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Job Standard for Recording and Equipment Specialist

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Recording and Equipment Specialist Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 02686
  • Pay Grade: H
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Communications & Marketing
  • Function: Broadcasting


To produce and edit audio recordings of music department events; manage facility, equipment, and production needs; perform routine maintenance and repair on audio-visual equipment and musical instruments; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: musical sound and style.

Physical requirements: adequate hearing to make audio quality determinations.

Experience: operating state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operation of telecommunications systems
  • Ability to communicate  and disseminate information on techniques and methods used

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Recording and Equipment Specialist must:

  • Records and edits music department events such as concerts, festivals, broadcasts, recitals, workshops, and practices; sets up, adjusts, and operates audio-visual equipment; sets up microphones; interprets, monitors, and maintains output and adjusts technical sound quality; duplicates audio and visual recordings; coordinates radio and television broadcast; researches and evaluates audio equipment; hires, trains, schedules and evaluates performance of interns and student employees; may teach classes in audio-visual sound recording techniques.
  • Plans and organizes event equipment; meets with faculty to determine production needs and establish schedules; plans, organizes and adjusts sound system configurations for audio-visual and peripheral equipment; organizes and sets up musical instruments; oversees move of instruments to other campus facilities; schedules equipment use; develops and maintains equipment cataloging and labeling system; coordinates locker usage.
  • Ensures equipment and musical instruments are in good working order; performs routine maintenance; coordinates repair of audio-visual equipment; establishes and maintains preventative maintenance schedule for equipment; recommends equipment replacement.

35% of Time the Recording and Equipment Specialist

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Recording and Equipment Specialist

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The incumbent in this position is required to work varied schedules to meet production schedules.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Recording and Equipment Specialist

Career Path

Event Technical Coordinator

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.