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Job Summary

The Duderstadt Center, on the University of Michigan’s North Campus, is one of the most dynamic spaces at the university. The Center is open 24/7 during the academic year and is home to advanced technology labs, media studios, a gallery, the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library, Engineering IT, the Center for Entrepreneurship, and ArtsEngine. With a bustling cafe, conferencing facilities, student group activities, and visits from job recruiters, there is almost always something happening in the center.

The Assistant Manager, Audio Studios at the Duderstadt Center, in the Media & Studio Arts group, is a key member of a team of highly specialized, skilled, technology and media arts professionals dedicated to advancing the Center’s mission of providing state-of-the-art tools and facilities to the U-M community.  The Assistant Manager, Audio Studios assists the Managing Producer, Audio Studios, in supporting a complex studios infrastructure of interconnected spaces: the Audio Studio, the Video Studio, two Electronic Music Studios, the Personal Studio and four MultiMedia Editing Rooms.

This position reports to the Managing Producer and includes direct supervisory responsibility over 10-15 student staff, and coordination responsibility of project staff as studio productions demand.

The Duderstadt Center is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work. We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work engages a broad and diverse community with wide-ranging needs and concerns, and we empower all employees to actively participate in the ongoing process of learning about and responding to these needs. We value the synergy that results from sharing and leveraging our different experiences, backgrounds, skills, talents, and interests to build an environment in which all our community members can flourish.


  • Oversee and coordinate productions and recording sessions in the Audio and Video studios.  Responsible for the audio components of all Video Studio productions.

  • Participate in, organize and occasionally lead workshop and seminar events for the audio community on topics relevant to audio engineering and production.

  • Attend and occasionally lead production and planning meetings with faculty and student clients.

  • In conjunction with the Managing Producer, oversee technical maintenance of the studios

  • Prepare and maintain training materials, and lead certification classes.

  • Act as audio expert consultant for faculty, students and in-house staff.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (Audio Engineering, Electrical Engineering) or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of hands-on experience in audio engineering in field and studio environments.

  • Experience in leading audio recording and live performance productions; troubleshooting and resolving technical problems; repairing audio & some video hardware; researching market trends related to audio and its applications to video; and multimedia production, AR/VR, 360 audio.

  • Expertise using ProTools, as well as other DAWS such as Logic and Ableton

  • Deep understanding of leading industry standard hardware and software products, networked media studios design and maintenance guidelines.

  • Proven experience as trainer, mentor and supervisor for student or intern staff.

  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization

Desired Qualifications*

  • Familiarity with university technology infrastructure.

  • Experience working in a higher education environment.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.