Stage Lighting and Sound Assistant POOL - 12507BR

Stage Lighting and Sound Assistant POOL

Theatre and Dance
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

Hands-on work creating the lighting and sound elements involved in The University Theatre season. Lighting assistants work primarily in the areas of Stage Electrics. Sound Assistants work primarily in areas of Front of House Sound or Audio Production.

Job Description

The student will be able to perform the following:
  • Lighting: hang, focus and maintain theatrical lighting equipment; Console operation, and programming, supervision of students in the Lighting Production course. Other duties as assigned.
  • FOH Sound: configure, and operate the sound system for mainstage productions. Involves vocal reinforcement and computerized sound effect playback. Other duties as assigned.
  • Sound Production: Record, mix, and edit sound effects for all UT productions. Train student board operators. Other duties as assigned.
All positions: Involves the use of power tools, the safe operation of stage equipment and machinery, occasional working at heights. Maintenance and inventory of light/sound equipment and spaces utilized in the production.

Required Qualifications

  1. Proven experience in the operation of light and sound equipment as evidenced in application material. PLEASE SUBMIT A LIST OF SKILLS/EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
  2. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Lighting: 2-hour class in LIGHTING PRODUCTION - THR 224 OR proven experience in technical theatre
  2. Attention to detail and self-motivation required. Able to work individually as well as with others as needed
  3. Familiarity with ETC consoles, automated lighting and CAD/Vectorworks
  4. Sound: Familiarity with Pro Tools, Q-lab and other computer based audio programs. Experience with standard techniques and practices in vocal reinforcement, system configuration and troubleshooting

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include a cover letter and a resume. Apply online and attach a letter describing your qualifications for this position as well as a list of relevant skills. Only complete applications will be considered.

THIS IS A POOL POSTING. Review of applications will be ongoing and hires will be made as needed throughout the posting period. This posting closes 12/07/18.

Contact Information to Applicants

Ann Sitzman

Advertised Salary Range

$7.65 - $9.00 / hour

Anticipated Start Date


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Theatre and Dance
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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