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A/V Coordinator

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts seeks an A/V Coordinator to work with the A/V Supervisor in executing all aspects of Audio and Video operation and the coordination of technical elements as they relate to Audio and Video in the 500-seat Goldsmith Theater, the 150-seat Lovelace Studio space, and other facility elements. Helps supervise audio and video crews, maintains the Audio/Video department equipment, and work areas. This position reports to the Audio/Video Supervisor. It is a full time 10-month seasonal position, salary commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as sound board, or projection system operator to fulfill programming and show run needs. Serve as the primary Audio and/or Video technician for events and shows as needed.
  • Assist the  Audio/Video Supervisor to prep and provide equipment necessary to implement designs.
  • Maintain accurate inventories of all audio and video equipment and track its use.
  • Assist the Audio/Video Supervisor in facilitating audio and video needs for special events in the theaters and production center.
  • Maintain a clear understanding of all aspects of theatrical productions in order to facilitate audio and video needs throughout the preparation, build, rehearsal, technical rehearsal, running, and closing of each production, presentation and special event.
  • Assist the Audio and Video Supervisor in overseeing overhire crew, load-in, and maintenance of shows and strike.
  • Maintain a safe working environment, including managing and providing training, equipment, recordkeeping, and incident reporting.
  • Responsible for reading show reports, rehearsal schedules, and facilities calendars. Follow-up on applicable details/notes and communicate information to supervisors and staff as appropriate.
  • Orient facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • At least two years diverse experience working as a sound or video technician, or similar, in professional dance, music and theatre.
  • A practical knowledge of technical theater to include theatrical/live sound video/projection practices and experience with a variety of audio reinforcement, control, basic recording, and intercommunications systems.
  • Ability to program and operate sound consoles and projection systems for tech and performances. Programming knowledge of Yamaha PM5D and LS9 preferred. QLAB and Watchout experience a plus.
  • Ability to supervise crews and vendors.
  • Should have the skills to troubleshoot and repair Audio and Video equipment.
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of theatrical sound design, audio and video technologies and experience with a variety of sound and AV equipment.
  • Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking about challenges.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Team player: works closely with Production Department Heads, Production Department Staff, Stage Managers and Production Supervisor.
  • Familiarity with proper safety protocols for theatrical productions.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand on feet for long time periods.
  • Must be able to negotiate stairs, ladders, lifts, and catwalks up to 45 feet above ground.
  • Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Valid driver’s license required at time of hire.
  • Experience with touring productions and international artists are a plus.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (“The Wallis”) is currently is beginning its third season in downtown Beverly Hills, CA. This is an exempt, full-time, 10-month seasonal position, and salary is commensurate with experience with benefits including health, dental and 401(k). Start date is immediate, but no later than September 7, 2015.

For consideration please send resume and cover letter with references to Kevin Service at kevin@thewallis.org . Please include “AV Coordinator” in the subject line. The Wallis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.