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Audio-Visual Technician

Job Description: Audio-Visual Technician

Reports to: Technical Director

Status: Part-Time, Non-exempt (hourly)

Revised: March 2023


Reporting to the technical director, the audio-visual technician will work with the technical director to plan and execute the technical and production requirements for various shows and events, including timelines and equipment across a variety of events.  The person in this role is responsible for sound, lighting, visual production, set up, and take down during events and performances at The Hennepin, the Trust’s event center, and Dudley Riggs Theatre, the home of the Brave New Workshop (BNW). The audio-visual technician will execute tasks to support original productions at BNW.

In all things, the audio-visual technician is focused on creating a great experience for patrons and guests and is committed to and skilled at maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment.


Brave New Workshop performances

  • Support the technical director and cast in the production of BNW shows; offer input and feedback about equipment performance and best practices.
  • One full weekend per month, operate light, sound, and multimedia during performances of Brave New Workshop shows as assigned by the technical director and as needed in the absence of the technical director.

Events and other performances

  • Partner with technical director, event operations manager, and theatre operations manager to prepare all AV needs for events and other performances.
  • Set up and operate sound, lighting and visual equipment for events and performances.
  • Provide technical support during productions, programs, and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Support tech needs with efficient and effective processes for consistency and quality.
  • Maintain knowledge of accessibility expectations and code requirements.
  • Ensure equipment is functional, accurately inventoried, and securely stored.
  • Follow the employee equipment checkout process, ensuring it is efficient, friendly and keeps equipment safe and functional.
  • Partner with other staff regarding security and inventory management.
  • Participate in emergency response systems and processes as needed.
  • Share facility-related concerns and ideas with the technical director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree or two years of related experience.
  • Ability to deliver great customer service, meeting customer expectations.
  • Knowledge of wiring a stage and setting up a microphone on instruments, power up and down procedures.
  • Experience with the following:
    • Setting up sound consoles.
    • Processing racks.
    • Routing cable.
    • Setting up stages and lighting.
    • Programming lightboards and running them.
    • Operating and programming lightboard cues for shows and events.
    • Mixing a wide variety of performances and events (theatre, music, comedy, speakers, etc.).
    • Setting up and operating outdoor live sound reinforcement, video, and lighting systems.
  • Ability to use a variety of microphones, mixing consoles (including digital), amplifiers, processors, equalizers, loudspeakers, monitors, snakes, cables, stands, auxiliary equipment.
  • Active commitment to a collaborative and productive work environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to build strong, collaborative, and effective relations with team members.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Dependable and resourceful.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and sound judgement; able to easily adapt to change.
  • Familiar with emergency and accident procedures.
  • Familiarity with Q Lab 5, Windows and Mac computers, as well as sound/video editing software.
  • Skilled with MS-Office applications. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the assigned and essential functions.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required. All employees are responsible for following applicable Hennepin Theatre Trust policies and procedures as defined by their manager or Employee Handbook.

Hennepin Theatre Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

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