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Audio Engineering Technician, Department of Theatre and Dance

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Full Time, Art & Design

Pay Grade: 28N

Context of the Job:

Under general supervision, the Audio Engineering Technician for the Resident Ensemble Players (REP) sets up and runs sound recording sessions, attends rehearsals as needed; and supports the sound designer with research.  In conjunction with the Technical Lighting Supervisor, the Audio Engineering Technician hangs the sound plot for each show and maintains the plot in show ready condition. S/he maintains and repairs sound equipment. The Audio Engineering Technician programs all of the sound cues into the sound board and operates the sound board for each technical rehearsal and performance. The Audio Engineering Technician works on the hang and focus of lighting for each production.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Interprets sound plot; assembles, orders, and/or rents needed equipment.
  • Supports rehearsals by providing needed rehearsal music and sound effects. 
  • Makes sure all sound elements are ready for technical rehearsals.
  • Performs a complete sound check before each technical rehearsal and performance.
  • Working with scenery and props, responsible for wiring and installing all speakers contained    
    in scenery or props.
  • Prepares, distributes, and maintains all headsets for each rehearsal and performance in the theatre.
  • Maintains all sound equipment in show-ready condition, making repairs as needed.
  • Maintains sound storage and sound booth.
  • Attends staff and production meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree with three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Degree in Technical Theater or Theatrical Design preferred.
  • Computer knowledge including the use of Q-Lab and the operation digital sound boards.  Knowledge of basic stage sound design, stage rigging, basic wiring, and stage lighting. 
  • Ability to operate counterweight system and use a personal lift. 
  • Possess excellent time management, budgetary, and communication skills.

Special Requirements:

  • With or without assistance, ability to lift 40 pounds. 
  • Must have valid driver’s license. 
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.

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