Audio/Video Engineers


Audio/Video Engineers

CATEGORY: Technical

Shakespeare Theatre Company
Washington, DC 20003

Job Details


The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in downtown Washington DC, seeks two experienced Audio/Video Engineers. Under the supervision of the Audio/Video Supervisor, the Audio/Video Engineers will be responsible for the day-to-day audio/video operations for the Sidney Harman Hall and Michael R. Klein Theatre. The primary duty of these roles is the operation of audio/video equipment for all of the company’s theatrical performances, plus any other rentals or internal events that occur in the company’s spaces. Typical activities will include programming digital audio consoles during rehearsals, audio mixing, operation of audio and video playback systems, load-in and load-out of audio/video equipment, and basic audio/video maintenance and care.  Additionally, the Audio/Video Engineers may be called upon to perform “A2” duties, fitting wireless microphones to performers and maintaining them during performances. These are full-time positions with excellent benefits and a rate of $20.00 per hour.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Audio or Video Production is strongly preferred, or equivalent professional experience and training. An additional 1-2 years of professional experience as an A1/FOH mixer or audio/video technician is required.  In all cases, experience should include an understanding of the theatre production process, audio/video signal flows, digital audio console programming and operation, wireless microphone use, installation of audio/video systems and basic audio/video equipment care and maintenance.  Additionally, proven experience as an A1/FOH mixer for voice and music for a variety of musical and performance styles is strongly preferred. This position will be regularly required to lift up to 25lbs, and occasionally up to 50lbs. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends is essential. 


Shakespeare Theatre Company is committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist organization that better reflects the community where we reside and work. To learn more about our on-going efforts and to read our Anti-Racist Action Plan, please visit If you are interested in this position, please apply on our website at, or you may send a cover letter, resume, and references to


$20.00 per hour



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