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Head of Audio - Persephone Theatre
Job Description / Duties Persephone Theatre , a leading cultural institution in the City of Saskatoon , is looking for a creative and passionate Head of Audio to join our team . This position is directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of stage related audio systems in the Theatre ’ s two venues , Rawlco Radio Hall and The Backstage Stage .
Persephone Theatre is looking for an individual who is excited to take on the following responsibilities :
• Set up , programming , and operation of digital and analog audio consoles
• Working with designers , directors , and clients , to realize a production ’ s audio requirements
• Mixing live audio , including vocals and musical instruments
• Set up sound reinforcement – including microphones , cable and monitors – for rehearsals and performances for various theatre , opera , meetings , music concerts , dance , variety shows , and other rental events
• Operate sound / video equipment , playback ; write cues and records events as necessary
• Setting up and breaking down all sound equipment ;
• Maintain audio equipment in good repair
• Maintain a clean and safe work area
• The Audio Technician may be required to assist others in the Technical Department , working on various other aspects of the Theatre ’ s productions , and related facility maintenance
• Abide by the Theatre ’ s safe workplace guidelines and rules , including the Code of Conduct and Anti- Discrimination policies
• Carry out any other tasks requested by the TD or PM
Qualifications / Required Skills
• Working understanding of all technical aspects of theatre and live events
• Experience with Digico audio consoles
• Proficient in the use of Qlab
• Sound design skills are an asset
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work well under pressure / deadlines
• Excellent organizational , time management , and communication skills
• Able to work well both independently and collaboratively
• Fall Arrest and Aerial Lift training an asset
• Understanding of , and experience with video and projection is an asset
• Knowledge of basic rigging for theatre is an asset
• Knowledge of operation of counterweight fly system is an asset
• First Aid training is an asset
• Valid Class 5 driving license
• Must be a team player , and should have a love of the theatre and the performing arts
Additional Information As a condition of employment , the successful candidate will be required to become a member of , and maintain good standing in , IATSE local # 300 .
Persephone Theatre is committed to reflecting the rich diversity of our community in the stories we tell and the ways in which we undertake creating our work . We prioritize a workplace culture that centres equity , inclusion , and authentic representation . We strongly encourage submissions from those who self-identify as members of historically excluded communities , which includes ( but is not limited to ) those who identify as IBPOC , 2SLGBTQIA +, d / Deaf , or who have a disability or chronic illness .
Salary : $ 1,034.40 per week to be paid bi-weekly . This is subject to change once negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement between Persephone and I . A . T . S . E local 300 has concluded . Overtime is governed under the collective agreement and will be calculated as per clause 16.1.5 . Comprehensive extended health plan .
Contact Information Interested parties should forward a cover letter and resume to the attention of Jody Longworth , Technical Director , at jody . l @ persephonetheatre . org .
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