Brown/Trinity Sound Technicians/Board Operators
Description

Job Title: Brown/Trinity Sound Technicians/Board Operators

Department: MFA

Reports To: Brown/Trinity Technical Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Temporary

Pay Tier: 2

Compensation: $15/hour

Desired Start Date: Various throughout season

Summary: The Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company MFA Program (an educational, professional training program) seeks multiple Sound Technicians/Board Operators for various positions throughout the 2021-22 academic season. The Sound Technician/Board Operator works directly with the Technical Supervisor to install, troubleshoot, focus, and operate sound systems. Responsibilities include hanging, cabling, and focusing systems based on relevant plot and diagram paperwork. The Sound Technician/Board Operator works directly with the Sound Designer to record cues during the tech process, based on designer instruction, and is responsible for executing recorded cues during performances, and any live mixing of microphones. Candidates must be comfortable working at heights, and moving up to 50 pounds. Housing and parking are not provided.

Approximate dates of performances as follows:

Title TBD (Thesis 1) – 2021

Load-in: 10/4-11/2 (Monday-Friday)

Tech and previews: 11/11

Opening: 11/12

Performances: 11/13-11/14, 11/18-11/21

Title TBD (Reps) – 2022

Load-in: 1/24-2/25 (Monday-Friday)

Tech and previews: 3/4-3/10

Opening(s): 3/11-3/12

Performances: 3/13, 3/17-3/20

Title TBD (Thesis 2) – 2022

Changeover/Load-in: 3/21-3/25, 4/4-4/26 (Monday-Friday)

Tech and previews: 4/30-5/5

Opening: 5/6

Performances: 5/7-5/8, 5/12-5/15

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Working with the Technical Supervisor to install, focus, and operate sound systems.
  • Live mixing of stage performances, including management of wired and wireless microphones.
  • Operating a digital console in conjunction with qLab for the playback of prerecorded cues.
  • Working with sound designer to record scenes and cues during the tech process, and operation of any preprogrammed content during performances.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • One or more years of professional employment or internship in theater or event sound.
  • Familiarity with live mixing; experience with digital consoles a plus, but not mandatory.

Other Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of artists, technicians, and administrators.
  • Must commit to work in a production department centered in anti-racist policies and practices, and to foster and sustain a culture that values community, social justice, and equity.
  • Strong safety knowledge and use of safe practices.
  • Excellent follow-through and attention to detail.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to safely move objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work well at heights.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • All employees are expected to follow Trinity Rep’s COVID-19 Safety Plan and Protocols. All employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Medical and religious exemptions to vaccination requirements will be granted and reasonable accommodations provided under applicable law.
  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high.
  • The light level in the work environment ranges from light to dark.
  • Some night and weekend hours are required.
  • Brown/Trinity is a collaborative work environment, and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams.
  • Trinity Rep is on an active and ongoing journey to be anti-racist organization, advancing anti-racist policies and practices, and fostering and sustaining a culture that values community, social justice, and equity.

Brown/Trinity Rep is a rigorous professional training program that combines technical training from Brown University with real-world experience at a Tony Award-winning regional theater. The ultimate goal of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs is to produce artists who will be leaders in the world of professional and academic theater, artists who will graduate with a profound belief in the uniqueness of their own imaginative vision as well as with strong confidence in their technical and creative ability to execute it. They will be ready to enter the competitive professional industry with clear-sightedness and hope, and eager to engage in the life-long exploration and discovery that comprises a life in the theater.

Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and anti-racist environment. For information about Trinity Rep’s commitment to anti-racism, please visit trinityrep.com/antiracism.