2144 Recording Arts Educator


TITLE Recording Arts Educator





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Arts and Letters


The primary duty of the Recording Arts Educator is the coordination and supervision of audio recording for the Department of Music. The Recording Arts Educator administers the budget for the purchase, repair, and replacement of audio technology, teaches assigned courses, and develops degree programs and curriculum in the field of Recording Arts.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Music, Recording Technology, or a related field is required. A Master's degree in Music or a related field is preferred.

Experience: Five years of experience in audio recording of live performances is required. Demonstrated evidence of the ability to teach at the college level is required.

Skills: Audio recording skills are required. Familiarity with Macintosh computers and peripherals is required. Familiarity with a variety of analog and digital recording formats, mixing consoles, microphones, and Macintosh digital audio applications is required.

Effort: Hearing ability must be at or above normal limits. Must be able to lift 15-25 pounds and endure extended periods of standing.


1. Provides teaching and curriculum development support to the Department of Music by teaching and assuming all faculty responsibilities for the Introduction to Audio Techniques, Advanced Digital Recording courses, and any other courses assigned by the Department Head and developing degree programs and curriculum in the field of Recording Arts.

2. Assists the Department of Music in the production of quality audio recordings by coordinating and overseeing the audio recording of music through the determination of the most appropriate recording method, the equipment to be used, and how the performance is mixed and edited for the archival recording.

3. Assures that the equipment used in audio recording is operational and up-to-date by purchasing new equipment and arranging for repair when appropriate.

4. Enhances the overall operational efficiency of the Department of Music by training, supervising, and scheduling student recording assistants.

5. Ensures the organization, security, and accessibility of the recordings of the Department of Music by maintaining the archive of recorded tapes.

6. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Department Head.

7. Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Music by performing all other duties as assigned by the Department Head.


The Recording Arts Educator is supervised by the Head, Department of Music and supervises student recording assistants.




Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 4 - 2300 Points: Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of an administrative, managerial, or professional field such as accounting or auditing, financial management, business administration, human resources, engineering, social sciences, communications, education, law, or medicine. Knowledge permits the employee to complete assignments by applying established methods to recurring types of projects/problems susceptible to well-documented precedents or to schedule, plan, and carry out precedented projects. Alternatively, knowledge at this level might also permit the employee to carry out precedented projects requiring considerable experience in specific areas within higher education. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in a specific technical or professional specialty along with significant related work experience. Alternatively, equivalent knowledge requirements at this level include a non-technical or general Bachelor's degree requirement with substantial work experience or a non-specific Master's degree requirement with substantial work experience. Knowledge requirements generally also include a significant amount of related work experience and may include administrative or supervisory experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 2 - 130 Points: Regular, but limited, supervision, training, or directing the work assignments of (a) small numbers of student, part-time or temporary workers, or (b) one or more permanent, full-time employees. The nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and assigning tasks. Supervision at this level typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 3 - 850 Points: Work involves providing significant support services to others both within and outside of the department that substantially influences decision-making processes. Work activities are complex and others rely on the accuracy and reliability of the information, analysis, or advice to make decisions. Work activities have a direct, but shared, impact on further processes or services, affect the overall efficiency and image of the department, and may have material impact on costs or service quality within the cost center. Incumbents may be responsible for identifying areas of need and for developing proposals that request funding to fulfill those needs.