Straz Center for the Performing Arts
  • 20-Nov-2018 to 19-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Position Summary:

The Audio / Video Engineer in collaboration with and under the general direction of the Director of Production Services, is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and installation of analog, digital audio, and event communications systems commonly used within large and medium sized theatres for all types of events; supervising and operating all performances of productions; attending tech/dress rehearsals and specified production meetings. Advancing and working with all traveling electrics technicians. In addition, The Audio / Video engineer will be responsible for the operation, maintenance and installation of portable video equipment including switchers, projectors and screens. This position is covered under the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement between IATSE Local 321 and the David A Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help supervise the operation of the Audio department of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Help supervise the operation of the Video department of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Act as one of the primary Audio technicians for most events. 
  • Mix Audio for events as required at either the Front of House or Monitor position. 
  • Responsible for the preventative and reactive maintenance as required on all Straz Center audio video and communications equipment in order to keep the Straz Center operating at a high level of efficiency. 
  • Provide recommendations to the Production Manager on an ongoing basis regarding modifications and upgrades to audio, video and event communications systems within the Straz Center. 
  • Serves as liaison between audio designers, visiting audio engineers, and the Straz Center. Shall include Straz Center produced shows, traveling shows, and local rental clients.
  • Provide recommendations to the Production Manager on an ongoing basis regarding modifications and upgrades to audio and event communications systems within the Straz Center. 
  • Maintain professional currency with respect to industry trends and standards in the operation of audio, event communications, and related equipment. 
  • Maintain an inventory of all necessary spare parts and supplies. 
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop staff and effectively relate to staff, peers, and clients.
  • Bachelor's Degree in technical theatre field or 5 years' experience as a head or assistant audio engineer at a major performing arts center, large scale touring show or other professional performing arts institution.
  • Working knowledge of a Yamaha CL5 Digital Console.
  • Working knowledge of Dante Audio Interface.
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