Sound Technician - Basilica of Saint Mary

  • Career Opportunities
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Nov 18, 2019
Part time A/V and Installation Audio Production & Engineering Live Sound & Show Production

Job Description

Typical Schedule (one tech per Mass staffed by a team of 4-6 sound techs)

                                    Saturday, 5:00pm Mass

Sunday, 7:30, 9:30, 11:30am, and 4:30, 6:30pm Masses

Occasional Sunday 1:30pm Masses/Events

Frequent weddings (Friday, 5:00pm; Saturday, 12:00 and 3:00pm)

Occasional Funerals (usually weekday, midday)

Occasional Concerts (usually weekend, after the Mass)

Occasional large Archdiocesan Masses (usually weekdays, evenings)

Must have Christmas Eve/Day and Holy Week/Easter availability


The position of the Sound Technician is to function as an effective ministry team member who is able to manage and support the various sound systems used by The Basilica of Saint Mary, including but not limited to the main sound system in the church, the Teresa of Calcutta Hall system, the School Great Hall system, and the School LL7 System.


Sound Technicians are part of a team, yet usually only one technician is scheduled per shift. Available shifts can vary greatly depending on the time of year and availability of other sound techs.

  • Reports to and takes direction from the Coordinator of Liturgical Celebrations
  • Responsible for well-mixed, quality sound for all liturgies and events in collaboration with the music ministry and sacred arts team.


  • A.A.S. Live Sound & Show Production (or equivalent training) preferred
  • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • A positive attitude and ability to work well with others.
  • Experience with Allen & Heath DLive C3500 desk preferred.
  • Experience mixing sound in church settings preferred.


  • Must be on time (usually one hour prior to an event), prepared and present for all assigned shifts.
  • Plan set up and equipment requirements based on sound need requests.
  • Set up and take down of sound equipment used for the event.
  • Check all equipment prior to the event and be prepared and present for any scheduled sound check with musicians or speakers.
  • Attend seasonal planning meetings for Christmas and Easter.
  • Adapt as problems arise and aid in basic equipment repair as needed.
  • Communication suggestions to liturgy staff in regard to set up, placement of equipment/musicians, etc. to insure best possible results
  • Provide a well-supported sound mix during events.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to life at least 40 pounds and be able to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Mental Demands

This position supports people, both volunteers and staff, for the celebration of the liturgy and other events. The mental demands can be intense.

  • Ability to adapt and make appropriate decisions quickly.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong oral and written communication.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, workloads, and workflow while being present to the people and liturgies being supported.
  • Ability to work well with many different personalities.

 Dress Code

  • At all times, the dress code is to be professional (see HR manual).