Audio Technician and Assistant Technical Director

Greencastle, IN

DePauw University

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The Audio Technician and Assistant Technical Director is responsible for overseeing all audio and video needs for performing arts events as well as managing the recording studio. The position also assists with the lighting and other technical needs for all Green Center performing arts events, including School of Music, theatre, Performing Arts Series, and other university events.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
  • Maintain the recording facilities under the purview of the Performing Arts Production Staff.
  • Oversee a student staff to produce archival recordings of student, faculty, and guest performances.
  • Create, distribute, and archive audio recordings of School of Music events.
  • Manage the scheduling and staffing of the recording studio.
  • Oversee the designing of sound and video for performing arts events, in collaboration with the Design and Technical Director.
  • Manage sound for DePauw performances, including the opera, music, Green Guests and theatre performances.
  • Attend Green Guest Artist, School of Music, and theatre performances as assigned, including on weekends and in the evenings.
  • Assist in designing lights and sets for performing arts events. The Audio Technician and Assistant Technical Director should be competent in all areas (lights, sounds, sets, videos), but may have a concentrated interest in one area that compliments the skills of the Design and Technical Director.
  • Assist with the construction of theatre sets, in coordination with the Design and Technical Director.
  • Assist with the support the needs of guest artist events.
  • Support university events in the Green Center, which may require nights and weekends.
  • Perform safety checks on equipment and facilities, ensuring that safety guidelines are being met.
  • Assist with technical rehearsals of performing arts and university events.
  • Maintain an inventory of sound equipment.
  • Maintain the prop storage and prop inventory.
  • In collaboration with the Event Production Coordinator, organize and oversee stage and technical setups for events in the Green Center and Music on the Square.
  • Assist in developing a technical plan for space upgrades.
  • Attend production meetings and operations meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Productions to identify budgetary needs and capital improvements for the recording facilities under the purview of the Performing Arts Production Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s)
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Diversity Oriented - Commitment to valuing a variety of different experiences, encouraging input and collaboration from campus stakeholders, including being mindful of experiences related, but not limited to: age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, LGBTQ, and/or job type.
  • Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Resource Management (People & Equipment) - Ability to obtain and appropriate the proper usage of equipment, facilities, materials, as well as personnel.
  • Safety Awareness -- Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety and uphold safety standards.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

  • Assist with Summer Camps and Programs as necessary.
  • Provide support for both the Green Center for the Performing Arts and Music on the Square.
  • Work with Office of the President as request to support events in the Green Center.


Education : Bachelor's degree required or extensive equivalent experience; degree in Technical Theatre or Performing Arts preferred.

Experience : Experience in performance and/or artist contracting/management desirable.

Computer Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Google Calendar and Google Apps, and Online Data Entry. Experience with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks is desirable.

Other Requirements

Extensive organizational skills.

Must be available on some nights and weekends as events occur.

To apply please click here! Posted: 01/18/2020