Women's Audio Mission Recording Engineer - Part-Time San Francisco, CA · Part time

The Part-time Recording Engineer is responsible for engineering on assigned studio sessions with clients for WAM.


About Women's Audio Mission: Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), is a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women and gender-expansive individuals in music technology and digital media production, a field in which these individuals are critically underrepresented (less than 5%). WAM uses music and media to attract 4,000+ women/girls/ gender-expansive individuals a year to creative technology studies/careers, and believes that women/gender-expansive individual's participation in creative technology will expand the voice of music and media, ensuring that women/gender-expansive individuals' views and ideas are conveyed in popular culture. Founded in 2003, WAM has grown exponentially to serve 50+ school partners across three school districts and includes two recording studios we own in San Francisco, an educational lab space in Oakland, and global reach online to 30+ countries. WAM’s staff consists of teaching artists, audio professionals, and passionate, hard working individuals in a combination of full time, part time, and contract roles.


Watch videos about WAM: wam.rocks/videos


WAM’s professional recording studios are the only studios in the world built and run by women/gender-expansive individuals. Our studio and engineers have worked on projects with Sheila E., Neko Case, Kronos Quartet, Toro y Moi, Margaret Cho, Tune-Yards, Beyonce’s Band, Angelique Kidjo (Grammy win), Academy Award-winning soundtrack to the film Dirty Wars, Mary J. Blige/Hillary Clinton Interview, etc.


Position Summary: Reporting to the Studio Director/Lead Staff Engineer, the Part-time Recording Engineer is responsible for engineering on assigned sessions, managing studio clients, providing occasional technical support for WAM’s studios on an as-needed basis in response to recording session demand and scheduling at WAM’s studios. This position is a part-time position depending on session demand as determined by the Studio Director/Lead Staff Engineer.


The successful applicant is:


●     Passionate about our mission of advancing women, girls, and gender-expansive people in the fields of music, media, and technology.

●     Able to manage a schedule that fluctuates in response to recording session schedules.

●     Flexible and a team player. Prioritizes “we” over “me”.

●   We prioritize applicants that have at least 2-3 years of experience working in commercial recording studios on a wide variety of paid and commercially released recording projects such as audiobooks, podcasts as well as music


Primary Objectives and Responsibilities:


●     Provide recording engineering services on recording sessions including tracking, editing, mixing for music projects, audio books, podcasts, voice overs, and sound for picture.

●     Work with the Studio Director/Lead Staff Engineer to engineer and manage client projects.




●     2-3 years of demonstrated recording engineering experience on commercial (paid) projects working with a wide range of recording clients,

●     Preferably Pro Tools certified with full command of the DAW. Our studio sessions use Pro Tools.

●     Exceptional technical troubleshooting skills of studio systems, fluent in patch bay design, studio wiring, and multi-room headphone systems, audio/video communication, etc.

●     Exceptional communication skills

●     Impeccable people skills and driven to provide the best client service.

●     Extremely punctual with excellent time management skills, able to perform equipment setup efficiently and well before client arrival.

●     Bachelor’s degree in music technology, music production, audio engineering or equivalent is preferred but not required.


Location: This position is in-person work in WAM’s recording studios in San Francisco, our Oakland facility and may require some travel for remote recording sessions around the San Francisco Bay Area and occasional travel nationally.


Compensation and Benefits: $25-$30/hour DOE.

WAM is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applicants from the San Francisco Bay Area and who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color and trans/gender-expansive are strongly encouraged to apply.


Please do not call or email about this position.


Please attach your resume and cover letter within one PDF. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please review our basic job screening questions and include responses in the Additional Details section on the next screen:

- Are you currently eligible to work in the United States of America?

- Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue working in the United States?

- Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

Thank you!