Audio Supervisor

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago
  • This position has been filled

Website Porchlight Music Theatre

Chicago's home for music theatre

THE COMPANY:

Porchlight, Chicago’s home for music theatre, illuminates the past, present and future of this American art form through live performance, youth education and outreach programs that positively impact and connect us to the community.

We believe that all voices and life experiences are essential to portraying on stage a complete picture of the human experience.

We are firmly committed to the music theatre genre presented in an intimate experience.

We treat artists, staff, volunteers and audiences with respect and dignity, inviting all into our artistic home.

We strive to be inclusive with representation in all aspects of our organization.

We invest in the future of music theatre through nurturing and mentoring the next generation of artists and audiences.

We ensure long-term organizational stability through prudent collaborations, strategic alliances and sound fiscal planning.

Porchlight embraces the diversity of our community and strives to be an inclusive organization, artistically and administratively. Throughout all aspects of our work, we welcome and support diversity, encompassing, but not limited to, age, gender, ethnicity, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation and economic status. This is key to our success as the home for music theatre in Chicago

THE JOB:

Porchlight Music Theatre is in need of an Audio Supervisor for their Mainstage production of Sunday In The Park With George: PMT In Concert in their 23/24 Season.

Position Reports to: Director of Production and Production Manager

Department: Sound

Pay Rate: $25.00/hr

Expectations:

● Work with the PRODUCER to ensure that the team’s audio visions are
accomplished and completed on time and within budget.
● Attend all production meetings as requested by PRODUCER
● Communicate with Production Management, providing updates throughout the
process
● Collaborate with fellow production departments ensuring interdepartmental
needs and schedules are addressed
● Coordinate and execute acquiring all audio materials by pulling from
stock, purchasing, and or renting from approved vendors.
● Create and maintain documentation to properly track the audio
designs, processes, and budgets.
● Hire, train and manage additional labor in assisting with the installation,
maintenance and strike of audio equipment.
● Supervise build, load-in, installation, strike, and transportation of audio
elements.
● Install a sound delivery system that will properly execute the needs of the
production, inclusive of clear-com system for backstage and paging system to
the house and dressing rooms for communication.
● Install video equipment for both design and logistical needs – including SM and
Conductor monitors.
● Ensure the safety of installation and use of all audio and video elements.
● Collaborate with Sound Designer to ensure proper installation, optimization,
tuning, and balancing of the sound system.
● Ensure that all performers, including understudies and musicians, have proper
microphones that are properly functioning, appropriate to the performer, safe
and clean to use.
● Attend designer run through rehearsals unless otherwise approved by the
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION.
● Collaborate with the Audio Engineer to ensure the sound design is properly
implemented and maintained.
● Be responsible for managing and reconciling the audio budget,
including expenses incurred by the designers, according to the processes
provided by production management.
● Maintain PMT’s equipment inventory in collaboration with production
management.
● Maintain the cleanliness and organization of PMT’s audio stock and
materials in storage

First Rehearsal: April 29th, 2024

Designer Run: May 6th, 2024

Load-In: May 6th and 7th, 2024

Tech: May 8th and 10th, 2024

Performances: May 11th and 12th, 2024

Strike: May 12th, 2024 after 2pm matinee

Instructions to Apply:

If interested, please send your resume/references to production@porchlightmusictheatre.org and majel@porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Pay Rate/Range*: $25.00/hr