Audio Technician (A1 or A2)

Little Island is home to multiple unique outdoor spaces for social gathering and live performance. We are seeking Audio Technicians to join the Artistic Programming Department to install, operate, and maintain the audio elements for a variety of multi-disciplinary events and performances. A successful Audio Technician will be an adaptable team member with strong problem-solving skills. They are self-motivated, and prioritize safety, hospitality, and collaboration in their work. The ideal A1 has a skilled ear for audio quality and experience at responsively translating artistic intentions into cohesive mixes. The ideal A2 has a passion for creating a welcoming artistic environment and expertise at addressing the small details that allow a performance to shine. These roles report directly to the Audio & Lighting Supervisor. 

About the Role

  • Hourly Rate: $35/hr 
  • Job Type: Full-Time, Temporary (averages 36 hours per week) 
  • Exempt Status: Non-exempt 
  • Schedule Expectations: The Audio Technicians will be scheduled to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and other flexible hours 
  • Projected Start Date: May 1, 2023 
  • Projected End Date: October 22, 2023 
  • Employment Duration: If employed in a temporary position, candidates should note that they will need to reapply for any future positions and there is no presumption for rehire or reoccurring employment in subsequent seasons. 
  • How to Apply: Click the ‘Apply Here’ button below to submit your application. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please let us know at jobs@littleisland.org 

What You’ll Do 

  • Work closely with the Audio and Lighting Supervisor, Production Manager, and other Artistic Programming personnel to ensure the successful execution of the technical needs for a variety of events. 
  • Prepare, load-in, maintain, and load-out audio equipment on our outdoor stages, both for the season and on a day-to-day basis. 
  • A1: Provide support for rehearsals and live performances via development, realization, and documentation of the FOH audio mix. 
  • A2: Provide support for rehearsals and live performances by setting up backline, placing microphones on performers, maintaining performers’ monitor mixes, and documenting stage plot changes. 
  • Troubleshoot audio equipment as required. 
  • Direct small teams of 2-5 personnel on system installation and maintenance projects. 
  • Understand Little Island safety protocols and actively contribute to maintaining a safe work environment.  
  • Participate in achieving Little Island artistic goals by providing consistent and high-quality production support to a wide range of events in our outdoor performance venues, The Glade and The Play Ground. 
  • Other duties and tasks related to the park and its artistic programming operations as assigned. 

What You Bring 

  • A1: Comprehensive experience programming and operating audio consoles across a variety of genres and formats at FOH.
  • A2: Relevant audio experience, including knowledge of backline, practice as a monitor engineer, familiarity with RF coordination and maintenance, and understanding of theatrical A2 practices.
  • General audio troubleshooting techniques.
  • Knowledge of aerial lift operation (including scissor lifts and articulating boom lifts) a plus.
  • Interest in working in non-traditional performance spaces.
  • Enthusiasm for responding to the dynamic nature of outdoor, event-based public performance.
  • Commitment toward engaging in dialogue with members of the public, artists, and non-Production team members to both build relationships and enhance everyone’s day-to-day experience at Little Island.
  • Ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs. overhead for a sustained amount of time.
  • Ability to ascend/descend ladders.
  • Availability to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to work in US.

Benefits and Perks 

  • Eligible for accrued sick time (up to 7 days) 
  • Eligible for holiday and overtime pay 
  • Contribution into a 401(k)-retirement plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Access to free tickets at Little Island 

Life at Little Island 

  • Park employees will spend time onsite at Little Island working in outdoor weather conditions, navigating the entire park multiple times a day, and interacting with park visitors to ensure operations are running effectively. Little Island is ADA compliant, and park employees are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for each other and our park’s visitors.    
  • Little Island’s Headquarters, located near the park, provides an open floor plan office, shared work areas and kitchen, a locker room, and rehearsal space. It is a dynamic and multi-use space where employees and artists can collaborate, connect, and unwind in between shifts, meetings, and events.  
  • Little Island has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for all employees unless a reasonable accommodation is approved, which includes the booster dose if eligible. Potential employees will be given the opportunity to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination or request a reasonable accommodation at the start of employment. 
  • Little Island is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  In short, you are welcome here no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like. Our park is for everyone, and so is our workplace.