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Audio Production Manager

Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC, United States, 20001

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

We are seeking an Audio Production Manager for our new facility at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. Reporting to the 555 Penn IT/AV Assistant Director of Performance Activities, the Audio Production Manager is responsible for managing all audio technical aspects of concerts and events for the 375-seat theater and multimedia studio center for audio recordings. The Audio Production Manager will support a variety of events including music and dance performances from the Peabody Institute to lectures and presentations, to University Symposia. The Audio Production Manager acts as a liaison to all Johns Hopkins divisions and among the various individuals involved in audio production, to ensure excellent and safe production. The successful candidate will be a motivated, proactive, client-oriented leader. The candidate will be organized and provide excellent customer service experience for clients. Attention to detail, customer service focus and positive work ethic are a must. Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends as needed to appropriately staff departmental activities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides a professional and safe performance environment for the 555 Penn students, faculty, staff, patrons, and guests.
  • Manages a team of two or more audio technician staff members in supporting stage, production, sound, lighting, and technical needs of performances at 555 Penn to include audio visual, administrative, live audio mixing, sound reinforcement, setting up A/V equipment, microphones, and stage management.
  • Collaborates with Video Production Manager and team for events that require video and audio recording.
  • Works in close partnership with representatives from various JHU divisions and outside renters to support event production, audio visual, sound, and curricular needs of the school to achieve an excellent audio production and a quality learning opportunity.
  • Supervises and administers production crew and scheduling events with the appropriate number of staff and with the necessary skill set and training.
  • Supervises audio technical staff training and evaluating performance.
  • Creates and develops necessary policies and procedures to improve the production department’s ability to support the school’s events.
  • Enforces safety standards and preventative maintenance and training programs, enforcing school-wide policy and procedures while making recommendations as necessary.
  • Acts as primary contact for offsite audio production needs regarding logistics and arrangements for ensembles and operas.

Physical Requirements

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

Qualifications/Professional Experience/Competencies

  • Five years of technical theater and management experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of audio mixing, sound reinforcement, video, and stage production.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends as needed to appropriately staff departmental activities and the performance schedule.
  • Professional demeanor, superior communication skills, comfort in high-pressure situations, adaptable, solutions-oriented problem solver.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workload.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel, Outlook, required.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Three years of related experience, with some supervisory or lead experience preferred.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • BFA in theater or related professional experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritize workload.
  • Skilled audio engineer preferred.
  • Experience with Yamaha TWIN Lane and RJio audio equipment with SILK preamps preferred.

Classified Title: Multimedia Supervisor
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Audio Production Manager
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC
Starting Salary Range: Min $53,300 - Max $93,500 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:00 - 5:00
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: District of Columbia
Department name: 555 Penn
Personnel area: University Administration

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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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