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Technical Instructor I

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Music & Theater Arts Section

Job Title: Technical Instructor I
Job Location: Cambridge , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Design (all areas) & architecture
Humanities: other
Arts: visual & performing arts
Application Closing Date: 12/15/2018
Date Posted: 2018-10-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Technical Instructor I
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Position: Designer with an emphasis in Sound

Duties: The Technical Instructor in Design contributes to the creative and educational mission of the section as a hands-on designer and teacher. The responsibilities of the Technical Instructor in Sound Design will be divided into three areas: as a creator and teacher of the Music and Theater Arts (MTA) sound design curriculum; as a sound designer for faculty led productions; and participating in the operation our new MTA facility, W97. In the course of an academic year, a Technical Instructor teaches 3 undergraduate courses and designs 2 faculty directed student productions. Additional responsibilities include mentoring independent student projects and supporting studio presentations and theater arts classes.

Start date: September 1, 2019

Job Requirements

Qualifications: BA, BFA, or MFA in relevant field. Demonstrable excellence in teaching at the university level and/or professional mentorship in the field. Area of specialization in Sound Design for live performance. Successful candidates will demonstrate creative excellence in the field of sound design and have an extensive artistic portfolio. Ideal candidates may have experience in sound installation, composing, and/or innovative sound technology. Candidates must be conversant in industry standard computer software such as QLab, Logic, and ProTools.

A secondary design area (set, costume, lighting, video) or additional creative focus such as music composition, film and video game scoring, is preferred but not required.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Required Materials: Send a cover letter, a CV, two letters of recommendation, and one link to a website that contains a digital portfolio of supporting materials. Candidates are encouraged to take an expansive definition of sound design in their portfolio. Please include a syllabus for two classes that you have taught or would like to teach. Teaching evaluations to be provided if available.

Deadline: Applications received on or before December 15 will receive first consideration.

Application Link: Only online applications are accepted. Please apply at this link:

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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