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Sound and Video Manager

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Technology, Multimedia & Audiovisual
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Sound and Video Manager

Description: The Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT), a LORT D Theatre on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a Sound & Video Manager.  The manager will be responsible for leading all sound and video design installs for all CBT productions, Theatre Department events, and Theatre Department academic spaces.  This role ensures the maintenance of all audio and video equipment and oversees the inventory procurement and upkeep in these areas in coordination with production needs/requests.  This position will report to the production manager and will coordinate with resident and guest sound and media designers for 7-8 productions a year.  This position will supervise graduate students and undergraduates assigned to work in the sound area, and occasional over-hires.  Potential teaching of sound technology and/or design opportunities exist for the interested candidate.    


Position will:

  • Collaborate with sound and video designers, Production Manager, and other Staff to achieve desired designs within designated budgets.
  • Maintain inventory and purchases of all departmental sound and video equipment.
  • Archive designs as to content and installation.
  • Supervise installation and setup of various equipment and instruments according to requirements and safety.
  • Oversee the installation and use of comm systems.
  • Attend technical rehearsals as needed, instruct students on equipment as needed.
  • Hire and supervise over-hire technicians as needed for installation and strike of per-show systems.
  • Collaborate with contributing departments to ensure department needs are met for all events. 


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Experience with theatre sound systems, programming, and live mixing (musical production preferred) is required.  
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and stairs, and work comfortably at heights is needed. 
  • Ability to work nights and some holidays required. 

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • BA/BFA or MFA or equivalent in professional experience preferred. 

Position: Full Time, Exempt, Full Benefits

Arts and Culture Management 1 / MR08

Please provide resume, cover letter, and three reference contacts.

Anticipated start date: September 1, 2023

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Ut Theatre
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 18, 2023, 11:45:07 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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