Waterville Opera House
Waterville, ME

Expires: 03/12/19

Job Dates

Full Time, Year Round


$29k - 30k/year DOE annually

Audio/Theatre Technician
Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street, Waterville, ME 04901

The Waterville Opera House is hiring an Audio/Theatre Technician to design sound effects and mix sound, load in/out for events, run projections, execute duties as the theatre electrician, and perform equipment/facility maintenance. This is a year round, full time, salaried position reporting to the Technical Director. Work schedule is variable depending upon show schedule. Availability on nights and weekends is a must.

Create and maintain digital patch and signal flow for audio systems
Design sound for community theatre productions
o Design and run show effects
o Mix sound for musical productions with casts of up to 30 performers
o Create mic plots and prepare microphones and microphone packs
Hang, patch, and focus light plots for theatre productions
Perform event duties (concerts, venue rentals, other)
o Load/in out
o Mix monitors and/or FOH as needed
o Liaison with tour managers, stage managers, etc
o Gather rental quotes for technical requirements, such as backline, microphones, etc.
Run technical elements of HD Broadcast Series (i.e. Live from The Metropolitan Opera)
Implement and maintain safe practices and procedures
Ensure the ongoing maintenance, and safe operation of, audio and electrics equipment
Other duties as assigned

3-5 years of audio experience
Experience in a technical theatre environment
Strong interest in being part of a team creating performing arts events
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
Experience and comfort using ladders and lifts
Ability to read drafting, light plots, and other theatrical specifications
A valid drivers license
Basic computer skills

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and time management skills, the ability to self-motivate, exercise good judgment and discretion, manage shifting and competing priorities, and maintain a positive attitude in stressful environments. Night and weekend hours are required.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume and references to Tony Gerow, Technical Director at tgerow@operahouse.org and include AT search in the subject line.

The Waterville Opera House is an historic theatre in the heart of downtown with the mission to enhance the quality of life in Central Maine through the performing arts. Our 810-seat venue plays host to 5 community theatre productions annually, as well as numerous concerts, dance performances, comedy acts, films, and community events. Each year, the Opera House draws 30,000 patrons, presents 100 events, works with 90 volunteers, features 60 community performers, and reaches 4,000 students through its arts in education program. The Waterville Opera House is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination.


Tony Gerow

Technical Director



Business Address

93 Main Street

3rd Floor

Waterville, ME 04901

Posted: 09/20/2018 11:34:00 EST

Last Updated: 09/20/2018 10:32 EST

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