The SOUND & VIDEO SUPERVISOR is a member of the Production Department and reports directly to the Director of Technical Production.  The Sound & Video Supervisor is expected to be able to function independently on projects under his or her direct supervision as well as assist the Director of Technical Production in the day-to-day operations of the Sound & Video Department, maintain a safe and healthy work environment, and coordinate audio and video resources related to the production of festival performances and special events.


  • Coordination of audio and video resources related to the production of festival performances and special events
  • Maintaining early and constant communication with the Director of Technical Production regarding coordination of artists’ requirements and festival resources
  • Assisting with the season openings and closings of all performance spaces, studios, exhibition spaces and temporary tents
  • Evaluating and arranging any additional needs that may extend beyond the standard Festival resources provided by the Pillow, and discussing cost/feasibility with the Director of Technical Production
  • Overseeing 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
  • Working with visiting artists and companies to ensure the best sound reinforcement possible within budgetary constraints
  • Maintaining and performing minor repairs to all audio equipment
  • Recommending the purchase and/or rental of necessary 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)
  • Mentor and train Interns in sound, video and theater production.
  • Assist other production departments as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Previous experience- 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 not required

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