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Old March 5th, 2015, 04:38 PM   #1
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Job Opening: Audio and Video Engineer - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band is looking for an audio and video recording engineer
with experience/interest in classical music, concert production, and digital asset management.

Marine Band Recording Lab: Marine Band Recording Lab
Recording Engineer Vacancy:
Recent recording:

About the Marine Band
The “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band is America's oldest musical organization, whose
primary mission is to provide music for the President of the United States. Marine Band musicians
perform frequently at the White House in small ensembles, chamber orchestra, concert band, and as
soloists. The Marine Band performs for a wide variety of commitments, to include public concerts,
recording sessions, touring, chamber music recitals, military ceremonies and state functions. Today's
Marine Band is composed of 154 of the nation's finest musicians which includes a support staff such as
Recording Engineers, Public Affairs Specialists, and Librarians. Those selected for "The President's Own"
are exempt from recruit training and are appointed to the rank of Staff Sergeant/paygrade E-6 under a
contract "for duty with the U.S. Marine Band only."

Position Qualifications
Typical responsibilities include recording audio and video for Marine Band concerts and recording
projects, providing sound enhancement and reinforcement for Marine Band performances, editing and
mastering audio, and editing video. In addition, the recording engineers share responsibility for the
Marine Band’s recording studio, to include the inventory and routine maintenance of all sound/recording
equipment and the preservation of the Marine Band’s recorded archive collections.
Applicants for this position should have a strong background in classical music and significant prior
training and experience in the concepts, techniques, and technology involved in classical music recording,
editing, and production, and providing sound reinforcement for a variety of music genres. Experience
with Pyramix, Sequoia, or comparable multitrack, source/destination capable digital audio editing
software strongly preferred. Experience with digital video editing and production software is preferred.
Enlistment Qualifications

Current regulations authorize enlistment between ages 17 and 28. Age waivers may be granted in some
cases; however the maximum age for which waivers may be granted to those with no prior military service
is 34. Applicants must also pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and a complete
physical examination, which includes complying with established height/weight standards both at the
time of enlistment and throughout one’s Marine Corps career.

United States citizenship and successful completion of an extensive background investigation are
mandatory in order to obtain a Secret Security Clearance with Category III White House Access.
Applicants holding dual citizenship will be required to renounce their foreign citizenship as a prerequisite
to obtaining clearance. This clearance is a requirement for the assignment of the Military Occupational
Specialty (MOS) 5511 - Member, U.S. Marine Band. Due to the length and scope of the security clearance
process, it is initiated following the member's enlistment onto active duty. Failure to obtain and maintain
this security clearance may result in administrative separation from the U.S. Marine Corps. To learn
more, please visit Career Information

Application Process
Interested applicants should submit the following items no later than June 12, 2015:

1) A cover letter and resume listing education, past experience, and current employment, as well as
phone numbers and email addresses for three references.

2) Two audio samples of one’s recorded work, to include detailed information regarding the
techniques, equipment, and recording environment in which they were produced. Samples will
not be returned to applicants following the selection process.

All materials should be sent electronically using a cloud or web service.

Applicants will be contacted after the requested material has been received and reviewed by the Marine
Band. Qualified applicants will take part in a phone interview which will take place in late June 2015.
Competitive applicants will be notified by July 10, 2015 and invited to an interview that will take place mid
August, 2015 at Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. Applicants are responsible for all of their own travel
expenses. For further information, please contact:

Gunnery Sergeant Jeffrey Higgs
Recording Engineer
United States Marine Band
8th and I Sts SE, Washington, DC 20390-5000

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