University of Central Oklahoma

  • Music Assistant Engineer for Performing Arts Multimedia

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/2/2018 1:34 PM)
    Job ID
    Org Number
    Music Dept Course Fees Enhance
    Provost Vice President
    $9.60 per hour
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    Weeks Per Year
    Monday - Friday, as scheduled by supervisor
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    This is an appointed position only.  Please indicate on application what professor has selected you for this position.


    Department notes:

    -During concert events, noise exposure levels can exceed 90dB and be unhealthy for prolonged listening.  Good hearing protection practices are always encouraged and at times some level of protection is provided.

    -This position requires frequently carrying equipment to and from concert venues.  Intern must be able to lift and walk with 40lbs at a time.

    Position Overview

    Student will assist staff or faculty in supporting the classrooms, labs, or departments. Duties may include, setting up, picking up, and checking-in classroom items for classes. May be requested to set-up audio/visual equipment, PowerPoint presentations, and/or computers for staff, faculty or students.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    This position is within the College of Fine Arts and Design – School of Music.  The hired candidate will have the opportunity to learn real-life workflows and best practices for facilitating sound and video recordings on-site at performing arts events both large and small.  Once a certain degree of competency is achieved, Assistant Engineers will be assigned to events where they will provide multimedia support on their own.  Contingent on capability and demand, Assistant Engineers will also play a role in post-production of resulting media.

    Assistant Engineers will learn from staff by shadowing them during our performing arts events during the first half of their first semester.  Processes and technical details will be explained to them as they observe them in action.  Eventually, roles will be reversed and staff will monitor the Intern Engineers, providing any needed constructive criticism or guidance along the way as needed.  Finally, towards the later part of each semester, when the quantity and frequency of performing arts events increases and becomes too much for Staff to handle alone, Assistant Engineers will be tasked with handling a number of jobs on their own.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS  Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates.  Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes.  If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Department Requirements:

    -Some performing arts and/or broadcasting/recording experience.

    -Some fundamental familiarity with multimedia technology such as audio/video capture devices (cameras, microphones, etc) and media editing software (digital audio workstations, non-linear video editors).

    -Availability during weekday evenings and weekend afternoons and evenings (School of Music concerts are often scheduled during these times).

    Preferred Experience:

    -Experience recording/broadcasting/editing audio and/or video in large venue applications.

    -Experience with non-linear non-destructive production software Pro Tools (or similar), and Adobe Premiere (or similar).

    -Familiarity in stage management and concert etiquette in fine arts applications.

    -Preferred major: something in the performing arts or broadcasting.


    See Qualifications/Experience fields.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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