Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix, AZ
Production House | Professional Job

Expires: 05/31/24

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Full Time Salary


42-46k annually BOE annually

Audio Engineer
Full time: Exempt
Reports to: Lead Audio Engineer

About The Phoenix Theatre Company:
The Phoenix Theatre Company is Arizona+rsquo;s largest professional regional theatre. As we complete a $30 million expansion in the spring of 2025 with our new 500 seat theatre, we will be a leader in innovative theatre, partnering with producers for Pre-Broadway new works, producing and co-presenting with other top regional theatres across North America.

Located in the heart of the Central Arts District, our beautiful 14-acre campus includes three theaters, a restaurant and bar, rehearsal halls, and production shops, all on one site. We produce a wide range of theatre, from full scale musicals to comedies, dramas and original new works. Celebrating our 103rd Season, we offer 9-11 diverse productions every season.

Job Summary:
The Audio Engineer is responsible for insuring the realization of the Second Series production+rsquo;s sound designs. The Audio Engineer works with the Sound Designer to ensure all sound components are implemented safely and correctly. The Audio Engineer is responsible for providing a quality sound mix for the performances. Other responsibilities include programming and operation of Qlab software, maintaining current copies and backups of all soft (computer) and hard (printed copies) information for second series designs. The Audio Engineer, in conjunction with the Lead Audio Engineer, assists in the day-to-day operations of the Sound Department and is the direct supervisor for the Sound Apprentice and any audio over-hire. The Audio Engineer coordinates all load in, ring out, and strike schedules as well as assisting when hiring sound related crew positions for all second series productions.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities:
Prepare Phoenix Theatre sound equipment and software for assigned shows.

Acquire necessary materials and supplies for the sound department while adhering to budgets.

Mix sound for musicals/plays in second series productions.

Perform show notes and repairs.

Coordinate schedule for load-in and tech week with Production team.

Ensures the continued quality and sustainability of the sound design for all Phoenix Theatre Company productions.

Creates and maintains sound inventories + equipment while making recommendations on purchases.

Manages the sound budget for assigned productions.

Attend necessary production and staff meetings and events.

Maintain cleanliness and organization of the sound booths/offices along with the production area.

Maintain a safe working environment based on OSHA standards.

Supervise audio apprentices and over-hire as assigned.

Adhere to production deadlines.

Execute production notes given by the artistic team within reason and budget.

Work cohesively with all production departments for successful productions.

Assist with load in and set up of shows in other spaces at The Phoenix Theatre Company.

Communicate with designers on needs for each production.
Troubleshoot accordingly.

Assist the Lead Engineer on larger projects.

Ensure proper archival of show materials.

Minimum Qualifications:
A degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience in regional and/or professional theatre or equivalent industries.

Programming and mixing skills on digital and analog consoles

Skills using, maintaining, and troubleshooting wireless mic systems, QLab playback software and various sound equipment

Excellent knowledge of sound equipment

Computer skills and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to work at heights up to 25 feet in an upright lift.

Organization, Time Management, and People Skills

Preferred experience with Yamaha CL5, Allen + Heath GLD 80, Galileo speaker Management systems and TC electronic Reverb systems.

Knowledge of mixing different genres of music

Knowledge of microphone techniques in an orchestral setting preferred.

Knowledge of Dante/Audio IT Systems preferred.
We have a large Dante network consisting of 25+ devices across all spaces. We use Yamaha digital consoles and stage boxes, and Shure Axient wireless mics along with Allen and Heath ME-U systems. Because of all these devices, at least a basic knowledge of Dante is preferred.

Physical / Mental Demands + Working Conditions
General theatre work environment
Evenings, weekends, and holidays required.
Heavy lifting and heights

Compensation/Start Date
$42,000-$46,000 annually (BOE)
Desired start date: February/March but flexible

Additional Benefits
Qualifying Employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
13 Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Time, Vacation, and Personal Days
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and AD+D Insurance Eligibility
Generous 401K Employer Matching program
Flexible work arrangements based on work assignments and tasks (when possible)
Free Parking for Employees
Free allocation of tickets to TPTC productions
Employee discounts at ArtBar+Bistro

To Apply
Send cover letter and resume to Karla Frederick the Director of Production at k.frederick@phoenixtheatre.com

To learn more about The Phoenix Theatre Company please visit our website at www.phoenixtheatre.com

The Phoenix Theatre Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, The Phoenix Theatre Company provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or status in any status protected by federal, state, or local law.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. The Phoenix Theatre Company will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any circumstances.
We are eager to cultivate a broad and inclusive field of applicants. The Phoenix Theatre Company is committed to building a diverse community of staff, volunteers, and apprentices. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Karla Frederick

Associate Production Manager


Business Address

100 E. McDowell Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Posted: 02/03/2024 17:02:49 EST

Last Updated: 02/04/2024 02:00 EST

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