Title Audio Video Supervisor
Organization Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin
Closing Date
Location Austin, TX

The Audio/Video Supervisor leads TPA’s production audio and video department and is responsible for managing the theatrical audio and video aspects of all TPA productions. The position works with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to realize TPA’s productions within artistic, safety, and financial standards. The Audio/Video Supervisor maintains TPA’s audio and video equipment inventory and systems to ensure optimal operation.

• Planning and Management: Effectively and diplomatically coordinate with visiting productions, event producers, staff, and other stakeholders. In concert with other production department team members, create the highest level of production quality for all events presented, produced, hosted, or supported by Texas Performing Arts including in-person, live-streamed, virtual, broadcast, and hybrid events. Ensure that audio, video, production communication, and signal distribution systems conform to required specifications. Use departmental databases and other systems to effectively share planning, cost, and schedule information. Create and maintain clear and accurate schedules, paperwork, and plans for audio and video aspects of productions. Coordinate with vendors on the purchase or rental of equipment as necessary. Obtain quotes and participate in bidding processes. Create, track, and reconcile audio/video department and event budgets. Anticipate and proactively correct potential production conflicts and problems. Develop and maintain strong relationships with production stakeholders and peers across the university, in the region, and nationally. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of historical, current, and emerging industry practices.
• Leadership and Training: Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, schedule, and supervise professional staff, labor vendor employees, contractors, students, and volunteer audio and video personnel. Support the Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor in providing technical support to curricular productions in the College of Fine Arts. Develop learning opportunities for UT students. Maintain and directly contribute to a production culture of mentorship, experiential learning, and professional experience for students at UT and in the greater Austin area. Ensure compliance with university policies and procedures regarding student employees. Participate in meeting TPA’s inclusion, equity, accessibility, and diversity goals, with a particular emphasis on students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in production disciplines.
• Event Production: Supervise and participate in load-ins, set-ups, performances, strikes, and load-outs. Function as an audio and/or video designer, department head, technician, programmer, board operator, or engineer as assigned. Oversee architectural or environmental audio and video effects beyond the stage when required. Setup and operate audio/video equipment in ancillary spaces when required. Demonstrate a backstage work ethic of proficiency, safety, excellence, and creative problem-solving.
• Facilities and Equipment: Maintain acoustic, audio and video, production communication, and signal distribution equipment and systems at peak operating levels. Regularly inspect and advise on system status and repair or maintenance needs. Research and make recommendations for capital replacement and improvement of the acoustic, audio and video, production communication, and signal distribution equipment and systems. Manage and maintain exterior, backstage, and lobby audio, video, communication, and signal distribution systems. Evaluate and adopt new audio and video, communication, and signal distribution technology throughout TPA’s operations. Maintain, track, and document changes to the house audio and video equipment inventory and system information.
• Perform other related functions as assigned. This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described.

Required Qualifications
• At least four (4) years of experience managing increasingly complex audio, video, electronic, and electromechanical instruments, control, and distribution systems.
• Demonstrated experience with a wide range of types of live performance, to include the full stylistic range of music artists, standup comics, Broadway-style musical performances, and “legit” and experimental theater, dance, and film presentation.
• Demonstrated experience leading the departmental advance process for production audio and video aspects including scheduling, budgeting, equipment substitution, and staffing.
• A demonstrated knowledge of audio and video equipment, systems, protocols, and best practices; to include the following:
o Analog and digital audio mixing consoles and the standard “outboard” equipment for those types of consoles
o Audio patch bays and signal routing
o Multi-zoned speaker systems and system management (Digital Signal Processing)
o Wired and Wireless microphone systems, including frequency “packing”
o Network-based signal distribution (AV over IP)
o Video streaming systems
o Intercom systems, both wired and wireless
o Paging systems
o Video control equipment, to include remote PTZ camera control, switchers, capture and storage methods
o Digital projectors: types, operation and lensing
o Video cameras: types, operation and lensing
o Video signals: composite, VGA, DVI, SDI, fiber optics
o Video routing, video baluns, video converters, distribution amplification
• Knowledge of video switching for multi-camera
• Computer skills: MS Office suite, AudioCore, SMAART, QLab, Dante
• Basic repair: cables, connectors, basic benchwork, and troubleshooting
• Demonstrated ability to mix audio for live events having multiple inputs.
• Demonstrated managerial skill leading and motivating crew of various levels of experience.
• Demonstrated accomplishment maintaining current knowledge of audio and video production practices and systems.
• Effective Communications: Demonstrated understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
• Accuracy and Attention to Detail: Demonstrated understanding of the necessity and value of accuracy and attention to detail; ability to process information with high levels of accuracy.
• Service Excellence: Demonstrated knowledge of customer service concepts and techniques; ability to meet or exceed customer needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner.
• Problem Solving: Demonstrated knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational or process problems; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
• Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated experience with standard theatrical work rules and general conditions for professional stage crews.
• More than the minimum required level of experience.
• Three or more years of experience working in a supervisory capacity.
• Demonstrated experience in audio and video capture, storage, and distribution techniques for the camera, including film, TV, and internet protocol events.
• Demonstrated accomplishment in creating and implementing audio and video system designs of high quality. Demonstrated experience creating high quality live audio mixes for a range of event types.
• Demonstrated knowledge of acoustic princip for live performance venues.
• Fluency in a language other than English.
• Demonstrated audio and video experience in an arts presenting organization; arts producing organization; university-based organization; or multi-venue performing arts organization.
• Demonstrated audio and video experience with international artists and productions.
• Demonstrated audio and video experience in an educational setting; experience in teaching, mentorship, or training roles; experience mentoring student employees.
• Demonstrated accomplishment creating growth opportunities for full-time team members; experience creating professional development opportunities for part-time and on-call production crew members.
• Demonstrated fluency in the use of audio and video technology and commitment to adopting new technology; current, demonstrated fluency in all stage production disciplines.
• Interest in and strong commitment to the mission and programs of Texas Performing Arts.
• Familiarity with Texas Performing Arts venues.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in past work roles.
• Familiarity with UT Austin policies and procedures.
• Relevant professional education or credentials.

Full Job Description:
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About Texas Performing Arts:
Texas Performing Arts is the professional arts presenting and producing program of The University of Texas at Austin. One of the largest and most active university-based performing arts centers in the U.S., Texas Performing Arts is an anchor institution in Austin’s arts, cultural, and entertainment landscape. Texas Performing Arts operates venues on the UT campus including Austin’s largest theater, the newly renovated Bass Concert Hall. Its public programs include Broadway in Austin; a 40th Anniversary Season of dance, theater, music and more; and the Texas Welcomes series of national touring artists. Texas Performing Arts is an integral unit of UT’s College of Fine Arts and engages students across the university.

Texas Performing Arts welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices. To learn more about Texas Performing Arts and this opportunity, please visit https://texasperformingarts.org/about-us/employment.

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