Sound Technician Specialist PRN
At Arizona State University, we measure ourselves not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed. Unlike many other top film schools, which measure themselves by who they exclude, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School is inclusive. ASU's undergraduate film majors represent the creative diversity of our country, with more than 40 percent of its students from under-represented backgrounds.
Under the direction of the Sound Faculty leadership and the Director of the School, the Sound Tech Assistant often serves as the worker in charge of the sessions in the audio production and post-production spaces such as mixing and recording studios, sound stages, the audio labs and screening rooms. The ideal Sound Tech Specialist will be not only proficient in sound for film/media concepts, technology and workflows, but most importantly have outstanding interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, respectfully and thoughtfully with the students, reflecting ASU’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will prepare, support, be present in mixing, ADR and Foley sessions in the studios, guide students on the technical workflow of those spaces, guarantee appropriate technical operation and safety of people and equipment, and follow-up audio hardware and software overall issues, updates, upgrades and obsolescence with Sound Faculty and IT. We are looking for an individual who can be the interface of the audio spaces with students, faculty and staff, improving student’s hands-on experience and operational quality of Sound tech and workflow in the Sidney Poitier New American Film school.
About The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
On Jan. 25, 2021, Arizona State University publicly announced the launch of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, one of the largest, most egalitarian film schools in the country, operating in three cities across Arizona and California.
In the last 15 years, the film program in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has thrived, and with the launch of the new school and new facilities, ASU positions itself as a new kind of film school. The Sidney Poitier New American Film School will operate across three cities, including a brand-new 118,000-gross-square-foot state-of-the-art facility set to open in 2022 in downtown Mesa, Arizona, 7 miles from the university’s Tempe Campus. The school will also operate in the newly renovated ASU Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, the former home of the Hearst publishing empire, giving film students from every background an opportunity to connect with the entertainment capital of the world and bolstering the presence the film program already has in L.A. through ASU Film Spark. Students also have opportunities to use Hollywood technology through partnerships, including with the John Hughes Institute and with Dreamscape Immersive, the world’s leading virtual reality company.