Microphone Dresser

Dates: Late May 2017 – August 2017

Overall Responsibility:  Coordinate and implement the use of wireless microphone equipment for assigned production(s).

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Sound Designer and Assistant, compose a microphone plot for assigned production(s).
  • Prepare, dress, and maintain wireless microphones for assigned production(s).
  • Assist in the creation of the sound prompt script for assigned production(s).
  • Collaborate with the Costume Department in devising transmitter placement and protection on each performer.
  • Collaborate with the Hair & Wig Department in devising microphone placement and protection on each performer.
  • Assist fellow Microphone Dressers in making necessary modifications and adjustments to the wireless microphones as required by other productions in a given week.
  • Assist with the load-in, load-out, and maintenance of the orchestra pit.
  • Assist in the organization and storage of sound equipment.
  • Attend all sound work calls, production meetings, rehearsals, and performances of assigned production(s).
  • Other responsibilities designated by the Sound Designer and unique to the given production.


  • A serious interest in the theatre profession, preferably having obtained or currently pursing an education in theatre.
  • Previous experience in sound operation/design preferred.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to take direction and see a task out to completion.
  • Proven history of reliability and a strong work ethic.
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as being a positive team member.
  • Exhibited self-reliance and willingness to seek out all possible solutions before giving up.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict and crisis.

Interested candidates should send resume and a letter of intent via the form below. Deadline to apply is March 17 although you are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP as the position will fill quickly.