Sound Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Controls audio equipment for performances in a public events
facility or theater. Ensures that each contractual agreement on the
audio needs for a performance are met. This classification requires
a flexible work schedule, which includes evening, nights and weekend
work. Incumbents may be required to lift heavy equipment.
a specialized classification and not part of a series. This
classification is distinguished from the Theater Technician series
in that the majority of work performed involves the controlling and
operating of audio equipment.
Examples of Duties:
- Operates audio mixing console to regulate volume level and
quality of sound during performance.
- Make audio tape recordings for musical productions.
- Confers with supervisor, production company representatives
and/or facility users to determine audio requirements for each
production; determines what is feasible with equipment
- Performs repairs such as replacing recording heads, computer
cards or chips and re-wiring cables.
- Trains and provides work assignments and direction to
assistants who assist in operating the sound system.
- Inventories and requisitions parts for electronic and
- Makes recommendation for purchase of audio equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Skill in operating audio related equipment such as mixing
consoles, tape recorders and signal processing equipment.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Associate's degree in theatrical production or related field AND two
years of audio engineering experience; OR, Four years audio
engineering experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved.
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