We’re looking for a full-time Audiovisual Systems Designer to join our team.
This position could be fully remote for the right candidate, but preference will be given to qualified candidates located in New York, Chicago, Denver, or Los Angeles. Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is required for TP employment in the US.
Responsibilities of the role
We are looking for an audiovisual consultant and designer who has strong experience in performance audio systems and mixing audio for live performance. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary design team working with owners, architects, and project managers to deliver high-quality audiovisual systems for performing arts and higher education projects. You will work with the owner to determine the system requirements, coordinate with the design team to ensure systems are integrated with the architecture and other trades, document the design in the form of drawings and specifications, and commission the systems once your design has been installed.
You are someone who is comfortable designing and providing on-site calibration/tuning of performance sound systems. While experience with video and control systems is a plus, the eagerness to learn these areas of design is the only prerequisite. As an expert in technology, you are comfortable with and enjoy learning new software and equipment. The right person will enjoy working with others in a team environment, have a passion for technology and the performing arts, and show compassion and empathy when explaining technical concepts to non-technical people.
This position could be fully remote for the right candidate, but preference will be given to qualified candidates located in New York, Chicago, Denver, or Los Angeles. The level of seniority we’re looking for in this position is Consultant (4-7 years AV design experience), but we will consider candidates with more experience for a Senior Consultant-level job. The salary range presented here is for the Consultant level.
As part of the job, we’ll expect you to:
Collaborate with the client and/or project managers to determine audiovisual systems performance and functionality requirements. Document those requirements as a scope of work to guide the design process.
Estimate project budgets for audiovisual equipment and labor. Update these estimates as the project progresses.
Oversee the design and product selection on your projects for the following systems:
Loudspeakers, amplifiers, signal processing, and mixing
Assistive listening systems
Video signal distribution
Broadcast and livestreaming
Front-of-house and back-of-house monitoring & paging
Networked audio, video, and control
Control system interfaces
Electrical power and infrastructure supporting the audiovisual systems
Utilize Revit and AutoCAD software to create bid drawings showing floor plans, sections, single-line diagrams, and other drawing details required to create a complete design package.
Utilize sound system design software (EASE, MAPP XT, Soundvision, etc.) to determine appropriate loudspeaker selection, placement, and configuration based on the program and architecture of the space.
Prepare system specifications and equipment lists as part of a complete design package.
Coordinate with other trades (both internal and external) on the project to ensure a fully coordinated design.
Review and respond to construction submittals and requests for information (RFIs) from the audiovisual contractor procuring and installing your design.
Commission audiovisual systems, once installed, to confirm system meets the performance and functionality requirements specified for the design.
Provide audio system tuning to calibrate the loudspeaker system once it has been installed.
We’re looking for someone who will contribute their own perspective, skills, and experience to our projects. Specifically, we’re looking for someone with:
Experience designing audiovisual systems for performing arts venues, higher education facilities, and other relevant market sectors.
Experience in software modeling for sound design such as EASE, MAPP XT, Soundvision, etc.
Experience calibrating/tuning performance audio systems using SMAART measurement software.
Knowledge of the various components of a performance audio system and the ability to communicate how both the overall system and individual components function.
Knowledge of different loudspeaker manufacturers and the ability to communicate the differences between them in terms of performance, functional capabilities, and system requirements.
Ability to meet deadlines with an accurate work product
Ability to problem-solve and prioritize tasks from multiple sources
Ability to work as part of a team
Proof of legal right to work in the United States
Fluency in English, both spoken and written
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Live sound experience for theatre, sports venues, or other entertainment industries
Experience working in AutoCAD and Revit software
Experience creating Digital Signal Processor (DSP) system files
Experience designing control systems using Crestron, Extron, QSC, and other control systems manufacturers
Experience designing video systems for presentation, broadcast, or experiential environments
Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or Portuguese
Knowledge of animation rendering
Our project work is international, so any foreign language proficiency is a plus. Travel varies depending on the project and is discussed with staff in advance. On average, we would not expect a person in this role to travel more than 3-5 days per month.
What we offer
The annual salary range for this role is $65,000 to $95,000, depending on your level of experience. In addition, we offer excellent benefits including health, dental, and vision coverage, 401(k) with match, and more.
If you’re interested in this position, please email your PDF cover letter and resume [email protected] and put “AV Systems Designer search” in your subject line.
Theatre Projects is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, gender nonconforming people, racial and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ people are especially encouraged to apply, as we find these groups to be underrepresented in our industry. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.