Flat Rock Playhouse
Flat Rock, NC
Professional Job

Expires: 05/20/24

Job Dates

03/18/24 - 12/22/24


$16.50-18.50 + overtime after 40 hours per hour

Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, enriches lives through the art of theatre by nurturing talent, inspiring creativity, and encouraging growth.

Founded in 1952 as the Vagabond School of the Drama by the Vagabond Players, this mission builds on the Vagabond legacy of excellence in production, education, life-long learning, and a unique family bond that extends to its community of patrons, supporters, and partners - the Vagabond family spirit.

Flat Rock Playhouse is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization.


Job Title: A1 Audio Engineer
Salary + Benefits: $16.50-18.50 an hour (plus overtime after 40 hours)
Eligible for Insurance Benefits after 90 days
Housing provided as availability permits

Department: Sound
Reports to (Position): Head of Audio

Dates of Employment: March 18 - Dec 22, 2024

SUMMARY: The A1 Sound Engineer is responsible for the load in, operation and maintenance of theatrical sound equipment. They will serve as FOH mixer/sound board operator on assigned productions.

● Assisting the Sound Designer and Head of Audio with load-in and strike of each show
● Set up and maintenance of backstage theater communication systems, including ClearCom and video monitoring.
● Building and fitting RF mic rigs
● Prepping AND properly monitoring RF during all performances
● Troubleshooting and fixing RF problems as they occur
● When assigned as "FOH mixer" for a production: operate the sound console and execute sound cues called by the stage manager
● May serve as A2 as production needs dictate.
● Attend production meetings, tech, dress rehearsals, and notes sessions as assigned by Head of Audio and/or Production Manager.
● Commitment to the training and professional development of entry level theatre artists.
● Train A2 on A1 responsibilities, including console operation and show protocols in case of absence.
● Complete required parking shifts during show runs along with other staff as assigned by production management
● Interest in designing, or assistant designing productions a plus.

● Bachelor Degree in theater/related field or commensurate experience
● Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
● Minimum 1 year experience in Sound for the Theatre preferred

● In depth understanding of signal flow
● Wireless microphone and body pack maintenance and operation
● Knowledge of RF tuning
● Digital Console programing and operation, Yamaha preferred
● Macintosh and Windows operating systems
● Knowledge of QLab, Wireless Workbench, and basic understanding of digital audio workstations.
● Dante AV Networking preferred, but not required

Flat Rock Playhouse is making every effort for the health and safety of the acting company, volunteers, staff, and patrons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with following any Federal, State, and Local mandates, Flat Rock Playhouse will be operating under the Actors Equity Association fully vaccinated guidelines.

Flat Rock Playhouse strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment. All candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age. Candidates should demonstrate empathy, flexibility, and a strong commitment to building diverse teams. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to production@flatrockplayhouse.org


Adam Goodrum

Production Manager



(828) 693-0403

Fax: (828) 693-6795

Business Address

2661 Greenville Hwy

Flat Rock, NC 28731

Posted: 12/04/2023 08:45:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/04/2023 15:48 EST

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