Arena Stage
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • 20-22
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full Time Position with Benefits

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, a national center for the production, presentation, development, and study of the American Theater, seeks an experienced candidate for our Assistant Sound and Video Supervisor position.

The Assistant Sound and Video Supervisor will assist the Sound and Video Supervisor in supervising and executing all aspects of the operation of Arena Stage's Sound Department.


Responsibilities include:
  • Prepare sound system paperwork
  • Lead and work alongside staff and crews for load in and load out.
  • Troubleshoot and repair sound and video equipment as needed.
  • Prepare, install and support events as needed and interact with clients in a courteous, professional, and constructive fashion.
  • Creating and organizing department calendars and work calls.
  • Program and operate sound board on a substitute basis when needed.
  • Perform maintenance on sound and video equipment.
  • Assist in supervision of Sound staff and assume Audio and Video Supervisor duties as needed.
  • Two years of professional theatrical sound experience or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Must have some supervisory experience
  • Must have experience with video and projections equipment
  • Skills Required:
  • Advanced knowledge of theatrical sound equipment operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Basic electrical knowledge, including troubleshooting single phase, multi-phase and low voltage power systems.
  • Operation of Yamaha digital sound consoles.
  • Operation and installation of projectors, including rigging and focusing.
  • Operation of personnel lifts.
  • Operation of counter weight fly systems and basic stage rigging practices
  • Operation of common portable and stationary power tools.
  • Knowledge of audio system installation, both analog and digital.
  • Working knowledge of wired and wireless computer networking.
  • Experience with digital audio transmission protocol, including Dante and Cobranet.
  • Operation of wireless microphones.
  • Experience with wired and wireless comm systems.
  • Working knowledge of Watchout, Qlab, and MainStage.
  • Communicate and collaborate in a positive manner with staff and visiting artists.
  • Climbing ladders, working in high places.
  • Working in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work standing for extended periods.
  • Ability to work seated for extended periods.
  • Ability to work kneeling for extended periods.

Please submit cover letter and resume


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