AV Technician & Crew
Position: AV Technician & Crew
Reports to: Production Manager
Direct Reports: None
Indirect Reports: Mentee
Status: Full time, non-exempt, Work periods vary pending production schedules, primarily afternoons, evenings and weekends
Compensation & Benefits: $16 an hour; Eligible for Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays/Days of Celebration, Matched Retirement Plan, Disability and Life insurance, Dental and Vision Insurance
The responsibility of the AV technician/Show crew is to work and maintain the audio and the video of any show that is running in any of the theatre spaces as well as supporting the AV lead technician in any projects outside of show calls.
Stages makes plays and tells stories that invite everyone to live more deeply and love more boldly. We hold up a mirror to our community in order to crack open the question, “What does it mean to be human?”
We produce a broad scope of plays and musicals ranging from jukebox musicals and family entertainment to world premieres of new works by emerging writers.
Stages was founded in 1978 and has grown to become Houston’s sixth largest nonprofit performing arts producer and the largest outside the downtown theater district. We perform year-round with an average of 12 productions and 65,000+ visitors each season. In January 2020, we opened our new $35.4 million three-theater home, The Gordy.
We’re a welcoming, collaborative culture that encourages each staff member to take initiative, share ideas and help shape the organization.
We’re a welcoming, collaborative culture that encourages each staff member to take initiative, share ideas and help shape the organization. Working at Stages hits the sweet spot between struggling startup and corporate behemoth.
You’re a collaborator who enjoys detailed work amongst artists. You are ready to take on any challenge that comes your way. The implementation of theater technology with art excites you. Your ability to switch gears in a moment's notice engages you. You have a passion for education. You work to uplift those around you. You are always willing to answer a question to help foster the education of a future arts worker.
What you’ll do at Stages
Operating sound and video equipment during live events
Troubleshooting equipment and ensuring events run smoothly
Maintain designs throughout production runs per production reports.
Prepare for technical rehearsals; load in tech tables, comm systems, and video monitoring
Meeting with AV lead technician and PM/TD to discuss audio, and video requirements for shows and events
Help with the install, patch, and programing of microphones, video monitors, projectors, speakers, and video cameras for every performance
Maintain all AV equipment, and storage
Maintain a safe work environment and follow safe work practices
Keep tools and work areas in a clean and orderly manner
Observe and comply with all company safety policies
Other duties, as assigned
To excel in this job, you’ll need
One year experience as AV Technician
Audio and/or video experience in live theatre
Programming experience with analog and digital sound consoles
Experience with digital and analog audio signal routing
Experience with digital and analog video routing and mapping
Experience with electricity, soldering, and circuity
Experience with Qlab
Experience with Digital Audio Workstations
Valid driver’s license and the ability to operate motor vehicles
Ability to work in diverse environmental conditions
Familiarity with computers
It would also be great to have:
Experience with Dante routing and patching
Familiarity IP networking systems preferred (not required)
Dante certified - Preferred
OSHA 10 - Preferred
Digico Training - Preferred
This is important
Stages is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe creative environment for staff, artists and our community. We know that through discussion and expression we can continue to promote change in a positive direction. We believe that diversity on and off stage is important. We are committed to bridging cultural gaps and creating an environment of inclusion and equity for all. It is our intent to provide equal opportunities to all who may apply. We welcome every race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic makeup, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status and thinking style.
Our hiring process
First, send us some information about yourself—please include an introduction to help us understand who you are and why you’re right for this position (eg: cover letter, email, personal statement, video) as well as anything you think might be helpful to understand your background, experience, and skills. This could include a resume, event materials, writing or other work samples, personal website, LinkedIn profile, etc.
800 Rosine St.
Houston, Texas 77019
If we think you might be a good fit, we’ll contact you to schedule an introductory interview with members of our Operations team. This conversation will help us learn about you, share more about the job and Stages, and answer your initial questions. From there, we may also invite you to talk with other staff members from positions across the organization so that you have an opportunity to explore Stages’ culture and work environment, and we can get a sense of what you’ll bring to the team.