Studio Support Staff

  Studio Support Staff

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Functional Area: Music Recording Studio

Organization: Brookline Teen Center

Location: Brookline, MA

Overview:

Recognizing the urgent need for a place where teens could learn, grow and have fun, Brookline natives, Paul Epstein, a Brookline High School social worker and his wife, Saskia, a non-profit director, engaged a group of Brookline leaders and teens to explore the possibility of creating a teen center in Brookline in 2005.  The vision was to create a place where Brookline youth could spend their out-of-school time in a safe place with both formal and informal activities centered around academic enrichment, physical activity, and socio-emotional health.  In this way, the Teen Center will meet the need of local teens for a constructive, entertaining and affordable place to spend their out of school time and will be one of the only teen-only centers like it in the local area.

Since 2005, in collaboration with the Brookline Community Foundation, Brookline teens and community leaders have been working to move the vision of the Brookline Teen Center forward.  In 2011, the organization received its 501(c) 3 status and began fundraising in earnest.  In the fall of 2013 we opened our doors for business to the youth of Brookline.

Today, the BTC serves as a hub for out-of-school activities for Brookline youth.  On Mondays the BTC is filled with middle school students participating in structured activities, working on homework, or just hanging out with friends.  The rest of the week the BTC is open to high school students.  Brookline teens come to the BTC with their ideas and we help bring them to life.  In the last year, we have supported teens with running a bamboo bike building workshop, creating a makerspace, and starting a Lego Robotics program.  The BTC also offers programming in music, arts, and athletics and works with school clubs to host events and fundraisers.

 

For more information about the Brookline Teen Center please visit http://www.brooklineteencenter.org

 

Position: Studio Support Staff

Job Summary: The Studio Support Staff position is an opportunity for members of the Brookline music community to take leadership in the music studio. Studio Support Staff will have three main responsibilities: 1) leading weekly Music Team meetings, 2) assisting in the daily operations of the studio (recording sessions, inventory, cleaning) and 3) developing new events and programming. This role is open to high schoolers who live or attend school in Brookline.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Set up a schedule and coordinate with Wes Kaplan (BTC Music Specialist)
  • Plan, promote and lead Music Team meetings once a week. Assist the Music Team with developing unique music-related events at BTC or through field trips.
  • Assist with promoting studio services and events to Brookline community at large
  • Understand and operate equipment in the recording studio (will receive training.)
  • Understand the Studio Guidelines created by the Music Team.
  • Train members to learn engineering skills.
  • Assist with music equipment inventory and maintenance.
  • Develop meaningful, positive relationships and function as an instructor.
  • Assist with Recording Sessions which includes, but is not limited to, serving as an engineer for scheduled recording sessions, mic’ing up and recording in Pro Tools with student singers, MCs, bands, etc. as well as explaining the recording process to members by demonstrating proper recording and editing techniques.  
  • Assist with Open Time which includes, but is not limited to, assisting members in the studio when there are no scheduled times in session. Includes setting up mics and instruments for jam sessions, setting up production software and midi keyboards for working on beats, etc.  
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be highly motivated
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to instruct members on at least one piece of software, production hardware or instrument
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of BTC

 

To apply:

Complete this online application.