The position’s primary responsibility is ensuring the execution of audio requirements of touring productions and WAC produced events. Additionally, the Audio Manager will oversee regular maintenance of all audio equipment inside and outside of theatrical spaces to ensure optimal performance for all events produced or presented by WAC. This position will supervise WAC technicians and local crew members, as well as work with touring technicians, to present every event in the most efficient and professional manner possible.
Leading and developing stage technicians and local crew in professional audio practices, workplace safety, and venue operating policies and procedures.
Overseeing maintenance, organization, and tracking of audio and video inventory.
Planning and executing all audio needs for WAC presented and produced events.
Assisting with planning and execution of capital improvements related to audio.
Minimum 5 years’ experience of professional audio mixing in a presenting or touring setting required. The candidate should be proficient with large-format line array systems, stage monitoring systems, large-format pro audio consoles, RF systems, live and post-production mixing techniques, ClearCom systems, equipment repair, network communication, industry-relevant presentation software, et al. Demonstrated leadership and troubleshooting skills are essential. Bachelor’s degree in theatrical production preferred. Live video production experience a plus.
Additional Salary Information: The Walton Arts Center offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical insurance, dental and vision plans; retirement savings plan with employer match; life insurance, income continuation insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with an initial review date of July 22, 2019.
About Walton Arts Center
Since 1992, Walton Arts Center has brought world-class artists and entertainers to Northwest Arkansas and engaged people through arts experiences. We are committed to improving the quality of life for our community through the arts. Walton Arts Center also fosters a culture of creativity and excitement that encourages our employees to grow with our organization. We invite you to bring your experience and passion into our exciting and collaborative working environment where the arts are celebrated daily and where each employee is recognized and valued for contributing to the organization's success.
Walton Arts Center is the state’s largest and busiest performing arts presenter located in the heart of Northwest Arkansas, the state’s fastest growing region. The organization manages a variety of venues including a 1,200-seat auditorium with proscenium stage; the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, a 10,000-seat outdoor amphitheater; a 200-seat variable stage black box theater as well as other meeting and event spaces available for rent.
More than 340,000 people attend nearly 700 events at these venues annually, and our arts education programs reach 45,000 students, teachers and citi...zens statewide. With more than a quarter of a century of operating history, Walton Arts Center has become a cornerstone of the region’s cultural landscape. Walton Arts Center employs 92 staff members, enlists a volunteer force of 310, and maintains a five-building campus.