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Library Specialist: Audio Specialist

Library Specialist: Audio Specialist

Texas State University Libraries Job Location: Texas Date Created: 01-14-2022

The University Libraries at Texas State University seeks a creative and versatile individual with experience in digital music production to oversee the operations, support, research, design and testing of audio technologies in the YouStar Studios. Reporting to the YouStar Studios Supervisor, the Audio Specialist is part of a team that is responsible for overseeing technology-driven spaces in Alkek One, a suite of technology spaces in the Alkek Library that includes the YouStar Studios (for recording audio and video), the Immersion Studio (for VR and AR work), the MakerSpace (for digital fabrication), GeoSpace (for GIS work), and DesignSpace (for creating digital assets). Primary responsibilities for this position include troubleshooting audio equipment in the YouStar Studios (currently includes two video studios, two audio studios, and a production studio), researching new technologies for purchase, offering consultation services, engaging with the campus community through workshops and other programming efforts, and serving as the main point of contact for Alkek One on some evenings and weekends.


In alternation with the MakerSpace Night Manager, the Audio Specialist will serve as the main point of contact for Alkek One evenings and weekends, with specific oversight in the YouStar Studios and the MakerSpace (as needed). This position provides in-depth troubleshooting support for audio equipment (including hardware, software, and traditional instruments), as well as high-level support for computers in DesignSpace and GeoSpace, VR equipment in the Immersion Studio, and digital fabrication equipment in the MakerSpace. The Audio Specialist will monitor security on the floor and report any issues to the YouStar Studios Supervisor and UPD as applicable. This position will assist with supervision of several student workers in coordination with the YouStar Studios Supervisor to ensure all Alkek One spaces are running smoothly in the evenings and weekends. Additionally, this position provides consultation services to students, faculty and staff, gives workshops, and serves as backup to the YouStar Supervisor as needed.



Knowledge of:

  • Music production, composition and/or arrangement
  • Hardware Interfaces
  • Virtual Instruments
  • Traditional instruments (including maintenance)
  • Studio setup, breakdown and maintenance


  • Advanced music production using Digital Audio Workstations, MIDI devices and traditional instruments
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Audio hardware and software troubleshooting

Ability to:

  • Consult on audio best practices (live and studio)
  • teach music production, arrangement, and/or composition
  • establish rapport with a variety of clients
  • perform outreach and create relationships with technology leaders


  • Bachelor’s degree in Music, Audio Engineering, or a related field
  • Knowledge of university/academic policies and procedures
  • Experience teaching production, arrangement and/or composition at the college level
  • Prior experience establishing relationships with campus partners and/or technology leaders


Commensurate with experience. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.


Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check. This includes transfers and promotions from within. Texas State's 38,694 students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 92 master’s and 13 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Application information:

Apply online at http://jobs.hr.txstate.edu

Texas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Texas State, a member of the Texas State University System, is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions. 

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