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Sound Operator

The Sound Operator prepares and runs all necessary sound equipment for use during a performance as directed by the Sound Designer and the Stage Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Will attend rehearsal(s) to become familiar with the show.
  • Be available to learn how to be the Sound Operator. Including: prep any and all equipment (to include mics, mic packs, and any other equipment deemed necessary), turning equipment on, running the board, turning equipment off, and anything else needed for the production.
  • Be at all assigned rehearsals and performances at times determined by the Sound Designer and the Stage Manager. Will sign in prior to beginning responsibilities.
  • Communicate with the Sound Designer if you are unable to make an assigned rehearsal or performance.
  • Communicate with the Stage Manager if you will be late to the assigned rehearsal or performance.


  • Director and other production members will communicate with you regarding any potential concerns about the production, including technical needs that may be beyond the theatre’s resources, sensitive subjects and issues of representation within the script, or issues that come up during production. 
  • You will be treated with respect and dignity by all production staff, administration and other volunteers, and we expect the same from you.  
  • All concerns and conflicts will be resolved through the Concern Resolution Path (see Production Manual).