Employment Opportunities - Audio Engineer
Full-Time; Exempt Status
Reports to: Production Manager, Waterville Opera House
The audio engineer serves as a valuable member of the Waterville Creates (WC) team and provides critical support to the Waterville Opera House to design and mix sound for community theatre productions, concerts, venue rentals, and special events. The audio engineer assists with the load in/out for events, runs projections, and performs equipment maintenance. The audio engineer reports to the Production Manager of the Waterville Opera House.
- Creates and maintains digital patch and signal flow for audio systems
- Designs sound for community theatre productions
- Designs and runs show effects
- Mixes sound for musical productions with casts of up to 30 performers
- Creates mic plots and prepares microphones and microphone packs
- Performs event duties (concerts, venue rentals, other)
- Loads in/out
- Mixes monitors and/or FOH as needed
- Serves as liaison with tour managers, stage managers, etc. to advance shows
- Gathers rental quotes for technical requirements, such as backline, microphones, etc.
- Runs technical elements of video and projections for theatre productions and concerts
- Runs technical elements of HD Broadcast Series (i.e. Live from The Metropolitan Opera)
- Adheres to and maintains safe practices and procedures
- Ensures the ongoing safety and maintenance of all audio, video, and electronics equipment
- Maintains up to date inventory of all audio, video and electronics equipment and recommends upgrades as required/needed
- Evening and weekend availability is required
- Supports all projects as needed/required
- 2+ years audio engineering and/or design experience preferred
- Experience in a technical theatre environment
- Ability to effectively utilize QLab, Control Space, and Pro Tools
- Strong interest in being part of a team creating performing arts events
- Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
- Experience and comfort working at heights of up to 30 feet
- Adept at using ladders and lifts
- Ability to read drafting, light plots, and other theatrical specifications
- Basic carpentry experience a plus
- A valid driver’s license
- Basic computer skills
- Proof of COVID 19 vaccination required
- Background check required
Work is performed in a theatre environment. Light lifting (up to 50 pounds) required. Full range of physical mobility including walking, sitting, standing, stooping, carrying, reaching and manual dexterity is required.
Waterville Creates (WC) seeks qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply for the opportunity to join our team. WC is committed to building a more equitable work environment that includes a wide array of voices. We believe a diverse workforce strengthens our organization by increasing representation, expanding access, and building a strong creative coalition for the work we undertake. Waterville Creates is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] with “Audio Engineer Position” in the subject line.