Head of Sound (Leave of Absence)


Arts Club Theatre Company


Until filled (Anticipated start date is mid-August, 2016)

Organization Description: 

The Arts Club leads in developing and producing live theatre in British Columbia. We inspire and nurture artists and audiences through diverse culture experiences that are engaging, thought-provoking and artistically innovative.

The Arts Club Theatre Company produces and presents year-round in three venues: the 250-seat West First Theatre Centre; 450-seat Granville Island Stage; 630-seat Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage; and tours throughout the province.



Job Description: 

The Arts Club Theatre Company is currently accepting applications to fill a leave of absence for the position of Head Sound Technician. Reporting to and under the supervision of the Technical Directors and Sound Designers when applicable this position is responsible for all aspects of sound and the sound systems at our three venues and on tour. This is a Part-Time Regular position and employment will be as required, depending on the specific demands of respective productions. This is a unionized position under the I.A.T.S.E. Collective agreement.


Responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following:
•Monitor and assist with all aspects of pre-production as it relates to sound or video
•Supervision of sound/video installation at our three venues when required
•Operating and mixing sound and video during productions, when required (live and pre-recorded)
•Assist Sound and Video Designers with respective designs and requirements
•Advise and assist with maintenance of sound/video equipment
•Documenting and tracking of all show-related configuration in cooperation with designers
•Source , build and edit show sound playback when required including tape, mini disc, CD, SFX and Q-lab
•Oversees the inventory and is responsible for organizing equipment and order of supplies as necessary
•Assisting with set up and tear downs of sound equipment on productions
•Preparing inventory reports
•Advise and assist on theatre rentals when required
•Assist with occupational safety and health of workers


•Proficient in mixing sound for large scale musicals. 
•Must have a thorough knowledge of digital and analog sound boards including but not limited to; Yamaha LS9, Yamaha CL5, Allen & Heath, and Midas.
•Broad understanding of Mac operating systems; Qlab Show control software; and Windows XP computer operating system and computer networking
•Preference will be given to persons holding an LPEC certificate, OFA Level 1, and a valid class 5 drivers license
•Proficiency in mixing live music and vocals for live theatre
•A good general knowledge of all technical aspects of live theatre
•Use and maintenance of wireless microphone systems

Mandatory requirement
•Five (5) years’ experience in sound for professional theatre.
•Proficient skills in Q-Lab (software) programming and operation
•Able to work at heights

The Head Sound Technician will be self motivated, possess good organizational and time management skills. This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Must be flexible in outlook and approach to the position and be diplomatic in dealing with crews, cast, stage managers and all other staff.

How to Apply: 

Start date: *The position is ideally from August 10, 2016 to January 31, 2017 with the possibility of an extension to July 31, 2017. Salary: as per the collective agreement.

TO APPLY: Human Resources, Arts Club Theatre Company
EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com or by fax: 604-688-3273 www.artsclub.com 
We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


as per the collective agreement

Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email: humanresources@artsclub.com

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