Entertainment Careers Denver, CO, USA
Sep 11, 2019Full time
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is hiring an Audio Engineer to join the technical events at the Seawell Ballroom. There is simply no other space quite like the Seawell Ballroom. With stunning views in the heart of the city, a team of on-site creative professionals, and unmatched technical support, our ballroom is 10,000 square feet of possibilities. The Lead Audio Engineer is a multi-disciplinary role. Responsible for managing a variety of audio systems throughout the facility including a main digital line array system, a supplementary digital system, an overhead fill system, DSP system, and many portable analog systems.Interpret and design audio system requirements, including best locations for flown main systems and minor systems. The Lead Audio Engineer will act as A1 across various event spaces, handling live audio reinforcement, record outputs, required monitors, and audio cues. The Lead Audio Engineer is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all microphones, consoles, amplifiers, all high and low voltage cables and distribution equipment. The Lead Audio engineer must interpret many types of stage plots and input lists from professionals and amateurs alike. Must be able lead union and non-union crews. Must follow safety protocols and be a team player as many engineers utilize the same equipment. Must be able to interface with clients, tenants, event managers, actors, speakers and managers. While maintaining the Denver Center’s values of integrity, diversity and inclusion, innovation, customer focus, making the experience amazing. The engineer must be able to commit to varied production schedule that includes all of the days of the week, all of the hours of the day and occasional holidays. Primary Responsibilities: A1 for a wide array of events. Interpret the wishes of clients and artists that use the facility for the best outcome of the event. Program digital equalization, delay, and other effects used throughout the facility. Program and modify high-level digital audio processing systems. Provide immediate response and solutions for event needs, occasionally in high-pressure environments. Provide excellent customer service. Be able to work with difficult clients and demanding artists in high-pressure environments. This is a position where safety is a major concern, including high power levels and suspended transducers over guests. The audio engineer will fill in as required for other disciplines such as lighting, video, or rigging. Training provided. Required Knowledge and Essential Skills: Thorough understanding of all audio reinforcement concepts and distribution techniques including wireless and wired microphones, wired monitors and wireless in ear monitors. Thorough knowledge of both digital and analog systems, a full understanding of signal flow and gain structure. They should have a good ear and be able to mix in an isolated sound proof booth. Near field speakers provided. DigiDesign Venue, DigoCo SD9, and analog consoles absolute must. The Individual should be able to work at heights and be able to hang audio systems at a height of 20’. It is desirable if they have toured with bands or rigged in other facilities. Computer skills are required. Microsoft Office, Smaart real time analyzer systems, Lake processing systems, Waves and other effects systems. This person will be required to climb and lift 50 pounds. The use of fall protection is required in some cases. Education and/or Experience: 3 years of professional live audio engineering and repair of high-end audio systems is desirable Equipment: Digico SD9, DigiDesign Venue, Lake Processors, QSC Q-SYS. Wired, wireless microphones, powered speakers and Line array speakers. iOS, PC, Mac, and basic networking skills. Scissor lift, Big Joe Pallet Jack, Fork Lift and CM Hoists. Many Hand tools. Additional Requirements: Rigging arena experience able to hang speaker bumpers and chain motors. Rigging of theatrical equipment. Basic décor and minor rigging. Knowledge of basic knots. Basic operation of robotic cameras and video switcher. Basic operation of lighting equipment. Show management and the ability to call cues. Ability to train other crew member on console, stage microphone, and monitor set up. Proficient in all stagehand lingo and event language. Physical/Cognitive Activities: Schedule includes, days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Ability to lift, push, pull at least 50 lbs. Must be able to work at heights of 30’. May require bending, stooping and crawling. Be able to drive scissor lift and forklift. Certifications can be provided. Quick reaction time with ability to direct attendees as mapped out in emergency plan. Position Reports to: Director of Event Technology Manager of event Technology Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Not required, CTS Our company philosophy is to select the person best qualified for each job in the organization. We believe our continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. All employment actions are administered in accordance with this commitment.