University of Utah Electronic Audio Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/24/2017

Requisition Number PRN14314B

Job Title Electronic Audio Technician

Working Title Sound Designer/Engineer

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40+

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 10am-6pm, evenings and weekends as necessary for productions.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00072 - Pioneer Theatre Company

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.19 to 28.08

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City seeks a Sound Designer/Engineer, position available beginning August 2017.PTCis a professional theatre company working underLORTagreements withAEA,SDC, andUSAproducing a seven show mainstage season that runs from August through May. This is a full time benefited position, salary is commensurate with experience. Under the direction of the Production Manager this position serves as a key member of the production team. The Sound Designer Designs, installs, maintains and repairs a wide variety of electronic and digital equipment. Creates sound designs for theatrical productions, and provides live mix for musical productions.


Essential Functions

1. Designs, installs, maintains and repairs audio systems, instrumentation and controls for a wide variety of automated and manual systems, applications, instrumentation and components.

2. Develops specialized electronic devices and modifies existing equipment for specific job applications.

3. Prepare the design or soundscape including recording sessions, editing production and rehearsal versions of sound effects and music, and sound system designs for musicals.

4. Supervise equipment installation and prep all equipment being installed or used in permanent and portable sound systems.

5. Attend rehearsals including first rehearsals, run-throughs, technical and dress rehearsals applying the design to the physical theatre space.

6. Maintenance of all sound equipment.

7. Projection design and implementation on applicable shows.

8. Some budgeting and purchasing.

Problem solving

This position has the authority to prioritize workload to best meet the needs of the production, make on the spot decisions to resolve system or equipment failure.

Challenges encountered include diagnostic assessment and repairs to electronic systems with and without schematics; coordinating with multiple parties to achieve the proper sound quality for productions.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in Electronics, or equivalency; two years previous experience with an emphasis on energy transduction and conversion; and a knowledge of automotive electrical systems, telephone wiring systems, motor generators, antenna systems, television and video distribution systems, telemetry, and fiber optics required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills required.

The applicant must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.