Head Audio/Sound Board Operator

  • Full Time
  • Chicago

Website Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE:   Audio Head/Sound Board Operator
REPORTS TO: Audio Supervisor
FLSA Status:  Full-Time, Exempt
COMPENSATION RATE:  $32.14 per hour
LOCATION: 170. N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601

The Goodman Theatre seeks an experienced Audio Head/Sound Board Operator for the Albert Theatre. This individual will program and operate the sound console for productions and events in the Albert Theatre and work as a sound technician during changeovers in the Albert (and sometimes in the Owen when the schedule allows). An ideal candidate will be well organized, punctual, professional, and work well as a member of a team.


  • Load in/out and work shows as assigned.
  • Program the sound console during tech rehearsals, working to effectively implement the Sound Designer’s vision in an efficient and calm manner.
  • Run sound console for productions in the Albert, maintaining the show through closing.
  • Additional work as assigned.


  • 4 years of professional experience in sound engineering/live production mixing with large format audio mixers and speaker management systems.
  • Proficiency in programming Digico sound consoles.
  • Excellent skills in QLab Sound control and Apple macOS computer-based systems.
  • Strong understanding of digital audio interfaces, Dante and MADI networked systems, wireless microphones, theatrical rigging and hanging speakers.
  • Experience with Line mixing.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 50 lbs. and be comfortable working at heights including catwalks, ladders, and Genie Lifts.
  • Working knowledge of backstage procedures and performance etiquette.
  • Able to work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive, supportive attitude in high pressure situations.
  • Model behavior and values consistent with Goodman’s Community Agreements and furthering Goodman’s IDEAA (inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism and access) goals.

Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics.

We at Goodman Theatre believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which everyone is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Accountability

This position is covered by our collective bargaining agreement with IATSE, Local 2. Goodman Theatre offers a benefits package including health, dental, and 401K with this position.

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

Instructions to Apply:

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and your resume by selecting the "Apply Online" button at the top of the page. No phone calls, please.

To apply for this job please visit goodmantheatre.ourhcm.com.

Pay Rate/Range*: $32.14 per hour