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Sound Supervisor

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver, CO

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Company Overview

The DCPA Theatre Company champions the most exciting new voices in our field, while reaching to great stories of the past to illuminate the present. In crafting a season, we look for opportunities to celebrate together, as well as inflection points in the conversation about who Denver and the country are becoming.  The company produces eight to ten productions in three venues annually, as well as large-scale, immersive events off campus.  The Denver Center has a history of going big: seeking out large canvases that fully exploit the theatrical possibilities of the artform. Supported by one of the most skilled group of artisans in the country, that ambition is often delivered with superb craftsmanship. Increasingly, the work onstage represents the diversity of Denver and the Theatre Company consciously weaves conversation with the community into and around productions onstage.

Together, the DCPA Theatre Company, Broadway, Event Services, and Education & Community Engagement programs create a deep cultural impact on the region, realizing our mission to engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.


Culture Statement 

For more than 40 years, creativity and community have been the foundation of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ success. As a leading cultural organization in the Rocky Mountain West, we are actively participating in a cultural evolution of belonging and anti-racism. Our commitment to reflect the diversity and priorities of our community — in our workplace, audience and programming — has never been more present. 

We believe that the theater can transform us — and be transformed by us. We invite you to be part of our Team. 

Job purpose

The Sound Supervisor is a department head level position ultimately responsible for supporting the artistic vision of directors and designers as it relates to preparation, budgeting, and sound equipment installation for all DCPA-Theatre Company, Education, and Off-Center productions.  The Sound Supervisor provides thorough knowledge of all DCPA’s on-site and off-site performance spaces and over-sees production Sound Operators.


Duties and responsibilities 

Responsible for supervising, organizing and directing the requirements for Sound at the Denver Center Theatre Company (DCTC), more specifically:

  • Responsible for the delivery of all sound requirements for productions of the DCTC.
  • Schedule and supervise the set-up and installation of sound equipment in a theatre prior to a production’s technical rehearsal.
  • Oversight of budgets relating to the Sound Department.
  • Scheduling of the Sound Department staff.
  • Track hours and submit payroll for Sound Department employees.
  • Supervise the purchase and/or rental of all sound-related equipment and materials.
  • Plan the methods and schedules for sound.
  • Management and maintenance of the DCTC sound systems in (5) theatres as well as off-site production locations, and equipment inventory.
  • Supervise the delivery of sound within a tight deadline.
  • Attend and assist with technical rehearsals.
  • Research, identify, and install capital projects as necessary.
  • This is full time position is typically 52 weeks per year.


Scope of Authority 

  • Exercises great latitude for independent judgment and decision making.  Makes all day to day decisions for the Sound Department and for the DCTC as it relates to this area.     


Financial Authority 

  • Can make financial commitments for the organization and sign contracts without additional approval as they relate to the Sound Department. 


  • Deep understanding and knowledge of electricity, electrical and electronic circuits and control systems as related to amplification and sound systems including the ability to troubleshoot and repair these systems as required.  
  • Ability to design and build electrical circuits for theatrical effects. 
  • Three years of Sound Supervisor experience. 

On the Job Training           

  • Normally takes between six and twelve months to effectively perform the regular duties of the job.

Software Utilized

  • Microsoft Office, QLab, Clear-Com ECS and V-Pack Q-SYS, Vectorworks, Symetrix SymNet Designer, Concur, ADP



Supervisor responsibilities

Direct supervision of three full-time seasonal staff and additional labor as needed.   Assigns and schedules work, provides training, appraises performance, interviews, hires, and initiates disciplinary discussions.  Recommends promotions, transfers, salary changes and termination.


Working conditions

Work issplit between typical office environment, sound shop, theatres, and off-site production locations.  Schedule must be flexible to include weekends, evenings, and long hours during technical rehearsals


Physical requirements 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to move about.


Direct reports

Sound Operator (3)


Full time positions include the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance and Pet Insurance

401k Plan with employer contributions

Time off benefits including personal days, sick days, vacation days and 10 paid holidays.


In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion.  All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel welcome and valued.  


Denver Center for the Performing Arts


Denver, CO
80204 USA



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