Head Audio Engineer, Southam Hall


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Job Number: J0920-0554
Job Title: Head Audio Engineer, Southam Hall
Employment Type: Full-Time continuing
Job Category: Production
Open Positions: 1
Posting Date: September 14, 2020
Closing Date: September 27, 2020
Salary: $41.31 - $41.31/Hour
Language Requirement: Bilingual
Working Hours: 40 hours a week, as per C.A
Job Reports To: Reporting to the NAC’s Technical Directors and responsible to the Executive Director of Production

Key Activities

Reporting to the NAC’s Technical Directors and responsible to the Executive Director of Production, the Head Audio Engineer, Southam Hall will be responsible and accountable for the set-up, preparation, handling and maintenance of audio department related activities for performances held in Southam Hall. The Head Sound Engineer will be responsible for co-ordinating the work of the Audio Department, which includes troubleshooting and resolving issues with audio equipment, and network systems, the allocation of duties, and the supervision of crew. The Head Audio Engineer will be willing to commit to the long term development of their own technical, leadership, interpersonal, and managerial skills. The Head Audio Engineer’s team skills are of critical importance in their dealings with workers, Heads of Department, Production staff, artists and clients.

Skill Requirements

• Ability to maintain a positive working environment and a positive attitude is essential
• Ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with artists, clients and colleagues
• Good organizational skills and initiative
• Ability to coordinate and deliver multiple concurrent projects within schedule and financial constraints
• Experience in the direction and supervision of crews
• Ability to work with artists and clients of varying experience levels
• Ability to mix and record orchestral music at the highest level of proficiency
• Ability to plan for and organize microphones required for orchestral music performances and recordings
• Thorough knowledge of coordination, setup and running of touring productions.
• Thorough knowledge of theatrical and recorded audio with broad experience in various techniques
• Thorough knowledge of digital audio system and the network protocols they operate including the capabilities and limitations of the various data transport methods
• Experience with networked digital audio devices, including the ability to program and operate high end sound consoles, automated audio control systems and playback devices.
• Ability to realize, understand, manage, and troubleshoot the infrastructure, framework, and equipment governing multiple integrated network systems, with minimal external support.
• Ability to mix live audio for a remote streaming, broadcast audience, and live audience at the highest level of proficiency
• Must possess the expertise to fill any role within their department including: front of house, monitors, broadcast engineer, and RF
• Possess computer skills to be able to monitor and program various audio and communication devices via software
• Knowledgeable in the current practices and techniques in a variety of performing arts disciplines
• Ability to read and interpret plans
• A good knowledge of safe working practices in a performing arts environment
• Must possess valid certificates for Forklift, Elevated Work Platforms, and Working at Heights
• Ability to complete and maintain required certifications
• Ability to communicate effectively in both official languages
• Completion of recognized audio and recording courses are an asset

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her relocation expenses.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Important Notice

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment