Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver, CO

Expires: 03/09/22

Job Dates

Annual Agreement


$22/hr per hour

Company Overview

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is one of the largest non-profit theatre organizations in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, immersive experiences. In its last full season the DCPA engaged 892,000 visitors and generated nearly $131 million economic impact in ticket sales alone. Additionally, DCPA Education engaged nearly 142,000 students of all ages through classes, in-school programs, and student matinees.

We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.

Culture Statement

For more than 40 years, creativity and community have been the foundation of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts success. As a leading cultural organization in the Rocky Mountain West, we are actively participating in a cultural evolution of belonging and anti-racism. Our commitment to reflect the diversity and priorities of our community in our workplace, audience and programming has never been more present. We believe that the theater can transform us and be transformed by us. We invite you to be part of our Team.

Job Purpose

The Sound Technician is an IATSE position in the Sound Department and reports to the Director of Sound. The Sound Technician is responsible for the implementation (set up, programming and maintenance) of Theatre Company sound systems as specified by Sound Designers, as well as the successful engineering of assigned performances. The Sound Department also provides support to ancillary projects as needed throughout the Center.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sound Technician will work closely with designers, stage managers, electricians, stagehands, and actors while maintaining the Denver Centers values of collegiality, inclusivity and collaboration. The Sound Technician must be able to commit to a standard production schedule consisting of: daytime, evenings and weekends, and a combination of both. Performance schedules vary from 6 to 10 shows per week on our mainstages and can vary greatly in our off-site and experimental work. Production assignments are dependent upon the Theatre Companys seasonal calendar and will change from year to year.

Install, operate and strike sound, music and communication equipment used for Theatre Company rehearsals and performances.
Maintain, troubleshoot, repair and improve sound department equipment, libraries and facilities.
Work directly with guest designers to create and maintain the sound design for individual productions and ensure proper show operation to maintain the integrity of the design.
Participate in and encourage a safe, healthy and inclusive working atmosphere. Support, enforce and recommend improvement to DCPA policies and procedures.
Maintain a positive, flexible and respectful attitude while under periods of stress
Communicate clearly and regularly with Supervisor about department or show-running issues
Demonstrate efficient time-management and ability to work unsupervised as required
Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Sound
Skills + Qualifications

A competitive candidate will fulfill most of these qualifications:

Has experience with sound reproduction, processing, mixing, amplification, and familiarity with the most up-to-date technology and equipment being used in the industry.
Is comfortable working on both Mac and PC platforms
Has IT and network troubleshooting and installation experience
Has experience with programming and operating Q-Lab, Dante, and Q-SYS software
Is able to maintain clear records of patches, machine settings, manual cues, and all information not stored by the computer or necessary to archive or reproduce a production
Can update and maintain backups of computer stored files.
Has experience with wiring and soldering
Continued demonstrated experience in professional technical live performance (may include educational experience)
Clear understanding of the artistic process
Good communication skills
A positive, professional and collaborative attitude even during periods of high pressure
Supervisor Responsibilities

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Working Conditions

The Sound Operator is a dynamic position that requires working in a variety of different environments which may include: office or studio space, sound shop, traditional theatre space (onstage, in house, backstage and in technical areas such as grids), and off-site or non-traditional theatre spaces. Position requires a flexible schedule, including periodic long hours, irregular hours, and nights, weekends and holidays as required. The Sound Operator may be asked to work at heights up to 70, drive a vehicle, lift up to 50 lbs and use industrial tools.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is constantly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Direct Reports

No direct reports.

PLEASE NOTE: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has implemented a COVID-19 requirement, all employees must be vaccinated and present proof of their vaccination.

COMPENSATION: $22.00 per hour

This is a season position that runs approximately 30 weeks.


This is a Full-Time benefited position.

In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics should feel welcome and valued.


Melissa Cashion

Artistic Producer



Business Address

1101 13th St

Denver, CO 80204

Posted: 09/09/2021 18:02:18 EST

Last Updated: 09/09/2021 21:00 EST

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