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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N0003 / Recording Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, provides recording engineering and technology expertise for the music department, the College of Fine Arts, and other units as required. Operates disk or tape recording equipment to record music, dialog, or sound effects of recording sessions, radio broadcasts, television shows, training courses, or conferences. Oversees the maintenance of the university's music studio and associated equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Sets up and records live music concerts and recitals, special studio recording sessions, and live radio broadcasts using digital audio editing, multimedia, and audio compact disc mastering hardware and software.
  2. Repairs and maintains audio-visual equipment for the unit, including electronic recording studio facilities, or other university special projects.
  3. Determines equipment needs and makes appropriate purchases; installs or supervises the installation of audio-visual and recording equipment.
  4. Administers and monitors unit budget; makes recommendations for adjustments as required.
  5. Remains current in multiple technical fields, including multimedia, computer-based training, video, electronic music, and other computer applications.
  6. May supervise and/or lead lower graded staff and/or student employees.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of systems analysis, system software, and computer hardware.
  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to utilize advanced audio and/or video recording, mastering and editing techniques.
  • Ability to set up, calibrate and operate studio recording equipment.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
  • Knowledge of procurement rules and regulations.
  • Ability to install, maintain and repair electronic recording studio equipment and facilities.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017