Live Mix Engineer (A1)

  • Part Time
  • Chicago
  • October 25, 2021

Website Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Job Title: Live Mix Engineer (A1)

Reports to: Sound Crew Head

Reporting Staff: none

Dates of Employment: October 25th through November 14th, 2021

Pay Rate: $20 per hour



The Live Mix Engineer (A1) will handle the mix for the production of Remember This, a one-person play being performed in CST’s Yard Theater. In addition to the mix, the A1 will be responsible for firing projection cues through a Q-Lab system controlled from the mix position in the house. The A1 will also work with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater Sound department on the instillation of the sound system for the production in the 650 seat auditorium.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (The essential duties of the position.)

·       Handle the line-by-line mix for the solo-performance and manage microphones for post-show talkbacks.

·       Proficiently program the Yamaha CL5 as necessary.

·       Work with the sound department to install sound system in the Yard Theater including the FOH mix position.

·       Maintain wireless mics for performance including the establishing of back-up protocols for onstage technicians and performer.

·       Collaborate with the Remember This creative team as well as the CST Sound Department on overall sound quality for the production

·       Effectively troubleshoot Q-Lab issues regarding playback of projection cues.

·       Communicate with CST Production Departments to resolve technical issues, or production needs as necessary.



·       Assist with the set-up and maintenance of the projection system.



This position’s primary work location is in the house of the Yard theater. Direct proximity with the public will occur.
All audience members at Chicago Shakespeare Theater are required to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to attend the performance.

·       Perform a variety of physical tasks including but not limited to climbing, stooping, pushing, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, and pulling.

·       Work at height in locations including but not limited to catwalks, grids, ladders, and genies.

·       Perform a variety of physical tasks while wearing safety equipment including but not limited to harness, hardhat, and safety glasses.

·       Working with others in the pushing, pulling, lifting, or moving of objects up to 50 lbs.

·       Use of manual dexterity in the operation of tools, computers, and equipment.



Work hours will be variable depending on the phase of the project. The A1 must attend all rehearsals and performances.
Evening and weekend hours will be necessary.
Rehearsals and performances will take place at the CST facilities on Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.
Primary work location will be in the house of the Yard Theater, a large volume space that seats over 600 people.
The wearing of a mask will be required at all times.
All employees of Chicago Shakespeare Theater are required to provide proof of vaccination at time of employment.

Required Job Qualifications:

Proficient knowledge of Yamaha CL series consoles.
Understanding of both console setup as well as best practices in operation for straight plays.
Comprehensive understanding of Q-Lab set-up and functionality.
Preferred Job Qualifications:

Comprehensive understanding of:
Dante I/O protocols
Clear-Com Helixnet systems
Shure wireless equipment and Wireless Workbench frequency coordination
KVM infrastructure
QSys experience.
Basic knowledge of projectors and projector system infrastructure.
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Pay Rate/Range*: $20