Theater lighting and sound operators

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Golden Ticket Productions, Inc.


Golden Ticket Productions is seeking a sound operator and a lighting operator for our upcoming musical in August 2018. Performances are located in Palatine, IL.


The Sound Operator will:

  • Set up and operate sound equipment. This could involve choosing the best positions rigging microphones and loudspeakers in appropriate places connecting cables to the sound console or mixing desk
  • Follow sound plot with cues for when each is to be played during the show. You balance the sound and adjust the equipment, as necessary, during a technical rehearsal. May be involved in designing sound cues.
  • Operate the sound console to switch between microphones and other sound sources, or adjust levels between them to achieve the right effect.
  • Attend and participate in all final run-throughs, system tunings, level settings, technical rehearsals, previews, and performances on which the individual is serving as the board operator
  • Serve as a member of sound crews for work calls, load-Ins, strikes, and changeovers
  • Maintain the headsets, beltpacks, and cabling for all productions & test paging/monitoring systems and assistive listening systems before each performance


  • Prior experience operating sound board for theatrical productions
  • Basic knowledge of professional sound systems design
  • Basic troubleshooting skills for medium- and large-scale professional sound systems
  • Basic headset maintenance skills
  • Basic computer skills, preferably both Macintosh and Windows environments
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. as required in systems load-ins


  • Tech week: August 12-15, evenings
  • Performances: August 16 (evening), 17 (evening), 18 (matinee), 23 (evening), 24 (evening), 25 (evening)



The Lighting Operator will prepare, rig, operate and maintain stage lighting systems and electrical effects. They produce the lighting effects seen in live theatre productions and their work can range from operating strobes, lasers and pyrotechnics to providing basic spotlighting depending on the production. The Lighting Operator works closely with the lighting designer, sound technicians, the director and the stage manager to combine their skills and help create the live theatre experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Interpreting a lighting designer's plan.
  • Rigging, focusing and operating necessary lighting equipment.
  • Programming consoles and loading automated colour change systems before a show.
  • Taking cues from the stage manager.
  • Operating manual and computer-controlled lighting systems during a show.
  • Maintaining the lighting equipment in good safe working condition.
  • Taking on frontline electrical maintenance duties when needed
  • Operating within current health and safety regulations to ensure a safe environment.


  • Prior experience operating lighting board for theatrical productions
  • Basic knowledge of professional lighting systems design
  • Manual dexterity and an aptitude for electrical work and electronics.
  • Creative flair and excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work quickly and creatively as part of a team.


  • Tech week: August 12-15, evenings
  • Performances: August 16 (evening), 17 (evening), 18 (matinee), 23 (evening), 24 (evening), 25 (evening)



We will be happy to provide you with any references/letters of recommendation, as well as complete any required paperwork for course credit. You'll be working with a knowledgeable, engaging production staff who are passionate about bringing shows to life on stage. You'll learn a lot and have a ton of fun along the way!

1 More opportunity with Golden Ticket Productions, Inc.


Mon Aug 12, 2019 - Sun Aug 25, 2019


150 E. Wood St.Palatine, IL 60067



  • Theater Arts
  • Audio-Visual
  • Stage Management




  • Orientation or Training
  • Tech week: August 12-15, evenings Performances: August 16 (evening), 17 (evening), 18 (matinee), 23 (evening), 24 (evening), 25 (evening)
  • Must be available for a brief orientation/training with theater personnel.

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