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Job (Edmonton): Head of Audio – Citadel Theatre

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Job (Edmonton): Head of Audio – Citadel Theatre

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The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta is looking for a highly organized team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment to join our Production team as Head of Audio. The position start date is November 2, 2021.

The Citadel is a very active, not-for-profit theatre producing a season which usually includes a Mainstage series of six plays, our seasonal production of A Christmas Carol, a summer musical and, assorted other projects as they arise from season to season. We support a vibrant theatre school and an active new play development program. Our facilities are available for rental by other arts organizations and community groups.

The Citadel complex includes:
• The Shoctor Theatre: a proscenuim stage with 686 seats.
• The Maclab Theatre: a thrust stage with 685 seasts.
• The Rice Theatre: a 155 seat cabaret-style theatre.
• Zeidler Hall: a 220 seat theatre suitable for films and lectures.
• The Lee Pavillion: a beautiful indoor garden.


The Head of Audio reports to the Director of Production and Technical Director ensuring high quality production values for all Citadel productions and rental events. The Head of Audio will be the direct supervisor to the Assistant Head of Audio and all additional Audio crew. Set up and operation of video equipment is under the umbrella of the Audio Department. The Head of Audio is responsible for the safe and effective operation of the Audio/Video department, the organization, installation, operation and maintenance of all audio and video equipment within the Citadel, related to the Citadel’s presentation of productions. This includes but is not limed to touring shows, their party rentals and internal special events, while making appropriate, effective and safe use of our facilities, human and financial resources. The Head of Audio must be ready to take a proactive leadership role in creating a respectful and positive workplace where all of our stakeholders are excited, connected and invested in the work of the theatre.


  • Ensure the organization and maintenance of all audio and video equipment to ensure the Citadel spaces are operated and maintained in a safe, organized manner. Ensure the inspection of all equipment brought in for use and to prohibit the use of any equipment deemed to be potentially hazardous and informs the DP and TD.
  • Create and maintain accessible paperwork and archive all places of audio designs/elements for each production.
  • Participate in the development of estimates, costings, budgets and schedules in writing and be responsible and accountable for expenditures in budget accounts as assigned by the DP and TD, and the confidentiality of personnel and financial information, in conjunction with other related Department Heads.
  • Cooperate with related Heads of Department on the set-up and running of all shows.
  • Having read scripts, scrutinize audio designs and requirements; prepare and order equipment as needed, collaborate on appropriate crewing and related schedules, cooperate fully with the designer(s) in the realization of their designs, but such cooperation shall not supersede the direction of the DP or TD.
  • Advise DP and TD of any service required of audio/video equipment.
  • Research and recommend acquisition or improvement of equipment.
  • In consultation with the DP and TD determine methods, materials and any special training to be used or needed.
  • Oversee the storage of all audio/video equipment, maintaining the efficient organization and cleanliness of the Audio department, its operator positions and related areas.
  • Create and maintain an accessible archive of all plans of audio elements for each production.
  • Maintain updates lists of stock inventory.
  • Track and request any running materials with appropriate lead-time for ordering.
  • Collaborate on appropriate season staffing with the approval of DP and TD.
  • Program and operate digital audio controls; run shows as assigned.
  • Effectively manage assigned crews.
  • Build and maintain positive personnel relationships and navigate conflict resolution.
  • Supervise all activities related to set-ups, operation, strikes, special effects and shall be responsible for the operation of the wireless communication system (clear com) and Program Sound systems in the Citadel.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, licensing, certificates, safety requirements, IATSE agreement and company policies.
  • Attend meetings and rehearsals as required.
  • Collaborate and work with other Departments on all cross-over projects; and in the loading and unloading of equipment and production elements related to your department.
  • Report anticipated problems immediately to Management.
  • Complete all administrative paperwork as required (e.g. fall arrest safety plans, incident reports, etc.).
  • Have and keep current all necessary licenses, certificates and training, including First Aid.
  • Perform production department duties as related to Audio/Video.
  • Read and abide by Citadel Theatre policies and procedures.



• A minimum of five (5) years’ experience within a professional theatre environment.
• Post-secondary theatre training, experience setting up and mixing live performance with emphasis on musical productions. Working knowledge of audio for theatre and related equipment.
• Proficiency operating Q-lab is necessary as well as Excel, Word, assorted other software programs for office and stage. Experience with Vectorworks is an asset.
• Certified in First Aid and Fall Arrest.
• Strong team leadership and interpersonal skills; able to maintain a calm and professional demeanor under pressure.
• Highly organized, able to multi-task, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
• Must have a flexible schedule as evening, weekend and overtime work is required.
• A positive attitude.

Applicants must be a member in good standing of IATSE or willing to join.

This position pays an hourly rate of $30.02 per hour.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to email a resume and letter of interest by August 29, 2021 to Human Resources at

Accommodation for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

The Citadel Theatre is committed to having our team reflect the community it serves and actively welcomes applicants from diverse and equity-seeking backgrounds. The Citadel also endeavors to create and guard a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers and internal/external parties.

Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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