Music Laboratory Coordinator

Position Definition

To plan and organize the day-to-day operations of a music and recording arts laboratory; to organize, schedule and assist in evaluating a variety of laboratory activities; to assist in department budget preparation and administration; to provide tutoring services to students in music and music theory, recording and live sound fundamentals; and to provide a wide range of technical, clerical, and other assistance to students, faculty, and tutors.

Position Title
Music Laboratory Coordinator

Los Medanos College

Posting Number

$3,943 - $4,803 per month (New employees will begin at step 1)

Distinguishing Characteristics

This classification is distinguished from the senior level in that it is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a single music laboratory area as opposed to multiple or larger more complex laboratories.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plans and coordinates laboratory operations for the Music and Recording Arts Department.
Monitors and tutors students in the use of laboratory facilities and in the areas of music in which the students need assistance.
Provides students, faculty, and tutors with assistance and training in the operation of computers and other laboratory equipment.
Identifies student needs and determines remediation plans for students with weaknesses in music and music theory; advises students on study methods, learning strategies and monitors student progress.
Coordinates tutoring services activities for assigned department; approves time cards.
Assists in developing and monitoring department budgets in coordination with management and faculty; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; maintains student billing records.
Develops and maintains a reference library and files of resource material for faculty and student use.
Assists in the administration of laboratory assignments, exercises, and tests under the direction of an instructor.
Develops and implements new or modified laboratory policies and procedures, as required.
Meets with faculty to become familiar with their lesson plans and expectations for student competencies.
Monitors computer software and hardware to ensure proper working order, performs minor maintenance when necessary; reports and documents equipment problems or failures.
Coordinates workload of department laboratory; monitors assignments of assigned staff.
Assists in the preparation of instructional aids used by students and faculty in the laboratory.
Conducts statistical review to analyze and assess the service effectiveness of the Music and Recording Arts Laboratory.
Promotes and advertises tutoring services to faculty, staff, and students via web pages, emails and class visits.
Assists in the selection of student assistants and/or tutors; provides training, functional and technical supervision, and evaluation of student assistants and/or tutors; reviews and approves student assistant and/or tutor timecards for accuracy and submits to a departmental supervisor or manager.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Two (2) years of responsible experience in the operation and maintenance of a music laboratory, or assisting a college instructor in a music related discipline.
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a music related discipline, or the equivalent.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Laboratory equipment, software, materials, supplies and procedures as used in the Music and Recording Arts Laboratory.
Basic teaching and learning theories, principles and practices of tutoring.
Principles, practices, and applications of music and recording material at the level of the courses taught in the District.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems and/or other student tracking software.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
Methods of gathering and presenting general statistical data.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Perform a variety of instructional assistance, tutoring, and related support functions in the assigned discipline.
Assist students in understanding the basic fundamentals of the assigned discipline.
Operate, set up, troubleshoot, and demonstrate the use of computer and other equipment in the laboratory.
Analyze laboratory procedures and make constructive suggestions for improvement.
Develop and maintain record keeping systems for the laboratory.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Organize, coordinate, supervise and schedule a variety of laboratory activities.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the course of required duties.
Prepare clear, concise, and complete reports using standardized practices.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Experience with managing budgets, tracking financial expenditures and generating reports
2. Experience with delegating and supervising tasks assigned to student workers.
3. Excellent communication and organizational skills
4. Working knowledge of Windows and Macintosh operating systems, software and desktop publishing.
5. Sensitivity to and ability to work with people of diverse races, ethnicities, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation and disabilities
6. Working knowledge of current music and audio software
7. Experience with concert coordination: set up, promotion, and marketing, including use of social media
8. Knowledge and experience in cataloging equipment, instruments, and/or music literature

Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is vital in the support of Music and Recording Arts instruction, events and productions for Los Medanos College. On occasion, flexibility in work hours will be necessary to accommodate day, evening and/or weekend activities for either department.

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $3,943 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $4,803 per month is reached on the salary schedule

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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