Electronic Music Studio Tech

University of California Santa Cruz

Electronic Music Studio Tech

Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 59109


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The IRD for this job is: 10-16-2023


UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It’s known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus’s DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.


The Arts Division offers technical training, aesthetic development, and historical, theoretical, and critical studies in the history of art and visual cultures, dance, design/technology, drama, film and digital media, digital arts, new media, games, and playable media, art, and music to all undergraduates as well as to undergraduate majors and graduate students. The division is comprised of departments and programs of study, organized research units, and instructional and research programs designed to attract and retain a diverse population of students and to support a variety of support programs and facilities.

More information can be found at: https://music.ucsc.edu/


Working under the general supervision of the Technical Director, the incumbent will maintain and repair the audio and computer equipment located in the Music Department. The incumbent will construct and install new equipment as necessary. This position works with and assists Music Department faculty on their audio and computer projects, and plans and develops studio and classroom facilities.


Budgeted Salary: $30.51 – $33.45/hourly. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:

  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 75%, 30 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri with occasional weekends
  • Shift Includes: Day, Weekend

Employee Classification: Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: TX – Technical Professionals

Job Code Classification: 008303 (ELECTR TCHN)

Travel: Never or Rarely


30% – Maintenance and Repair

  • Maintain and repair audio and computer equipment in the electronic music studios, recording facility, and classrooms in the Music Department. Research and familiarization with current audio/visual technology, systems and software and research into how it is changing and developing.

30% – Electronic Music Studio Management

  • Oversee electronic music studios, including scheduling, purchasing, and resale of supplies, keeping the studio in generally good condition, and supervising student assistant.

10% – Faculty Assistance

  • Work with faculty on their audio and computer projects as a consultant and assistant as needed.

10% – Studio Development

  • Plan and develop the studios and classroom facilities, in collaboration with faculty and other technical staff.

10% – Electronics Fabrication and Modification

  • Perform electronics fabrication and modification, occasional construction, and/or installation of new equipment for connections, control, and user access.

10% – Facilities Assistance

  • Work with recording services engineer and concert hall manager as needed, and where facilities and projects intersect.


  • Working knowledge of techniques and standards of current electronic music systems, professional audio and music technology, analog and digital synthesis ideas, a variety of current software music systems (DAWS, synthesis and compositional language systems, and other computer music applications).
  • Demonstrated experience of basic hardware abilities, sufficient to effect minor repairs and install classroom and studio audio systems, maintain music software platforms for a wide user base (departmental and electronic music students).
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate studio and classroom equipment requirements, prepare and maintain budgets, and implement development plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay current in the field of electronic music.
  • Demonstrated commitment to embracing diversity in all its forms and striving for an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened, and productive environment.


  • Experience in live sound reinforcement, using current digital mixing consoles, including but not limited to western and non-western music such as electronic music, early music, orchestral music, etc.
  • Experience in performance lighting.
  • Experience overseeing or running performances or productions, including working with house or state staff, students, professional musicians and/or faculty.


  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Selected candidate will be required to work primarily on campus, with periods of remote work possible based on operational needs, and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
  • Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
  • Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
  • Ability to ascend/descend ladders with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary to move light to moderate objects up to 60 lbs., with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as directed.
  • Ability to occasionally work overtime with little or no advance notice.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary.
  • Ability to work overtime including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs, and work an alternate work schedule shift as required
  • Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
  • Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.


All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.


The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.



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