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Head of Sound

Lighthouse Theatre

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  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Location: Port Dover
  • Salary: $825-$900/week

Company Overview

Devoted to the development and production of new and existing Canadian plays, Lighthouse Festival strives to be artistically excellent, support and encourage local and regional artists, and be a source of enjoyment and pride in our communities. Operating in two port towns on Lake Erie, our theatres operate under a central policy of hospitality, accessibility, and affordability for all. 

Job Description

Job Posting:  Head of Sound Main Season

Join our Team of talented and dedicated artists and help bring our stories to life on the stages of Lighthouse Festival!!

As our Head of Sound, you will primarily be responsible to work closely with the Director or Sound Designer for each production and oversee all sound related tasks including preparation of the sound system in the theatre, source and program soundscapes for each production. Reporting to the Technical Director for all day-to-day technical matters, and to the Production Manager for administrative matters (e.g. Hours and scheduling).

You possess the required technical skills, are an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, have demonstrated problem solving and time management skills and are able to perform all physical duties of the job.  You must also have a strong commitment to Health and Safety.

This Temporary Full Time Contract position is expected to run from April 22, 2024, to August 23, 2024, at Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover.

Salary range:  $825-$900 per week based on qualifications and experience.


Major Responsibilities

·       Knowledgeable on the X32 sound board and be able to prepare the sound set up for the season.

·       Knowledgeable on Qlab software, and capable of programing a show to the director’s needs.

·       Handle the transfer of any sound needs for each show to our sister theatre in Port Colborne. Communicate with the house tech there to ensure a smooth transfer.

·       Maintain all sound equipment as needed and inform the Technical Director of any equipment in need of repair or replacement.

·       Show operator for one or more productions.

·       Responsible for preshow checks when required.

·       Responsible for closing the theatre building down when required.

·       Keep an up-to-date inventory of equipment and submit equipment requests in a timely manner to the Technical Director and/or Production Manager.

·       Work alongside the director of our Young Company production as a Sound Designer.

·       Assist the transfer team to load in, set up and tear down all summer production sets for Lighthouse.

·       Assist the Head of Lights when required.

·       Help keep the Theatre space, backstage, booth and dressing room areas in a clean state and free of any safety concerns.

·       Attend all meetings, production and crew meetings as scheduled by the Technical Director/Production Manager. 


Skills and Experience

·       Post Secondary education in a Technical Theatre program preferred.

·       Effective technical skills.

·       Knowledgeable on the ETC Ion lighting board.  

·       Able to work safely from ladders and scaffolding.  

·       Working at heights & first aid certified (training can be provided by the theatre).  

·       Able to lift and transfer equipment safely.

·       Ability to remain calm and poised in urgent situations.

·       Work cooperatively with other members of your team and be able to work independently.


Working Conditions

·        40-hour work week, with hours averaging agreement.  Hours may be varied dependent on operational needs and include evening and weekend expectations.

·        Collaborative and supportive team environment

Lighthouse Festival Theatre is dedicated to fostering and promoting live professional theatre in southern Ontario, for Canadians by Canadians. With 170 productions under Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s belt since its inception in 1980, every artist, technician and staff member has aimed to find that perfect blend of theatre, year-round, for everyone who crosses her threshold.

Without wavering in our vision, Lighthouse Festival Theatre will continue to focus on nurturing and presenting the highest quality of professional theatre in beautiful lakeside Port Dover and Port Colborne.

Lighthouse is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace for our patrons, our volunteers, and our employees.

Accommodations are available upon request for applicants in the recruitment and selection process.





Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Hailey Parker at  

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Posted Date: Posted 3 months ago
  • Location: Port Dover
  • Salary: $825-$900/week