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Job Summary

The studio producer is responsible for the daily operations of Sophie’s Place, our music therapy recording studio, development and creation of patient/family audio and video recordings, pre-production, and patient broadcasting programs. Responsibilities will include implementing and producing media content, operating the music therapy recording studio and all related equipment, and encouraging/facilitating participation from patients and families in all media programs.


Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 26,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  2:1 Match on retirement savings.


  • Generate new creative ideas for audio and video recordings, broadcasts, media projects, and assigned hospital-wide initiatives specific to Sophie’s Place, our music therapy recording studio.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in working Ableton, Logic, ProTools, FinalCut, Adobe Premiere, etc. Able to work independently with these software systems and manage an archiving strategy, in addition to providing assistance to music therapy team during sessions with patients and families.
  • Collaborate with Studio Manager (Music Therapist), music therapy team, Child & Family Life staff, and other hospital staff to develop and facilitate live and recorded broadcasts, including individual and group sessions with patients and families.
  • Manage media production, including a primary focus on editing audio and video recordings as well as hosting shows, conducting guest interviews and performances, and creating show content.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with programs like OBS and Wirecast and in ability to work live-stream studio equipment and produce shows.
  • Manage and create media production in conjunction with patient and family centered-care philosophy and in collaboration with music therapy team and Studio Manager.
  • Work toward enriching patient experience and satisfaction through developing programs offered through Sophie’s Place in conjunction with the music therapy team and Studio Manager.
  • When appropriate, collaborate with the music therapists to involve patients and families in the audio or visual recording process producing efficient and quality recordings and debriefing sessions with music therapy staff.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in recording equipment and production, software, and best practices, including but not limited to audio set-up, lighting, and cameras; maintain all equipment in the studio.
  • Develop, evaluate and manage studio budget alongside Studio Manager for production and recording equipment and software.
  • Troubleshoot audio/video problems within recording studio and broadcasting functionality.
  • Facilitate patient and family participation in media programs and develop resources to inform patients, families and staff about music therapy studio programming, events and participating options.
  • Assist with serving as initial point of contact for day to day operations of the studio.
  • Collaborate with studio manager to involve patients and families within the marketing and advocacy process for the music therapy studio program and events.
  • Build relationships with companies, media personalities, non-profit organizations, etc. who wish to support our music therapy studio through technology, technology based programing, and volunteerism.

  • Maintain excellent working relationship with major studio donors in conjunction with Studio Manager.
  • Create a robust volunteer program to ensure efficiency of the studio function and programming, with an emphasis on audio and video recording support.
  • In conjunction with the studio manager, create an internship program for students to experience music and technology programs, patient relations, and assist in audio and video production of patient projects, performances, shows, etc. Implement and maintain media/production internship program for music therapy studio.
  • In conjunction with the Studio Manager, train, support and oversee studio volunteers, students or interns
  • Participate in supervision and team meetings to discuss process improvement related to studio and clinical care as led by the music therapy team.
  • Identify areas for patient/family and staff education and interactivity.
  • Analyze and track studio statistics, suggesting improvements as needed; provide monthly reports to Child & Family Life Director and Studio Manager.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Michigan Medicine, Child and Family Life, and Sophie’s Place mission and strive to provide patient and family-centered care through initiatives and programming created in the studio.

Skills You Have

  • Ability to complete all responsibilities and tasks assigned in an independent, efficient and organized manner.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects/programs.
  • Ability to adapt programs, equipment and materials to meet the unique needs of children and families in a pediatric hospital setting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a positive manner with others.
  • Ability to train and support others.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in a media/production, audio engineering, or related discipline/field.

Intermediate Level:

  • 1-3 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience related to studio, audio engineering, or audio/visual production.

Desired Qualifications*

Experience working with children and families in a pediatric hospital setting with a broadcasting/recording studio, experience with visual production, and knowledge of infant, child and adolescent growth and development.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.