Sound Editor, Recordist and Technician

Job Role Sound Technician
Reporting To Head of Film & Tv
Working Pattern Full -Time

Background

 

The Arts Educational Schools have their origin in schools founded in 1919 by Grace Cone and in 1922 by Olive Ripman. The Arts Educational Schools has developed over the years and today our Musical Theatre training is recognised as the best in the UK. Our Acting for Film and TV training has been praised for its innovation and our Day School is the highest-ranking performing arts school in the UK. The Arts Educational Schools is a professional conservatoire with two main divisions offering BA and practice-as-research based MA degrees in Acting and in Musical Theatre, all of which are validated by City, University of London. There is also a wide-ranging programme of part time courses for all ages.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber became President in 2007, following in the footsteps of Dame Alicia Markova and heralding an auspicious new era for ArtsEd.

Culture

 

ArtsEd School of Acting is an energised, proactive conservatoire. Diversity and Inclusion is intrinsic to all that we do at Arts Educational Schools and all that we are. We want everyone to be themselves and thrive. We strive towards a creative culture where students and staff are highly engaged, and their individual contributions are celebrated. We aim to have a culture where the staff and students feel valued, supported, and represented.

This is an exciting time to be joining the ArtsEd School of Acting. In 2019 ArtsEd celebrated 100 years of conservatoire actor training and we are now looking to the future to ensure that ArtsEd acting students in Higher Education are not just industry-ready but also specialists who can enjoy composite careers with a multiplicity of transferable skills.

Summary of the role

This is an important appointment within the School of Acting. The person appointed must have a balance of professional skills to ensure that ArtsEd remains a leader in the world of professional Film & Television actor training.

The post holder must understand the rigours of studio, location, video and audio engineering as well as maintaining the quality of the studio spaces and equipment.

ArtsEd is looking for an experienced all-round sound technician to join our team. The role will encompass all areas of sound recording and post-production, as well as general technical support and will involve working alongside other industry professionals, acting tutors and students.

Key Responsibilities

  • Location sound recording on BA Acting 3rd Year showreel scenes and original screenplays.
  • Audio post-production on the films including sound editing and design, ADR and Foley using Pro Tools software.
  • Acting as a studio sound engineer for radio and voice-over training and recording sessions with good knowledge of sound equipment – microphones, radio mics, field recorders and mixing desks.
  • Providing location support for 2nd Year filming projects.
  • Assisting in the delivery of practical equipment training for BA Acting students
  • Delivering a short test to 3rd Year BA Acting Students
  • Providing technical support for classroom activities:
    • Setting up before the start of a class
    • Storing equipment safely and securely at the end of the class.
    • Preparing TV Studio and Radio rooms for teaching
    • Moving and setting up equipment in studio rooms when required (Camera, TV’s etc.)
  • Being punctual – This role will involve some early starts and late finishes during production periods
  • Travelling to locations with the crew.

Secondary Duties

  • All staff must carry out their responsibilities with due regard to all ArtsEd policies, procedures, the Staff Handbook and Staff Code of Conduct.
  • All line managers must ensure their teams are suitably trained in relation to the above and lead by example.
  • All staff must accept responsibility for adhering at all times to Health and Safety Policy.
  • All staff must respect the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act.
  • All staff are required to undertake mandatory training upon induction and at regular intervals in line with training policy. This includes but is not limited to Safeguarding, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent, GDPR, Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing, Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety.
  • All staff are required to undertake training that is relevant to the post to maintain their professionalism and to suit the requirements of the post.
  • All staff are required to hold a clear, enhanced DBS.
  • All staff are required to be professional, cooperative, and flexible in line with the needs of the post and the school.

  Person Specification

 

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Motivation to work with young people
  • An ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with young people
  • The ability to speak confidently to groups of students.
  • Excellent work ethics with a commitment to flexibility and reliability
  • Ability to work collaboratively to achieve end goals
  • Ability to create handouts using office software.
  • Good knowledge of Pro Tools software.
  • Good knowledge of location and studio sound equipment such as microphones, radio mics, field recorders and mixing desks.
  • Some knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  • Knowledge of camera and lighting equipment to assist with on-set queries.
  • An understanding of the rigours of studio, location, video, and audio engineering
  • Experience of maintaining studio spaces
  • Experience of maintaining filming equipment
  • Experience of working as part of a film crew on location and in a post-production environment.