See below for details on the open position for a new Program Officer at CNMAT:



Job Title

Program Officer (7377U) #17326

Job ID



Main Campus-Berkeley


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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 26, 2021

Departmental Overview

The UC Berkeley Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) houses programs in research, pedagogy and public performance that are focused on the creative interaction between music and technology.


CNMAT partners with the Department of Music and is linked with a number of affiliate units and faculty on campus including: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), The College of Environmental Design, the School of Information, Mathematics, Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Physics, Space Sciences, the Digital Humanities at Berkeley, the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) and others.


CNMAT's pedagogy program is aligned with the Department of Music's graduate and undergraduate programs in music performance and composition. Courses are offered through the Department of Music that highlight the more than 25 years of cutting-edge research and development that is CNMAT's history.  We offer a wide range of opportunities for UC Berkeley students, visiting scholars, artists, and music lovers. Our software packages for music research and creation are freely available to the public through GitHub and other sites.  CNMAT offers a changing menu of summer workshops, with recent training in Max/MSP, spatial audio, new instrument design, and sensor research. These intensive workshops provide attendees with a comprehensive look at CNMAT's music technology research, development and practical application, as well as increase the participants familiarity with music and computing fundamentals. Students leave each workshop with an array of CNMAT-based tools to explore and use in their own work.

Public Outreach

In our Sound Spatialization Theater (SST), we present concerts that cross cultural and musical barriers and provide a forum for diverse lectures and demonstrations for students, faculty and the community.


  • Support planning and operational activities for the unit and manage all CNMAT financial and budgetary activity; provide budget analysis and forecasting; manage all equipment purchasing and coordinate all facilities maintenance and space utilization.
  • Support the faculty Director(s) in the on-going effort to achieve the research, pedagogy, and public outreach mission of CNMAT including helping to coordinate and implement new staff roles and responsibilities.
  • Serve as primary administrative contact for relations with other campus units and external partners, and collaborate with the Department of Music on all shared projects including the Music Science and Composition course sequence and music presentations involving CNMAT technologies.
  • Facilitate initiatives developed by the faculty Director(s) in their effort to better integrate CNMAT core programs in research, pedagogy, and performance and support development of new programs, cross-departmental programs, and projects.
  • Support fundraising and development efforts in general, cultivate relationships with campus units, prospective partners and outside funding agencies, and assist the faculty Director(s) in building collaborative relationships both on and off campus.
  • Develop, support, and in some cases directly manage new proposals and projects (including collaborative research, pedagogical initiatives, and artistic creation) through grant writing, project management, timelines, and reporting. 
  • Manage human resources and provide limited management and assistance for CNMAT staff. Indirectly supervise GSR work assignments and ensure that pay for all staff is correct. 
  • Coordinate with Berkeley Regional Services and Letters & Sciences Dean’s Office on hiring and funding entries.  
  • Manage short and long-term appointments funded by grants.  
  • Assist with securing short-term housing and other details for invited researchers, composers, performers and other visitors in residence.  
  • Coordinate GSR and student assistantship appointments with the Department of Music, 
  • Manage Communications, publications (electronic and print), public relations, outreach and advertising.
  • Maintain records and calendars for all planned and forecast events.

Required Qualifications

  • Required knowledge includes project management and strategic planning for complex, dynamic, multi disciplinary organizations, familiarity with or the ability to quickly learn campus policies and procedures, and a thorough understanding of fund-raising practices, accounting practices, human resources management and facilities maintenance.
  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position.  Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities.  Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities.  The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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