Sound Intern – A2



The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is a non-profit arts and cultural organization serving West Michigan’s lakeshore community. We offer year-round live performances, classes, and workshops for adults and children, outreach programs, festivals, exhibitions, a farmer’s market, and professional theatre in the summer through Mason Street Warehouse (MSW), an Equity theatre company.


The Sound Intern – A2 shall work alongside professional sound, Equity and non-Equity theatre personnel.  He or she shall perform each and every duty and obligation with due diligence and to the best of his/her knowledge, skill, judgment and ability.  The Sound Intern – A2 is expected to devote such amounts of time, energy and skill as may be necessary to perform the duties required hereunder. Hours are dependent on tech rehearsal and performance times, and include nights and weekends.

Opportunities, duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working and coordinating with the Sound Designer/Technician, Artistic Director, Music Director, Stage Manager, TD, and other theatre staff
  • Installing and striking sound equipment for each production, along with the designer or other techs
  • Preparing all mics for casts and musicians; mic checks for all performers before each performance
  • Assist with the set-up of Clearcom/communications devices
  • With Sound Designer/Technician, trouble-shooting sound issues and resolving mic issues in real time during performances as well as when theatre is dark.


  • Ability to pay attention and follow verbal and written directions
  • Working knowledge of sound board equipment (Yamaha Q5), a variety of speakers, monitors, microphones, and communication equipment (Clearcom) is a plus.  Video knowledge is also helpful.
  • Ability to problem solve quickly.

REPORTS TO: The Sound Intern – A2 reports directly to the Sound Designer/Technician and the Equity Stage Manager.  Final employment authority is with the Producer and Artistic Director.

COMMITMENT: This is a temporary independent contractor position running for the length of the production season, beginning mid-May and running through Labor Day.   (Internships for one production, June 8 – July 13 or July 28 – August 31, rather than the entire season are negotiable.)  

COMPENSATION: Negotiable.  Housing may be available.

College credit:  It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for college credit at his/her school.  MSW/SCA is happy to assist by completing requested evaluations, reports or other documentation.

TO APPLY:  Please supply a cover letter and resume (with reference contact information) to: Ellen Engle, MSW Producer / SCA Performance Manager, 

DEADLINE: Submissions will be accepted until March 20.