Audio Engineer Teaching Artist
- - Youth Arts Initiative
- Orlando, FL, USA
- $20.00 - 25.00
- Part Time
Under general supervision of the Area Arts Director, the Audio Engineer Teaching Artist is a professional, practicing teaching artist and is responsible for the development, direction and management of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida's Youth Arts Initiative program at the Club level. The Teaching Artist will collaborate with the Club program team to design and implement a rich digital studio program focused on skills development in a Pro Tools Recording Studio. This position is responsible for delivering youth-centric arts programming shaped with active, real-time influence and input of youth participants on program content and approach. Programming must hold youth to high expectations, provide hands-on skills development with current, professional technology. Externally, this position will engage key stakeholders and assist in culminate public events.
Provide Professional Arts Instruction to Club youth
• Establish and maintain, in collaboration with youth, an environment of physical and emotional safety
based on respect at all levels.
• Provide hands-on, experiential learning through daily classes in the digital recording studio
• Lead digital music programming'recording, editing, mixing, et cetera – throughout the year. Semesters are: fall, spring and summer. Each program session should consist of skill development classes at least twice a week for two hours and at one recommended three-hour open studio time.
• In collaboration with youth artists and supported by other Club staff, organize and implement three culminating events or projects for the program throughout the year.
• Adhere to all requested program evaluation and documentation protocol detailed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
Develop and Deliver Relevant High-Quality Studio Arts Training
• Provide youth participants with exposure to digital recording, plus the skills and guidance to find their own voices through the medium.
• Design skill development and open studio classes for ALL skill levels (non-artists, beginner, intermediate and advanced artists).
• Include training in a variety of music production skills that match the interests of youth participants.
• Lead skill development/open studio time, and time for peer-to-peer learning.
• Encourage youth to build their own portfolios, find their preferred strengths and work independently within the group setting.
• Ensure that quality arts entries are developed for the Annual Arts Exhibition program.
• Educate young artists on equipment and their proper use and care.
Serve as a Club Staff Team Member and Youth Mentor
• Participate in all required and recommended Club trainings and staff meetings.
• Serve as an adult mentor to all Club youth.
• Serve as a champion for high-quality arts programming and production.
SKILLS AND TRAITS:
Professional, Practicing Teaching Artist (PPTA)
• Has earned markers of success in the field of music production, audio engineering, recording and mixing, and has a portfolio of previous and current work experience.
• Holds a relevant Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts or relevant Certifications in the fields of Audio Production or Recording and Sound Engineering
• Has worked in a mentorship/teaching role with tweens and teens (preferred).
Passion, Commitment and Knowledge of Audio Engineering and Youth Development
• Demonstrates commitment and dedication to the arts
• Gives compelling testimony to the value of audio engineering as well as high-quality arts learning.
• Shows care and concern for youth and their artistic practice.
• Moves others to commit to their work in the arts.
• Willingness to learn and understand outcome measurement specified for this project.
3 Relationships and Teambuilding
• Promotes an environment of respect at all levels.
• Encourages youth leadership and decision-making.
• Builds trust and rapport quickly.
• Communicates and collaborates openly, honestly and frequently with all arts initiative staff.
• Expresses self clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
• Adapts messages to the audience.
• Presents to others in hands-on, interesting and engaging ways.
• Builds strategic arts alliances and partnerships.
• Able to facilitate, mentor and lead youth.
• Readily responds to youth needs.
• Ensures resolution of problems or issues.
• Establishes credibility and a trusting relationship with youth.
• Asks for, listens and responds to youth needs.
• Creates and communicates tactical objectives and action plans in arts program development.
• Monitors and reports progress as detailed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
• Holds self and others accountable for completing tasks on schedule.
• Fosters trusting long-term relationships with individuals and arts organizations.
• Assists in problem-solving while building problem-solving skills in others.
• Offers relevant tools, information and recommendations.
• Collaborates on development of deliverables and brings timely closure to work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Holds a relevant Bachelor of Arts degree or certifications in Audio Engineering, Digital Music Production and/or equivalent professional experience.
• Minimum of two to five years professional/public experience in these fields.
• Demonstrated successful experience utilizing Pro Tools and any additional, relevant, professional-level equipment and technology
• Has experience producing and presenting at professional, high-profile artistic events or in live or recorded sound production.
• Experience working with youth and/or teaching and mentoring, preferably in an afterschool/out-of-school or community environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Teaching Artist will have access to a fully dedicated music studio space within the specified Club (Levy-Hughes Clubhouse in downtown Orlando). Arts programming should be the primary focus of this position; however, collaboration with the Club staff should take place to plan all additional programming, professional development and networking opportunities.
Visual: Normal acuity required daily for making color distinction, depth of sight, preparing/analyzing figures, computer use and written records
Communication: Able to express thoughts and ideas in an accurate and understandable manner through verbal and written format with internal and external contacts (8 hours per day)
Movement: Ability to maneuver within work site 6-8 hours per day
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing/Carrying: Able to comfortably move and manipulate up to 30 lbs. of weight
Travel: Possible required to travel by car to other Clubhouse locations, reimbursable by BGCCF.