Call for Submissions from Theatre professionals for Rainbow Stage’s 2015 Season

Rainbow Stage is seeking submissions from qualified theatre professionals for the following position:

Deck Sound Person

For the Production of:
Shrek(July 15-September 6) and the Encore fundraiser (Sept 14)

Rainbow Stage is currently accepting applications for the position of Deck Sound. The Deck Sound Person will be assisting the Head Audio in the Sound Department, report directly to the Production Audio Head. The Deck Sound Person will be apart of all load-in and load outs and be part of the running crew. This is a unionized position under the I.A.T.S.E. Collective agreement, with a one year term to start.

The Deck Sound Person is expected to:

  • Be part of the show running crew as required
  • Attend rehearsal run through to become familiar with the cast’s acoustic vocal sound and ranges as per PM request
  • Assist in load in and load out of the theatre’s sound system as scheduled
  • Document and track all show-related configurations
  • Look after all Stage related monitoring, Orchestra Pit needs, and microphones needed for actors/stage
  • Ensure proper use and maintenance of facilities, tools and equipment.
  • Advise and assist with on-going stage & scenery maintenance
  • Assist with organization and purchasing of all consumables
  • Advise and assist on theatre rentals when required
  • Assist with occupational safety and health of workers
  • Report directly to the Head Production Sound

Specific skills will include, but are not be limited to:

  • Broad knowledge of theatrical procedures, product maintenance, problem solving, tools and theatre sound products
  • Possess musical literacy (should be able to follow along with the score to recognize when an instrument or singer has an entry)
  • Experience mixing singers and orchestra (ability to establish a good balance between vocals and orchestra, as well as between individual voices on stage and instruments within their sections)
  • Should have a good understanding of music theatre sound aesthetic (i.e. ensuring clarity of sung and spoken text, working to reproduce the acoustic sounds achieved in rehearsal as closely as possible)
  • Collaborate with musical director about sound choices
  • Proficient working knowledge of theatrical sound systems, the set-up, rigging and strike of sound systems
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of sound equipment
  • Able to supervise load in & load out crews
  • Able to supervise running crew during technical rehearsals and run of show
  • Able to read and understand designer blue prints
  • Supervise Pit set up and work in discussion with the Musical Director (including microphones and monitors and other equipment).

Preference will be given for the following:

  • First Aid Trained
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a sound operator
  • Valid Driver’s License, able to drive a 5 ton truck
  • Broad knowledge of wireless microphones and use techniques.

Mandatory requirement:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in technical theatre
  • Able to work at heights / climb ladders
  • Able to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver heavy loads, either alone or with assistance from others
  • The Deck Sound Person will be self-motivated, possess good organizational and time management skills. Have excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in any situation. Must be flexible in outlook and approach to the position and be diplomatic in dealing with crews, cast, stage managers and all other staff.

We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

As per the IATSE collective agreement.

Submit applications by email ONLY to:
Subject: Deck Sound Person
Submissions must be emailed by Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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