The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center is Auburn University's new world class performing arts center, that will enrich the artistic life and cultural profile of the university, the state, and the region. With the state-of-the-art 1,200-seat Woltosz theatre, 3,000 cap Amphitheater, and 17,000 square feet of outdoor space, the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center is designed to connect, inspire, and transform.
The Production Manager (Audio), under the Director of Production, will be responsible for executing all aspects of Audio and Video operations and the coordination of technical elements throughout productions presented at the Jay & Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center (GPAC), a multi-use performing arts venue hosting touring and professional artists, university and community performances, as well as outside event rentals. This position serves as Sound Board Operator (A1 or A2), responsible for overseeing audio and video crews, facilitating audio and video load ins, maintaining department equipment and work areas, and other responsibilities as assigned.
1. The Production Manager (Audio) serves as Sound Board Operator (A1 or A2) for productions, providing a professional mix to patrons in attendance as front-of-house engineer or the artist on stage as monitor engineer if needed on any given production, in addition to supervising and actively participating in the installation and smooth running of all sound and projection systems. This includes: setting up and "ringing out" a live/reinforcement audio system with a full complement of wired and wireless microphones, stage and in ear monitors, direct inputs, outboard gear, assisting with backline set-up, and striking of all equipment for each event.
2. Oversee all production sound operations, in compliance with the Gogue Performing Arts Center's vision and mission for excellence, including planning, development, set-up, testing, implementation, and maintenance of equipment used for audio and video production of touring and professional artists, university and community performances, and events. Effectively work with visiting audio staff in a house system-tech capacity when needed.
3. Manages and provides audio/video support for all building operations and events while demonstrating excellent customer service to all patrons, artists, and clients by advising during presenting and rental contract negotiations as to the capabilities of the spaces and available equipment. Review, interpret, and execute all technical riders and audio/video requests of user groups and presents written estimates of cost of labor and materials for each event to Director of Production in a timely manner.
4. Oversee and operate systems pertaining to audio throughout the entire venue. Creates and updates audio/video specifications for the facility. Manages inventory, storage, repairs, and preventative maintenance of all audio and video tools and equipment. Updating software and hardware needs in keeping with ongoing current standards for performing arts events. Maintains accurate inventories of equipment and consumables.
5. Monitor and implement industry best practices in sound and projection rigging and installation, particularly in relation to health & safety, in all GPAC spaces. Provide regular updates to the Director of Production on all areas of responsibility.
6. Trains and supervises students and part-time employees involved in audio and video production operations of the GPAC.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Entry into applicant pool requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Music Production, Audio Engineering, Music Technology, Technical Theatre, or relevant field however, employer may consider relevant experience in lieu of education, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education.
Plus, two (2) years of experience with loading in and out audio and video systems for professional touring live performances.
Knowledge and proficiency in live mixing multi-channel analog/ digital mixing consoles, DANTE audio networks, managing multiple channels of wireless microphones and in ear monitors.
Two (2) years supervisory experience required.
CPR certification required or must be obtained within the first 90 days of employment.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and references. Only complete applications will be considered.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required.
Strong knowledge of computer applications in Windows and Mac environments and Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other Office 365 applications (OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, etc).
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
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About Auburn University
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2019, it was ranked 52nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2018 enrollment of 30,440 students includes 24,628 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Grade: 32
Internal Number: 28201
About Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University
The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University is a multi-venue PAC serving the university and community through world-class performances and engagement opening in the fall of 2019.