The Sound Apprentice will learn a variety of skills working alongside a team of sound technicians and designers on each of our 14+ season’s shows. The ideal candidate will have a background in theatrical or event sound production or design, with a desire to grow a deeper understanding of professional practice. Please note that while some design opportunities will exist as a part of the Professional Training Company, this is primarily a technical apprenticeship.
Candidates with backgrounds in theatrical or event sound production or design, with a desire to grow a deeper understanding of professional practice; someone who is passionate and excited about theatrical sound; someone who has an open willingness to learn, and an ability to perform independently and is self-motivated
Understand the possible audio careers available in the professional theatre (Sound Supervisor, Sound Technician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, etc.)
Develop a professional-level skill set and standards for production sound work, including the development of knowledge on Yamaha digital consoles, QLab, and current audio technology
Explore real-world problem-solving approaches and learn to make decisions based on finances, efficiency, materials, staffing, and other immobile parameters
Learn how to be a part of a professional team working together toward mutually shared goals
Serve as Sound Technician and Operator for productions as assigned
Work in various capacities as a sound designer and technician on Professional Training Company productions.
Participate in daily Sound Department duties: Load-in, System Tuning, Level Set and Strike.
Maintain equipment and department paperwork
Experience in theatrical or event sound production in an academic, professional, or community theatre environment
Bachelors degree in theatre or equal experience
Sound Designers and Touring Sound Engineers
The schedule is mostly 9-5, unless we are in preparation for a production. Schedules are set at least 3 weeks in advance. It is possible for the Sound Apprentice to obtain part-time employment outside the apprenticeship, as long as that work does not interfere with PTC or Sound Department obligations.
Two letters of recommendation