Mix Engineer

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website Writers Theatre

Job Title
Writers Theatre
Position: Mix Engineer
Location: Glencoe, IL
Department: Production
Salary: starting at $25 hourly, based on experience. 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 mix engineer for Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet will be working closely with the sound designer, music director, audio/video supervisor, and mic tech (A2). During the run of the show, they will oversee the front of house mix and maintain the levels set during tech and previews. They will also work with A2 on trouble-shooting microphones as needed.
Calls are a 4-hour minimum, with a 32 hour work week guaranteed during performances
Non-exempt – over time after 40 hours

Programming the console (Sound Craft Vi1000) for the production, mix live performances, EQ as needed, maintain levels set during tech and previews, work with A2 to check and maintain microphones pre-show, training additional mix engineer to take over as needed, and working with the music director and band to provide monitors as needed.
Qualifications & Key Competencies
Familiar and comfortable with digital consoles (Writers Theatre has a Sound Craft Vi1000), comfortable live and line mixing in the round. Comfortable working with upwards of 50 microphones, both wired and wireless.
Able to think and troubleshoot quickly in a stressful environment. Familiar with digital signal processing and programs such as Dante, Wireless Workbench, and D&B Audio.

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:

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 A1 2024”.
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To apply for this job email your details to ahosking@writerstheatre.org

Pay Rate/Range*: starting at $25 hourly, based on experience. 32 hour minimum guaranteed during performances.