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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Director Audio Systems - Onsite

Description

Who are we hiring?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. ROLE SUMMARY: The Director of Audio Systems will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the production audio system, and would oversee all in-house mixing, mastering, and recording. This position will coordinate with MSG Studios for the implementation of new shows audio files and file uploads and facilitate audio discussions with outside productions. This may include pre-production meetings with the MSG Studios & guest productions, organizing how best to accomplish the planned events throughout the performance.

What will you do?

  • Pre-Opening collaborates with MSG Studios, Ventures, and Venue Operations departments to develop standard operating procedures for all venue audio systems.
  • Coordinate with production managers to Schedule and manage stagehand audio crew. Schedule and direct union and non-union labor associated with the daily operation of audio dept.
  • Responsible for oversight of the install of audio delay cabinets, fills or localization layer per event specifications.
  • Oversee the operation of systems pertaining to audio throughout the entire event. Oversee proper control board operation & programming.
  • Implement all audio changes at the direction of the Event Director
  • Manage maintenance and repair of audio equipment. Ensure the maintenance and repair of audio equipment is up to date
  • Tracks costs against event, programming, and maintenance budgets.
  • Accommodate artist and/or event A/V requirements
  • Assist with the technical advance with Artist’s representatives. Interact with visiting production crews to ensure a successful show
  • Ensure proper care, handling, and inventory of all rental audio equipment
  • Ensure Special Events audio needs are scheduled and met.
  • Understand and communicate with all parties the work rules for Union & Non-Union labor teams.
  • Troubleshoot event day issues and be highly responsive to emergencies in a fast paced, time sensitive environment.
  • Oversee transition from day of event activities to the load out of all equipment for assigned events.

 

SUPERVISION: 

  • Audio technicians, operators & programmers

What do you need to succeed?
  • Candidates who have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred. Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.
  • 10+ years working experience in audio design, audio tech and engineering for film, television, live events, and/or themed entrainment.
  • Technical knowledge surrounding production audio specific items involving but not limited to Ravenna, Dante, AES67, digital audio consoles, Ovation – Merging Technologies playback systems.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks with both financial and operational implications across departments and venues in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience supervising and working with Union & Non-Union Crews
  • Experience creating and maintaining event budgets and preparing financial information for event settlements.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills, and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possess problem solving, reasoning, motivational, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently when necessary and use sound business judgement.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in time sensitive manner.
  • Adept at maintaining a positive, open, approachable, and professional relationships with a diverse group.
  • Demonstrate integrity, tact, diplomacy, and a commitment to company values and principles.
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights, and holidays.

The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.


Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required. #LI-SR1