Village Theatre
Issaquah, WA

Expires: 10/08/23


$28.75-$31.00 per hour biweekly

TITLE: Head Audio Engineer, Issaquah
STATUS: Union Hourly- Full-Time, Non-Exempt
PAY RANGE: $28.75-$31.00.
SUPERVISOR: Director of Production

Based in Issaquah, WA, with operations in Everett, WA, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theatre has grown into one of the region+rsquo;s best-attended theatres, with pre-Covid numbers reflecting just over 18,000 Mainstage season subscribers and 220,000 projected total attendance each season. Through its Village Originals program, Village Theatre is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new musicals, having supported the creation of over 175 new works to date. Village Theatre also takes pride in nurturing tomorrow+rsquo;s audiences through its Youth Education programs, serving over 56,000 young people and their families annually.

Theatre lies at the intersection of storytelling and community. The stories we tell represent and influence our shared human experience. We believe that to tell these stories authentically, it is essential to employ equitable practices that are inclusive of and led by a diverse and culturally rich community. Village Theatre has a responsibility to mindfully support and design the impact these stories have on the audiences we serve, the artists we engage, the students we nurture, and the staff we entrust. Centering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in our work allows us to create a storytelling space that welcomes, celebrates, and honors all people.

More information about our journey to be an anti-racist organization and our DEIA Committee can be found here: https://villagetheatre.org/deia/

In collaboration with creative team, production and artistic departments, sound designers and directors work as a primary audio engineer for all Mainstage productions at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre. Head Audio Engineer will mix all performances, maintain all audio systems and equipment, and collaborate with and support other stage departments in the execution of production duties. Village Theatre incorporates the +ldquo;line by line+rdquo; mixing style of many Broadway musicals and is interested in individuals who have experience in this style of mixing. Load in and set up all audio needs for each production in collaboration with sound designer, music director(s) and production team. Support audio engineers working in other Village Theatre venues / programs and provide expertise and leadership to the audio department. Work with Production Management to implement system upgrades and improvements as time and budget allow. Village Theatre+rsquo;s production department operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Locals 15/488/887.

+bull; Prep, install and maintain all audio systems for Mainstage productions at the Francis J. Gaudette theatre including wireless mic systems, onstage and orchestra pit monitors and systems and console prep and programming
+bull; Mix all performances maintaining highest audio standards per the design of the show and in collaboration with design and creative team and Artistic and Production management.
+bull; In collaboration with Sound Designer, develop sound performance materials including script and console programming.
+bull; Program QLab and audio console as directed by Sound Designer.
+bull; Maintain and troubleshoot all audio systems including wireless mics, amplifiers, speakers, console and intercom systems.
+bull; Make recommendations for system improvements and collaborate with Production Management for capital improvement plans.
+bull; Coordinate with other stage departments for show specific items including onstage monitors or other specialty items.
+bull; Coordinate with lighting and projection departments for control system integration including MIDI interfaces and other control systems.
+bull; Coordinate with costume, wig and wardrobe departments regarding proper usage and implementation of wireless microphones
+bull; Attend all production meetings and departmental staff meetings as scheduled.
+bull; Supervise overhire audio personnel as needed.
+bull; Assist other production departments as time and production needs require.
+bull; Support and advise other audio engineers in Village Theatre venues and programs. Provide subject matter expertise as needed.
+bull; Carry out other duties and responsibilities as directed by Production Management.

+bull; Expert skills in audio engineering of musical theatre productions utilizing a +ldquo;line by line+rdquo; mixing style.
+bull; Expert ability to implement, troubleshot and maintain all audio systems including wireless mics, digital consoles, speaker systems and wired + wireless intercoms.
+bull; Proficient computer skills with specific knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel, calendar, and audio platforms including QLab and Mainstage.
+bull; Mature, positive, and enthusiastic attitude towards the goal of providing the highest quality work possible in a mutually supportive and convivial environment.
+bull; Supervise and direct over-hire audio personnel occasionally.


Hourly rate for this position ranges between $ 28.75- $31.00 per hour.
Pay/ Benefits per collective bargaining agreement with IATSE and Village Theatre. Vacation accrual, holidays, and sick time accrual per the CBA with IATSE.


Village Theatre is committed to equitable hiring practices that center the matching of skills, interests and learned experience over education requirements and previous employment. All applications will be redacted to provide anonymity for the candidate, then reviewed by a diverse hiring committee consisting of at least three individuals. The committee will create a rubric for assessment using the criteria from the job description. The committee will make recommendations on who should move on to the interview process based on the assessment.

Candidates who are asked to interview can expect a conversational, non-confrontational environment focused on questions that speak to experiences. We wish to remove any barriers to interviewing for our candidates and as such, interviews can be in person or over zoom, and at a time of day that works for the candidate. We will ask about and will meet accessibility needs. Following an interview process, every candidate interviewed will receive a phone call to share the outcome.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: resumes@villagetheatre.org with +ldquo;HEAD AUDIO ENGINEER, ISSAQUAH+rdquo; and your last name in the subject line. PDF Format is preferred. No phone calls or direct emails, please.


Nikki Singh

Human Resources Manager



(425) 392-1942

Business Address

303 Front St N

Issaquah, WA 98027

Posted: 09/13/2023 14:16:43 EST

Last Updated: 09/13/2023 21:00 EST

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