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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

Job Details

Hiring Department

School of Music

Job Description

The University of Missouri School of Music invites applications for a full-time recording engineer. This role offers an opportunity to join a dynamic team in a state-of-the-art music facility, fostering innovation and excellence in music technology and recording engineering education. We are seeking a highly accomplished candidate with professional experience in one or more of the following areas: music/audio production and engineering; live sound engineering; microphone techniques; acoustics; recording consoles; Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs); mixing and editing; mastering; and sound design.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in capturing and producing high-quality audio recordings of music performances, rehearsals, and related events encompassing a wide range of responsibilities and may include the following tasks:

• Recording live performances and sound reinforcement;
• Studio recording;
• Signal flow management;
• Hardware placement, management, and maintenance;
• Mixing and post-production;
• Mastering audio data files;
• Archiving and documentation; and
• Technical support.

The successful candidate will collaborate with our faculty and staff to oversee and maintain the School of Music’s cutting-edge recording and production studios. Additionally, they
may also teach coursework based on their strengths and school needs, which may include music technology, audio production, and related courses, as well as student mentoring and advising. Moreover, the successful candidate will maintain an active profile as a recording engineer and industry professional. The ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners is expected.


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Flexible hours to meet scheduling demands.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates will be evaluated on:

• Expertise in audio recording techniques, editing, mixing, post-production, and audio mastering.
• Expertise in audio signal flow, microphone technologies and applications, studio acoustics, studio and live sound consoles (analog and digital), professional session protocols, hardware and software electronic instruments, and mix tools and applications is desired.
• A strong portfolio demonstrating current credits as a professional mixing engineer in a variety of musical styles.
• Evidence of successful teaching experience in music technology and recording engineering.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $17.96 - 25.57 per hour
GGS Grade: 008

Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

Please apply online at: (Job Opening ID 49542). Use the online application and be prepared to upload your curriculum vitae, letter of interest including links to 3-5 examples of recordings that showcase studio/produced work and live performance capture, and names, with contact information, of at least three references. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Official transcripts of all graduate study will be required prior to appointment.

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Samuel Griffith (, with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services ( for any questions about the application process. Review of Applications will begin December 15, 2023.




The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalismdispute resolutionfamily and community medicinecampus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicineveterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

At Mizzou, we know how to make an impact—and our work reaches far beyond our campus. When you become part of our community, you’ll be part of our collective effort to teach, to learn and to drive change that results in better lives and brighter futures for the world.

Mizzou Tigers are lifelong learners, and that includes our faculty and staff members. All employees have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth and acquire new skills for their own benefit and the benefit of the university.

Our university seeks to support the whole employee, and that includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, support that will help you find work/life balance, a focus on career planning and plenty of opportunities to find and be recognized for your success.

We support an engaged and energized university community through competitive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as diverse programs to support whole-person wellness.

Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

Mizzou is a world-renowned educational and research institution, and our first-rate faculty, staff and students are part of something big. If you’re looking for a vibrant community that offers endless opportunities to grow and make a difference throughout our state, the nation and the world, our university may be the place for you. 

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