IATSE Local 22
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Head Audio, Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
Sep 09, 2021
The Kennedy Center Production Operations Department seeks a technician with a thorough working knowledge in all areas of technical theatrical production with an emphasis in Audio. The position is Assistant in Electrics/Head Audio. Applicant must have a minimum of five years’ experience as a technician and programmer in: audio, lighting, and video, have solid working knowledge in: basic computer networks, setting up bands, microphone placement for sound reinforcement or recording and best practices of audio techniques in the theater industry. Applicant must have working knowledge of modern stage technology and procedures. Applicant must be familiar with the safe working procedures of a stage and its related tools and equipment as well as safe working procedures in a production environment. This position is one of the “staff” recognized positions in the Eisenhower Theater as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between The Kennedy Center and I.A.T.S.E. local #22. This position is a full time, hourly position with benefits, vacation pay, and sick leave. Duties & Responsibilities 100% As JFKC, Assistant in Electrics/Head Audio, Eisenhower Theater, will work as a team member of the basic crew loading in, setting up, rehearsing, performances, taking down and loading out productions. Technician’s primary duties will include using their expertise in audio reinforcement to provide the audience with the best possible acoustic experience as possible. Technician will work closely with artists and provide them with a professional, pleasurable Kennedy Center experience. Technician will need to act as a leader to any over-hire employees referred to work in the Eisenhower by I.A.T.S.E. local #22. Technician will work with visiting “Road Crews” to safely and efficiently mount productions visiting the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Technician will perform maintenance on theatrical systems in the Eisenhower Theater. Technician will perform other work as assigned and defined in the CBA. N/A Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner.; Adheres to all employer policies and procedures. N/A Other duties as assigned. Key Qualifications A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in Technical Theater. Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre; advanced degree preferred. Skills & Knowledge Qualifications The applicant must possess excellent skill levels in set up and operation of theatrical equipment enabling smooth running performances. Applicant must be able to work well with others, and be able to prioritize in a high-pressure environment. Applicant must have experience working with union crews. Flexibility, the ability to work well under pressure, and the ability to prioritize in a multi-task environment are required. Equally important is the ability to translate the financial concerns of the Kennedy Center while ensuring the successful maintaining and acquisition of theatrical equipment. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer controlled theatrical equipment, climbing ladders, use of hand tools, power tools, and other essential tasks required in stagecraft. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. This position infrequently lifts carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to and over 25 pounds. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The sound and light level in the work environment varies widely from high to low intensity. Loud noises include power tools, sound reinforcement, equipment testing, as well as large orchestras, and loud musical groups. Working on elevated platforms, in aerial lifts, and in lighting positions in high places, will be required. Benefits We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave, and a matching 403(b) Retirement Plan (employees are eligible for organization match after 1 year of employment).
IATSE Local 22
1810 Hamlin St. NE
Washington, DC 20018

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