Montana State University

Classified Position
Vacancy Announcement
July 30, 2014

Equipment/Supply Tech II
School of Music

Position Number     0065
Start Date Upon successful completion of selection process
Starting Salary

Wage of $10.037 per hour.

FTE Full-time (1.0 FTE)
Benefits Eligible for benefits
Bargaining Unit Montana Public Employees Association
Overtime Status Eligible for overtime

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is served by several major airlines and is the busiest airport in the state.

Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Bozeman is listed as one of National Geographic's "World's 25 Best Ski Towns." ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.


The School of Music in the College of Arts & Architecture at Montana State University offers dynamic programs in music, music technology, and music education, preparing our students for various professions in music, music education and life-long musical enhancement. Inspired by the belief that music is central to human ways of life, the School affirms the University's mission to serve the people and communities of Montana by providing a musically enriched environment. The School is committed to contributing to the musical world through performance, scholarship, composition, leadership, and nurturing the musical expression, understanding, discovery, and creativity of its faculty and students.

Duties and

  1. Music Equipment: all moving, set-up, tear-down, inspection for repair or replacement, organizing crews to assist in these tasks. Assist with annual inventory and locker inspection; report status to Music Administrative Officer. Maintenance checks and moving supervision for Steinway concert grand piano including removal and reattachment of the pedal assembly and monitoring the humidifier.
  2. Concerts: This position will be responsible for setting the stage for concerts and events; moving/managing the equipment involved as well as organizing and supervising a stage crew, whether volunteer or student employee.
  3. Scheduling: creating and supervising a staff schedule for the Music Technology computer lab and for concert recording needs.

List any secondary duties assigned to this position:

  1. Occasional driving or towing of a university owned or rental vehicle for the purpose of moving equipment to/from a concert venue or sporting event.
  2. Requisition supplies for Marching Band/ Pep Band needs.
  3. Consumer product research for purchasing process involving School of Music equipment needs.

All of the duties listed above will involve some degree of independent authority, initiative, judgment and discretion. This position will generally be minimally supervised as a large percentage of the duties will be executed during evening hours around the School of Music concert schedule.

1.   High School graduate with at least 2 years of higher education.
2.   Must have extensive knowledge of musical instruments, concert stage set up, marching band operations, and concert band/orchestra operations.
3.   Must have experience driving a 26ft box truck; also towing 20ft trailer.
4.   Must have experience with supply requisition for a group over 100 people.
1.   Bachelor’s degree in Music or another field which would be relevant to the job requirements.
2.   Successful experience collaborating with professional musicians.
The Successful
Candidate Will

The successful candidate will possess the following abilities:

  1. To analyze situations and react in such a way to mitigate damage or risk. The ability to problem-solve and forecast probable outcomes will be extremely useful in the execution of these job duties. Multi-tasking for simultaneous music events will be required on a frequent basis.
  2. Logistical thinking skills will be necessary to perform the job duties successfully.

1.   In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
2.   This position requires physical labor which includes heavy lifting, driving large vehicles, loading and unloading equipment from storage units. May include activities such as climbing ladders, climbing numerous stairs, walking /standing for many hours at a time during sporting events. Outside work conditions will include both warm and cold temperature extremes.

Screening of applications will begin on August 12, 2014, and continue until an adequate pool is established.


To apply, please download the application materials by clicking here MSU Classified Employment Application.

The applicant must submit an MSU Application. Electronic submissions are highly preferred. An original signature of the MSU-Bozeman Application Cover Sheet is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials to:

Kim Eggemeyer, Administrative Associate III
Montana State University
School of Music
PO Box 173420
Bozeman, MT 59717-3420
Phone: 406-994-1911
Fax: 406-994-6656

Posted (07/30/14kw)