En tournée | On Tour

Assistant Head of Sound – VOLTA | Assistant du chef sonorisateur - VOLTA

Métiers techniques du spectacle | Technical Show Specialties

Temps plein | Full-Time

Assistant Head of Sound
Permanent position
Life at Cirque is about sharing our passion and about creating wonder with talented colleagues, all the while delivering at the highest quality in a fast-moving environment. Boldness and curiosity are a part of our DNA and hopefully a part of yours too. Together, we work hard, juggle priorities, shift trajectories, have loads of fun and, above all, dare to reinvent ourselves and meet new challenges.
Your responsibilities will entail:
- Maintain the artistic integrity of the sound design in the absence of the Head of Sound;
- Manage the backstage sound equipment;
- Take care of technical modifications, repairs, inspections and installations of all sound equipment;
- Assist the Head of Sound with tasks related to the coordination and administration of the department;
- Maintain and update the show sound records, maintenance log, systems updates and sound archives.
- Work as a sound technician for the show during performances and rehearsals;
- Act as a backup sound console operator during performances and rehearsals;
- Ensure that sound equipment is set up properly and consistently with the show concept;
- Assist in conducting research, ordering and purchasing new and/or replacement sound equipment;
- Ensure safety and security of sound installations at all times;
- Perform maintenance on sound equipment;
- Assist with the maintenance, repair and modification of sound equipment;
- Supervise all specialized personnel hired to work with the sound crew on setup and tear-down;
- Supervise and train the backup sound technicians;
- Adhere to standards and regulations pertaining to the safety of sound equipment and adhere to safe working methods;
- Assist in updating sound archives, inventory, technical documentation and customs documentation;
- Collaborate with International Headquarters(IHQ) on any technical issue in the absence of the Head of Department;
- Participate in setup and tear-down;
- Work in close collaboration with the bandleader and band members;
- Follow and support the equipment and inventory management procedures and requirements as required by Cirque du Soleil. Utilize the tools and procedures provided by IHQ to maintain inventory and equipment data. Follow the requirements detailed for customs and logistics with regards to the transport of material with touring productions.
We would like to meet you if you have:
 - College diploma (or equivalent) in live entertainment, theatre production, sound technology or electronics (or equivalent work experience);
- A minimum of four years' experience as a sound technician, with two to three years' experience with wireless sound technology;
- Technical knowledge of sound equipment;
- Good general understanding of all technical aspects of a show is an asset;
- Personnel management experience;
- Knowledge of Microsoft applications in a Windows environment;
- Flexible, autonomous and team-spirited;
- Able to handle contingencies and work well under pressure;
- Able to work at heights (climbing abilities is an asset);
- Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, fluency in French is an asset;
- Available to tour full time and authorized to work in foreign countries.
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is much more than just a show: it’s also you. At the centre of Cirque's creative energy are talented people with a passion for challenging their own limits. You will love to:
- Make a real visible difference in what you do;
- Learn and grow within our international environment;
- See our shows and contribute to their success;

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