Sound No 1 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Application closing date: 1 Oct 2024 8:00am

Based: Birmingham

Salary: Fee is £850 per week plus £85 for any additional shows above 8 in a week.

Position: Sound No 1

Contract: Full time, Fixed term, Freelance


Job description

Birmingham Rep is looking for a Sound No 1 for our winter 2024 production of ‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story can be found at

Mark Gatiss‘s acclaimed retelling of Dickens’ winter ghost story visits The Rep this Christmas, directed by Adam Penford with sound design by Ella Wahlström.

Throughout the engagement, the role will be required to abide by Birmingham Rep’s policies and procedures which will be supplied with the contract.

The Rep has a permanent, full-time sound & video department, responsible for all the sound and video requirements of productions at the Rep, and which supports all shows in rehearsals and performance, visiting work and events. The Rep is engaging a dedicated Sound 1 for this production to supplement the in-house team and offer dedicated focus to the production. The role would be responsible to and supported by the Rep’s Head of Sound
and Video.

The planned team for the production is as follows:

Sound No 1 Key responsibilities below
Sound No 2 Responsibilities include covering and deputising for Sound No 1, setting up RF, ensuring mics are all prepped, and taking responsibility for comms, cuelights, and CCTV.

There will also be a technical swing employed to support all departments and provide general cover.

· Lead sound operator.
· Ensure the high quality of the audio of the performance.
· Supervise Sound No 2; ensuring all mics are correctly prepped.
· Ensure staffing and equipment is available for onstage rehearsals.
· Teach the mix to Sound No 2.
· Ensure all comms/cuelights/CCTV are fully functional.
· Liaise with the Rep’s Head of Sound & Video over any equipment issues, and spares and consumables purchases.
· Liaise with the Rep’s Head of Sound & Video on any HR, H&S or Rep Policy issues.
· Any other duties reasonably expected of a Sound No 1 on a large scale theatre production.

· 4th November 2024 Final week of rehearsals (in Birmingham) / Prep
· 5th November 2024 Fitup commences
· 14th November 2024 First Preview
· 20th November 2024 Press Night Performance
· 5th January 2025 Final Performance
· 6th January 2025 Getout

Contract dates: 4th November 2024 to 6th January 2025.

Fee is £850 per week plus £85 for any additional shows above 8 in a week.
The fee is based on a 48hr average week with any overtime paid out as single time at the
end of the contract on supply of a completed timesheet. All fees are in line with BECTU/UK Theatre Sub Rep Agreement, and include Equity subsistence.

The Rep is an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of all backgrounds and
experiences to apply.

To express your interest in the role, please send CV to Head of Sound and Video, Jonathan
Pearce –

Apply via