Sarasota Orchestra currently has a full-time job opening for a Production Technician. The successful candidate will assist in the overall production of Sarasota Orchestra and Youth Orchestra events, Sarasota Music Festival, Summer Music Camp and Friedman Symphony Center rentals.
Responsibilities for this position include the following:
Assist in the execution of set ups for orchestra services and youth orchestra in all performance venues
Assist in stage changes during concerts and rehearsals
Oversee and assist loading orchestra equipment and transport to concert sites
Drive 26’ Box truck and Sprinter van to-and-from venues/events
Assist Technical Director with set-up and tear down of concert recording equipment
Operate light board and/or audio console for small and medium shows/events
Operate audio and video equipment during concerts and rehearsals including live audio mixing, recording, video playback and projection
The successful candidate will possess:
Bachelor's degree in Music, Theater or related discipline preferred; High School diploma or equivalent required
1+ years experience in a stage environment
Experience with DAW and audio editing software
Ability to push, pull or lift (overhead) 50+ lbs.
Ability to operate technical equipment and troubleshoot technical problems
Ability to stand, sit or walk for extended periods up to 4 hours
Ability to operate mechanical equipment including hand held power devices, table mounted power tools and Genie lift
Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment while maintaining a calm, professional demeanor
Willingness to work long hours, including nights and weekends with no set days off
Ability to work in a variety of outdoor weather conditions including cold, rain and extreme heat
Ability to maintain positive relationships with conductors, musicians, staff, volunteers, and outside organizations
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Valid Driver's license
Sarasota Orchestra offers a competitive salary, generous time off and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and retirement.
Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high quality,
live musical experiences.
About Sarasota Orchestra
Sarasota Orchestra stands at an exciting juncture in its successful 70-year history. Benefiting from the vibrant arts community in Sarasota, the organization has a $10 million annual budget and an endowment of over $26 million.
Sarasota is widely considered among the most philanthropically generous and arts-oriented communities in the United States. Sarasota Orchestra serves an area of 788,000 residents that is one of the 10 fastest growing regions in America.
The diversity and breadth of Sarasota Orchestra’s musical offerings and programs are unparalleled in an orchestra serving a region of this size. The 36-week orchestra season includes Masterworks and chamber orchestra series, a chamber music program, Pops and a hybrid series of light classical and popular music in a small venue setting. Additionally, the Orchestra collaborates with Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Ballet for 7 weeks during the season. The organization is undergoing a music director search.
Education is a hallmark of the organization. The institution operates extensive youth orchestra, summer music camp and young persons concerts. Jeffrey Kahane serves as Music Director of Sarasota Music Festival, a ...program of the organization.
Currently, the Orchestra performs in multiple venues. The Board of the Orchestra is actively pursuing plans to finance and build a state of the art concert hall to allow Sarasota Orchestra to expand its offerings.