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The Soundperson of City Center is a full-time seasonal, non-exempt position defined under the New York City Center I.A.T.S.E Local One collective bargaining agreement. The Soundperson reports to the Head Electrician and the Director of Production while supporting City Center’s mission and commitment to being an anti-racist organization.

Position Requirements
  • Interface with City Center sound design teams, and touring Sound technicians and designers to oversee and coordinate work on internal, rental and touring productions that play on our mainstage.
  • Run house soundboard for all mainstage productions.
  • For productions with a mixer, oversee mixer position.
  • Plan and implement required Electrics construction and maintenance projects determined by City Center Management.
  • Conduct inventory and maintenance of all stage electrics department equipment.
  • Work with Production Department on rental gear lists for productions.
  • Support Head Electrician in infrastructure needs for video and sound support systems.
  • Assist in house and facilities electrics needs under the Local One Jurisdiction.
  • Effectively lead, manage Sound Crew Members for load in, rehearsals, performances, maintenance, and load out of all productions, as well as house gear maintenance.
  • Ensure occupational health and safety of the Sound Department crew members and lead by example with the implementation of best practices to prevent injuries.
  • Other duties as reasonably assigned.


Required Experience and Qualification:

  • 5+ years prior experience in a Production Sound position in dance, theater, opera, and/or corporate theater – previous touring experience a plus but not required.
  • Knowledge of stage electrical components and construction methods, along with occupational health and safety best practices.
  • Proficient skill with both Windows and Mac Operating Systems, as well as excel, Outlook, and Vectorworks software.
  • Proficient in Soundboard language and use, primarily Studer and Yamaha consoles.
  • Proficient in Sound technology/software, infrastructure and equipment, such as: Dante, Timecode, networking.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and stay on your feet most of the workday.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead a team and collaborate with other leaders in the absence of the Head Electrician.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Rate of Pay $72.65/hour basic rate, following CBA rules.  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/9/2024  
About the Organization New York City Center has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city since 1943-making the best in the music, theater, and dance accessible to all audiences. Championed by a staff of passionate arts lovers, this commitment continues through celebrated dance and musical theater series including the Fall for Dance Festival, the Tony-honored Encores!, and the newest series Artists at the Center and City Center Dance Festival. The distinctive neo-Moorish theater in midtown Manhattan welcomes over 300,000 annual visitors to experience internationally acclaimed artists on the same stage that legends like George Balanchine, Leonard Bernstein, Barbara Cook, Martha Graham, and Paul Robeson made their mark. Home to a roster of renowned companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center's dynamic programming, art exhibitions, studio events, and master classes, are complemented by education and community engagement programs that bring the performing arts to over 11,000 New York City students, teachers, and families each year.  

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