Director of Recording and Classroom Technology

The Manager of Recording and Classroom Technology is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the School’s Recording Department and leads the continuing development of classroom technology and academic computing needs throughout the school. In addition to providing leadership in these areas, this position will work closely and collaboratively with a wide range of institutional stake-holders impacted by these essential functions. This position is responsible for developing and executing a strategic vision that ensures Juilliard has a world-class recording and classroom technology department.Responsibilities:

Provide leadership and management of the audio/video engineering and recording office administrative staff Serve as master engineer and ensure the department maintains the highest possible standards for audio/video recording quality, in keeping with current recording technology and best practices Maintain the Recording Department operation schedule that balances the institution’s priorities and department resources to ensure recording services are delivered for all appropriate events Work closely with IT to refine and streamline the scheduling, editing, distribution, and archiving processes of all performance recordings Work closely with other departmental leadership (Public Affairs, Juilliard Global Ventures, Center for Innovation in the Arts, Dance, Production) to assess video and audio recording needs throughout school to ensure efficient use of resources and appropriate levels of recording support Liaise with commercial entities and peer institutions to develop strategic partnerships and maintain awareness of technology capabilities and trends Work with the Library to maintain the archive of audio and video recorded material, coordinate and oversee the completion of converting the current archive to digital formats. Develop a long-term strategic plan and identify associated budgetary requirements to ensure that classroom and teaching studio audio/video technology (including distance learning infrastructure) remains current, and keeps pace with developments in commercial technology and evolving classroom requirements Work closely with key stake holders to execute a strategic plan on classroom and teaching studio audio/video technology, and help address the school’s growing distance learning needs (especially in light of the upcoming opening of a branch campus in Tianjin, China) Prepare and manage the Recording Department operation and capital expense budgets, work with IT, library, and other departments to develop prioritized list of budgetary requirements in the area of instructional technology

Qualifications:

5-10 years of relevant experience and a proven track record of exceptional technical skill in the area of recording engineering A history of progressive management responsibilities Knowledge and experience with stereo and multi-microphone techniques, digital consoles, signal processing, signal flow, and gain structure Hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of Pro-Tools and Final Cut Pro Practical experience with video recording technology (e.g., Panopto) Knowledge of media preservation and protocols for digitization of historic media materials, including familiarity with standard metadata schema Familiarity with web-based technologies and devices/applications that leverage current technology trends (Cloud platforms, mobile devices) Facility with both iOS and Windows based operating systems Excellent verbal and written communications skills Experience working in an academic or music conservatory setting preferred Academic and/or industry contacts in recording and related technologies helpful Knowledge of System Administration, Content Management Systems or programming a plus (e.g., CIFS; WordPress, Drupal/Drush; and PHP)

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