Job Opportuntiy: Live Music Mixing Mentor


Reports to: Erin Yanke, Youth Advocate
Employment Status: Temporary Position Hours: 15

General Description: Plan and Teach a workshop to youth on the art and science of live music production.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Demonstrated expertise mixing live music
2. Experience mixing live music at KBOO.
3. Experience training volunteers.
4. Ability to work with a diverse population of Youth.
5. Ability to create curriculum in conjunction with KBOO staff person.
6. Working knowledge of KBOO programming and volunteer culture.
7. Ability to be calm under pressure.
8. Ability to resolve conflicts.


Essential Functions

1. Plan a workshop with Youth Advocate to train KBOO Youth Volunteers how to engineer live bands using Production Room 1 and Studio 1.
2. Create curriculum for workshop.
3. Meet with Youth Advocate prior to workshop for planning.
4. Carry out the workshop with 2-4 youth participants, and 1-2 adult participants.
5. Meet with Youth Advocate after workshop for de-briefing.
6. Prepare a written report about the workshop for KBOO Staff and Board.

Payment $30/hour for 15 hours. Will be hired as a KBOO Employee (unless you qualify under Oregon rules as an Independent Contractor).

Employment Dates: Project will be in 2009 calendar year. Dates are flexible but preferably in August, before the school year starts. They will be set in conjunction with KBOO employee for a period of 1-4 weeks. Hours will include meeting and planning curriculum, conducting a series of three hands-on classes and debrief/follow up.

Benefits: This position does not have benefits.

Notes Erin Yanke, KBOO Youth Advocate, will help create the program, recruit the youth participants, and take the notes and curriculum to create a training manual for live music production training.

KBOO is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Discrimination because of race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability, is prohibited.


How to apply for the Live Music Mentor Job

I think this got cut off the description... sorry folks! To apply: please e-mail a résumé and letter to Erin Yanke by Friday, July 31, 2009, 5 pm Pacific Time. In your letter, please share: · What qualifications you bring · Your approach to working with volunteers. · Your approach to working with youth. · Your approach to conflict resolution. · Your strengths and areas of expertise in live music mixing, recording and producing.

This sounds AWESOME! I want to do it.

I am very interested in this project. I have the perfect skill set for it. As an electronic musician, and sound designer the mixer is my "musical" instrument. I know mixers well and can definitely have a good time showing others how to mic acoustic instruments, vocals,drums, the particulars of dealing with noise and patching in electronic instruments (from Keyboards to Gameboys). How can I help?


Live Music Mixing Mentor


I know that this position is targeted for educating the Youth members of KBOO, but wondering if this class can be offered to the other members? I have extensive sound and op experience, mainly in recording and playback, and I would like to expand my understanding into live mixing. Especially for community events and concerts. Do you know if this would be possible or who i should contact to make it a reality?



I suport Brian's comment

Like to see this offered for adult KBOO volunteers as well. “Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers.” -Howard Thurman

I do too!

This is only step one... and we're excited to be starting the process! Thanks Alicia!

live music mentors

We hope to use this grant funded project to develop a curriculum that we can then share with adults too! It's a relatively small grant at just $1,000 for all expenses, but it can still make a big impact, especially with our Youth Advocate, Erin Yanke, leading the project.


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