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Head Of Audio

Head of Audio

  • Full Time
  • Saskatoon, SK
  • Jun 1, 2022
  • Salary: $1,034 weekly
  • included heath benefits

Website Persephone Theatre

POSITION: Head of Audio
STATUS: Full-time, Seasonal, evenings and weekends required

Persephone Theatre, a leading cultural institution in the City of Saskatoon, is looking for a creative and passionate Head of Audio to join our team. This position is directly responsible for the operation and maintenance of stage related audio systems in the Theatre’s two venues, Rawlco Radio Hall, and The Backstage Stage.

Persephone Theatre creates in misâskwatôminihk (Saskatoon) in Treaty 6 territory, which includes the Nêhiyawak (Cree) as original signatories and became the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We also extend our appreciation to the Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda, Saulteaux and Round Prairie Métis peoples for their contributions in establishing our city of Saskatoon. Persephone sits amidst an increasingly vibrant city centre and attracts a loyal and diverse audience looking for the very best in theatre experiences. From its busy mainstage, studio stage, and rehearsal halls; to its theatre school and youth programming; and the many events held in its venue, Persephone Theatre has established itself as a cultural hub.

Persephone Theatre is committed to reflecting the rich diversity of our community in the stories we tell and the ways in which we undertake creating our work. We prioritize a workplace culture that centres equity, inclusion, and authentic representation. We strongly encourage submissions from those who self-identify as members of historically excluded communities, which includes (but is not limited to) those who identify as IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, or who have a disability or chronic illness.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Head of Audio is a departmental head and a key member of our production team. This is a full time, seasonal position that requires daytime, evening, and weekend shifts.

Persephone Theatre is looking for an individual who is excited to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Set up, programming and operation of digital and analog audio consoles
  • Working with designers, directors, and clients, to realize a production’s audio requirements
  • Mixing live audio, including vocals and musical instruments
  • Set up sound reinforcement, including microphones, cable and monitors, for rehearsals and performances for various theatre, opera, meetings, music concerts, dance, variety shows and other rental events.
  • Operate sound/video equipment, playback; write cues and records events as necessary
    Setting up and breaking down all sound equipment;
  • Maintain audio equipment in good repair;
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area;
  • The Audio Technician may be required to assist others in the Technical Department, working on various other aspects of the Theatre’s productions, and related facility maintenance.
  • Abide by the Theatre’s safe workplace guidelines and rules, including the Code of Conduct and Anti-Discrimination policies.
  • Carry out any other tasks requested by the TD or PM

Qualifications and skills:

  • Working understanding of all technical aspects of theatre and live events
  • Experience with Digico Audio Consoles
  • Proficient in the use of Qlab
  • Sound design skills are an asset
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure/ deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Able to work well both independently and collaboratively
  • Fall Arrest and Aerial Lift training an asset
  • Understanding of, and experience with video and projection is an asset
  • Knowledge of basic rigging for theatre is an asset
  • Knowledge of operation of counterweight fly system is an asset
  • First Aid training is an asset
  • Valid Class 5 driving license
  • Must be a team player, and should have a love of the theatre and the performing art
  • As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to become a member of, and maintain good standing in, IATSE local #300.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Weekly salary is $1,034.40 per week to be paid bi-weekly. This is subject to change once negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement between Persephone and I.A.T.S.E local 300 has concluded.
  • Overtime is governed under the collective agreement and will be calculated as per clause 16.1.5.
  • Comprehensive extended health plan

Interested parties should forward a cover letter and resume to the attention of Jody Longworth, Technical Director at

Deadline for applications is Wednesday June 1st 2022, at 4 p.m.

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