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Assistant Recording Engineer

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Boulder, Colorado





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University Staff



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Job Summary

The College of Music at CU Boulder encourages applications for a part-time Assistant Recording Engineer! The Assistant Recording Engineer works under the leadership of the head Recording Engineer to record College of Music performances and educational programs. As a member of the Operations Team, this position also supports general operations, including locker and instrument inventory and maintenance of performance halls and rehearsal rooms in the College.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The College of Music, founded in 1920, is recognized as one of the top comprehensive music schools in the country. The College of Music offers seven degree programs in over 28 fields of study, at the bachelor’s level through the doctorate. Our dedicated and encouraging community of 550 degree-seeking students, 70 full-time faculty, 30 part-time faculty, and 30 professional, technical and administrative staff produces over 350 performances and numerous guest lectures, master-classes, and outreach events each year!

The College of Music strives to be a community whose excellence is premised on diversity, equity and inclusion. We seek candidates who share this dedication. The warm and collegial climate of the College of Music as a whole reflects the genuine respect among faculty and staff and the unified goal of providing a nurturing and encouraging environment for the students. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Record recitals and presentations of the College of Music, which can include Faculty Tuesdays, ensemble concerts, opera performances, and music theater performances. Provide basic sound reinforcement as needed, provide copies of recordings for archival purposes, and assist programs with sound and visual effects. Provide post-production quality control of student recital recordings as directed by the Head Recording Engineer. 
  • Assist Operations Team with duties that may include locker and instrument inventory and control, room setup and livestreaming of events.
  • Assist with maintenance and operation of College performance halls, which include Grusin, the Chamber Hall, and the Ensemble/Rehearsal room. Supervise student stage managers and student recording technicians as needed. 
  • Assist students with non-curricular recording projects for audition needs. Assist alumni, prospective students, or other affiliates of CU with recording-projects on a limited, space-available basis. 

What You Should Know

The work will be in-person on the Boulder campus. Evening and weekend work may be required based on the College of Music performance calendar.
This is a 50%, part-time position.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this 50% part-time position is $25,000 - $26,500. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education/experience may substitute. 

What You Will Need

  • This position requires excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. 

What We Would Like You to Have

  • A background in classical music.
  • At least two years of related, professional experience in recording engineering.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 
We may request references at a later time. 

Please apply by July 1, 2024 for consideration. 

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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