Boston University TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, CitySpace, WBUR Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts
Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:
WBUR is Boston’s NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on-demand, and in real life. Our mission is to provide high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection, and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is member-supported and licensed to Boston University.
Employees at WBUR are a team of professionals who value truth, diverse perspectives, and candid debate, creating a culture of mutual respect, passion, and belonging.
We’ve got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future.
We’re growing. And you’ll grow too.
We offer our employees a hybrid workplace, with a mix of remote, hybrid, and in-person work arrangements.
We also offer:
Health (https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/benefits/) and Well Being (https://www.bu.edu/wellness/) Benefits including Gender Affirming Healthcare (https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/resources-for-trans-and-nonbinary-employees/health-benefits-and-gender-transition/)
Paid Time Off, Holidays & Intersession (https://www.bu.edu/hr/holiday-intersession-announcement/)
Tuition Remission (https://www.bu.edu/hr/learningbu/tuition-remission/) and Professional Development (https://www.bu.edu/odl/) through Boston University
The Opportunity and Who You’ll Work With:
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time, Benefits Eligible
Work Format: Hybrid
Schedule: This position will require mostly afternoon and evening work but there will be weekend events which will need to be covered. Flexibility in scheduling is a must.
WBUR has a public convening space called CitySpace which host all types of events including but not limited to forums, debates, musical acts and live radio broadcasts.
You will have experience in running Front of House (FOH) and Back of House (BOH), and be familiar with running an audio mixing console, sometimes for live radio broadcasts. You will also be responsible for the operation of video equipment with the primary function of live online streaming and archiving of CitySpace events.
You will report to our CitySpace Technical Operations Manager and be responsible for technical aspects of each event. In addition, you will assist with event technical staff coordination and request temp/freelance help as needed.
(30%) Run audio consoles for Front of House and Back of House – also working QLab playback – requesting additional help when necessary.
(20%) Liaison for technical support of events including prior, during and after each event. Make recommendations to outside parties on how best to take advantage of our facilities.
(20%) Coordinate with the Editorial and Rental teams to make sure their event needs are met and offer guidance on lighting, audio and video design.
(20%) Work closely with the Technical Operations Manager to ensure the space is ready technically for each event. Also assist with room setup including tables and chairs.
(10%) Troubleshoot issues and coordinate repairs of the technical equipment within CitySpace.
What You’ll Need to Succeed:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent/relevant experience
5-8 years of relevant experience
Capabilities and Proficiencies:
- An excitement about WBUR’s mission to provide an essential public good: high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community
In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.
Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.
We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.
If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you. After submitting your application – join our Talent Community (http://www.wbur.org/tc) !
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We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.