From time to time, The Ark needs to add to its talented, hard-working staff.
The Ark is seeking an experienced sound technician to mix shows using our club PA equipment. This position is a 3 month contracted position working approximately two shows a week.
Duties will include reviewing show advance information, loading in bands and artists, setting the stage, performing a sound check, running the PA for the concert, tearing down, and loading out the show.
Applicant must have ample and recent experience running a digital sound board, such as the Soundcraft Si3 used at The Ark, in live performance settings. Applicants should be skilled experts in live sound reinforcement, be able to lift heavy equipment, confident under pressure, personable and helpful. Ability to test and fix broken equipment is ideal.
The applicant chosen for this position will be working closely with volunteers and night managers, but will be under the supervision of the Club Manager, Emily Ross.
Send short letter of interest and an updated resume or list of experience by May 30th to email@example.com or by mail to: The Ark, Attn: Emily Ross, 1955 Pauline Blvd Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. EOE. No calls, please.
About The Ark:
The Ark is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment of the human spirit through the presentation, preservation and encouragement of folk, roots and ethnic music and related arts. The Ark provides a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all people to listen to, learn about, perform and share music.
The Ark was founded in 1965, and nightly club operations have been performed primarily by a group of volunteers for 47 years. This is an amazing feat and is testimony to the importance of The Ark in the community, as well as the great appreciation The Ark has for itís volunteers. Currently, The Ark presents over 300 shows each year.
The Ark has 7 full time staff positions including an executive director, 4 part time night managers, a volunteer board of directors, as well as club and tech volunteers.
Club volunteers work nightly as front of house concessions sales people, artist merchandise sellers, ushers, etc.
Tech volunteers lead and/or assist with the load in, stage set up, sound check, concert and load out of shows. Skilled volunteer techs serve as our house sound technician on any shows not covered by this contracted position. The volunteer tech position is the same in task and skill expectations as this contracted position.
As our concert programming develops and changes, and our volunteer roster increases and decreases over time, we are looking to fill this contracted position in order to create stability in the scheduling of a house technician each night at The Ark.