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HEAD OF SOUND – JOHN HIRSCH THEATRE - Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: HEAD OF SOUND – JOHN HIRSCH THEATRE
Deadline: May 26, 2015
Posted: April 13, 2015

Job Description / Duties

Responsibilities
• Ensure smooth operation of shows & Technical Rehearsals
• Maintain all sound and related equipment in good working order to avoid any loss of time during set-up, rehearsal or performance.
• In co-operation with the Technical Director, maintain an up-to-date inventory of the sound equipment.
• Participate in the selection of audio equipment, the planning of long-term improvements and long term maintenance
• Under the direction of the Composer/Sound Designer assemble and prepare rehearsal and show files .
• Supervise crew whose primary function or duties are sound related

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications
• Strong knowledge of current live recording, mixing and editing techniques.
• Strong knowledge of the various types and patterns of microphones and the appropriate uses of each.
• Degree or certificate in audio electronics or equivalent experience.
• Some background in music and musical theatre, ability to read music is an asset.
• Experience in creating and operating sound for the theatre.
• Firm understanding of the MIDI and SMPTE protocols as applied to the computer/electronic creation and operation of sound for the theatre. Experience with MIDI Show Control is an asset.
• Strong knowledge of digital consoles, specifically Yamaha and LCS playback.
• Understanding of wiring, and patching of sound systems including Aviom monitoring
• Ability to troubleshoot and repair cables and connectors
• When a show has no designer, the ability to create simple sound scape for scene change music, or simple cues as deemed necessary.
• Must be willing to commit to a 6 day work week from September through May, plus facility rentals, and optional Fringe festival. Holidays are difficult to work in to a season as the head of sound, and must be approved in advance with the production manager.
• Must be a member of IATSE local 63 in good standing or willing to join

Additional Information

This is a seasonal positon that typically starts in September and runs through May (33-35 weeks). There is periond of venue rentals that goes form the end of the season through to the end of June.

Start Date: Fall 2015

Salary: As per IATSE Agreement

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a resume to
Russell Martin, Director of Production


Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline: May 26th, 2015

Employer Profile

MTC is Canada’s oldest English language regional theatre. Each season, MTC produces ten plays (six at the John Hirsch Mainstage and four at the Tom Hendry Warehouse), the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, a Master Playwright Festival, a vibrant Theatre for Young Audiences program, an annual regional tour, and numerous special events and projects throughout the year www.royalmtc.ca

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