting knowledge for both hardware and software
  •      Ability to teach and communicate digital audio skills
  •      Understanding of MIDI protocol
  •      Curiosity about new technology and self-motivation to learn
  •      Excellent people and customer service skills
  •      Experience with Ableton Live

Desired Qualifications:

  •      Teaching or tutoring experience
  •      Knowledge of:

○      Basic recording principles: gain staging, headroom, bit depth, sample rate

○      Digital effects: equalization, reverb, compression

○      Concepts of digital synthesis: envelopes, filters, oscillators, LFOs

○      Podcast basics – recording, editing

  •      Proactive attitude and desire to collaborate with a great team of co-instructors

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please upload your resume along with a brief letter explaining your interests and how your background qualifies you for an instructor position. Please submit via this Catalyst Dropbox: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/lratclif/39972

A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.

If listed on the Student Jobs page, then we are currently accepting applications for this position.