Head Audio - Bokeelia - job 1196744

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Bokeelia, Florida

Salary: $20 - 26 per hour

Employment type: Part-time

Type of Employment: Hourly (Part-time, non-exempt)

Pay Rate: $20-$26 hourly, dependent on qualifications

Expected Start Date: September 13th, 2021

The Orchestra:

Now entering its 27th season, the Gulf Coast Symphony (GCS) is one of the most dynamic and innovative orchestras in the United States. The primary goal of the Gulf Coast Symphony to Create Community through Music. The organization boasts three primary performance groups: a full symphony orchestra comprised of both professional and auditioned community members, a fully professional chamber orchestra, and its jazz collective. High-quality performances with both world-renowned and emerging artists, a history of active community engagement, and commitment to arts education are cornerstone characteristics of the organization. Professionally managed and led, it produces fourteen to sixteen concerts each season in the premiere performing arts venue in Lee County, Florida, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, plus another 100 nights of concerts at its new, more intimate venue, and educational hub, its Music & Arts Community Center. Additionally, numerous educational outreach events, outdoor concerts, and other activities each year. GCS also runs MusicWorks! an after-school El Sistema program. The concert season includes musicals, ballet, classical, pops, opera, jazz, chamber music, world music and other genres. The GCS is committed to performing a broad variety of concerts and creating a diverse, innovative and balanced program of performances, events, community and education projects which reaches the widest possible public, year round. The organization has a current annual budget of $2.7 million dollars.

Central Role:

The Gulf Coast Symphony seeks a Head Audio Crew Member to create and share compelling performances and events that engage with our community. Responsibilities include the mixing of all live performances, management and maintenance of audio equipment, and assisting with the setup of audio equipment at the Music and Arts Community Center and other local venues. The Head Audio Crew Member will work directly with the Technical Director and designers to create timelines and schedules for GCS productions that correspond with production budgets to create high quality productions for our community. This position will vary from 10-50 hr per week from September through May. There will be opportunities for designing theatrical productions.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend all remote and in-person production meetings.
  • Live show mixing of all GCS performances at Music & Arts Community Center and other local venues.
  • Assist with load-in and load-out of sound equipment.
  • Work directly with the Technical Director to create timelines and schedules, prepare production budgets, and track production expenses for GCS productions,
  • Ability to work and communicate with the stage director, technical director, and other designers to create a cohesive design for GCS production.

As the business evolves, so may this role. These duties may change as Symphony’s leadership identifies the need at any time.


  • The ideal candidate will be solutions-oriented, think critically, and solve problems in a team environment.
  • 2-3 years of experience in audio or related fields
  • Ability to live-mix a variety musical styles.
  • Ability to regularly lift 40 pounds and occasionally lift 80 lbs.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and ongoing learning.
  • Able to provide a proof of vaccination and any required booster against COVID-19.

Desirable but not Required

  • Knowledge of the arts, theater and/or symphonic music is extremely helpful.
  • BFA or MFA in sound engineering or design.
  • Knowledge of Behringer sound boards, Q-lab, and other sound production and editing software.

Gulf Coast Symphony is willing to teach successful candidates about specific practices unique to the performing arts industry as well as provide specific training on current equipment.

How to apply:

To apply please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to jobs@gulfcoastsymphony.org

The Gulf Coast Symphony is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, geneder identity, gender expression, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.

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