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Senior Recording Engineer

Posted On: 2016-11-11
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is seeking a Senior Recording Engineer.


About Us

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.

The Opportunity

As part of a high-functioning and creative team in Production Services, the Senior Recording Engineer is responsible for planning, execution and delivery of all music and audio recordings and post-production objectives and deliverables in support of Banff Centre programming and departmental activities.
The Senior Recording Engineer is also the lead mentor of the audio practicum program (from 6 to 10 participants annually), and is responsible for overseeing the program including adjudication, scheduling, and delivery of practicum training and evaluation, all in alignment with highly diverse audio-related projects within Banff Centre as well as external audio projects.

Specific Accountabilities:


Practicum Program:
Assist in design of short and long term goals for audio practicum participants, aligning practicum participant learning components, learning goals and hands-on experiences with the diverse audio-related opportunities coming from arts programming, other Banff Centre departments, and from external stakeholders
Undertake detailed scheduling and ongoing delivery of practicum training. This includes the planning, scheduling, mentorship, critique, and connectivity to highly diverse audio-related projects, both internal and external, as well as evaluation of the practicum and its participants
Adjudicate practicum participant applications and faculty in consultation with the Production Manager, Audio Engineer, and Banff Centre audio stakeholders
Audio Recording Projects:
Oversee internal and external recording projects on an ongoing basis. Several hundred projects will be undertaken throughout the year, and will include live and studio recording sessions (including CD, demo, and concert recordings) and Banff Centre collaborative projects. In addition, this position will undertake editing, mixing, mastering, and sound design.
Provide expertise to practicum/staff audio engineers on all audio projects. Responsible for delivering all audio production projects to required specification and standards, communicating directly with artists and staff across all Banff Centre departments.
Provide detailed recording schedules and project budgets on a consistent basis
Program Support:
Provide guidance to practicum participants and clients with regard to facilities, artistic goals, and quality control of projects
Provides accurate and timely technical assessments of prospective artistic projects from arts programming, both internal and external
Provide expertise and support on larger Banff Centre productions and post-productions as needed

Qualification and Educational Requirements:

A graduate degree in sound recording or equivalent professional experience
At least five years of recognized professional experience in the production and engineering of professional recordings
Five years of mentoring at a recognized audio institution is preferred
Thorough understanding of modern sound recording technologies
Ability to work self-directed at a professional level in all studios with a proven track record of success in recording engineering
Demonstrated expertise using Pro Tools and other DAWs, analog and digital consoles, wide range of microphone types and techniques, outboard and plug-in processing, established and emerging delivery and playback formats, advanced computer skills in Mac and Windows environments
Expert knowledge of the latest recording techniques for music, and professional knowledge of audio post-production and alternate media
Able to thrive in a consultative, team environment
Possessing strong written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills

Special Requirements:

The job description for this position is currently under review.
Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.
Due to the nature of the job, this position requires the candidate to be available to work a flexible, irregular schedule and weekends.
Employment Terms & Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probation period.
The starting salary for this position is $60,985 annually, depending on experience, working 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will be eligible to participate in the extended medical and dental group benefits plans and will contribute to an employer-matched pension plan.
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, Banff Centre offers a supportive work environment, a staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness memberships, staff events, and free or reduced admission to many Banff Centre concerts, films, lectures, and exhibitions.

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for the Senior Recording Engineer until a suitable candidate has been identified. Please include a cover letter demonstrating how your experience translates to this position and why you are interested in becoming part of our team.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://www.banffcentre.ca/careers

Please mention AES00924 when applying for this position.


General Technologist

Posted On: 2016-11-17
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is seeking a General Technologist.

The Opportunity

Banff Centre programming includes artist residencies (from pre-production through to post and cross-platform broadcast delivery), creative training workshops, and professional training opportunities through our practicum programs. Production Services at Banff Centre is devoted to content creation, capture and dissemination in digital film, audio, and interactive media. Reporting to the Manager of Technical Services, the General Technologist works closely with the Audio Maintenance Technologist, the Video Maintenance Technologist, and the Audio Visual Technicians team to provide technical support and expertise to Arts Program participants, practicums, Banff Centre conference guests, Leadership clients, and other Banff Centre users.

Specific Accountabilities

Set up and operate A/V equipment for Conferences and Arts Program events
Support the Audio Maintenance and Video Maintenance Technologists by researching and solving technical issues they encounter
Help maintain the database of Technical Services rental equipment and manuals and research and make recommendations for implementation of newer and better technical methods of delivering A/V
Perform basic repairs on machines and cable assemblies and order parts as necessary; arrange for outsourced service as necessary
Service, monitor, test, and upgrade campus-wide CATV distribution system and support facilities and equipment which are outside of the Technical Services area
Consult on, install, and maintain departmental fixed-facility installations, keeping clear documentation
Support Production Services broadcast initiatives such as live event streaming as required
Other related duties as assigned

Qualification and Educational Requirements

Completion of a certificate, diploma, or degree in electronics, computer maintenance/technology, or computer graphics or equivalent professional experience
Minimum of three years' experience involving basic maintenance, trouble-shooting, and repairs on electronic machinery
One year experience in front-line customer service
Thorough knowledge of industry standards in audio and video software and hardware
Ability to understand, communicate, and document complex Audio Visual systems and signal paths

Special Requirements

Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.
This position requires a valid Alberta driver's license.

Employment Terms & Benefits

The job description for this position is currently under review.
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probation period.
The salary for this position starts at $44,408.00 annually, working 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will be eligible to participate in the extended medical and dental group benefits plans and will contribute to an employer-matched pension plan.
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the Centre offers a supportive work environment, a staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness memberships, staff events, and free or reduced admission to many Banff Centre concerts, films, lectures, and exhibitions.


Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for the General Technologist until a suitable candidate has been identified. Please include a cover letter demonstrating how your experience translates to this position and why you are interested in becoming part of our team.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://www.banffcentre.ca/careers

Please mention AES00925 when applying for this position.


Senior Video Editor

Posted On: 2016-11-17
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

The Opportunity

Banff Centre programming includes artist residencies (from pre-production through to post and cross-platform broadcast delivery), creative training workshops, and professional training opportunities through our practicum programs. Production Services at Banff Centre is devoted to content creation, capture and dissemination in digital film, audio, and interactive media. Working under the Production Manager, the Senior Video Editor is responsible for mentoring up to 3 editor practicum participants each year and for coordinating, scheduling, planning, and delivery of all post-production video content in support of Banff Centre’s departmental and program activities.

Specific Accountabilities

Practicum Mentorship and Training
· Contribute to the design of editor practicum participant training, mentorship and learning goals and participate in the adjudication process
· Accountable to provide day-to-day mentorship and specific one-on-one training to editor practicum participants, staff, and artists working on video projects including assessing learning goals and final evaluations of editor practicum participants
Post-Production Projects
· Coordinate and schedule video post-production for Production Services facilities and provide guidance and problem solving to clients with regard to facilities, artistic goals, and quality control of projects.
· Provide expertise on all post-production projects
· As senior editor, be responsible for delivering all video post projects to required specifications; communicating directly with producers and directors, artists and staff across all Banff Centre departments to meet specific goals; and coordinate and schedule activities within the post-production area including FX, graphics and audio to meet delivery deadlines
· Act as both offline and online editor from ingest, rough cuts to fine cuts, to delivery of the final product, to the required specifications including correcting faulty footage, grading/colouring, and adding special effects
· Develop and lead video post-production orientations and technical training, providing ongoing AVID and post-production training and day-to-day technical operational support
· Provide technical assessments, and quotes throughout the lifecycle of video post-production projects with accountability in providing detailed and accurate assessments and quotes
· Establish, document, and maintain methods, information and metadata records concerning all video post-production projects from project creation through archive including organization of projects on the SAN for all video post-production projects
Scheduling and Budgets
· Undertake scheduling and ongoing training of staff and editor practicum participants
· Provide detailed video post-production schedules and project budgets on a consistent basis for all Banff Centre departments and programs
Video Faculty
· Recommend faculty for recruitment in video post-production area and provide guidance and support to faculty as required
Facility Management
· With direction from Head Video Engineer, ensure video post facilities are operational and in good working order for editors and practicum participants
· Collaborate in planning and execution of studio maintenance with Head Video Engineer

Qualification and Educational Requirements

· Minimum 7 years of post-production and/or broadcast experience
· Degree/diploma in a related field or equivalent professional experience
· Five or more years in a mentorship/training role in video post-production
· Expert AVID editing skills and certified AVID instructor
· Solid technical expertise in video post-production
· Proficient with Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro
· Able to work on both Mac and PC platforms: understanding of broadcast file formats and workflow in a tapeless post-production environment
· Proven track record of self-directed work at a professional level in video post facilities and studios
· Ability to meet high impact deadlines
· Creative and strong sense of story structure
· A high level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication

Special Requirements

Candidates offered a position with the Centre, in this capacity, will be required to obtain a criminal record check verifying a clear record before a final job offer can be finalized.
Due to the nature of the job, this position requires the candidate to be available to work a flexible, irregular schedule and weekends.
Employment Terms & Benefits
In accordance with CUPE 4318, this is a unionized, permanent, salaried support staff position, subject to a 6-month probation period.
The starting salary for this position is $68,000 annually, working 40 hours per week. The successful candidate will be eligible to participate in the extended medical and dental group benefits plans and will contribute to an employer-matched pension plan.
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, Banff Centre offers a supportive work environment, a staff cafeteria, subsidized fitness memberships, staff events, and free or reduced admission to many Banff Centre concerts, films, lectures, and exhibitions.

Application Process

We are accepting applications for the Senior Video Editor until a suitable candidate is found. Please include a cover letter demonstrating how your experience translates to this position and why you are interested in becoming part of our team. Please also include a link to your online professional portfolio.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://www.banffcentre.ca/careers

Please mention AES00926 when applying for this position.


About Banff Centre

Box 1020, Station 55
Station 51
Banff, AB T1L 1H5
Canada

Phone: +1 403 762 6626
Website: www.banffcentre.ca

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus—artists, leaders, and thinkers—to unleash their creative potential.

The audio engineering practicum programs are internationally-recognized for providing exceptional opportunities for professional development. The professionally-equipped recording, post-production, and editing facilities make the programs attractive for engineers, producers, musicians, and artists interested in recording and post-production.

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