A/V Supervisor

  • Part Time
  • Chicago

Website Lifeline Theatre Lifeline Theatre

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Lifeline Theatre’s A/V Supervisor works in partnership with the Technical Director (TD), Lighting Supervisor, and the Production Manager (PM) and reports to the PM. The primary responsibility of the A/V Supervisor is to implement the design of the sound and projection designers and manage the inventory and paperwork of sound and projection stock.

Labor Breakdown:

Mainstage 1 – 40 hours

Mainstage 2 – 40 hours

KidSeries 1 – 18 hours

KidSeries 2 – 18 hours

Fillet of Solo Festival – 18 hours

Showcase – 10 hours

Lifeline will provide the A/V Supervisor & Lighting Supervisor with an electrician labor budget per production. The A/V Supervisor will work in partnership with the Lighting Supervisor to work within the electrician labor budget.

These duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Review sound and projection equipment needs with Technical Director, Production Manager and Designers to assess feasibility and confirm design is within budget.
  • Cable and test all sound and projector design needs
  • Plan, organize, and schedule personnel and equipment to meet artistic design goals.
  • Work with PM to procure and return any rented or borrowed equipment
  • Maintain the sound and projection equipment during the run (i.e. troubleshoot for problems and assist with tasks that are beyond Stage Manager’s expertise or area of comfort)
  • Work with the Lighting Supervisor to set up and take down the tech table for all electrics and sound work calls.
  • Communicate duties required for stage management to accomplish sound/projections check, proper start-up/shutdown of sound and video systems.
  • Be on call for tech and preview processes in case any changes need to be made to the design.
  • Attend production meetings, by the third meeting. When available, attend earlier production meetings.


  • Work with Production Manager, Sound and Projection Designers on achieving designs in budget and on-schedule.
  • Work with Production Manager to oversee electrical production resources– labor, rentals and equipment.
  • Submit overhire timesheets to Production Manager for payment of production staff (electricians, etc.).


  • Maintain and enforce health and safety standards throughout work calls for themself, as well as for hired electricians and anyone else that may enter the theatre during that time. Report concerns to the Production Manager.
  • Advise Production Manager, Operations Director, and Technical Director on policies for use of backstage areas and equipment, and consult on decisions regarding all backstage equipment/inventory purchases.
  • Maintain and update inventory and spec sheets.
Instructions to Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to amelia@lifelinetheatre.com. We will contact you if we feel there is a potential match with your skills and experience and our needs. No phone calls please. Lifeline Theatre provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.

To apply for this job email your details to amelia@lifelinetheatre.com

Pay Rate/Range*: $23/hour