New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (Emirate)
Dec 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Music Program
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Arts and Humanities division at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Recording Studio Engineer and Instructor in Music in the music program starting in Spring 2018. This is a full-time academic support position suited for someone who has extensive knowledge and experience working in an academic support position and managing and overseeing academic spaces, technical facilities and a recording studio. The Instructor will work with other Arts Instructors in Music to manage all technical aspects of the music program as well as provide academic support to faculty and students inside and outside of the classroom.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the program’s facilities and academic spaces such as music labs, editing suites, classrooms, the main recording studio and other music studios; managing student assistants; advising on equipment, hardware, and software procurement; working with the Academic Technology team to maintain and service all computers; responding to technical support questions from faculty, staff, and students; recording faculty and student performances and recitals; and supporting all music related events (stage hands, recording, live sound, etc). In addition, the Instructor of the Arts will conduct technical workshops for students, advise students on all aspects of music technology workflows, and develop education resources (online & print) for student use - one-sheets, guides, short instructional videos, etc. to establish standards and best practices for the program.

The Music Program's recording studio is outfitted with a 24/48channel SSL analog console (AWS 948), multiple leading analog audio effects, preamps, and processors (Manley Vari-Mu, SSL-G Buss Compressor, API 3124, NEVE 524, and much more), a complete HD digital Pro Tools system, a large collection of audio plugins, video systems, and various other professional tools such as a Dante connected system to the other performance venues in the Arts Center building and a 2-Track tape machine - ATR 102. 
Furthermore, the studio is comprised of one large control, one large live room, and three iso-booths. Two of the iso-booths are also interconnected with a smaller control room we call Studio B, however though a methodically wired patchbay in the machine room any room can be connected to either control room, expanding the use of the studio as a whole. Moreover, with the use of the Dante network, the recording studio can be connected to any of the three large performance venues (a black box theater, a large performance theater, and a medium recital hall) to support larger and more reverberant recordings. As the recording studio manager and engineer the applicant is expected to then record within these venues as needed and requested by students, and/or faculty.
Applicants must have a master’s degree and possess strong skills in Pro Tools, and Logic Pro, with an advanced knowledge of DAWs and other basic music technology software. They must also have expert knowledge of Apple workstations and hardware, analog and digital mixing consoles, analog hardware (compressors, EQs, etc.), and their respective digital Plug-Ins. The applicant must have proven interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills, and have extensive experience working in recording studios, soldering and other basic electrical workflows for the maintenance and repair of malfunctioning gear. The applicant must also show enthusiasm and proficiency for learning a variety of new audio production software as needed for individualized student projects such as Max MSP and Kema. The applicant must have past work experience in a University and/or equivalent setting providing instructional support for college-level students, administrative and professional experience working in an arts facility including project management, and leading workshops.

Additionally, successful applicants will have several years of professional studio experience, and a willingness to adapt and learn new software and skills in the constantly fluctuating world of music and music technology, including emerging technologies such as 360, AR and VR.

Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. The terms of employment are competitive and include expatriate packages. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in PDF format through If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail [email protected]. Please note that due to the high volume of inquiries and applications, only candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted.

About NYUAD:
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.
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UAE National are encouraged to apply.