Sound & Video Apprentice

Jacob’s Pillow seeks a Sound & Video Apprentice to join the Production Department and report directly to the Sound & Video Supervisor. The Sound & Video Apprentice is expected to be able to function independently on projects under his or her direct supervision as well as assist the Sound & Video Supervisor in the day-to-day operations of the Sound & Video Department, maintain a safe and healthy work environment, and assist with coordination of audio and video resources related to the production of festival performances and special events.


  • Assisting with coordination of audio and video resources related to the production of festival performances and special events
  • Assisting with the season openings and closings of all performance spaces, studios, exhibition spaces and temporary tents
  • Assisting with oversight of configuration of audio systems throughout the campus
  • Providing adequate notice to Production Managers of any specific needs for all crew calls, including load-ins, load-outs, extended rehearsals or performance calls, notes, and changeovers
  • Creating and maintaining all necessary paperwork
  • Assisting with the seasonal opening and closing of the Festival’s performance spaces, studios, exhibition spaces, and temporary tents
  • Working with visiting artists and companies to ensure the best sound reinforcement possible within budgetary constraints
  • Assist the Sound & Video Supervisor with Gala Performance
  • Assisting with maintenance and minor repairs to all audio equipment
  • Under the general direction of the Director of Technical Production, assisting with coordination of emergency response for staff and patrons in the event of an emergency or extreme weather
  • Completion of Adult/Child CPR and First Aid Training (provided to all seasonal staff prior to Festival)
  • Train Production interns in sound, video, and theater production
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Previous experience including college degree in theatre or minimum of 4 years of related experience in theatrical sound and video
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of theatrical sound and video equipment
  • Strong attention to detail and proactive monitoring of processes with excellent communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under a deadline, and work flexible hours.
  • Valid driver’s license.

To Apply:  Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Vincent Vigilante, [email protected], with “Sound & Video Apprentice” in the subject line.

All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Please do not mail hard copies.