assistant to the composer
Position Title: Assistant to the Composer
Location: Red House Studio | Austin, TX | Off Airport Blvd.
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm (25 hours per week), with occasional irregular, weekend, or night hours for events.
Compensation: $16-18/hr, depending on qualifications. Part-Time, Contract. Paid Weekly.
A Graham Reynolds Music LLC / Red House Studio Composer Assistant serves as a key component within the overall workflow of the studio. Their responsibilities reflect the schedule and workload of the studio at the given time, fluctuating from major film scores and ballet score albums to live performances and public programs. The Composer Assistant will work closely with Graham Reynolds, his collaborators, and all other studio staff (both on and off site) to guarantee that the designated responsibilities within the given circumstances are achieved and that a safe and productive work environment is maintained. All employees are expected to be courteous and communicative, as well as demonstrate a strong work ethic and attention to detail. We are a small, tightly knit team, and we take pride in producing high quality results through high quality work. While this position is currently contractual, we are seeking a candidate with long-term potential. Current perks of the position include IMDB Credits to your name, mentorship, networking, vegan lunches, access to exclusive events, studio access, and more. Beyond the responsibilities and requirements listed here, for a good sense of the position, please review the description from Berklee College of Music, which provides a solid scope and understanding of the role. * Please note that while we refer to their materials, we are not affiliated with Berklee. They just put together a good & accurate resource! *
Exact responsibilities will reflect current and ongoing projects, and to a degree, areas of interest and skill sets, but are generally designated within the following:
Audio Work: project setup, editing, recording, mixing, notating, sample library management, recording session set up / tear down, etc.
Studio & Gear Management: setup, load in/out, inventory, organization, troubleshooting, cleaning, etc. This a team job.
Arts Administration: archiving, registering, emailing, scanning, filing, printing, calendar upkeep, and other tasks as it relates to the specific project designated.
Maintain an organized working environment, including a clear, navigable digital sphere, following stated protocols for digital media management.
Keep to confidentiality agreements as it relates to all information learned and or utilized within the role. Always airing on the side of confidentiality, even if a non-disclosure agreement was not signed.
Ensure outgoing or public materials and projects meet studio’s standards for artistic excellence.
Serve as a representative of the studio in a positive manner.
Demonstrable experience with DAW and Notation Softwares (we use Sibelius, Reaper, and Ableton Live)
Demonstrable experience reading music & editing notation, specifically jazz charts & classical notation
Familiarity with recording software & equipment
Eagerness to learn new things in a fast-paced environment
A keen sense of detail and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Proactive in identifying priorities, with an inherent sense of urgency
Positive, “get things done” attitude
Demonstrable familiarity with Google Drive & related applications
Passion for music and a desire to thrive in the creative arts industry
Previous experience in a recording studio or live music venue
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
Ability to work irregular, weekend, or night hours on occasion, as necessitated by live shows or events
Ability to safely lift 25 lbs
Ability to repeatedly kneel, bend, and squat
Ability to withstand exposure to varying conditions of noise and sound
Ability to withstand prolonged sitting, standing, or walking
Please note that we will do our best to make accommodations for the qualified applicant with mobility limitations or other disabilities. In spite of these physical requirements, please do not hesitate to apply, but while doing so, let us know what accommodations are required in your working environment.
Directions to Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application at this link:
This application requests basic contact information, answers to three brief questions, and the submission of your resume or CV and a cover letter. In your cover letter please do not re-cap your resume, rather, include:
the last three concerts or shows you attended (including theater or other types of performance)
the last three albums you bought, downloaded, streamed, or just enjoyed
anything else you feel we should know about you as an individual!
Please note that at this time, Graham Reynolds Music LLC does not offer medical or dental coverage.
The responsibilities & duties listed above are intended to communicate general priorities of this position, but should not be understood as an exhaustive list of all job requirements to be completed through the duration of the term with Graham Reynolds Music LLC.
Graham Reynolds Music LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, or sexual orientation.