Creative Tech Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $45,000
Details: Mid to high 40’s, based on experience

Published

10/02/2018

Address

260 Sumner St
Boston
MA
02128
United States

Description

Overview

 

Since 1991, ZUMIX has provided music & creative technology programs for youth ages 7-18 in the Greater Boston area. We provide out-of-school programs throughout the year including: songwriting, audio & video technology, community radio, and instrumental music instruction. ZUMIX’s goal is to foster young people’s personal development, artistic growth, civic engagement, and workforce development as well as to promote the 21st century skills needed to achieve success in college and career. For more information on our work, please visit www.zumix.org.

 

Reports to: Director of Operations

 

The Creative Tech Manager leads a diverse team of youth development professionals in providing programming in audio, video, and repair/tech (Z-Tech). In addition the Creative Tech Manager is responsible for initiatives, systems, and relationships pertaining to the Z-Tech department and ZUMIX as a whole.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Oversight


• Hire, train, supervise, and support Z-Tech staff, youth staff, and volunteers

• Manage administrative functions and systems for Z-Tech department

• Oversee ZUMIX Live Sound Service & ZUMIX Recording Service

• Manage administration and distribution of ZUMIX's digital music output

• Establish, strengthen, and maintain relationships with partners, clients, and donors

• Corporate donor cultivation (audio/video specific)

 

Programmatic


• Program design and curriculum development for Z-Tech department

• Direct Service: Teach live sound reinforcement, studio recording, electronic music production to ZUMIX participants age 12-18

• Coordinate guest artist visits, supplemental trainings, and interdisciplinary workshops for staff and students

 

Facility & Systems

 

• Design and ongoing maintenance of technology spaces and systems

• Coordinate Z-Tech equipment inventory, maintenance, and repair and support these processes throughout ZUMIX

• Selection and purchasing of audio/video software and hardware

• Serve as Liason to the ZUMIX IT team

 

Qualifications:

 

• Demonstrated professional experience in at least 2 of the following areas: live sound production, studio management and/or recording/mixing

• 5+ years experience in youth development/education, preferably in a nonprofit/community-based setting or public school.

• 2+ years experience in a supervisory or management position

• Degree in nonprofit administration, arts or music education, or media/technology preferred, Masters degree strongly preferred

• Strong budgeting skills, and experience purchasing in volume and for institutional use

• Excellent relationship building and interpersonal communication skills, including a sense of humor

• Ability to manage multiple, cross-departmental priorities and campaigns, and work collaboratively

• Musical experience as a performer, songwriter or teacher strongly preferred

 

Skills:

 

• Proficiency at professional level with many of the following: Avid Pro Tools, Propellerheads Reason, iZotope plugins including Ozone and RX, loudspeaker management, analog and digital consoles, outboard processing, microphones and placement, multitrack recording and mixing of 16+ tracks, mixing for live broadcast

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Apple OS/iOS

• Strong project management skills; an ability to thrive working under deadlines and handling multiple tasks without sacrificing attention to detail. 

• Strong audio hardware and software troubleshooting skills

• Ability to be a strategic partner and leader among a team with diverse roles and viewpoints

• Strong commitment to youth development and the arts.

• Proactive approach to problem-solving

• Strong commitment to breaking the cycle of unequal representation in creative technology fields. (note - more than 50% of Z-Tech’s youth participants are female and many are Spanish speakers.) Women and Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply

 

ZUMIX does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. 

Benefits

ZUMIX is an equal opportunity employer. Benefits include generous paid vacation, holidays, & sick days, life insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, professional development funds, and a creative, flexible organizational culture

Level of Language Proficiency

English required

Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese strongly encouraged and preferred

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

apply@zumix.org
http://www.zumix.org

Please submit a cover letter and resume as well as three professional references to Jenny M. Shulman, Director of Operations at apply@zumix.org

In the subject line, please write Creative Tech Manager followed by your last name.


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