Execute all Sound, Audio and audio/video monitor aspects of theater, dance, music, opera, and other events in the Hemenway Street main theater inclusive of installation and strike. Mix musicals and music events. Work with guest sound designers for straight plays to realize their designs. Serve as sound designer for Conservatory musicals, and serve as sound engineer for all main stage events. Train student workers and production technicians to assist in engineering responsibilities. Regularly interfaces with supervisor to ensure that budgetary and deadline issues are addressed in a timely manner.
Meet with directors, choreographers, music directors, conductors and guest designers to determine sound, audio and monitor requirements for each production. Take notes from meetings for confirmation during planning process and for sharing with staff and designers.
Meet with production staff to collaborate on needs of each production and the effective process for installation of sound equipment including audio/ video monitors.
Prepare sound plot for each production and share with production staff.
Install/ set up equipment necessary for each production. Attend run through rehearsals for musicals as scheduled with Stage Management.
Execute video monitor elements and clear com system for each main stage show (set up of equipment for tech and performances, training of student crews as needed). Elements may include conductor cameras, audio monitors, video monitors, headsets, etc.
Create sound files/ effects, including editing of existing music for Conservatory main stage events. Save show music in Qlab/ computer in proper show order.
Audio record music events in the main stage theater, create master file to be given to AV department.
Serve as sound engineer and or sound designer for musical theater, music, theater, dance concerts, dance juries and opera events in the Hemenway main stage theater.
Record voice over sessions with class members for Theater Speech Faculty if requested by Production Manager.
Follows procurement and contracting procedures as set forth by Production Manager.
Ensures that proper safety measures and adequate housekeeping are observed by all under his/her direction. Enforces all applicable EPA, USITT and OSHA standards in the workplace. Need to adhere to Boston Fire Department codes.
Work with Conservatory Audio Visual Department to borrow/ lend necessary equipment.
Establish audio feed to video camera for AV department.
Assist AV department with select projects in the Zack Box or Seully Hall as time allows and as scheduled with Production Manager and Conservatory AV Director.
Work with guest sound designers for comedy or drama productions in the Hemenway main theater. Install necessary equipment to execute these productions.
Collaborate with Technical Director and Lighting Supervisor to establish time to install sound/ AV equipment during load in, and removal of equipment during strike. Collaborate with production teams for placement of speakers/ monitors for on stage or set mounted items. Collaborate with Stage Management for monitor/performer related items and timeline of tech set up needs.
Collaborate with Technical Director and Lighting Supervisor for best use of stage time and work calls. Collaborative use of student labor may be available with proper planning.
Rent equipment needed working within established budgets as set by Production Manager.
Maintain excellent communication with production staff and each event team. Return emails in a timely manner. Maintain and update paperwork in a timely manner.
Attend all production meetings, technical rehearsals, and dress rehearsals to resolve technical difficulties encountered as well as to evaluate progress and functionality in planning the next day's work.
Train student workers and production technicians in execution of Sound/ Audio for main stage events. Assign student workers or production technicians to cover events as appropriate and approved by Production Manager. Plan any coverages in advance with Production Manager and Stage Management.
Train any show crew assigned to sound.
Maintain housekeeping and basic repairs of the Mainstage Theater equipment and control booth.
Recommends capital expenditures and improvements.
Performs other duties that enhance institutional professionalism and/or academic needs as requested.
BA degree plus minimum of 3 years of Sound Engineer experience required. Additional requirements: Exceptional engineering skills for musicals, prior work with digital consoles, mixing wireless mics in live performances, installation of visual/ audio monitors and other AV related equipment including clear com, experience with Qlab and other audio software. Experience with basic wiring and basic repair of equipment preferred. Prior work with students or volunteers in theater or performing arts environment is preferred.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0000934
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.