The sound technician is the master sound creator for a theatrical production. These professionals not only keep the microphones that singers use problem free, but create soundscapes for theatrical productions ranging from musicals to straight plays.
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The theatrical sound technician is in charge of running the audio equipment during a performance or public event as well as for the quality of the sound during the performance. Skills sets required to do the job include the ability to run a sound board, to create audio recordings for the performances and to work with the director or production manager to create the sound for a show, according to the Job Explorer website.
According to the State University website, many sound technicians are freelancers and due to the nature of the work, often find themselves facing long periods of unemployment once the run of a show is completed.
Aspiring sound technicians can get experience in a number of ways, including in the community as well as college productions. They can also gain additional knowledge through college coursework, according to the State University website.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the position of sound technician to grow faster than average. However, competition for jobs is expected to be fierce.
The average salary for a sound technician is £24,732, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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