4 Oct 2021


Technical Director

Sarasota Orchestra  Sarasota, Florida, United States

Job Description

Sarasota Orchestra currently has a full-time job opening for a Technical Director. The successful candidate will oversee all audio requirements for Orchestra programs, including Youth Orchestras and Sarasota Music Festival. Provide archival recordings for Sarasota Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and SMF programs. Oversee sound systems in Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center and perform or oversee video aspects of concerts.


Responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Oversee technical aspects (audio and visual) of Orchestra concerts and rehearsals, comply with technical riders, coordinate with outside sound and video contractors
  • Edit Masterworks audio recordings for local Public Radio broadcast; ensure compliance with Collective Bargaining Agreement recording protocols; work with Music Director, Staff Conductors and Director of Artistic Planning toward final broadcast quality; submit final broadcast recordings
  • Edit audio and visual recordings for grants; work closely with Vice President of Operations and Director of Artistic Planning on all edits
  • Record performances (chamber concerts, educational concerts, SMF concerts, other concerts as requested by the Music Director and Director of Artistic Planning)
  • Oversee and maintain sound systems in Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
  • Set up and run cameras in all venues; edit video and sound when necessary for streaming, archival or grant purposes
  • Train production staff in basic operation of in-house recording systems in Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center
  • Create budget estimates and manage costs for A/V technology and services supporting program activities
  • Provide technical support for events including Board of Director meetings, Development events, volunteer meetings, rentals
  • Assist with rentals and other facilities related matters as needed
  • Assist in the execution of orchestra set ups/tear downs for SO and Youth Orchestra services in all performance venues
  • Communicate and maintain positive relationships with orchestra musicians, conductors and staff


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong, proven background in audio engineering in a professional environment
  • Knowledge of basic lighting and video systems
  • Music background and training with experience in symphonic music
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends
  • Ability to work with Conductors, Musicians, Staff, Volunteers
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven, team environment, while maintaining a calm, professional demeanor


Sarasota Orchestra offers a competitive salary, generous time off and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and retirement.


Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to HR@SarasotaOrchestra.org





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Technical Director
Sarasota Orchestra
 Sarasota, Florida, United States

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