Stagehand: Production Audio

Little Island is home to three unique outdoor spaces for social gathering and live performance. We seek a Production Audio to join the Artistic Programming Department to install and maintain the audio elements for a variety of multi-disciplinary events and performances. A successful Production Audio will be an adaptable team member with a passion for supporting artistic needs, strong problem-solving skills, and experience leading teams in the installation of audio equipment. They are self-motivated and prioritize safety and hospitality in their work. This role reports directly to the Production Manage

About the Role

  • Hourly Rate: $35/hour-$40/hour
  • Exempt Status: Non-exempt
  • Job Type: Temporary, Full-time
  •  Schedule Expectations: Schedule will include frequent nights, overnights, holidays, and weekends
  • Projected Start Date: April 1st, 2024
  • Projected End Date: June 6th, 2024, with opportunity for overhire work as needed and available through the week of October 14th, 2024
  • 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
  • Please Note: The final employment terms and conditions for these roles will be finalized when Little Island enters into a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local One covering these positions
  • 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


What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with the Production Manager, Associate Production Manager, project-specific designers, and other Artistic Programming personnel to ensure the successful execution of the technical needs for a variety of events
  • Supervise shop prep, ensuring that equipment is prepared according to designer specifications
  • Collaborate with design team on technical execution of sound system design
  • Collaborate with the Production Manager, Production Electrician, and Production Audio to solve technical problems that arise during load-in
  • Oversee the load-in of audio equipment into Little Island’s venues, ensuring that work is conducted in a safe manner
  • Collaborate on interdepartmental projects during load-in and tech
  • Work with design team during technical rehearsals to adjust audio system to meet artistic goals
  • Utilize 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 three distinct performance venues in the park
  • Other duties and tasks related to the park and its artistic programming operations as assigned

What You Bring 

  • Experience configuring Yamaha consoles, D&B amplifiers and system processors, Clearcom Freespeak and analog intercom, and setting up audio networks.
  • Knowledge of general audio troubleshooting techniques
  • Relevant experience working with d&b R1, Reaper, and Figure 53 QLab
  • Interest in working in public performance settings where guest interaction is a frequent component of day-to-day production activities
  • Knowledge of aerial lift operation (including scissor lifts and articulating boom lifts)
  • The ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs overhead for a sustained amount of time
  • The ability to ascend/descend ladders
  • Availability to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work in U.S.
  •  A genuine interest and investment in contributing to our culture of camaraderie and excellence by collaborating and problem-solving cross-departmentally at Little Island
  • Passion for engaging with visitors and guests of Little Island, ensuring they feel welcome and have the information they need in service to a memorable visitor experience

Anticipated Benefits and Perks
(subject to collective bargaining negotiations between Little Island and IATSE Local One)

  • Eligible for accrued sick time (up to 7 days)
  • 401(k)-retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to discounts at neighborhood businesses

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 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.