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Head Sound Technician

The Old Globe

  • CATEGORY Production
  • LOCATION San Diego, CA
  • DATE OCTOBER 24, 2023
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • POSITION LEVEL Entry (up to 3 yrs exp)
The Old Globe seeks a highly skilled and experienced theatrical sound engineer to fill its open Head Sound Technician position in The Old Globe Theatre. 

The Head Sound Technician is responsible for: the installation, operation, and maintenance of sound equipment; supervising technicians and running crews; and the documentation of show and theatre information. 

The position requires several years of experience at Broadway-style line mixing using state of the art equipment. Competitive candidates will have also have experience as an A2 and installing large format sound systems for live theatre. Desired skills and knowledge include: effective leadership and supervision of crews; deep knowledge of theatrical sound systems including operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

A short list of equipment, software, and techniques that applicants are expected to have had experience with: DigiCo SD Consoles with T software, ClearCom (HelixNet and FreeSpeakII), QLab, Meyer Compass, Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, and Shure Wireless Workbench; power distribution, wireless frequency coordination, audio networking, low voltage electronics, video routing and closed circuit camera systems.

Successful applicants should be self-motivated, adept at problem-solving, attentive to details and be able to supervise technicians while working efficiently and effectively under pressure.
The Head Sound Technician must be present at all times that the theatre's sound system is in use.

Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends is required, as is the ability to lift up to 40lbs and work at heights up to 40 feet. Must be able to complete and clear a background screening.

This is a full-time, IATSE Local 122 Union position. If the selected candidate is not a member of the Union, they will be required to join. Hourly rate is $29.34/hour (2023), $30.22/hour (2024); benefits include vacation, IATSE Pension, Annuity, and Health plans.

The Old Globe is actively committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, & access in all areas of our operation. By making intentional, actionable steps, we strive to make The Old Globe a place where theatre makers, employees, volunteers, audience members, and community members of all identities and backgrounds belong.

The Old Globe welcomes candidates who demonstrate a commitment to these goals. We strongly encourage people with the following identities to apply: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people living with disabilities, and those from other historically and presently marginalized groups. Multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and resume to HR@TheOldGlobe.org.

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