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Music Schools’ Technician

Role Introduction

To support and assist the Head of Music Technology and music staff in the day to day running of a vibrant music department. The Music Schools Technician will manage the recording studio and 3 mac computer suites.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Main Duties

  • Duties will include:

  • Responsible for/oversee the maintenance and upkeep of all music technology hardware and software;
  • Responsible for/oversee the maintenance and upkeep of electric/electronic instruments in the music schools including HiFis, electric pianos, keyboards, electric guitars, amps, headphones, cables, microphones, speakers, etc;
  • Ensuring all A/V across the department is in excellent working order and organising repairs when necessary;
  • Ensuring all music technology and audio equipment is in excellent working order, and organising repairs when necessary;
  • Sourcing and ordering of new/replacement audio/AV equipment for the department;
  • Ensuring all music technology software across the department is up to date and in excellent working order;
  • Recording, editing and uploading of all concerts/competition to a shared space;
  • Setting up of PA systems for concerts/competitions;
  • Maintaining the Rock Room /Guitar room equipment;
  • Recording, editing and storing of all GCSE/A Level coursework;
  • Video and audio recording/editing/storage of all music department events;
  • Setting up of all Music and Music Technology exam;
  • Assisting teachers during music/music technology lessons;
  • Liaising with Administrators, Teachers and Visiting Music Teachers around needs and requirements;
  • Instructing students in use of music technology and AV equipment;
  • Overseeing technical requirements for all musical events such as concerts, competitions, societies, guest speakers etc;
  • Developing and overseeing student music technology assistants;
  • Consulting with head of MT about new purchases, upgrading equipment and software updates etc;
  • Purchasing and installing new equipment;
  • Overseeing the maintenance, booking and use of the recording studio;
  • Organising equipment repairs;
  • Preparing specific microphone/studio configurations ahead of academic music technology lessons;
  • Assisting music teachers in using classroom AV facilities, and solving related issues;
  • Setting up amplification and mixing equipment for live concerts;
  • Editing, mixing, exporting and archiving audio and video recordings of all official music events;
  • Overseeing the use of in-situ recording, amplification and livestreaming equipment in the performance spaces within the department;
  • Livestreaming musical events, concerts and competitions;
  • Supervising A-level Music Technology students with their recording and mixing down coursework;
  • Control, upload and update the departmental digital signage;
  • Any other requests as appropriate from the Head of Music Technology;.
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Your working hours will be 35 hours per week. Typical hours of work will vary depending on the time of year. At the beginning of a term it may follow a typical 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday pattern although flexible working will be needed to fulfil the requirements of the post to include evening and weekend duties. During coursework/concert/competition periods you would be expected to change your working pattern, so you were available during the evenings/weekends.
  • You will work these hours during term time (32 weeks per year) and you will be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.
  • The salary is £21,123 pa. This equates to a full-time equivalent salary of £29,212 per annum.
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  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

 

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • Music Technology/Audio Engineer graduate with BSc, BMus, BA or equivalent;
  • An excellent knowledge of all aspects of music technology production and audio/video recording and editing;
  • An excellent knowledge of classical and popular music recording techniques;
  • Previous experience of working in an educational environment is desirable;
  • Excellent knowledge of Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton, Final Cut and Adobe Premiere;
  • Ability to supervise the music technology suites and offer practical support to members of staff and students;
  • Ability to work under pressure, to a deadline and prioritise work in a busy school environment;
  • A ‘team’ player with ability to work flexibly as part of a diverse team;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Positive, enthusiastic and flexible with a pro-active ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to adapt to changing situations;
  • Ability and willingness to work in the evenings and weekends by arrangement;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Knowledge of current Health and Safety procedures is essential
  • Accurate, open and honest
  • Knowledge of the current A level Music Technology specification is desirable;
  • Dedicated, conscientious and hard working.

Benefits

Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on recruitment@etoncollege.org.uk so we can make adjustments accordingly. 

 

DISCLOSURE CHECKS

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, an online search and, where applicable, a Barred List, Prohibition and EEA checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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