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Jul 20

Studio Manager, Technology and Applied Composition


San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music is one of the world’s premier institutions for the study of music, located at the epicenter of art and technology, in the heart of San Francisco. SFCM’s community includes 800 talented student musicians from around the globe, over 100 internationally renowned faculty members, and an amazing staff of creative innovators who make the magic happen on campus.   

In Fall 2020, SFCM opened the Ute and William K. Bowes, Jr. Center for Performing Arts (the Bowes Center), a landmark building that transforms San Francisco’s arts district with an unparalleled space for students to create, share, and engage with music. SFCM also recently acquired Opus3 Artists, giving conservatory students a direct link to some of the most successful artists worldwide and inviting limitless opportunities for connection and collaboration. 

The Technology and Applied Composition (TAC) program at San Francisco Conservatory of Music is a groundbreaking undergraduate and graduate music program at the intersection of classical composition, interactive music technology, and recording arts. The TAC program is currently looking for a Studio Manager to join our team at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal, managerial, and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail. This candidate will manage and develop the world-class academic music studios at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and play a pivotal role in helping to support the TAC department’s events, projects, and curricular development as we expand into the new Bowes Center this fall. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Coordinate hardware, software, and user management for the TAC Studios, working closely with Recording Services, IT, Facilities, Security, and a team of student assistants. 
  • Administer and maintain music production workstations in our computer labs and studios. 
  • Organize and prepare departmental recording sessions and concerts. 
  • Facilitate successful implementation of music technology in academics, projects, and performances throughout SFCM.   
  • Train and support departmental student workers. 
  • Provide mentorship and technical support to Conservatory students and faculty on projects involving music technology and live electronics. 
  • Maintain, optimize, and repair Studio A/V equipment. 
  • Demonstrate and maintain familiarity with audio production and post-production workflows and industry practices.
  • Foster academic and musical excellence, professional development, community, and diversity within the TAC Program.



  • Bachelor’s degree in music technology, recording, audio engineering, or related field.
  • Expert proficiency in multiple digital audio workstations such as Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton, etc.
  • High level of organizational ability; ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Familiar with A/V protocols including MIDI, OSC, MADI, Dante, RedNet, NDI, Atmos, etc. 
  • Self-motivated, demonstrates initiative, flexibility, maturity under pressure, and anticipates and resolves problems before they develop.
  • Positive, friendly, and helpful demeanor.
  • Adaptable to a flexible schedule to accommodate peak academic periods; may include evenings and weekends. 
  • Strong supervisory skills and willingness to work with and train student assistants. 
  • Ability to quickly and efficiently troubleshoot software, hardware, and A/V systems.

Desirable Skills 

  • Google Suite power user
  • AVID/Dante/QSys Certification
  • Competency with Apple system administration and management tools such as ARD, Munki, JAMF, UNIX
  • Knowledge of video production
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bi/Multilingual
  • Collegiate teaching experience

Application Information

We prefer to receive applications through our website. This position will be posted until filled.  Please submit the following in your application:

  • Letter of intent that addresses your relevant expertise, experiences, and interests
  • A current resume or CV
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references
  • Links to online samples of your professional work or portfolio

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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