Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)

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Mixdown’s top jobs in the Australian music industry (this week)

See what's on offer from the music industry this week.

Whether you’re looking for a casual job to keep the lights on between gigs or you’re on the hunt for a major career change, the music industry is a tough place to crack into.

To help you on your journey, we’ve compiled a list of the best jobs in the industry this week in Australia, including gigs with Sledgehammer Games, Dolby Laboratories, the NSW Government and Thinking Loud. Have a look!

This week’s top jobs:

  • Sound Designer – Sledgehammer Games (Melbourne)
  • Senior Researcher (DSP & AI) – Dolby Laboratories (Sydney)
  • Curator, Music and Community – NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Project Assistant – Thinking Loud (Sydney)

Catch up on all the latest industry news stories here.

Sound Designer – Sledgehammer Games (Melbourne)

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and Melbourne, Australia, Sledgehammer Games are the video-game development team behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII. They’re on the hunt for a passionate and experienced game Sound Designer to help create a fresh new AAA aural experience for our next project.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated creative and technical achievements in sound design.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in game audio development.
  • Shipped at least one major title.
  • Experience in creating outstanding sound assets for games.
  • Fluency in game audio implementation systems.
  • Understanding of PS4, XBOX One, and PC audio functionality, capabilities, and limitations.
  • Experience with major digital audio workstations, with high proficiency of at least one.
  • Solid understanding of technical audio theory and audio engineering.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • College degree preferred, not required.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Interactive and linear sound effects design.
  • In-depth real-time audio-control scripting.
  • SFX creation and mastering.
  • Sound asset implementation with proprietary tools and scripting logic.
  • Field recording.
  • Dialog processing.
  • Music editing.
  • Internal SFX Library moderation and maintenance.

Sound like you? Head to Sledgehammer Games to apply.

Senior Researcher (DSP & AI) – Dolby Laboratories (Sydney)

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones.

Dolby are looking for a researcher who will be a corner stone member of the team, developing novel algorithms and integrating them into demonstration platforms for new ideas and experiences. The team has the responsibility and high visibility to create solutions that help devices work together in an orchestrated way – to help users hear and be heard. Work will extend into real time audio processing, system design, efficient communication protocols and full stack audio. The challenge and advances in audio processing will focus on managing input and output audio across distributed, uncertain, asynchronous audio devices. The Internet of Things Audio.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Research track record (e.g. Industrial training, taste of research, undergraduate thesis, PhD dissertation, Postdoctoral proposal). We want to see a track record of raising and testing hypotheses that really move a field of technology forward.
  • A tertiary qualification (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field with relevant industrial or academic experience as described below, specifically:
    • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) and at least six years’ research work experience or
    • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) and at least four years’ research work experience or
    • PhD (or equivalent)
  • Ability to implement an idea and prove a concept by writing a piece of robust code; proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages is required: Python, C, C++, MATLAB.
  • Communicate hypotheses, background theory and experimental results clearly in meetings and written reports: Excellent English written and verbal communication in technology-specific applications is required.
  • Work in a multi-functional team with constantly evolving tasks and changing priorities.

Keen to work for one of the largest audio companies? Head here to apply.

Curator, Music and Community – NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is located in Sydney’s The Domain adjacent to the Royal Botanic Garden and near the Central Business District. The Gallery attracts around 1.4 million visitors annually and runs Australia’s largest education program with over 90,000 student and teacher visits per year.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • Experience in leading, devising and delivering programs which engage culturally diverse audiences with art and music coupled with proven a bility to set program objectives and reach targets on time and within budget.
  • Excellent working knowledge of art history, with strengths in Australian, European and/or contemporary art in an educational context.
  • Excellent working knowledge of global music history, with strengths in international and local contemporary music genres and artists.

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead on research, planning and delivery of an innovative program of projects, events and activities for community audiences such as those from Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, diverse community groups and organisations within the metropolitan and Western Sydney regions and those in regional areas.
  • Foster the Community Advisory Group to develop new community initiatives, including a three year plan to integrate community projects with the forward exhibition program.
  • Curate music programs for exhibitions, collection displays and performances through detailed research, devising conceptual parameters, selecting artists and artworks in collaboration with curators, negotiating design and installation, authoring interpretive materials and publications and managing logistics with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Write effective marketing copy and publicly present floor talks, lectures and introductions to events.
  • Write grant applications and curatorial content for sponsorship proposals, research external funding sources for exhibitions and projects, present on curatorial content to potential benefactors, donors, sponsors and funders.
  • Coordinate the financial administration of programs such as SAP processing and coordinate casual staff and contractors.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement by evaluating, monitoring and reporting on the success of the programs.

Keen? Head to the NSW Government’s website to apply.

Project Assistant – Thinking Loud (Sydney)

Thinking Loud is a PR & Experiential workplace that gives young Australians access to ground-breaking artists, culturally intelligent content and curated brand experiences. They are looking for a skilled Project Assistant to join our Sydney team on a permanent full-time basis, working on a mix of PR & experiential-led campaigns.

Skills / Experience Required:

  • 1-2 years experience in music, PR marketing and/or the events industry is desirable
  • Must be Sydney based and able to travel to our office in Redfern, Sydney once restrictions ease
  • Passion for creative endeavours and music is a must!

Tasks / Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in the execution of Project & PR Campaigns, under supervision
  • Write press releases and form media pitches
  • Coordinate media & influencer send-outs
  • Assist with social media campaigns
  • Maintain database management
  • Provide creative input into existing client campaign briefs & campaigns, and new business pitches
  • Proactively manage internal agency process documents and tools, including coverage trackers, run sheets, worksheets, KPI trackers and content schedules
  • Demonstrate strong time management and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate behaviours consistent with Thinking Loud’s values as a business

Want to get on board? Head to LinkedIn to apply now.

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