Auditorium Stage Technician of Sound

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7117311
Posted: December 5, 2022
Application Deadline: January 3, 2023

Job Description

Emens Auditorium
Auditorium Stage Technician of Sound
Ball State University

Ball State University is seeking a dynamic audio technician committed to planning, executing and delivering exceptional sound reinforcement for a wide bandwidth of events, including national and international artists, professional performances, university convocations, and campus events as well as community functions at Emens Auditorium and other venues at our institution. This position will be involved in all facets of stage production including lighting, video projection, and rigging, yet the main mix of duties are dialed in to sound design and operation for live events and providing input regarding new systems acquisition. Regular hours frequently involve overtime, evenings and weekend shifts. Emens Auditorium is located in the heart of the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana. Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Maintain, repair, set-up, and operate complex technical systems, including but not limited to audio, lighting, rigging, staging, and scenery as needed for Emens Auditorium, Pruis Hall, Sursa Hall, Worthen Arena, East Mall Amphitheater and other University venues as assigned. Although involved in all facets of stage production, this position is focused predominantly in the area of sound design and operation for live events with special emphasis on providing high quality audio enhancement for varied events. Assist other auditorium staff in deployment of other technical systems.

Minimum qualifications: Associate’s degree or equivalent in technical theatre, electronics technology, or related field. Over five through eight years of experience in audio reinforcement, technical theatre, stage crafts, or related field; previous experience with digital consoles (Digico & Soundcraft).

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in theatre production, music technology, electronics technology or related field. Over eight years of experience in audio reinforcement, concert/theatre production, or related field; familiarity with digital processors (Lake, DBX, Crown).

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Required documents to include with your application: resume and cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through date.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.