1. JOB TITLE
The audio tech is the primary support role of the facilitator, and must support their energy and enthusiasm at all times. In addition to your audio-specific responsibilities, you must lead by example at all times, and encourage courageous, creative behaviours. You must provide a positive, encouraging can-do energy at all times, and encourage participants to step outside of themselves.
The audio tech is broadly responsible for any sound-related requirements of the program, which could include:
- Live sound (PA system, wireless microphones, mixing)
- Any background energy music for entries or activities
- Mobile recording of participants
- Basic audio editing and comping of vocals
- Mobile sound system for video production
- Set up and pack up of equipment
You will liaise with the facilitator prior to the workshop, and ensure all required equipment has been supplied by the client and/or MusoMagic. You will ensure any equipment you are supplying (laptop, audio interface, etc) is in good working order, and necessary technical preparations have been made before the program commences.
You will assist the facilitator in ensuring the workshop / program equipment is set up and ready to go prior to participants’ arrival, and packed up neatly and safely prior to departure. You will report any damage, wear-and-tear, or missing items to the facilitator as necessary.
Throughout the duration of the workshop, you will complete the MusoMagic program as specified, and complete the exercise to MusoMagic’s standards. You will be responsible for all audio-related aspects of the program, as well as anything else the facilitator requires. Appropriate communication between team members is essential. You will assist other team members to achieve their goals throughout the program whenever possible.
As many other MusoMagic programs occur over multiple days, you will report to the facilitator regarding day-to-day logistics.
3. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Audio techs are expected to have experience in sound editing and production, and be comfortable dealing with a diverse range of audio equipment (often very old and decrepit – creativity is needed!). The role leans towards people with some vocal and instrumental skills, as well as basic voice coaching techniques for recording. You must have an ability to communicate clearly, and provide energy and enthusiasm while recording. You must have your own functional laptop (MacBook Pro preferred), with sound recording software (Apple Logic Pro X preferred), and safe, reliable storage.
Members of the MusoMagic team must behave as role models whenever you are representing the company. It is highly favoured that you be healthy, fit, energetic, active, and make positive.
The sound tech reports directly to the program Facilitator. For many workshop programs, you will need to communicate regularly and clearly with the Producer via email and phone to transfer audio files.
You must communicate regularly and clearly with the other members of the team, and delegate or accept tasks as necessary. It is a team project, and the ability to assist with other roles and be flexible is expected at all times.