Sound Board Operator
Des Moines Playhouse
Persons who enjoy working with high-quality sound systems may want to volunteer as a Sound Board Operator. Seasoned sound technicians are always needed, but beginners with a good ear are welcome. Novices will be trained to run our sound equipment. You will learn how and why we use microphones, how to run cues, and how to manually mix the various sound sources together. You will be responsible for helping set up the sound system (mics, taped cues, etc.) with the Sound Deisgner prior to technical rehearsal. The timing, execution, and levels of the cues are set during the tech rehearsal. Once the show opens, the Sound Board Operator runs the sound.
NOTE: Due to the pandemic, our 2020-21 Season has not yet been announced. Shows and dates, as well as any changes to volunteer practices, will be posted on our backstage volunteer page, https://www.dmplayhouse.com/volunteer/back-stage/
About Des Moines Playhouse
831 42ND ST, DES MOINES, IA 50312, US
The mission of The Des Moines Playhouse is to produce high quality theatrical presentations utilizing the skills and talents of a group consisting primarily of volunteers for the cultural enrichment of the Central Iowa community, and to provide education in theatre arts for all ages, with an emphasis on young people.
The Des Moines Playhouse is a community theatre, producing 12-14 shows (Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas, family shows) each year. It is the second largest and one of the six oldest continuously operating community theatres in the US. The Playhouse also has one of the largest theatre education programs in the country, with classes for ages 4-adult.