Sound Assistant

  • Part Time
  • Chicago

Website Marriott Theatre

Marriott Theatre is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusivity for its staff, creative teams, casts, musicians, crew members and audiences, and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and discrimination-free environment. We welcome the uniqueness that any candidate can bring to our organization in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We welcome candidates that help us build and maintain an anti-racist and anti-opression environment, and who help prioritize joy in the production process. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email your resume to Meg.Love @Marriott Theatre.com.

Marriott Theatre seeks to widen our pool of Sound Assistants for the 2023 season. The first need will be for the upcoming production of Big Fish. This is a 1099 contract position from approximately January 19 – March 19, 2023. Tech hours are 40 hours or less per week from January 19- February 1. Thereafter, hours are approx 4 per week unless called for an emergency. If these dates do not line up for you, but you are interested in future opportunities, you’re encouraged to apply and submit your availability windows for the year.

Responsibilities 

  • Assists the sound engineer in setting up, testing and preparing sound for a show opening.
  • Assists the sound engineer in tech with basic duties pertaining to the sound design, including handling and hooking up equipment, cleaning, managing wireless mics, tech table setup, etc.
  • After opening, Assistant serves as a sub for the sound engineer, running a DIGICO SD7 console. Required to watch the show once a week to maintain clarity of the show and adapt to any changes presented.
  • Must be available with short notice to step in for the sound engineer if deemed necessary.

Preferred Experience and Skills 

  • Preferred minimum 1 year of experience with sound engineering in either a professional or educational setting.
  • Basic knowledge of sound including signal flow, care, maintenance and operation of microphones, wireless mics and transmitters, and speakers.
  • Experience mixing a production, preferably musical theatre, on an analog or digital console.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to take direction and execute tasks in a timely manner.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

Employer Expectations 

  • Arrive in a punctual manner.
  • Complete tasks and duties by each deadline.
  • If a deadline cannot be met, communicate to the Sound Engineer or other appropriate personnel as early as possible.

Communication Flow 

  • Position reports to the Sound Engineer.
Instructions to Apply:

Please email your resume to Meg.Love@MarriottTheatre.com.

To apply for this job email your details to Meg.Love@MarriottTheatre.com

Pay Rate/Range*: $20 hourly for changeover and tech $200 weekly minimum per performance week (required to attend one show per week - approx 4 hours/wk) If sub gets called in to replace the engineer in an emergency, pay proceeds at $20/hr after 10 hours is reached.