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Northwestern Michigan College
  • Position Number: 2367254
  • Location: Traverse City, MI
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology
Northwestern Michigan College

Job Description

Job Title: Audio Technology Coordinator

Classification: Grade 12

Department: Music

Reports To: Director of Music Programs

Prepared Date: 6/29/2021

Salary: $46,427 (Grade 12 on the Staff Salary Schedule)

Benefits: Link to Regular Faculty & Staff Flexible Benefits Summary

Anticipated Start Date: August 30, 2021


The Audio Technology Coordinator (ATC) will oversee the NMC Audio Technology program, which offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate's degree and/or certificates/certifications in the field of Audio Technology. The ideal person would be forward-thinking, creative, and one who can articulate a "vision" for future growth possibilities within the Audio Tech department. This person should have attention to detail, good analytical skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and constituents of varying technical backgrounds. This position requires excellent organizational and verbal communication skills.


  • Professional Certifications in Audio Technology

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (audio engineering, acoustics, computer technology, etc.)

  • Minimum of four years of professional experience in the following areas: digital audio including: industry-standard DAW recording platforms (Pro Tools, Logic Pro); software-based mastering, and FX tools; digital and analog recording; microphone techniques; live sound; and proficiency on both Mac and PC platforms.
  • Apple software certification Logic Pro and Pro Tools


  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in Audio Tech courses at the post-secondary level


Student lab assistants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Develop and Coordinate the NMC Audio Technology Program
  • Develop the academic schedule of courses for each semester
  • Develop the non-credit schedule of courses for each semester, including EES courses and Professional Trainings
  • Develop new coursework in accordance with industry trends and standards
  • Provide academic and non-credit student advising throughout the year
  • Develop and maintain a network with industry professionals
  • Provide weekly updates to Director of Music Programs

Teach each semester in an area of personal expertise:
  • Teach up to 16 contact hours per academic year
  • Supervise "Open Lab" times - assisting students with technology and projects

Oversee NMC Audio Tech Labs and Classroom
  • Stay abreast of new technologies and tools, making recommendations for needed software, hardware, updates, etc.
  • Provide or secure routine maintenance of Audio Tech equipment

Oversee non-credit Professional Training classes
  • Create and plan an annual calendar of trainings
  • Teach up to two trainings per year
  • Recruit qualified instructors for additional trainings
  • Keep records and submit appropriate paperwork for all classes

Develop and implement an annual student recruiting plan
  • Develop and maintain a database of potential students
  • Develop and implement an annual recruiting strategy targeting regional students
  • Develop and implement an annual recruiting strategy targeting statewide, out-of-state and international students

Develop annual comprehensive marketing and promotion strategies in collaboration with campus promotional resources
  • Develop a marketing plan for recruiting specific potential student target groups - regional, statewide, national, international
  • Make use of various marketing tools - social media, web, print media, campus publications, advertisements
  • Create and maintain a community presence - Open Houses, Student Tours, Demonstration/Performance Events
  • Maintain an active and positive on-campus presence with current and potential students and NMC faculty and staff

In consultation with the Director of Music Programs, perform all work within the allocated budget.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily listed here and on the summary of language, mathematical, physical skills and working conditions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Because of the nature of sound/recording work, the candidate will be working at SPL levels that range from normal to very loud.

Non-Discrimination Policy Notice

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions. Read more at

Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.


This is a full time 40+ hours per week position. Some nights and weekends may be required.


Applications must be submitted online at Applications submitted by 8 am on Thursday, July 22, 2021, will receive first consideration. This position will remain open until filled. For assistance call 231-995-2612 or 1-800-748-0566 x52612 or email .

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter with your application. Official transcripts will be required of all finalists. Please email to or mail to: Northwestern Michigan College Attention: Human Resources 1701 E Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686

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