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American Repertory Theatre
  • Position Number: 2421664
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Harvard University

Sound Technician (A2)
American Repertory Theater
55032BR



Job Code
402010 Loeb Technician I

Job-Specific Responsibilities
Position Summary

The Sound Technician (A2) is responsible for assisting with the implementation and consistent reproduction of the Sound Design for all of the ART's main stage shows. On shows with live musicians or actors in body mics, the A2 works backstage to ensure microphones (both wireless and wired) are properly placed and functioning correctly. The A2 is a critical part of the production process including pre-production planning, system build, installation, technical rehearsals, previews, the show run, and strike.

As a member of the ART Sound Department, the A2 is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, documenting, and installing sound systems for other areas of the Loeb Drama Center, OBERON, and other ART production venues.

The A2 functions as a supporting member of the department. In the absence of other departmental staff, the A2 may be responsible for managing members of the crew. High-level critical thinking, technical expertise, poise under pressure, and strong communication and organizational skills are critical to success in this position.

Since the A2's position is directly related to installing, running, and striking shows, it is subject to seasonal furlough periods.
Position Responsibilities

  • Assists with system planning: While the majority of show paperwork is generated by the Sound Designer, Sound Supervisor and A1, the A2 is also expected to participate in this process.

  • System build/ load in: Generally under the direct supervision of the Sound Supervisor, the A2 will participate in the assembly of system components and their installation in the performance space.

  • Programming and operating for technical rehearsals and previews: As necessary, attend rehearsals (especially designer run and sitzprobe) to begin to learn the show.

  • Running shows: Assist the A1 in daily system checks to ensure equipment is free of damage and functioning as expected. This includes checking microphones, loudspeakers, playback systems communications systems and any other peripheral equipment or systems.

  • Striking/ loading out equipment: Work with the Sound Supervisor and A1 to create a plan for the show's strike. This includes lists of equipment that must be returned to rental shops, equipment staying in the air and schedules for what has to happen when.

  • Equipment maintenance: As required by the Sound Supervisor, perform regularly scheduled maintenance to ensure equipment is performing as expected.

  • Working on other projects: At the request of the Sound Supervisor, operate and assist in the implementation of systems for special events, HRDC or ART Institute productions.




Basic Qualifications
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent with some related college background preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum of two years experience in professional or academic theatre required with specific experience in sound, including demonstrated proficiency with wireless microphone systems, assembly of system components and their installation in the performance space, checking and troubleshooting as needed sound systems -- microphones, loudspeakers, playback systems communications systems, and any other peripheral equipment or systems.




Additional Qualifications and Skills



  • Typical software skills include FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Office and Sennheiser Wireless Systems Manager/ Shure Wireless Workbench.

  • The ability to read and understand technical drawings and system flow paperwork is critical to the success of the A2.




Physical Requirements

The A2 must be able to climb a ladder, be comfortable working at height and be able to lift 50 pounds safely.


Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

"The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University strives to reflect and celebrate the diversity of Cambridge and Greater Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States, and the world in our programming, artists, audience, boards, partners, and staff. The A.R.T. is committed to developing and producing work and creating environments that embrace the full breadth and beauty of our shared humanity. We unequivocally oppose any attempts to divide our community through acts of discrimination, omission, and violence. We are dedicated to making a welcoming and accessible space for people of any identity, background, or ability, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, nationality or immigration status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical/mental ability, appearance, socio-economic status, education level, and political viewpoint."

Job Function
Arts

Sub Unit
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Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Department
Production

Time Status
Full-time

Union
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade
049

Pre-Employment Screening
Identity

Schedule
Variable, based on the production schedule

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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