Founded in 1947 by Nina Vance, Houston, TX's Alley Theatre is a pioneer of regional theatre, and one of the leading nonprofit theatre companies in the United States. The Alley has been awarded the prestigious Regional Theatre Tony Award® and the Texas Medal of Arts Award.
HOURLY: $17/HR Minimum
The Sound Engineer is responsible for the implementation and augmentation of all sound elements composed, recorded, edited or enhanced while performed live. They will provide and supervise the maintenance of all music and sound aspects of productions during the run of a show.
- Work all assigned load-ins, strikes, level sessions, rehearsal and performance calls for Productions in either theater.
- Run the sound for shows as assigned by the Sound Director.
- Maintaining cleanliness and promoting a safe working environment in all Sound areas in the theatre and related work and storage spaces in cooperation with other Sound a Lighting staff.
- Research and obtain source material as required for each production as directed by Sound Designer, Composer or Director
- Assist with acquisition and purchase of audio equipment
- Advise Music Directors, Composers, Sound Designers, Directors of playback requirement and equipment capabilities
- Assist with capturing and editing audio for video projects, podcasts, other non production projects.
- Related duties as required by the Sound Director.
- Represent the theatre's technical resources as required by the Production Manager for theatre programs including, but not limited to: additional performances, special events, education and community outreach programs, building rentals, and other non-Alley building functions.
- Act in concert with the theatres safety policies.
- Additional duties as assigned.
In addition to the duties listed above, the Alley Theatre expects the following of each employee: adheres to theatres policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Alley Theatre events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS (SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE):
- Familiarity with and ability to program in the SFX, Qlab and Cricket sound control software environments,
- Familiarity with and ability to execute MIDI programming, digital and analog recording and editing
- Knowledge of basic rigging skills.
- Knowledge of basic electrical skills
- Must have acute and balanced hearing
- Manual dexterity and an aptitude for working with electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems and equipment
- Strong technical and organizational skills
- Ability to understand the work and needs of the department, anticipate potential problems and propose timely solutions
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge and expertise with current sound equipment
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, energized and quickly changing environment.
- A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
- Detail oriented, able to prioritize efficiently and multi-task
- Ability to be self-directed and take initiative
- Ability to maintain confidential information
- Exhibits a positive attitude with good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Understanding of historical and institutional racism in the American theatre, or a commitment to learning, and to be a part of Alley Theatres efforts to be an anti-racist organization
- degree in related field or equivalent experience preferred
- 3 years experience in live event audio
- College degree preferred.