Under the direct supervision of the Division Program Manager, the Session Coordinator is responsible for: The security and traffic flow of the Academic Technology studio facilities during recording sessions; Receiving and checking student materials (A/V and documentation) prior to sessions and entering records in online tracking Database; Communicating with students on behalf of studio staff if necessary; Acting as Producer during student scoring sessions, and completing reports about student preparation and session management for Faculty; Scheduling student musicians through the "Scoring Sessions Program, supervising these musicians during sessions, and signing off on their hours for payment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1) Function as producer and on-site evaluator of student sessions, completing necessary documentation and forwarding to Faculty when applicable, plus offering assistance/support to students where appropriate; provide technical assistance at any Department/Division recording and/or mixdown sessions
2) Assist Engineering staff by preparing materials prior to sessions (assigning outputs, checking naming conventions, testing sequenced material) and communicating with students as necessary if problems are found. As well as assist with the physical setup of the studio in larger sessions.
3) On a day-to-day basis, receive and check submissions of student materials (both documentation and A/V items), logging as received in FS Filemaker Database and communicating with students if necessary
4) Coordinate with the SSP Artistic Director and Film Scoring Department Chair, schedule and oversee Scoring Session Program players booked for specific recording sessions, including: booking players for each session; monitoring player conduct, punctuality and performance issues; participating in procuring of substitute players if needed
5) Communicate with Faculty regarding curricular goals for each course requiring access to studio facilities, including training/course auditing as required, and monitor/update project guidelines each semester
6) Other duties as assigned by Associate Director of Studio Operations, specifically providing shift coverage for Studio Supervisors
Knowledge and Skills Required
1) Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent
2) Knowledge of film/video scoring techniques and procedures
3) Experience with MIDI Sequencing and Audio Editing (DAW), Video applications, Computers (Macintosh and Windows) and other software applicable to modern music production
4) Familiarity with the principles of digital audio, including digital media management, archiving and retrieval
5) Familiarity with audio signal flow, basic studio techniques and procedures
6) Good interpersonal and communication skills
7) Organizational and time management skills essential
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0001689
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.