Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City seeks a Production Audio Engineer/Sound Department Head. Position available beginning March 2021. PTC is a professional theatre company working under LORT agreements with AEA, SDC, and USA producing a seven show mainstage season that runs from August through May. This is a full time benefited position, salary is commensurate with experience. Design opportunities may be available to the right candidate. Under the direction of the Production Manager this position serves as a key member of the production team. The Production Audio Engineer, installs, maintains and repairs a wide variety of electronic and digital equipment, Coordinates between Audio Designers and other production departments, and provides live audio mix for all musical productions.
This position is considered Category I:
Mandatory and required on campus to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at the work site if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.
- Effectively communicate and work closely with sound and video designers, projectionists, and directors to materialize their vision, within financial and scheduling constraints and within available resources.
- Manage and oversee the day to day running and management of the audio department in accordance with PTC policy.
- Design, create, install and manage support systems for each production in collaboration with Stage Management, Stage Operations, Fly Crew, Wardrobe and other running departments including but not limited to Closed Circuit Television, Clear Com communication, and monitors.
- Lead a part-time audio staff to oversee and execute all audio department operations in support of PTC’s artistic vision and excellence.
- Provide the Production Manager accurate cost estimates of labor and materials required to produce a design as required by the script and then later by the Designer’s preliminary plot.
- Track all department budgets and maintain efficient financial reconciliation with the Production Manager.
- Attend and participate in full company, departmental, and production meetings; in addition to technical rehearsals and previews for all productions.
- To supervise and actively participate in the installation and running of audio, video and FOH support equipment and systems during load-in, performances, and strike.
- Monitor and implement industry best practices in safe audio and video rigging and installation.
- Perform work in a manner that is consistent with PTC’s mission, vision and values, including our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Maintain safe working conditions in keeping with University of Utah health and safety guidelines.
Post-Secondary degree in Audio Production and Engineering. 3 years professional experience in a theatre setting. Effective communications skills required.
The applicant must demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions as outlined in the position description.
Must have experience in sound and media platforms, including QLab
- Must be familiar with Meyer and EAW products including DSP.
- Must be able to operate Midas digital mixing consoles.
- Must have a working knowledge of line-by-line mixing and scene program in a theatrical setting.
- Must be able to read, create and disseminate information from design drawings. Experience with Vectorworks preferred.
- Must be familiar with video production equipment and workflows such as camera operation, vision mixing, graphics operations, digital video distribution and mixing. Familiarity with Blackmagic mixing and encoding equipment preferred.
- Must be familiar with digital audio distribution including London BSS, Dante, AVB Protocols, and similar.
- Must have experience with wireless microphones including RF coordination and safe theatrical microphone rigging.
- Must have working knowledge of audio post-processing for archival, recording, etc
- Must be detail oriented with excellent problem-solving skills.
- Must be available to work extended work hours at times, including nights and weekends.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Able to sit, stand, and squat for extended periods of time.
- Able to move 50lbs.
- Comfortable with working at heights.
- Able to work quickly and accurately in a complex and fast-moving environment.
- BA desired in Audio Design or Theatrical Production.
- 5 years of theatrical audio experience preferred.
- 3 years of theatrical video experience preferred.
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