Job Title


12 Month Fixed-Term Contract

REF: 2023 / 11/27-ST

About the Role

Key Performance


About the Role


  • Assemble, operate and maintain technical equiptment used to record, amplify, enhance,mix or reproduce sound for all events/shows and confeences at the Market Theatre.
  • Operate sound system, set up and run audio equipment during performances and live events.
  • Assessing the acoustics of the performance area and assembling and operating the necessary equipment.
  • Setup the sound and AV equipment in accordance with the requirements of the incoming production and in consultation with the Head of Technical & Stage Services as per documented technical rider or specifications
  • Select, position, adjust and operate the Sound and AV equipment used for amplification, projection, and recording.
  • Applying technical knowledge of sound mixing equipment to achieve the determined artistic objectives.
  • Record sound onto digital audio CD or program audio and AV Cues into QLab.
  • Program mixing consoles as per engineer/Designer’s artistic objectives
  • Monitor audio and AV signals to detect sound-quality deviations or malfunctions before and during performances and live events.
  • Basic operation of audio and AV equipment during performances and live events
  • Anticipate and correct any problems.
  • Efficient and effective management of the communication channels between stakeholders.
  • Consult with the Head of Technical & Stage Services, including but not limited to the entire production team to determine the sound requirements.
  • Communicate with suppliers, keeping up to date with new technology, inform the production team of new equipment on the market.
  • Manage Assets to minimize loss or damage.
  • Maintain a full and frequently updated list of all available equipment with their status/lifespan to the Head of Technical and Stage Services
  • Train interns and Stage managers on sound and AV operations
  • Strike and safely store away all audio and AV equipment after performances and live events
  • Maintain a full and frequently updated list of all available equipment with their status/lifespan to the Head of Technical and Stage Services
  • Draw up workable Maintenance Plans with the Head of Technical and Stage Services

Desired Experience & 



  • A relevant bachelor’s degree/diploma in sound technology or sound engineer
  •    Minimum 3 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of Audio and Visual (AV) design, sound mixer, MA lighting and Digico console and

            media server

  • Knowledge of Protools, Cubase, studio1 and Qlab programs
  • Knowledge in media technology and/or production.
  • Knowledge in technical aspects of theatre productions.
  • Ability to diagnose technical problems such as delays malfunctions of the sound board, and errors in order to determine the true cause of the problem and solve it at a reasonable



  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Team player and work well under pressure
  • Multitasking and excellent time management skills

Interested persons who meet the requirements are invited to send a concise CV to the Human Resources Department via e-mail to

Please indicate the reference number of the post. ITC & criminal checks will be conducted and where applicable, candidates will be subjected to an assessment test.

Should you not hear from us within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

The Market Theatre Foundation reserves the right not to make any appointment(s) to the above post.

Enquiries may be directed Refiloe Chesane @ (011) 832 1641 ext 221 THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS POSITION: 08 December 2023