CMS Technician

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Music

The Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Technician to support students and staff using the studio-based facilities of the Centre for Music and Science (CMS).  The role holder will provide induction for all new users, surgery sessions for those wishing to explore more advanced use of the studio and support for research activity as required. The role holder will also produce "how to" guides allowing for independent use of the facilities and take responsibility for the organisation and general maintenance of CMS audio and recording equipment.  

At the heart of a vast network of musical study, research and practice, the Faculty of Music is made up of 14 academic staff, 6 postdoctoral researchers, 12 affiliated lecturers and 16 support staff who work with around 200 undergraduates and 75 graduate students. As a world-leading centre of research the Faculty includes specialists in medieval and renaissance music, early modern music, nineteenth-century music, opera, popular music, ethnomusicology, performance studies, composition, and scientific approaches to music. The Faculty hosts the Cambridge Centre for Musical Performance Studies (CMPS) and the Centre for Music and Science (CMS). The Faculty facilities include a fully professional concert hall, a music library, a purpose-built studio and music computing facilities, as well as an impressive collection of historical instruments and a Javanese gamelan.

Further information about the Faculty of Music is available from 

The successful candidate will have well developed customer service skills and will be experienced in supporting others in the use of digital audio systems and audio recording equipment.

This is a part-time position, term-time only. Please see the Further Information document for details.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Alex Drury, Faculty Manager at in the first instance.

Please quote reference GT13264 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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