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3 Academic credits + Stipend TBA

An intern in sound will assist the Sound Designer and Theatre Technician in the design and execution of sound for both productions. Responsibilities include:

• Supervise students in the sound instillation and strikes

• Helping to train students in running the sound systems

• Running the sound board for one or both productions

• Maintaining the sound equipment inventory and any rental equipment for the summer

• Setting up and taking down microphones before and after each performance

• Working with the costume department and the actors to ensure efficient use of body microphones

• Running a sound check before each dress rehearsal and performance

• Working with the Musical Directors on the orchestra setup and strike

• Ensuring good communication between the Sound Designer and all other departments

• Coordinating with the Lighting and Set departments on the placement of any hanging mics or onstage monitors

• Making sure that all needed communication systems (headsets, walkie-talkies and video communications) are in place and operating for technical rehearsals and performances

• Trouble-shooting sound problems during the shows

• Attending meetings as scheduled

• The intern will be responsible for the sound during the student cabaret on the final weekend of performances of Summer Dinner Theatre

The intern will have the opportunity to learn the process for theatrical sound design and to refine technical skills in this area.   This is a partial internship, with the possibility of expanding to a full internship by doing additional work in another area. The intern will be expected to keep a journal and write and evaluation of the experience. All interns are expected to participate in other responsibilities to the Summer Dinner Theatre program as a whole.  A candidate for this internship should have some experience in sound and a strong desire to learn about design and execution of sound for musical theatre. The ability to read music is preferred. All interns are required to have a minimum of one year of college or equivalent experience.

Start Date: First day of Summer Dinner Theatre class

End Date: Thursday, August 3rd, following final strike of Summer Dinner Theatre

Hours: Monday - Friday, 2 - 10 p.m., plus weekends for technical rehearsals and performances and other times as needed.  Schedule for the early weeks will be very flexible

Final Week Schedule: Monday - Thursday, Noon - 6 p.m.

Primary Supervisor: Sound Designer

Secondary Supervisors: Technical Director/Production Manager

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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