Job Information

University of Utah Audio Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/24/2023

Requisition Number PRN34630B

Job Title Coordinator, Administrative Program

Working Title Audio Technician

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Variable work schedule that will include evenings and weekends

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00491 - Kingsbury Hall

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 42500 to 52500

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

UtahPresents seeks an Audio Technician to join its full-time production team, reporting to the Production Manager and working alongside the Master Electrician and Stage Manager.

The Audio Technician performs a variety of tasks associated with presenting live productions. The Audio Technician will be primarily responsible for supporting the audio needs of events in Kingsbury Hall and other venues with programming by UtahPresents. Additional assignments will include general stagehand work (electrical, rail, deck, load-in/outs, etc.), projections, streaming, and other aspects of presenting live entertainment.

Events include the UtahPresents series, campus events including student performances, and rentals. They span live music, theater, dance, comedy, multidisciplinary work, film, lectures, conferences, graduations, and more. Supported venues include proscenium theaters, black box spaces, concert halls, and found spaces ranging from atriums to fields to museum spaces to Vimeo. Most events occur at Kingsbury Hall, one of Salt Lake City’s iconic theaters at the heart of University of Utah’s campus with a capacity of 1,992.

UtahPresents, as part of the University of Utah, offers exceptional benefits including health, dental, life, and other types of insurance, retirement plans with a 14.2% employer contribution, generous paid time off, tuition reduction, and more. For additional information on U of U benefits:

UtahPresents values individuals who can actively contribute to the diversity of viewpoints, experiences, cultural backgrounds, and expertise of our staff.



  • Serve as audio engineer for assigned events: loading in, running, and loading out the show
  • Advance audio needs for shows/events coming to Kingsbury Hall or partner venues
  • On a per-show basis, augment or design and implement sound systems for UtahPresents venues
  • Record and edit audio, including house announcements
  • Inspect, maintain, and inventory sound equipment; make recommendations for new equipment and procedures
  • Supervise part-time crews during set-up and tear-down of sound systems
  • Be a willing and collaborative participant in the department and campus community, helping with inter-departmental projects
  • Work a variable schedule, including nights and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned by production manager

* This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.


  • Demonstrated live engineering of spoken word (theatre, lectures) and music (musicals, bands, pre-recorded) using digital consoles and wireless microphones
  • Experience with audio software, including QLab and Q- SYS
  • Experience with Allen & Heath DLive Series and Dante Networking
  • Computer skills, including Mac OS, networked AV, ZOOM productions, and virtual machines
  • Instructional and teaching skills; ability to train and work with student workers, most of whom have little or no experience
  • A steady energy level and calm demeanor; ability to navigate challenges with creativity, flexibility, patience, tenacity, and a sense of humor
  • A team-based approach to the work environment
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of personalities and skill levels, bringing expertise and excellent customer service to interactions with presented artists, campus partners, renters, etc.
  • Able to withstand long hours of concentrated physical activity, including reaching overhead and lifting 50+ pounds
  • Able to climb ladders and work at heights over 20 feet
  • Able to move heavy equipment and work with a variety of power tools and electronic systems
  • Physical limitations cannot totally hinder the ability to perform tasks

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus one year directly related experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze and make decisions related to program content. Strong coordination and organizational skills required to prioritize conflicting deadlines. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Experience with projection mapping

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.