Sound Operator


Sound Operator

CATEGORY: Technical

Dance Connection
Islip, NY 11751


Joe Naftal

Job Details


Dance Connection is seeking an experienced sound technician for our 2021 Production.  Our performing arts school has an emphasis on excellence and love for the art of dance with a large student base of dancers aged 2 to adult, serving dancers throughout both Suffolk and Nassau counties.  We pride ourselves on fostering a sense of teamwork among our staff, operating with a professionally managed office and administrative staff, and offering many opportunities for growth to all of the artists that work for us.   Our 2021 production will be held outdoors on a built touring stage.  

Job Duties:  
- Meet with Sound Designer after load in to be trained on the sound system and get a tour of how everything is set up.
- Production Management will provide Q-Lab file with sound cues in show order.
- Balance audio levels for all songs in Q-Lab.
- Make minor additions/edits to Q-Lab showfile throughout rehearsal process.
- At start of each day, startup and test sound system, distribute wireless headsets, distribute walkie-talkie radios, and distribute microphones as necessary.
- During rehearsals and performances, operate sound console mixing audio levels and running playback through Q-Lab.
- At end of each day, assist with outdoor strike, covering sound table with tarps and bringing certain equipment inside, as well as collect headsets, radios, and microphones for charging overnight.
- At completion of final performance, assist with striking rental sound gear and pack-up ready for return.
- Other duties as assigned by Production Manager.  

- Ability to perform self-directed work and creative problem solving skills.
- A kind, polite, respectful, encouraging, and calm manner.
- Patience, stamina, a sense of humor, and the ability to remain calm.
- 2-3 years of professional sound experience required.
- A high school diploma or GED is required.
- A B.A. or B.F.A. in Theatre or a Technical Theatre is a plus, but not required.  

Availability/Schedule: Load In:  Monday, June 7 (meet with Sound Designer before first rehearsal)  

Rehearsals:  Monday, June 7 thru Thursday, June 10 4:00-10:00PM  

Performances:  Friday June 11 5PM + 8PM, Saturday June 12 5PM + 8PM, Sunday June 13 11AM, 5PM, + 8PM   Rain Dates:  Monday, June 14 thru Wednesday, June 16 as needed   Salary:  $750.   

Supervisor:  Sound Designer reports to the Production Manager.  

Interested applicants:  Please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to    


June 7, 2021 - June 16, 2021





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