Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Beach, CA

Expires: 07/25/18


$40,000/year plus applicable overtime annually


The Laguna Playhouse, a professional LORT theatre company in Laguna Beach, California, seeks an experienced Resident Sound Designer. This employee will report directly to the Production Manager. Applicants should have Sound Design, Sound Engineering, and Sound Operator experience along with a comfort working in a fast-paced environment. This is a full time staff position.

Position: Resident Sound Designer
Reports to: Production Manager
Position Status: Full Time, Non-exempt
Salary: Commensurate with experience up to $40,000 per year, plus applicable overtime
Benefits: Medical + Dental (Shared Expense); 401K; Paid Vacation + Sick Leave; Paid Holidays
Schedule: 40 hours per week, includes nights and weekends. Additional pay for overtime, as required


1. Design, supervise, and execute the implementation of Laguna Playhouse Mainstage and Youth Theatre sound designs including coordination of projection equipment as needed.
2. Act as Sound Engineer and Front of House Mixer for all Laguna Playhouse Productions. The Laguna Playhouse incorporates the "line by line" mixing style of many Broadway musicals.
3. Collaborate with electrics, wardrobe, and running crew.
4. Serve as Master Sound Engineer for all external and internal rental events.
5. Event related responsibilities:
a. Install speaker systems
b. Prepare consoles
c. Maintain and upkeep equipment
d. Troubleshoot and repair audio equipment
e. Prepare orchestra pit as needed
f. Install and troubleshoot closed circuit video and intercom systems as needed
g. Install and network projection equipment as called for by designs

Required Skills and Experience:

1. BFA in Audio/ Sound design or equivalent experience required.
2. Minimum 2 years educational/professional theatre experience in sound design/ audio department.
3. High level supervisory experience and ability to lead a crew.
4. Working knowledge of Allen and Heath D live consoles.
5. Ability to troubleshoot, repair and maintain all audio equipment including wireless mics, recording equipment and speaker systems.
6. Experience with "line by line" mixing style.
7. Excellent organizational and communication skills with the abilities to work well under pressure, make decisions, and represent the organization well.
8. An excellent customer oriented and service based demeanor to ensure all events receive top level audio support.
9. Candidates must be able to lift 75 lbs, work at heights, and have a valid driver license.
10. Working programming knowledge of QLab software for audio and video playback.

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to:


Glenn Powell
Production Manager
Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651

For more information, go to: www.lagunaplayhouse.com


Sarah Sierszyn

Artistic + Management Assistant



(949) 497-2787

Fax: (949) 497-6948

Business Address

606 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Posted: 06/25/2018 20:27:00 EST

Last Updated: 06/25/2018 23:00 EST

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