Technical Assistant

Western University

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

The Don Wright Faculty of Music is situated in a research-intensive university in an environment that enables students to grow artistically and academically. Our students are among 600 of the brightest and most talented young artist scholars, who come to study in one of the many undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Faculty. The students, faculty and staff within the Faculty of Music are committed to excellence in creative and scholarly work.


The Technical Assistant working with the Technology Coordinator will be responsible for a range of support activities which can include: support for multi-media productions, doing medium to high level sound and video recordings, librarian for approximately three hundred recordings per academic year and making same available to Faculty and Students. This can include both CD/DVD media, editing, and uploading to cloud based storage and delivery. In addition, some technical installations and repair work may be included on both PC and Apple products.

Post-Secondary Education in the field of Sound Recording. Knowledge of desktop audio production software, multi-media software, and associated hardware.

Candidates with a background in studio production, computer systems, A/V technology, and music would be an asset.

Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
Ability to work as part of a team, and independently.

Ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving skills, strong communications skills.

Ability to provide a positive attitude, interacts in a professional manner, and provides a high level of genuine customer service to students, staff and Faculty members.

Must be detail oriented, and work well under some time pressures and deadlines.

Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the University’s events and activities.

Ability to prioritize and organize

Experience with audio and video software, sound re-enforcement systems and equipment, microphone technique, mixing desks, and basic a/v equipment.

Some moving of heavier equipment and speakers may be required

Software skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Windows.

Good working knowledge in Mac OS X.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

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