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Audio Engineer

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, United States, 21202

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Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Assistant Production Manager, we are seeking an Audio Engineer who will provide a professional and safe performance environment to the Peabody Institute students, faculty, staff, patrons and guests. This is a casual/as-needed position; hours are flexible and include daytime and evenings and weekends as appropriate to the staffing needs of the department.

The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University advances a dynamic, 21st-century model of performing arts training in pursuit of its mission: to elevate the human experience through leadership at the intersection of art and education. Through its Conservatory for undergraduate and graduate studies and the Preparatory, Baltimore’s largest community performing arts school, Peabody empowers musicians and dancers from diverse backgrounds to create and perform at the highest level.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads audio set-ups, tune and troubleshoot audio system for concerts, masterclasses and recitals.
  • Troubleshoots complex audio systems to ensure all concerts run smoothly.
  • Works in close partnership with the Stage Manager and other members of the production team, conductors, artistic directors and students to provide audio support.
  • Operates Front of House Audio console including both digital and analogue mixers.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience with digital consoles.
  • Familiarity with large and small format PA set-up and design.
  • Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solutions-oriented problem solver.
  • Understanding of the principals of EQ, Compression as well as familiarity with a wide variety of microphones and microphone techniques.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work long hours and nontraditional shifts: evenings and weekends due to performance schedule.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to walk, stand, climb for extended periods.
  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in production (theatrical or event).
  • Two to Three years of experience in production or related field.
  • Additional experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three to Five years of technical theater and audio experience.

Classified Title: Stage Coordinator
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Audio Engineer
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CD
Starting Salary Range: Min $17.00 - Max $30.00 HRLY ($15,890.70 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: Variable, up to 987 hours per year
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Peabody Institute
Department name: Ensemble Operations
Personnel area: Peabody

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

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