Lecturer in Music: Music Production & Sound Engineering

Job Description

Posted on: 
August 3, 2022
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Location : dBs Institute Manchester, New Century, Mayes St, Manchester, M60 4ES, United Kingdom Role overview

The newly established dBs Institute – Manchester Centre at New Century has an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Music Production & Sound Engineering to join a fresh and dynamic teaching team.

This role will allow you to teach as a member of the lecturing team, within a variety of settings, using a variety of teaching and assessment methods and within an established programme of study across our newly validated BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production, BA(Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering, BSc(Hons) Live Sound programmes. In addition, this position may also allow you to teach on the Games Development Programme(s) and MA in Electronic Music Production and MA Music Production & Sound Engineering programmes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to develop their academic career in a small and friendly environment, whilst utilising strong student support and employer engagement skills to drive a key area of growth for the centre.

About You

This role would suit a Music Producer/Sound Engineer with either an excellent production portfolio and/or extensive experience in the sound/music industry (freelance or contract work), with a particular focus on the delivery of studio recording techniques, mixing, mastering and immersive audio practices.

Duties are primarily to develop and deliver teaching material in our timetabled sessions and sup-port the students in our various music production and sound engineering orientated workshops and studios. You should have the ability to work closely with a variety of internal/external stake-holders, bringing diverse voices into the student experience, ensuring the support we give our students is culturally competent.

In addition, whilst guiding students through the production process, you will be expected to supervise collaborative teams made up of students from across our sound and music provision and support learners academically and pastorally throughout their programme of study.

Qualifications/Experience (essential):

  • Good honours degree in relevant subject area (ie. at 2.1 or First level)
  • Excellent Music portfolio with a particular focus on the delivery of Production and Engineering.
  • Relevant industry and/or academic experience of Music Production & Sound Engineering with an ability to contribute to teaching Music Production and Technology.
  • Experience of working in the music industry as Music Producer/ Sound Engineer (freelance or contract work) with a particular focus on the delivery of Production Projects
  • Strong, high-quality portfolio demonstrating varied abilities commensurate with the role.
Qualifications/Experience (desirable):
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) and capacity to register for doctoral study/ or research if needed
  • Completed, or commitment to complete, a relevant teaching qualification such as Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or PGCHE
  • Experience of teaching Music Production & Sound Engineering within an HE environment
  • Experience of module leadership
  • Experience of leading the development, design, delivery and assessment of modules and courses at various levels.
  • Experience of curriculum development, course management and implementing quality assurance and enhancement processes across awards.
  • Experience of supervising undergraduate or postgraduate projects
  • Experience in HE mentorship, academic support or coaching experience
  • A demonstrable commitment to scholarship, research and/or innovation.
Other Duties include:

Developing innovative learning and teaching strategies including digital materials and hybrid learning to promote an inclusive learning environment

Supervising and assisting students with their production/engineering portfolios.

Assisting students with individual practice projects and technical skills development.

Conducting and utilising peer review, feedback and critique sessions on students’ projects and portfolios

Scheduling assessment feedback opportunities for portfolio development and employability

We are looking to hear from candidates who have the following skills/experience:

Excellent music production and sound engineering skills in particular the use of ProTools

Excellent understanding of microphone theory and practice

An excellent practical experience of working on professional sound/music projects through to completion

Confidence with a range of music production software platforms and plugins

Experience of the use of hardware within music production and sound engineering processes.

A good understanding of the modern Music/Sound Industry and the role of a professional within this

An understanding of how a producer/engineer’s skill-set fits into the wider Creative Industries.

Experience working on collaborative projects at a commercial level

Strong communication skills to collaborate with other professionals within the sector

For further details on the skills/experience required for this role, please see the full job description and person specification. Hours 18.75 hours per week
Department Manchester
Job Type Part time
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
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