Associate Sound and Video Supervisor

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berkeley, CA 94710

Job Details


 DEPARTMENT: Sound and Video

POSITION: Associate Sound and Video Supervisor

POSTING DATE: 1 April, 2019

REPORTS TO: Sound and Video Supervisor

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday (schedule will change during load in or tech, which will include weekends)

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time Position

SALARY & BENEFITS: DOE. Exempt. Benefits Eligible after 90 days.                              



Tony-Award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre (LORT B) seeks an Associate Sound and Video Supervisor with a particular focus on theatrical video expertise to join our team.

Under the direction of the Sound and Video Supervisor, the Associate S/V Supervisor serves as a key member of BRT’s sound and video Department. The Associate S/V assists the S/V Supervisor in the oversight of the sound and video department. They are responsible for executing video projects from conception to completion. They will work in close collaboration with visiting video designers and directors for each production and will collaborate with the other production departments to ensure that the company’s best work is being put forth. The Associate S/V Supervisor will be based at the Addison Campus of BRT.

Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to the following tasks:


·          Assist the S/V Supervisor in the day-to-day running of the sound and video department including but not limited to: prioritizing department tasks lists, organizing resources, leading department meetings, scheduling crews and BRT equipment, collecting, submitting and tracking payroll for all sound and video department employees, and attending weekly production and department head meetings when assigned.

·          Focus on video related projects working closely with visiting video designers, programmers and directors on each production to ensure the video design is executed in accordance with the artistic goals of each project.

·          With S/V Supervisor, collaborate closely with production staff including but not limited to scene shop, paint shop, prop shop, costume shop, electrics, stage and production management in all areas of rehearsals, load-ins & outs, technical rehearsals, and performances. Coordinate logistics and plans across productions and venues.

·          Oversee all video & sound elements throughout the lifespan of a production from rehearsals, load-ins & outs, technical rehearsals, and performances.

·          When required, work closely with co-production partners to ensure success in transferring productions from BRT to receiving companies.

·         Assist the S/V Supervisor in providing oversight for the sound and video department staff and overhire technicians. Provide supervision, work direction, and training, keeping a focus on continuously developing overhire talent in this area.

·         Provide the day to day work direction of the Sound Fellow as needed.

·         Assist S/V Supervisor with oversight of the sound and video budgets for each production. Particularly focusing on video components of the productions including but not limited to projecting, tracking, recording expenditures, and reconciling transactions with the production management and finance departments.

·         Cultivate excellent relationships with industry vendors and video designers.

·         Instill and nurture an inclusive, safe, efficient, and effective working environment in Sound and Video department.

·         Maintain industry standards, electrical codes, weight and limitations of performance spaces.

·         Assist the S/V Supervisor in oversight of the organization and maintenance of all shop workspaces and storage spaces to ensure all areas are kept clean and uncluttered. Ensure that sound and video shop is adequately supplied.

·         Assist the S/V Supervisor in the maintenance of all BRT video and sound equipment, keeping them in good working condition.

·         Keep track of life span and replacement timeline particularly for all large BRT video equipment, alerting the S/V Supervisor in a timely fashion when such equipment is failing.

·         Provide support and coordination for any BRT projects and events that require video, such as, podcasts, special events, galas, photo calls, backstage tours, and publicity appearances as assigned

·         Provide support and coordination for any rentals on BRT campus as assigned.

·         Participate in any institutional campus projects that may require audio or video input

·         Maintain all video files and documentation, ensuring the records of all productions are archived and easily accessible.

·         On events, presentations and productions, be able to execute video design work and programming as necessary.  

·         Any other duties as assigned. 

Preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:


·         At least 2 years or more experience in theatrical video and sound at a comparable theater or venue

·         Demonstrated potential in leadership abilities and management for sound and video departments

·         Some experience in large developmental new musicals is desirable

·         Proficiency in the latest video software such as: Watchout and Qlab; D3 and Isadora is a plus

·         Proficiency with video equipment and hardware: (maintenance, repair and troubleshooting)

·         Knowledge of current audio equipment standards (maintenance, repair and troubleshooting), current wireless technologies, current digital consoles and current industry standards

·         Working knowledge of Clear-Com products, analog and digital intercom systems

·         Working knowledge in sound software such as: Qlab, Logic, Protools

·         Knowledge in computer drafting such as Vectorworks or AutoCAD

·         Knowledge in computer networking including IP standards, dante networking, etcera

·         Knowledge of theatrical rigging. ETCP certification is desirable

Preferred candidate will have the ability to:


·         Be an excellent collaborator in the process of creating new work and new productions.

·         Interact with a diverse group of constituents including visiting directors, designers, artists, administrative staff, technical crews, and students.

·         Have a good sense of humor and a positive attitude.

·         Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing.

·         Work in a detail-oriented manner, and be resourceful and flexible.

·         Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively.

·         Successfully address and resolve contradictory interests or values of multiple parties.

·         Mentor upcoming sound and video technicians.

·         Effectively and creatively problem-solve.

·         Carry out physically demanding activities. To reach above head, climb, lift and maneuver 50 pounds frequently.

·         Work comfortably at heights such as on catwalks ladders and lifts.

·         Face demanding situations with tenacity, diplomacy, and sensitivity under pressure.

·         Stay on the forefront of new industry technology, consistently upgrading their own technical skills and knowledge base.

·         Work independently and as part of team.

·         Work irregular hours, evening hours, long hours and weekend as required.

Application Procedure


Berkeley Rep is an equal opportunity employer. Berkeley Rep offers a diverse, congenial, casual environment conducive to professional growth. Position available April 29th, 2019.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a portfolio (see below for detailed instructions), cover letter, and a resume without delay. Berkeley Rep will contact candidates of interest. Please, no calls.

Email submissions only. Send only PDF files, no web links to: with the subject “Associate Sound and Video Supervisor” Only complete submissions will be considered.



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