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Head Audio Technician

Position: Head Audio Technician
Reports to: Performance Hall Technical Director
Location: Downtown Charleston, SC
Hours: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt. Evening and weekend hours will be required.
Pay: Hourly rate will be commensurate with experience with opportunity for paid overtime.

Organization Background
A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, the Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports, and presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local, national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Through programming on its public campus and extensive arts education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community building and essential dialogue.

The Gaillard Center was established as a non-profit in 2015. Its campus includes the world-class 1,818-seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 26,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall that includes the Grand Ballroom and Salons, and a Terrace Lawn.

For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit https://www.gaillardcenter.org.

Position Summary
The Charleston Gaillard Center seeks a skilled audio and video systems supervisor for a multi-venue environment. The Head Audio technician will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and safe use of all house owned audio and video equipment as well as integration of third-party rental equipment and mixing of certain events and productions. This role oversees all audio and video elements for the venue which includes the Performance Hall (theater) and the Exhibition Hall (ballroom). This employee will assist with audio advance work, equipment rentals, and assisting touring crews, renters, and outside vendors with set-up, integration, and operation of all audio related production elements. The successful candidate will work well with full-time teammates and union crew members; will have proven prior success managing a complex audio network in a multi-space facility; and will be skilled at troubleshooting problems as they arise. The ideal candidate will be willing to jump in and help wherever needed to make a show or event a success.

This position is covered under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 333; however, the successful candidate is not required to be a member of IATSE. The position is a full time, year round permanent staff position paid hourly, with a weekly guarantee of no less than 35 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Supervising crews of stagehands and/or technicians during load-ins, show runs, and load-outs.
  • Mixing events (both performances and special events) as needed.
  • Maintaining in-house audio and video equipment, and a/v network infrastructure.
  • Administrative and event related advance work as needed.
  • Keeping accurate equipment inventories.
  • Communicating with outside vendors to coordinate audio/video equipment rentals.
  • Conducting audio and video training sessions as needed.
  • Coordinate Audio/Video Dept. projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ year(s) experience in a related role.
  • Dante Certification Level 2 required.
  • Well versed in the following audio networking and control software:
    • AES50
    • London BSS
    • Rane Halogen
  • Familiarity with Clear-Com systems including HelixNet and Freespeak.
  • Experience with FOH mixing and Monitor mixing.
  • Experience mixing on Midas Pro series, and Yamaha QL/CL series consoles.
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays as dictated by the show and event schedule of the facility. Overtime may be required.
  • Proven leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Customer-service focus with all clients, both internal, external, and touring personnel.
  • A teamwork-driven attitude with a desire to find solutions to problems.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal communication skills necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Dante Certification Level 3

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move, transport and/or position up to 50lbs of various equipment and materials.
  • Activities may require sustained periods of movement, traversing, and positioning to meet facility and event demands.

Benefits
The Gaillard Center provides a competitive benefit package that includes:

  • Fully paid medical insurance, at the employee level
  • Optional vision, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • 4 weeks of paid time off, accrued annually
  • 6 weeks of paid family and medical leave
  • 403(b) with up to a 4% company match
  • Free and/or discounted tickets to performances
  • Employer paid parking

The Charleston Gaillard Center is an equal opportunity employer. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Gaillard is critical to our mission. To be a leading performing arts center in the Southeast, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging. For us, equity means that our staff members, our patrons, and our clients can experience the transformative power of the arts, no matter their starting place.

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Performance Hall Technical Manager

Position: Performance Hall Technical Manager
Reports to: Technical Director
Location: Downtown Charleston, SC
Hours: Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt. Evenings and weekends will be required.

Organization Background
A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, the Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports,
and presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local,
national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Through programming on its public campus and
extensive arts education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community
building and essential dialogue.

The Gaillard Center was established as a non-profit in 2015. Its campus includes the world-class 1,818-
seat Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 26,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall that includes the
Grand Ballroom and Salons, and a Terrace Lawn.

For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit https://www.gaillardcenter.org.

Position Summary
The Performance Hall Technical Manager (PHTM) works in coordination with the Technical Director to
oversee all technical operations in the center’s 1800 seat Performance Hall, and will work in conjunction
with the technical department’s full-time department heads to implement rigging, carpentry, audio,
lighting, video, stage management, and maintenance. The PHTM is the primary liaison to the Charleston
Symphony Orchestra, and Education Department productions.

Responsibilities
● Advance production needs and coordinate backstage logistics for local arts organizations events,
Education Department events, and other touring productions and rental clients as needed.
● Attend meetings with clients to collect critical event information.
● Record event data into event management software VenueOps.
● Generate labor and equipment estimates for event support, and production technical riders as
needed.
● Work with the Staffing Coordinator to schedule work calls including prep calls, load-ins, shows,
load-outs, and restore calls.
● Supervise/Manage work calls including load-ins, shows, and load-outs. (Broadway, Music,
Dance, Theater, Corporate)
● Serve as the Stage Manager for rental clients, Education Department events, and local arts
organizations as needed.
● Participate in weekly production meetings.
● Reconcile receipts and invoices for purchases and equipment rentals using Financial Edge
software.
● Collaborate with the Department Heads to coordinate technical trainings.
● Work with the Technical Director to schedule and supervise equipment and systems
maintenance in the Performance Hall.
● Other duties and tasks as assigned

Required Qualifications
● Minimum of 5 years of technical experience working in a leadership role in Theater and related
event industry fields.
● Proficient knowledge of computer and software skills including Windows, Mac operating
systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Google G Suite.
● Adept at executing multiple administrative tasks daily, and within a specified deadline.
● Excellent communication through written and verbal skills.
● Able to quickly strategize, prioritize, and coordinate logistics for event support.
● Basic Stage Management experience in a theatrical and/or corporate setting.
● Proven ability to identify safety issues and concerns, and a working knowledge of occupational
health and safety best practices.
● Strong working knowledge of operating theatrical flying, rigging, and chain motor systems.
● Comfortable working at heights.
● Willing to work a flexible schedule including office hours (M-F 9am – 5pm), as well as nights,
weekends and holidays.
● Comfortable and proficient in executing daily administrative duties while collaborating with the
Technical Department’s full time Department Heads to successfully and safely supervise and
support the events and performances throughout the year.
● Comfortable speaking in groups and otherwise representing the Center to the public, touring
production personnel, and rental clients.

Preferred Qualifications
● Working knowledge of Vectorworks and/or AutoCAD software.
● Experience with audio, lighting, stage carpentry, and video.

Physical Requirements
● Must be able to lift/pull/push/carry a minimum of 50 pounds.
● Work may include prolonged periods of sitting, typing, looking at a computer screen, walking,
standing, and lifting.

Pay and Benefits
Pay will be based on qualifications and experience.

The Gaillard Center provides a competitive benefit package that includes:
● Fully paid medical insurance at the employee level
● Optional vision, dental, life, and disability insurance
● 4 weeks of paid time off, accrued annually
● 403(b) with up to a 4% company match
● Free and/or discounted tickets to performances
● Employer paid parking

NO PHONE CALLS

The Gaillard is an equal opportunity employer. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Gaillard is critical to our mission. To be a leading performing arts center in the Southeast, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging. For us, equity means that our staff members, our patrons, and our clients can experience the transformative power of the arts, no matter their starting place.

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Venue Sales Coordinator

Position: Venue Sales Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Venue Sales
Location: Downtown Charleston, SC
Hours: Full-Time, Hourly, Some overtime, weekends, and evenings may be required

Organization Background
A leader in the performing arts in the Southeast, the Charleston Gaillard Center commissions, supports, and
presents ambitious, multidisciplinary cultural programming and provides access to the best local, national, and global artists and companies on its stage. Through programming on its public campus and extensive arts
education initiatives, the Gaillard Center serves as a platform to participate in community building and essential dialogue.

The Gaillard Center was established as a non-profit in 2015. Its campus includes the world-class 1,818-seat
Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, a 26,000 square-foot Exhibition Hall that includes the Grand
Ballroom and Salons, and a Terrace Lawn.

For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit https://www.gaillardcenter.org.

Position Summary
The Venue Sales Coordinator coordinates sales activities of the Charleston Gaillard Center including
communication with internal staff to ensure successful calendar management, coordinating sales materials and contracts, client needs, and representing the company.

Responsibilities

  • Be one of the first points of contact for incoming sales calls, and respond in a quick, timely, and professional manner to all customers. 
  • Respond to sales leads, create proposals, perform site visits, and create contracts as directed by Director of Venue Sales.
  • Deliver clear and concise communication that is representative of Charleston Gaillard Center via all avenues of communication.
  • Learn and use all sales systems and sales processes. Implement these tools and resources in order to accomplish individual and team goals and efficiently complete job duties.
  • Coordinate sales calls and help with mailings and promotional materials as needed.
  • Coordinate sales bookings and date holds as needed.
  • Coordinate sales client site visits, welcome packages and thank you items as needed. 
  • Understand our sales contract and be able to answer questions regarding the clauses and policies.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information.
  • Perform other sales duties as needed.
  • Attend local networking and industry events to represent the Charleston Gaillard Center as needed.
  • Maintain all sales and internal records, invoices, and filing.
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business, Marketing, Communication, or related field 
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • Must have a strong demonstrated working background in hospitality or hotel sales or convention services
  • Experience working in hotels, venues, or related industries are preferred

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Strong computer proficiency, skills, are required
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Required attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills 
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow instructions

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Must submit to a criminal background check
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and access to an automobile.

Physical Requirements

  • Some physical demands with respect to lifting; i.e. will routinely carry the tools of the trade to include a laptop computer, digital camera, signs and banners, boxes, setting up displays, and staying on your feet for extended hours. 

Pay and Benefits
Pay is commensurate on experience. Please state your salary requirements in your cover letter.

The GMC provides a competitive benefit package that includes:

  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Parking in close proximity (walking distance) 

NO PHONE CALLS

The CGMC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Part-Time Careers

The Charleston Gaillard Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We do not have any part-time opportunities available. No phone calls, please.


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Internships

As part of the Gaillard Center’s nonprofit mission, the Gaillard Center seeks to provide educational opportunities for all ages, including those pursuing higher education. The Gaillard Center’s Internship Program provides college students considering careers in arts administration the unique opportunity to gain real-world experience operating a world-class performing arts venue. Internships are offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters to current college students for experience and academic credit.

Our Spring 2024 internship opportunities are closed. Please check back in July 2024 for Fall 2024 internship applications.

“I loved my time at the Gaillard, from the welcoming staff to the amazing events, I felt right at home. Being able to be given so much responsibility and learn so many aspects of the organization, I feel I can take away more than I ever expected here at the Gaillard Center. Thank you GMC for all you have done for me!”

 Mikayla C. Marketing Intern, Summer 2017

“Interning at the Gaillard Center helped me launch my career in the arts sector! My supervisor and team worked closely with me to ensure that I gained the knowledge and experience that can only be taught in the field.”

 Victoria B. Production Intern, Spring 2017

“Interning with the Gaillard Center was the best decision I made as an arts management major! It provided me with the opportunity to witness the establishment of a brand new non-profit organization, and experience first-hand how a world-class performing arts center is operated. After my internship, I began working for the Gaillard full-time, and since then, have gained invaluable experience  in ticketing, development, and marketing.””

 Katie R. Marketing Intern, Spring 2015