Interim Sound Engineer
Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from
venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200-seat venue at the Norris
Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is in the final phases of a
$66M capital campaign and has broken ground on the Baker Theatre and Education Center, a
state-of-the-art facility, featuring a 350-seat mainstage with a Broadway-sized stage, a 125-seat
flexible space, rehearsal studios, classrooms, and rental space. This is an extraordinarily
exciting time for the Playhouse, which is experiencing unprecedented growth.
This position will act as sound engineer for 3 productions (The Refugees, Into the Breeches, She Loves Me), support any other audio needs, live mix A1 for She Loves Me.
Reporting to the Director of Production, the Sound Engineer will be responsible for:
- Oversee all sound elements, and sound design as envisioned by the directors,
and sound designer.
- Coordinate all purchases, rentals, and borrows necessary for the realization of
- Analyzing the feasibility of all sound designs with regard budget, physical and
electrical limitations at the venue;
- Work with venue staff to provide appropriate general sound access for events in
- Wire all permanent and rental speakers, and work with Technical Director and
Properties Master to fully realize all practical elements;
- Oversee work of Sound Technician in assisting with operations.
- Oversee Sound Technician in the operation of the sound board/lighting board for
- Live mix sound for performances;
- Maintain sound inventory, instrument quality, and storage organization;
- Provide on-call coverage for any last minute or emergency needs in the sound
- Provide technical support for all special events or fundraisers;
- Attend all staff meetings and other meetings as required;
- In association with Director of Production, enforce shop and theatre policies and
uphold standard of safety regulations;
- Provide services in a manner in accordance with the guidelines contained within
Employer’s employee manual and style guide
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a willingness to ensure high-quality work. The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. The Sound Engineer will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including some show performances.
- The ideal candidate would possess:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to prioritize and self-start tasks.
- High proficiency in Qlab and Vectorworks
- Experience with wireless microphones
- Experience with Midas M32 control console
- Ability to lift 75lbs
- Comfortable working on ladders, lifts, and at heights of up to 25ft
- A level headed and empathetic approach to personnel management
- Familiarity with lighting and video equipment, preferred
Our Charter: https://gulfshoreplayhouse.org/charter
Compensation: Salaried $750-850/week DOE
Housing Provided – private room in a furnished shared apartment – cable and internet provided.
Travel provided by Gulfshore Playhouse
Dates: January 2, 2024- May 24, 2024
Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we
strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply.
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Ray Inkel, Director of Production, at