The SOUND & VIDEO ENGINEER is a member of the Production Department and reports 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
  • Act as chief sound board operator for mainstage productions
  • 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/benefit 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
  • Assist other production departments as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 multitask, work under a deadline, and work flexible hours.
  • Valid driver’s license is preferred

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

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

COVID-19 Information

Jacob’s Pillow is observing COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all employees who plan to work during Festival 2021. Protocols will address those who will reside on campus in all aspects of Pillow lifestyle including food, accommodations, travel logistics, health care, and workplace standards. Accepting employment at Jacob’s Pillow this summer will require a commitment to maintaining social distancing, masking, and testing practices on an ongoing basis for the duration of the term and require employees to uphold the values of a community agreement that recognizes safety as top priority in both the decisions made in the workplace and each person’s daily life. This protocol will evolve due to changing conditions, and is subject to change in accordance with local laws and regulations and medical direction.

If you are considered for the position, we will ask that you reserve at least 7 days prior to your employment start date to begin quarantining. If you must travel to the Pillow by air, train, or bus we will discuss a specific plan with you.