Who We Are
Little Island is a beautiful, welcoming, and unique public park and public art space located in Hudson River Park at 13th/14th St. With its one-of-a-kind design and dynamic offerings and experiences, Little Island invites all New Yorkers to experience a public space that is designed to ignite imagination, foster spontaneity and play, and support camaraderie and connection. Little Island relies on its dedicated staff to deliver this experience and cultivate a public space that is welcoming for all to enjoy.

Audio Technician (Swing A1)

Little Island is home to three unique outdoor spaces for social gathering and live performance. We seek Audio Technicians (Swing A1)'sto join the Artistic Programming Department to install, operate, and maintain the audio elements for a variety of multi-disciplinary events and performances. A successful Swing A1 will be an adaptable team member with a passion for supporting artistic needs and strong problem-solving skills. They are hardworking, energetic, self-motivated, and prioritize safety and hospitality in their work. Candidates with experience in a variety of performance settings, including outdoor spaces, are encouraged to apply.

  • Hourly Rate: $35.00/hour
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Schedule Expectations: The Swing A1 will be scheduled to work between 25-30 hours a week on a changing schedule, including evenings, weekends, and other flexible hours
  • Projected Start Date: Monday, May 16th 2022
  • Projected End Date: Week of October 3rd, 2022
  • Employment duration: If employed in a temporary position, candidates should note that they will need to reapply for any future positions and there is no presumption for rehire or reoccurring employment in subsequent seasons

What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with the Audio and Lighting Supervisor, Production Manager, and other Artistic Programming personnel to ensure the successful execution of the technical needs for a variety of events.
  • Prepare, load-in, maintain, and load-out audio equipment on an event basis and at the start of the programming calendar.Provide support for rehearsals and live performances by establishing and adjusting audio mixes of multiple sources.
  • Provide support for rehearsals and live performances by establishing and adjusting audio mixes of multiple sources.
  • Collaborate with the Education and Community Relations department on the execution of their community partner events and workshops in the park, ensuring all partners and visitors have access to quality pop-up performances and learning experiences onsite
  • Maintain and troubleshoot audio department equipment inventory as needed.
  • Participate in achieving Little Island artistic goals by providing consistent and high-quality production support to a wide range of events in three very distinct performance areas in the park.
  • Other duties and tasks related to the park and its operations as assigned.

What You Bring

  • Relevant audio experience, including knowledge of digital audio consoles, backline, and general audio troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience with mixing live performance.
  • Familiarity with theatrical A2 practices.
  • Knowledge of audio equipment maintenance and repair (troubleshooting, soldering, etc.).
  • Availability to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work in US
  • A genuine interest and investment to contribute to our culture of camaraderie and excellence by collaborating and problem-solving cross-departmentally at Little Island
  • Passion for engaging with visitors and guests of Little Island, ensuring they feel welcome and have the information they need in service to a memorable visitor experience

Benefits and Perks

  • Eligible for accrued sick time
  • Eligible for holiday and overtime pay
  • Contribution into a 401(k)-retirement plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to free tickets at Little Island

Life at Little Island

  • Park employees will spend time onsite at Little Island working in outdoor weather conditions, navigating the entire park multiple times a day, and interacting with park visitors to ensure operations are running effectively. Little Island is ADA compliant, and park employees are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for each other and our park’s visitors.
  • Little Island’s Headquarters, located near the park, provides an open floor plan office, shared work areas and kitchen, a locker room, rehearsal space, and storage for the park. It is a dynamic and multi-use space where employees and artists can collaborate, connect, and unwind in between shifts, meetings, and events.
  • All park employees are expected to actively participate in our communal commitment to employee safety and health and all related employee policies. Based on guidance from global and local health authorities, Little Island has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for all employees, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Potential employees will be given the opportunity to provide proof of vaccination or request a reasonable accommodation at the start of employment.
  • Little Island is a proud equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, familial or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  In short, you are welcome here no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you look like. Our park is for everyone, and so is our workplace.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please let us know at jobs@littleisland.org.

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