FAS Department of Music at NYU – Part-Time Tech Assistant
The Department of Music is seeking a talented Graduate Technology Assistant to provide technical support to faculty and staff. This individual will be responsible for the setup and monitoring of audio/visual (A/V) equipment used in the state-of-the-art teaching facilities to ensure that technology is configured and functioning properly in anticipation of classes. S/He will provide leadership for best practices in working with digital equipment and will support the department’s efforts to digitize audio material. The ideal candidate will have an interest in developing professional expertise in sound engineering, ethnomusicology, and/or other related fields. Position can be for either work-study or non work-study student employee. Compensation based on level of experience ($15-20/hr).
Start date: September 2, 2014 (meeting/communication before this date to discuss responsibilities, prepare for beginning of semester)
We will definitely consider hiring someone who can only work for Fall 2014, although we are looking to fill the position for the entire 2014-15 academic year.
* While a regular work schedule will be established, the first 2-3 weeks of the Fall and Spring semester will be “front-loaded” with more hours, as these are the times of year when tech assistance is needed the most, in order to prevent disruption of classes and other registration activities.
· – Some experience with AV systems (projectors, HD televisions, audio receivers etc…); there will be rooms with very old setups (1990s) as well as new state-of-the-art equipment in a recently renovated lecture hall.
· – Interest in sound engineering, technology, etc..
· – Experience working with clients in trouble shooting and solving equipment-related issues.
· – Self-starter and ability to work without supervision
· – Ensure setup and functioning of A/V equipment prior to classes
· – Check out equipment to Music faculty and students
· – Attend training for new equipment, as necessary.
· – Work with department staff on specific configuration requests.
· – Inspect equipment for damage, missing components, and document issues to be addressed.
· – Troubleshooting A/V equipment when there are technical questions or problems related to A/V equipment and identifying appropriate solutions.
· – Provide basic instruction on the operation of A/V equipment as necessary.
· – Support efforts to digitize audio content.