Sound Designer – Robin Hood job description

We’re looking for a Sound Designer to work as part of the creative team on our forthcoming production of Robin Hood, a collaboration between Exeter Northcott Theatre and Le Navet Bete, directed by Daniel Buckroyd and with musical direction by Tom Arnold.

The show includes a full ‘playlist’ of songs and incidental music, and will involve live vocals, recorded musical tracks prepared by our Musical Director, some live instrumental lines played from the stage as part of the action, and a plot of recorded sound effects.

The role of Sound Designer will involve working with our Director, Musical Director and in-house production and technical team to oversee the delivery of all sound for the show, specifically including:

  • Working with our Musical Director to prepare music sound files
  • Working with our Director to source sound effects as required by the script
  • Creating workable Qlab files for the running of the show
  • Working with our Production Manager to come up with sound solutions within budget
  • Supporting our in-house tech team on setting up and operating sound for performance
  • Overseeing the delivery of sound throughout tech/dress rehearsals

With rehearsals from Mon 7th Nov and first performance on Fri 9th Dec, we anticipate our Sound Designer working a maximum of 20 days on the project across this 5-week period, with some flexibility to enable someone interested to undertake other work.

We’re looking for someone with strong sound design skills, good knowledge of Qlab, experience of working with a mix of live and recorded musical elements, and ideally experience of working on pantomime/variety shows.

We’re particularly keen to hear from Southwest based creatives.

Fee: £3,000 plus expenses
Closing date: Sunday 14th August 2022 at 5pm
Interviews: w/c 29th August 2022

About the Northcott

Exeter Northcott Theatre is proud to have been part of Exeter’s cultural life for more than 50 years, drawing audiences from across the city, the surrounding area and the wider region to see the very best local, national and international performing arts in our mid- scale auditorium (460 seats) on the campus of the University of Exeter.

Diversity & Inclusion

There continues to be a significant lack of diversity across the arts, with a pressing need to provide progression routes for talented people from backgrounds that are under- represented. Exeter Northcott Theatre is committed to playing its part in addressing this by putting inclusion at the heart of our recruitment processes, finding new ways to share the power and resources we have at our disposal, and fostering a working culture that is welcoming for all our team. We actively encourage people with different backgrounds to join us and positively impact our teams and working practice. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of African and Caribbean heritage, people of South Asian, East Asian and South East Asian Heritage, D/deaf and disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, or those experiencing barriers due to their socioeconomic background.

How to apply

As part of our commitment to inclusion we’re working to widen the pool of people who hear about vacancies at the theatre, and make the process of applying for a job straightforward.

For this role we’re asking all candidates to click on the Apply Now link for this vacancy on our website and submit written and/or video/audio responses to the same two questions so you can tell us about yourself and why you’re the right person for this role:

  • Tell us about yourself and why your professional experience fits this project
  • Tell us about what support you might need if we were to offer you this role

And then upload a copy of your CV, and any audio that might support your application.

Contact us at jobs@exeternorthcott.co.uk if you wish to submit in a different format.

For an informal chat please contact e.faulkner@exeter.ac.uk

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