Audio Technician

Job #6681

Job Type Full Time
Location Greenville, South Carolina
Field Sound Design & Technology
Post Date Jul 2, 2024
Salary $25.00 to $30.00 per hour

The Peace Center is a major, nonprofit performing arts center serving a growing and sophisticated audience in Greenville, South Carolina. It is the dominant performing arts center in the State and region. Built on a six-acre campus with an aesthetic mix of new architecture and historic buildings, the campus is at the hub of Greenville’s nationally recognized downtown.

The Peace Center venues include the 2,115-seat Peace Concert Hall, the 400-seat Gunter Theatre, the 1,400-capacity outdoor Peace Pavilion, Genevieve’s Lounge, and the Huguenot Mill which includes two event spaces: the Ramsaur Studio and the Huguenot Loft. Opening in 2025 will be two additional music venues: the 250-seat Mockingbird (a listening room), and the 1,150 capacity Coach Factory (a flat floor club).


Reporting to the Director of Production, the Audio Technician oversees the audio department for all incoming productions and maintenance activities at Peace Center venues. Working in a safe and consistent manner, the ideal candidate will be an organized leader who works well with local and touring crews.

This position assumes a leadership role for show and work calls and provides input on the shape and direction of the production department. Technicians are expected to perform tasks in other areas, working across departments as necessary; however, it is understood that cross-departmental work will not interfere with the safe and professional execution of primary responsibilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Include, but are not limited to)

Lead the audio department and associated crew to ensure the smooth operation of load-in, run, and load-out of all shows. Manage and operate equipment for live audio reinforcement for orchestra and amplified events including Broadway, concerts, and lectures, in addition to a comprehensive understanding of the use and operation of Dante, Yamaha Rivage PM5, Yamaha CL5, and Allen & Heath Avantis, is required. Mix performances as needed.
As assigned by Production Management, manage and complete projects including the review of show riders, stage plots, input lists, crew calls, and various other reports and correspondence. Advance audio requirements and communicate production needs with the Peace Center production team and touring personnel.
Manage performance communications, headsets, backstage program feeds, and pre-show announcements.
Manage and maintain the audio equipment inventory including but not limited to microphones, speakers, consoles, cables, accessories, shop supplies, and tools. Maintain a safe and orderly working environment at all times.
Lead collaborative efforts for special and capital projects, including the research, purchasing, construction, and installation of said projects.
Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships by developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.
Adhere to and promote all OSHA, NFPA, and NEC regulations as they pertain to the safe operation of all production elements.
Guide, train, and mentor casual crew who are interested in taking on more responsibility within the field.
Complete all other job-related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED required.
Minimum three years’ experience as an audio engineer or technician in theatre or on a touring production.
Experience mixing events of various genres including music, theatre, and lectures.
Proficient with digital and analogue consoles, peripheral equipment, electrical, electronic, and electromechanical maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair.
Experience setting up and troubleshooting backline.
Experience reading and implementing stage plots and input lists.
Knowledge of the needs of all departments associated with theatrical production, including load ins, performances, load outs, and maintenance calls.
Basic knowledge of theatrical equipment, lighting, and rigging is an asset.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook), Pro Tools, Q Lab, Smaart, Dante, and other industry audio software.
Ability to operate or train to operate various lifts and heavy equipment.
Ability to obtain an OSHA 30 course completion card.


Ability to work well with others.
Ability to lead others with confidence and integrity.
Able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
Critical thinking and good judgement
Work well under pressure both independently and as a team.
Ability to read and interpret technical documents and drawings.
Ability to lift and maneuver 50 lbs. repeatedly, alone or with assistance.
Ability to crouch, twist, bend, stoop, climb stairs and ladders, stand, and sit for extended periods of time, reach above, below and at neck level, work at heights above the floor.