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Montana State University Audio Mix Engineer in Bozeman, Montana

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Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 24254

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Erika Share,

Classification Title Broadcast Operations Spec II

Working Title Audio Mix Engineer

Brief Position Overview

The MontanaPBS Audio Mix Engineer is part of the Production Services team and performs audio mix and engineering work on a range of high quality live and post-produced productions such as ESPN+ Sports, studio broadcast series, performances and field productions.

Position Number 4N0547

Department KUSM State Base Fund

Division President's Office

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 0.45

Benefits Eligible Not Eligible

Salary $19.50/hour

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Audio Mix Engineer is part of the Montana PBS Production Services team which produces live and post-produced content. This department directs and produces high quality, impactful live coverage for various events, including sports, lectures, presentations, and performances for in-venue, streaming, and broadcast audiences as well as video content for clients across the state. The Audio Mix Engineer will work collaboratively within MontanaPBS Production Services on all types of productions assigned by the Director of Production.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with production crews to live mix events.

  • Post Sound Mix + Design for occasional video deliveries.

  • Assist with other production and post-production tasks, including editing, graphics and animations, captioning, encoding/transcoding, and file transfers.

  • Assist the Production Services staff in other operational tasks of the Unit.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • A high school diploma (or possess a GED equivalent), plus at least three cumulative years of significantly related work experience.

  • Progressively responsible professional experience in creative and technical audio mixing and engineering, relating to film, television and live events.

  • Demonstrate effective communications skills and ability to work in a fast-paced, live production environment.

  • Proficiency in equipment including:

  • Dante and Penta Routers.

  • Familiarity with DigiCart playback system.

  • Digital Mixers.

  • Knowledge and utilization of DCAs and Aux output, Ability to mix multiple audio sources at proper levels, manipulate gain, frequency EQ, gates and delays.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Public Television Experience

  • Professional experience as a mix engineer in a for-hire, client-based setting.

  • Bachelors degree in audio engineering, music technology, film & television or closely related field.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Must be able to work independently and in a collaborative manner with production staff.

  • Ability to readily adapt to unexpected and sudden changes.

  • Have excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills.

  • The Audio Mix Engineer will be expected to set up, test, operate and break down a wide range of professional audio hardware and software on a regular basis.

  • The successful candidate will possess a solid knowledge of broadcast technical specifications including audio standards and practices.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

    Production schedules will vary and will require work on evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Remote productions may require in-state travel.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on February 26, 2024; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

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