Work Office - Academics Department

Theatre – Sound and Light Technician

Student Job - Tuition Position

Two Openings Fall 2022

Responsible for working all events in Bothwell that require State Lights or Sound

Job Description

Duties include:

  • Responsible for running sound for events in Bothwell Auditorium, as well as running the soundboard (including mixing multiple performer microphones) for Blackburn Music and Theatre productions
  • During performances, check out and check back in all microphone equipment to performers
  • Perform sound check with each individual performer using a microphone before each performance
  • Responsible for finding and editing necessary sound cues needed for plays and musicals
  • Responsible for tech rehearsals for events using the projector (PowerPoint presentations, movies, etc.) in Bothwell
  • May assist in the regular sweeping and mopping of the stage floor during rehearsals and performances, and filling in for the Stage Manager when necessary
  • May be required to attend musical rehearsals to play recorded music for dancers and singers
  • Assist with the maintenance of lighting instruments, including working in high places. This includes assisting with the setup and teardown of the scaffolding to reach the lights over the seating area, as well as using the hydraulic genie
  • Responsible for running light for events in Bothwell, including Blackburn Music and Theatre productions
  • Program and Design light cues for Music and Theatre productions and CAB events as necessary
  • Responsible (with assistance) for the maintenance of lighting instruments, primarily changing blown out lamps. This requires working in high places. Must learn how to safely set up, take down, and balance the scaffolding, as well as how to use the hydraulic lift
  • May assist in the regular sweeping and mopping of the stage floor during rehearsals and performances, and filling in for the Stage Manager when necessary
  • Other duties as assigned by Theatre Faculty

Qualifications

  • Ability to work with heights
  • Dependable, prompt and work well without immediate supervision
  • Good ear for sound balancing
  • Creativity is a plus
  • Interest in Theatre, how lighting conveys time, place, and mood in a production

To Apply

If you’re interested in this opening, you will need:

Submit the application by email to work@blackburn.edu or in-person to the Work Office.

Applications are due no later than Friday, September 16 at 5:00 pm.

Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.