Audio/Video Supervisor

The Invitation

Long Wharf Theatre is on an unprecedented journey where art and activism can live side by side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven Community. 

Job Overview

Direct Reports: Lighting/Audio Swing
Reports to: Director of Production (DOP)
Classification: Full-Time, Annual, Exempt

The Audio/Video Supervisor will oversee the audio/video department for all shows, programming, and rentals.

The Duties (including, but not limited to)

  • Collaborate with technical department heads, designers, and directors.
  • Plan and budget designs including rentals.
  • Hire and supervise crews for audio and video load ins.
  • Manage, track and report materials and labor budgets.
  • Maintain Theatre and lobby audio and video equipment.
  • Set up and maintain clear com system.
  • Set up and maintain CCTV.
  • Maintain audio and video playback for all shows as required. 
  • Process timesheets in a complete and timely manner.
  • Attend Technical Department Head meetings, production meetings and any meetings as required by DOP.
  • Attend trainings in administrative procedures as required.
  • Attend safety trainings as required.

The Skills & Expertise Needed

  • Commitment to working within an organization committed to advancing anti-racism, gender equity, and radical inclusion. 
  • Requires understanding of the following: QLab, Yamaha Consoles, Mac OS, Windows, ProTools, Isadora, Watchout, MSC and OSC, and computer networking
  • Capable of setting up mix positions, orchestras/bands, wired and wireless intercom, and wired and wireless microphone systems.
  • Ability to supervise crews, work alone or on a team, as needs require.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Well organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to perform many varying tasks in one day.
  • Values a safe work environment.
  • Ability to learn web-based software required for the job and for administrative purposes.
  • Ability to use a computer for email, calendaring, spreadsheets, and word processing.
  • This is a physically active role that requires the ability to lift heavy objects (50lbs+), climb stairs, work at height on various elevation devices for prolonged periods of time, bend and stand for long periods of time, as necessary. 
  • Valid US Driver License in good standing subject to a motor vehicle record check.  
  • Provable eligibility to work in the US.
  • This position requires occasional weekend and evening work.

The Experience Needed

  • 3 to 5 years professional theatre audio and video experience. 
  • Ability to supervise crews, work alone or on a team, as needs require. 
  • Self-motivated, well-organized and detail oriented. 
  • Excellent computer proficiency with email, calendars, spreadsheets, and word processing (MS Office –Word, Excel and Outlook). 
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices. 
  • Interest in/knowledge of live theatre or the performing arts.  

The Salary

The annual starting salary is $45,000-$50,000 plus benefits (including health, dental, life insurance and PTO).

How to Apply

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter to

*Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment.