Jobs (Drumheller): Sound Staff- Canadian Badlands Passion Play

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Jobs (Drumheller): Sound Staff- Canadian Badlands Passion Play

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The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for the Head of Sound/Sound Engineer for the summer of 2014. The contract would run from May 5th to Aug 1st, 2014.

The sound team consists of: Composer/ Sound Designer, Musical Director, Head of Sound/ Sound Engineer, Sound Assistant and Sound Intern.

Head of Sound/Sound Engineer – Duties include but not limited to:

• The Head of Sound/Sound Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and operating the entire sound system for the 2014 Passion Play season. The specific duties are as follows;
• Early on in the season this individual will be in charge of putting the sound system together. This will involve moving gear around, hooking up speakers, running lines to speakers, hiding speakers, running tests on equipment, cleaning equipment, and maintaining upwards of 24 wireless mics. This will be done under the supervision/help of a few individuals who are familiar with the set up.
• During rehearsals and performances the Sound Engineer is responsible for “mixing,” the show. This involves 24 wireless microphones on a multitude of persons over a stage the size of two football fields.
• The individual chosen will need to keep a detailed script with movements written in and a cue system with proper protocol for the movement of sound sources across the stage.
• The sound engineer will be responsible for gathering staging information from the Directors through both meetings and rehearsals.
• The Sound Engineer will have to be in contact with both the Sound Assistant and Sound Intern (one in the booth and one backstage dealing with mic changes).
• The Sound Engineer is also responsible for making sure system is powered on and off each day.
• The Sound Engineer will have to take notes and direction from both the Composer and the Directors in relation to sound levels etc.
• This is an evolving position, so new duties may be assigned as they arise. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone in the field of mixing to be involved with a truly one of a kind production.

All work done will be supervised by the Composer/Sound Designer who was involved in the building and running of the system.

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. Now in its 19th season, the company annually depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. An epic story told on an epic scale, this year’s production features a creative retelling of the Gospel of John. The script will be performed by a mixed professional/volunteer cast of approximately 200 actors in a 2700-seat outdoor amphitheatre.

Any interested applicants are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter Attention to Mr. Justin Born, Production Manager [email protected] no later than March 10th, 2014.

Sound Assistant/Playback

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for the Sound Assistant/Playback for the summer of 2014. The contract would run from May 5th to Aug 1st, 2014.

The sound team consists of: Composer/ Sound Designer, Musical Director, Head of Sound/ Sound Engineer, Sound Assistant and Sound Intern.

Sound Assistant – Duties include but not limited to:

• Outside of rehearsals, the Sound Assistant will participate in the installation of the sound system for the production with duties ranging from hooking up digital snakes and boards to setting up speakers, hiding speakers within the design of the set, running lines to speakers and attending to wireless microphones.
• During rehearsals the Sound Assistant will be primarily responsible for running the computer and music for the show.
• This includes keeping a detailed script and executing computer based cues throughout the show. The Sound Assistant/Playback will work closely with the Head of Sound/Sound Engineer and Composer/Sound Designer and receive onsite training in these areas.
• In accordance with the abilities of the individual hired, additional duties may also include mixing voices, creating sound effects, dealing with wireless microphones, sourcing and adjusting sound levels, and being a liaison between the music department and stage management.
• The Sound Assistant will also be in charge of micing up the actors when Sound Intern is unavailable (primarily week days).
• During rehearsals will be responsible for creating a Mic Map that shows when actors have mics relative to the script. As rehearsals continue this Map will need to be edited in order to assure all speaking roes have mics. This task involves keeping a detailed spreadsheet of when actors have mics, which mics they have etc.

The Sound Assistant/Playback is part of the Sound Team. Directed by the Head of Sound/Sound Engineer for day to day functions and labour. The role may involve manual labour.

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. Now in its 19th season, the company annually depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. An epic story told on an epic scale, this year’s production features a creative retelling of the Gospel of John. The script will be performed by a mixed professional/volunteer cast of approximately 200 actors in a 2700-seat outdoor amphitheatre.

Any interested applicants are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter Attention to Mr. Justin Born, Production Manager [email protected] no later than March 10th, 2014.

Sound Intern

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for the Sound Assistant/Playback for the summer of 2014. The contract would run from May 5th to Aug 1st, 2014 and is a Part-Time Position.

The sound team consists of: Composer/ Sound Designer, Musical Director, Head of Sound/ Sound Engineer, Sound Assistant and Sound Intern.

Stage Sound Intern – Duties include but not limited to:

• Sound Intern will be responsible for helping to set up the sound system before rehearsals begin. This includes moving gear around, hooking up speakers, running lines to speakers, hiding speakers, running tests on equipment, cleaning equipment, and maintaining upwards of 24 wireless mics.
• During rehearsals and then performances Sound Intern will be responsible for making sure all actors have their appropriate mics at the appropriate time. This will require assessing when help is needed, where mic changes need to occur etc.
• Sound Intern will need to ascertain issues with costumes and specific actors in relation to mic placement and retention. It will be the responsibility of Sound Intern to find solutions to these issues with wardrobe.
• When available Sound Intern will be called on to listen from the audience to help with setting levels and locations of mics.
• Sound Intern will also have to troubleshoot possible problems during rehearsals and performances and communicate them with the Head of Sound/Sound Engineer.
• During rehearsals will be responsible for creating a mic map, in conjunction with the Sound Assistant, that shows when actors have mics relative to the script. As rehearsals continue this map will need to be edited in order to assure all speaking roes have mics. This task involves keeping a detailed spreadsheet of when actors have mics, which mics they have etc.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in sound to learn, or for someone with more experience to refine their skills. The individual should be quick on their feet but calm in stressful situations. Also comfortable working outdoors with a large amount of volunteers and even animals. This is a part time position (Friday-Sunday).

The Sound Intern is part of the Sound Team. Directed by the Head of Sound/Sound Engineer for day to day functions and labour. The role may involve manual labour.

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. Now in its 19th season, the company annually depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. An epic story told on an epic scale, this year’s production features a creative retelling of the Gospel of John. The script will be performed by a mixed professional/volunteer cast of approximately 200 actors in a 2600-seat outdoor amphitheatre.

Any interested applicants are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter Attention to Mr. Justin Born, Production Manager [email protected] no later than March 10th, 2014.

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