Microphone Technician

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website Writers Theatre

Writers Theatre
Position: Microphone Technician
Location: Glencoe, IL
Department: Production
Salary: starting at $20 hourly. 32-hour minimum guaranteed during performances.

Important dates:
Designer run: Friday, August 23, 2024
Cast on stage (with mics): Saturday, August 24, 2024
First day of tech: Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Current Close date: Sunday, October 27, 2024
Rehearsals and performances take place Wednesday through Sunday

About Writers Theatre
Writers Theatre (WT) is a nationally-recognized, award-winning theatre company located on the North Shore of Chicago with a pre-pandemic annual operating budget of $5.7 Million. Known for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its productions, WT is focused on the power of the written word and dedicated to the artists who bring that word to life. Having captivated audiences for years with its commitment to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible, the theatre is now a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence, being called “America’s finest regional theater company” by The Wall Street Journal. Under the leadership of Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Artistic Director Braden Abraham, the company is charting a path forward for its future.

Position Summary
The microphone tech for Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet will be responsible for maintaining  the wireless microphones for the cast and instruments throughout tech, previews, and performances.
Calls are a 4-hour minimum, with a 32 hour work week guaranteed during performances
Non-exempt – over time after 40 hours

Responsibilities
The microphone tech for for Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet will be responsible for microphone maintenance and prep throughout the run of the performance. They will work with the audio/video supervisor to maintain materials needed for microphones, work with the cast to ensure consistent/proper microphone placement, and coordinate with the mix engineer for line and microphone check before performances.
Qualifications & Key Competencies
Familiar and comfortable with Shure wireless microphones and wireless workbench. Comfortable working with upwards of 20 wireless microphones and assisting cast members in placement.
Able to think and troubleshoot quickly in a stressful environment. Familiarity with Dante networking, video systems, and personal monitor mixers (Allen and Heath ME500) a plus.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
WT is deeply committed to creating and sustaining an organizational culture that values equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as promoting a safe, supportive, and collaborative work environment conducive to professional and personal growth. A successful candidate will share these values.
WT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, or veteran status.

Please find more information on our culture and specific policies at the following links:
·      https://www.writerstheatre.org/working-at-wt
·      https://www.writerstheatre.org/our-code-of-conduct
·      https://www.writerstheatre.org/edi-at-wt

Instructions to Apply:

Qualified and interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Amanda Hosking at ahosking@writerstheatre.org and CC productionjobs@writerstheatre.org. Please use the subject line “NPGC A2 2024”.
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To apply for this job email your details to ahosking@writerstheatre.org

Pay Rate/Range*: Starting at $20 hourly. 32-hour minimum guaranteed during performances.