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Job (Drumheller): Sound Assistant – Badlands Passion Play

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Job (Drumheller): Sound Assistant – Badlands Passion Play


This is a Temporary, Full-time position.
Deadline: January 26, 2018

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for the position of Deck Sound Assistant. The dates of the 2018 contract are May 7 to July 27, 2018.

During rehearsals and performances, the Sound Assistant is responsible for making sure all actors have the appropriate mics at the appropriate time. This will require creating a mic map during rehearsals with the Head of Sound, showing which actors need mics at which point in the script.  Since actors will often need to share microphones, the map needs to assess where mic changes should occur, who needs help, etc. A good grasp of excel spreadsheets is required. 

Most staff members live together on-site, so we are looking for positive team members who understand how to live cooperatively in community with mutual respect, refined stress management skills, and healthy boundaries.

Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Updating and maintaining the mic map to ensure all speaking roles have mics. This involves keeping a detailed spreadsheet of when actors have mics, which mics they have, etc.
  • Assisting with installation of the Sound System early in the season.  This will involve hooking up digital snakes and boards, moving gear, hiding speakers within the design of the set, connecting speakers, running lines, conducting tests on equipment, cleaning equipment, and maintaining upwards of 24 wireless mics.
  • Assessing each mic’d performer and their costume to ascertain the best place to conceal a lavalier mic and battery pack.
  • Assisting with setting levels and locations of mics when available.
  • Troubleshooting potential problems and communicating them with the Head of Sound/Sound Engineer.

Please note that a vulnerable sector check will be a required step for the successful candidate.


Vance Neudorf – Executive Director
1-403-823-2001 ext. 226

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Entering its 25th Season, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. The company is a unique combination of 200 volunteer performers with a professional crew. The company mandate is to annually depict the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. It is performed in the Badlands Amphitheatre – Canada’s largest outdoor theatre stage with 2500 seats built into the hills of the Drumheller badlands.

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