Technician/Demonstrator Music & Performing Arts (Music Specialist)

Zoek Pin Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

19385.0000 - 21428.0000

Permanent (Full time)

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Northampton College

Job Title: Technician/Demonstrator Music & Performing Arts (Music Specialist)

Ref: ME2021075

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Salary: In the range of £19,385-£21,428 per annum (Dependent on skills, experience and qualifications)

Reporting to: Curriculum Manger Music & Performing Arts

Primary Location: Northampton, Booth Lane Campus/Lower Mounts/Daventry

Closing date: Noon, Thursday 22 July 2021

Interview date: Thursday 5 August 2021

About Northampton College:

Northampton College is proud, as the leading provider of further education in the South East Midlands region to have been ranked in the 2018/2019 National Achievement Rates Tables (NART), as 7th out of more than 200 colleges for 16 to 18-year old education and training. As a College, who have been rated by Ofsted as 'good’ with outstanding features, we are committed to developing the professional and technical skills of our students, who are the workforce and leaders of the future.

The Team:

The Music and Performing Arts team are an experienced, creative, resilient and student-centred group of staff working together as teachers, technicians, support staff and managers. We have a positive philosophy of creative inclusion, equality and diversity with a can-do approach to all our roles. At the heart of our practice we work as a team. We have excellent outcomes and achievement and the great reputation we have is down to the success of the team. As part of that team you will be working alongside other specialists in Music or Performing Arts, both as a technician and a demonstrator.

The Role:

The role will be supporting students and staff on a variety of programmes at various levels, as directed by the Manager for both technical support and student demonstration. This will be in close collaboration with Course leaders, the Curriculum Manager and Head of School. You will be ensuring students are guided and supported safely, positively and with technical expertise through all stages of their programme from taster days, gigs, shows, external events, access to specialist resources, workshops and class delivery from Level 1 to level 5. You will ensure safe, effective and consistent use of specialist spaces and resources.

The Successful Candidate:

The successful candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, abilities and qualities will include:

  • Configure, transport, build, operate, and maintain live sound systems and demonstrate their use.

  • Configure, build, operate, and maintain studio systems and demonstrate their use.

  • Configure, build, and maintain classroom music production workstations and demonstrate their use.

  • Distribute and track College portable equipment for offsite or onsite use.

  • Maintain drums, guitars, pianos, and undertake general backline maintenance.

  • Undertake routine instrument and signal cable electrical repairs.

  • Undertake equipment purchasing and accurately work using finance and asset management systems.

  • Complete registers and communicate lesson objectives in lessons.

  • Support staff with delivery, technical expertise and cover as appropriate.

  • Configure, transport, build, and operate video camera rigs for live recording or streaming.

  • Configure, build, and operate stage lighting systems for live sound.

  • Be familiar with Studio, PC and Mac software and DAW’s as appropriate.

  • Be available for departmental cross college support at events and gigs as appropriate including evenings and potentially weekends.

  • Have experience of working or training in the Music industry or related creative industries.

Rewards and Benefits include:

  • 35 days pro rata annual leave, comprising 24 personal days, pro rata (1 September - 31 August), including 8 bank holidays and 3 closure days. The College reserves the right to designate up to 3 closure days per holiday year.
  • Discounts through membership of the NUS, ranging from Student Prime (Amazon), to eating out, fashion, beauty, entertainment, technology and travel.
  • Eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined contribution scheme including an employer contribution rate of %).
  • Access to continued professional development.
  • Free car parking.
  • Gym facilities.
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Support Helpline.
  • Enhanced maternity/shared parental and paternity schemes.
  • Paid Compassionate Leave - up to five working days paid absence (in a rolling twelve-month period) on compassionate grounds in the event of bereavement or serious illness of a close relative).

Job share will be considered for this post.

This post will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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