The Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Beach, CA

Expires: 03/09/22

Job Dates



$50,000 or commensurate with experience annually

Reports to: Production Coordinator
Position Status: Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt
Salary: $50,000 plus applicable overtime payments
Or Commensurate with Experience
Benefits: Medical + Dental (Shared Expense); 401K; Paid Vacation + Sick Leave; Paid Holidays
Application: Cover letter must accompany resume submission
Starting: Immediately

About Us: Laguna Playhouse, a nationally acclaimed, non-profit, professional theatre located steps away from the Pacific Ocean in the charming arts colony of Laguna Beach, CA seeks a full-time Resident Sound Designer. Reporting directly to the Production Coordinator, the Resident Sound Designer shall have sound design, sound engineering and sound operator experience along with being comfortable working with projection equipment as needed.
About the Position: The Resident Sound Designer is responsible for designing, supervising and executing the implementation for all mainstage and youth theater productions. The position shall also act as Sound Engineer and Front of House Mixer for all Laguna Playhouse productions using the line by line mixing style of many Broadway musicals. In addition to attending all production meetings and technical rehearsals, the Resident Sound Designer will provide sound designers from touring/transferred productions with plans for the venue and inventory details of all sound equipment. This position will not only be responsible for providing technical support to the full main stage productions, but also to the Education Department, the TYA outreach tours, special events and outside rentals of the venue.
About the Culture: The person most successful in this position is a great communicator with an eye for detail who enjoys providing an artistic component to the productions and understands the impact of the arts. The Resident Sound Designer will help take the production department of a vibrant and growing non-profit theater to the next level. The right candidate will thrive in this warm, welcoming and creative atmosphere that embraces individuality and is artistically fulfilling, forward-thinking and dog friendly! The Laguna Playhouse is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.
+#61607; Minimum of three years educational/professional theater experience in sound design/audio department
+#61607; High level supervisory experience and ability to lead a crew
+#61607; Proficient programmer on Allen and Heath D live console (currently C3500)
+#61607; Ability to troubleshoot, repair and maintain all audio equipment including wireless mics, recording equipment and speaker systems
+#61607; Knowledge of common industry-specific software such as QLab and projections a plus
+#61607; Ability to manage shifting and competing priorities, exercise good judgment and discretion and maintain a positive attitude in stressful environments
+#61607; Self-motivated, detail oriented, works effectively both within a team and in self-directed situations
+#61607; Night and weekend hours required

+#61607; Design, supervise, and execute the implementation of Laguna Playhouse Mainstage and Youth Theatre sound designs
+#61607; Act as Sound Engineer and Front of House Mixer for all Laguna Playhouse Productions
+#61607; Collaborate with electrics, wardrobe, and running crew
+#61607; Serve as Master Sound Engineer for all external and internal rental events.
+#61607; Event related responsibilities:
a. Install speaker systems
b. Maintain and upkeep equipment
c. Prepare orchestra pit as needed
d. Install and troubleshoot closed circuit video and intercom systems as needed
e. Install and network projection equipment as called for by designs

Physical Requirements of the Position:

+#61607; Employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. When providing such documentation, employees are instructed to omit any additional medical information other than proof of FDA-approved vaccination against COVID-19 infection. Please note any record of employee vaccination will be maintained as a confidential medical record.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources under the heading:
Resident Sound Designer Position Application
Cover letter must accompany resume submission
hr @ lagunaplayhouse.com


Rachel Garlington

Company Manager



(949) 497-2787

Business Address

606 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Posted: 09/09/2021 14:42:00 EST

Last Updated: 09/09/2021 18:55 EST

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