We are seeking an Audio Production Manager, reporting to the 555 Penn IT/AV Assistant Director of Performance Activities, who will be responsible for managing all audio technical aspects of concert and events at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, for the 375-seat theater and multimedia studio center for audio recordings. The Audio Production Manager will support a variety of events including music and dance performances from the Peabody Institute to lectures, presentations, and University Symposia. The Audio Production Manager acts as a liaison to all Johns Hopkins divisions and among the various individuals involved in audio production to ensure excellent and safe production. The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive, client-oriented leader. The candidate will be organized and provide excellent customer service experience for clients. Attention to detail, customer service focus, and a positive work ethic are a must. Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends as needed to appropriately staff departmental activities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provides a professional and safe performance environment to the 555 Penn students, faculty, staff, patrons, and guests.
Manages a team of two or more audio technician staff members in supporting stage, production, sound, lighting, and technical needs of performances at 555 Penn to include audio visual, administrative, live audio mixing, sound reinforcement, and setting up A/V equipment, microphones, and stage management.
Collaborates with Video Production Manager and team for events that require video and audio recording.
Works in close partnership with representatives from various JHU divisions and outside renters to support event production, audio-visual, sound, and curricular needs of the school to achieve an excellent audio production and a quality learning opportunity.
Supervises and administers production crew and scheduling events with the appropriate number of staff and with the necessary skill set and training.
Supervises audio technical staff training and evaluating performance.
Creates and develops necessary policies and procedures to improve the production department's ability to support the schools' events.
Enforces safety standards and preventative maintenance and training programs, enforcing school-wide policy and procedures while making recommendations as necessary.
Acts as primary contact for offsite audio production needs regarding logistics and arrangements for ensembles and operas.
Ability to walk, stand, climb for extended periods.
Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
Three years of related experience, with some supervisory or lead experience preferred.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Five years of technical theater and management experience.
BFA in theater or related professional experience preferred.
Advanced knowledge of audio mixing, sound reinforcement, video, and stage production.
Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends as needed to appropriately staff departmental activities and the performance schedule.
Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solutions-oriented problem solver.
Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workload.
Skilled audio engineer preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required.
Experience with Yamaha TWINLANe and RJio audio equipment with SILK preamps preferred.
Classified Title: Multimedia Supervisor Working Title: Audio Production Manager Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range: $52,239-$71,890-$91,550 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:00 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: District of Columbia Department name: Provost and Sr VP for Acdmc Affs Off of Personnel area: University Administration
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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