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Audio And Video Supervisor

CATEGORY: Technical

Signature Theatre
New York, NY

Job Details


Signature Theatre, one of New York's leading off-Broadway theatres, is seeking an AUDIO AND VIDEO SUPERVISOR for The Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd Street.

About Signature

Founded in 1991, Signature Theatre celebrates playwrights and gives them an artistic home, producing six to eight productions annually. In 2005 Signature began its groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative, providing affordable tickets to all of its productions. In 2012, Signature opened The Pershing Square Signature Center, the Frank Gehry-designed 75,000 square foot Center featuring three theatres, two rehearsal studios, a central, public lobby with a café and bookstore, as well as administrative offices.


Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field and aligning with Signature theatre’s institutional goals and priorities focused on playwrights, community and access are strongly encouraged to apply.

Signature is committed to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility and welcomes candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for underrepresented communities.

Please read our commitment to creating a theatre focused on EDIA at

Position Summary

The Audio and Video Supervisor is a full-time position and reports to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Participate in the creation of sound and video budgets. In conjunction with the production manager.

· Maintain and track sound and video budgets

· Work with designers to assemble detailed bid packages for additional equipment and mediate bids with a keen eye towards fiscal responsibility

· Attend all design presentations, meetings, rehearsals, and run-throughs as designated by the Production Manager

· Provide supervision for all load-in and work calls during the production process

· Coordinate technical and personnel needs for supplemental programs and opening nights

· Hire, coordinate and supervise all AV over hire personnel for load-in, run of show and strike, and for works calls as needed

Pershing Square Signature Center

· Oversee and enforce safety protocols throughout the planning and execution stages for all theatrical work at the Pershing Square Signature Center

Identify and propose upgrades for all AV systems

Maintain lobby and rehearsal studio sound systems

Maintain Audio and Video program feeds

Assist Director of Production in long term facilities and production projects as needed

Work with Front of House to maintain Assisted Listening Device (ALD) system

Work with the Venue Operations Manager to evaluate and advise on the feasibility of designs for rentals in theatres and other areas of the Center, with particular focus on safety

Hire, coordinate and supervise all AV over hire personnel to support rentals and work at the Center as needed

Collaborate with other departments on events such as the Gala

Train, oversee and enforce safety protocols throughout the planning and execution stages for all theatrical sound and video work at the Perishing Square Signature Center

Desired Skills

Broad knowledge of audio, video, and communications equipment as they relate to technical design needs

Ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience

Proven supervisory and leadership skills

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an eye for details

Possess a positive attitude and is self-motivated

Desired Experience

· Two or more years as an AV Supervisor in theatre or in a related AV position with equivalent experience

Experience with managing deadlines for multiple projects in a fast-moving environment


This is a full-time salaried exempt position with an annual salary of $65,000 up to $70,000.


Benefits include group health, dental, and vision plans, as well as the opportunity to participate in tax-saving flexible spending, commuter and 401(k) plans. Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Audio and Video Supervisor” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Next Steps

There will be 3 rounds of interviews.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, affectional preference, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, disability, genetic predisposition, age, military or veteran status, marital or familial status, or any other protected characteristic, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Jun 1, 2022 -





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