Vermont Arts Council

Northern Stage – Sound Engineer

Northern Stage, a LORT D 240 seat regional theater in White River Junction, VT, seeks an experienced Sound Engineer to join the production of Cabaret. This position reports directly to the Production Manager and Technical Director and works closely with Sound Designer, Director, and other production department heads to execute the approved designs for the Northern Stage production of Cabaret.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Sound Designer, Technical Director, and Production Manager to keep designs on budget and schedule.
  • Coordinate any necessary show-specific rentals, including their transportation.
  • Collaborate with the Electrics department regarding any video or lighting-related needs that interface with Sound via show control. 
  • Program and operate QLab and the audio console as needed.
  • Supervise and coordinate with an A2.
  • Attend scheduled production and staff meetings.
  • Coordinate with Stage Management to provide rehearsal sound support as requested.
  • Support other production departments as needed.



  • Three or more years of experience in professional theatrical sound engineering.
  • Ability to mix musicals with up to 22 wireless microphones and a 5-piece orchestra.
  • Proficiency programming sound in QLab and the ability to run a Yamaha CL5.
  • In depth knowledge of signal flow, RF coordination, wireless microphone prep/maintenance, and the use of both digital and analog consoles.
  • Proven ability to evaluate, budget, and execute designer drawings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office & Google Suite. Experience with CAD, Vectorwroks, Pro Tools, & Logic Pro a plus.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and organization skills.
  • Excellent numerical skills and attention to detail. Experience managing and adhering to budgets. 
  • Knowledge of theatrical rigging standards and safety. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to approach challenges collaboratively.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Comfortable working at heights in excess of 20 feet in a lift and on a tension mesh grid.
  • Ability to safely lift 75 lbs.
  • BA or BFA in technical theater a plus.


Job Type: Seasonal 

Contract Dates: 7/15/2024 – 8/5/2024

Compensation: $800 per week

How to apply: Submit the following materials via Submittable:


  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three (3) professional references


We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: