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Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor

05/04/2016 4:21 PM | Anonymous

We are now accepting applications for the open Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor position:

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in downtown Washington DC, seeks an Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor. This position is primarily tasked with ensuring oversight, maintenance, and optimized use of the company’s +$2million audio/video inventory. This includes all equipment in the Harman and Lansburgh theatres, as well as all projectors and video equipment, paging systems, intercom systems, monitor systems, and associated cable infrastructures in both spaces. Additionally, this position fills a range of supervisory, operational, and support roles throughout the sound / video department. These roles include show operations; running sound and/or video for rental and internal events; load-in and load-out planning and execution, production engineering support, labor management, and scheduling. As the position may involve the running of events, the employee will sometimes work evening and weekend hours, and may potentially work over 40 hours per week, especially during the two weeks of load in and technical rehearsals.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Sound with specific training in sound system engineering/design is required, as well as 4 years in sound engineering at a LORT level or on touring productions and experience with multi-projector systems in a theatrical setting preferred. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: knowledge of sound and video system design and ability to troubleshoot those systems; familiarity with how to run both analog and digital sound consoles; Clearcom and other intercom systems (wired and wireless); Qlab playback program; Digital Audio Workstation programs for both PC and Mac (i.e., Sound Forge, Cool Edit Pro, Digital Performer, Pro Tools); RF technology and theory (specifically, wireless microphones). Video system implementation and programming of Watchout, QLab, and editing software like Final Cut Pro; understanding and implementation of proper soldering techniques, specifically simple electronic repairs and cable construction; acoustical engineering and critical listening skills (i.e., towards sound system balancing and equalization); understanding of the physics of sound and basic electrical principals; knowledge of recording techniques for a wide variety of subjects and locations and familiarity with a wide variety of microphones; basic knowledge of drafting and CADD programs, with specific training in reading and creating sound system signal-line diagrams; understanding of theatrical rigging with specifically knowledge in hanging loudspeakers and projectors.

Please apply on our website at http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/careers-and-casting/jobs/, or you may send a cover letter, resume, and references to employment@shakespearetheatre.org. The Shakespeare Theatre Company recognizes the value of a work force made up of highly skilled people from a variety of backgrounds. No phone calls please.

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