The Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Audio/Video/Lighting Engineer Job Description
Salary range of $26,000-$30,000 annually, plus benefits.
The Audio/Video/Lighting Engineer (AVLE) is an important part of the technical team of The Players Theatre. The AVLE has a close working relationship with the Artistic Director, Production Manager, Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director. The AVLE’s primary function is to operate, maintain, and repair equipment used in productions, lectures, and meetings, including microphones (wired and wireless), video cameras, recorders, computer hardware and software, projectors, lighting, and sound mixing equipment. Knowledge of camera and lighting techniques is essential, and familiarity with editing equipment and software may be required. Must be creative and flexible with strong communication skills and have the ability to interact with coworkers and guest designers, often under deadline pressure. In addition to being proficient with computer systems used in multimedia production, position also requires word processing skills. The AVLE must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time and must have good hearing and eyesight. Additionally, the AVLE should have University/College training in technical theatre that includes carpentry skills, as well as substantial professional experience in the field. The AVLE works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Because of the operating hours of most facilities, close supervision is not normally required nor expected. Must have the ability to maintain irregular and extended working hours especially during show builds, technical weeks and strike; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.
In general, the AVLE may do any or all of the following:
- Operate and maintain AV equipment used to amplify, record, and display sound and images at events. Specific equipment includes: Yamaha 48 Ch. Digital Mixing Console M7CL and an ETC ION light board
- Operate sound equipment for all productions, lectures, speeches and presentations
- Use video cameras to shoot images or serve as projectionists
- Assist the lighting designers with hangs as the master electrician
- Working knowledge of theatre lighting equipment and LEDs
- Train volunteers to operate the lighting board and spotlights
- Adjust sound, monitors, and amplifiers for each production, including musicians, orchestra members, backstage, and actors
- Coordinate graphics, projections, and sound cues used in productions.
- Edit, copy, and store audio and video recordings
- Track inventory of equipment and order supplies such as batteries, gels, and light bulbs etc.
- Transport, assemble, and maintain equipment used in multimedia production outside of the theatre
- Attends all technical week rehearsals and production meetings in order to assist in the technical aspects of mounting a show and attends all staff meetings.
- Manage and organize the lighting booth, electrical room, and sound booth.
- Assist technical team with organizing, cleaning and maintaining all backstage areas and scene shop.
Because a AVLE may be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues, he or she benefits from a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Please email resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Closing date 11/15/13
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