POSITION DESCRIPTION: SOUND ENGINEER
Reports to: Production Manager
HOURS: Part-time hourly exempt (average of more than 20 hours per week)
About the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts
The Weill Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,150-seat live event venue in Downtown Sheboygan, WI. The Weill Center presents a series of live performances including music, comedy, variety acts, movies and more. In 2001 the theater was restored to its original Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style and atmospheric theater, as built in 1928. The theater is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Preserve this historic landmark theater in order to provide & sustain a majestic performing arts venue for the community and to serve the people of Sheboygan County and surrounding communities with the opportunity to enjoy cultural, educational, civic, and corporate events that will entertain and inspire.
The Weill Center has the exciting opportunity to join its team as its lead sound engineer. This person is responsible for assembling, operating and maintaining the technical equipment used to amplify, enhance and mix sound. This role exudes teamwork as a key member of the tech team to ensure all events meet the high-quality production standards its patrons and artists expect.
Duties and responsibilities
- Serve as the lead/house sound engineer for this live-event venue
- Collaborate with in-house and touring tech teams to produce high-quality events
- Mix live sound for bands, orchestras, theatrical performances, speakers, and more
- Set up, operate, and maintain monitors, amps, PA system, speakers, mics, console, and more.
- Manage sound checks, run monitors and front of house console as needed
- Resolve technical issues when they arise
- Stay up to date on industry trends and best practices
- Operate flys and rigging equipment as needed (training provided as needed)
- Additional stagehand work as needed (unload/reload trucks, set up/strike event sets and equipment, ensure stage cleanliness, set up orchestra shell, etc.)
- Other duties as assigned
Weill Center Employee Expectations
- Be present at all required rehearsals and performances as scheduled
- Accurately track and submit hours to production manager
- Project a positive, professional and polished image of the Weill Center at all times
- Participate in all staff meetings as requested
Skills and Qualifications
- 4+ years of sound engineering experience with professional live events
- Degree in audio/sound engineering preferred
- Advanced knowledge DSP systems and large scale system deployment
- Excellent time management skills and communication skills
- Exceptional problem-solving skills
- Willing/able to work days/nights/weekends and non-standard shifts
- Willing/able to lift at least 50 lbs.
- Compensation of $22-$28 per hour, commensurable with experience
- Complimentary tickets for family and friends to select shows
- Job offers are contingent on a satisfactory background check
To Apply: Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to September 1, 2022.