April 14, 2011 at 9:55 pm #1050725
Thought I’d post this on here for anyone looking for sound engineering work who fancies the life of a pirate. I did this job last year but now have too many commitments back home (rent, freelance work etc) to go again.
It’s an incredible experience, and you will get to live on a ship with the soundest bunch of people you’ll ever meet. Please only apply if you’re serious about it though and have the right experience.
The Caravan Stage Company is a unique travelling theatre who perform original theatrical works on the deck of their purpose-built theatre ship, Amara Zee.
We require a sound technician for our upcoming tour of Southern Italy and Sicily, to begin work in May and touring from June-September. The show is an experimental opera, incorporating elements of acrobatics and dance, performed outdoors on the deck of the ship.
As the only crew member with specialist knowledge of sound you will manage all aspects of sound for the production period and tour.
A brief outline of the role:
– Mix FOH sound for all performances
– Rig and de-rig PA system at each location
– Record backing vocals, edit music cues and prepare spot FX during the pre-tour production phase
– Provide playback and sound reinforcement for rehearsals
– Assist with the day-to-day running of the ship (swabbing the decks, helping in the galley, cleaning the head etc)
You should have experience of mixing sound for theatre, and be comfortable with the idea of living on a ship in close-quarters with lots of people.
Accommodation in a shared cabin and all meals will be provided. We are a non-profit organisation funded almost entirely through audience donations, so pay will be minimal and will consist of a share of the show’s weekly takings.
To apply for this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV, covering letter and a recent photo of yourself.
For further information, check out http://www.caravanstage.org
(yes, it’s basically living as a pirate for four months and doing theatre)April 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm #1238402
Where is Daftfader?April 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm #1238394Tank GirlParticipant
Sounds a fantastic opportunity !!!April 14, 2011 at 11:02 pm #1238398
I’d love to do that! I just don’t have the experiance in that area yet unfortunatly.April 15, 2011 at 10:10 am #1238403
dAFT work is one big BLAG
Go for it what can you lose ?April 15, 2011 at 11:02 am #1238399
LOL yeah I know what ur saing, trust me I was thinking about it alot. I might enquire as to exactly what I’ll have to do.April 15, 2011 at 11:13 am #1238404
DO IT!April 15, 2011 at 11:20 am #1238397damo666Participant
I’d love to get involved in this. Don’t have any real experience in this field thoughApril 15, 2011 at 11:27 am #1238400
I’ll not be able to rig/de-rig the PA system as my back’ll collapse 🙁April 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm #1238395
Well I’m recruiting for this job and I’d be interviewing you if you did apply. The right attitude and personality is really important – we’re after someone who will be able to live on a boat full of hippies and get on with everyone, and not mind mucking in with the chores and sailing duties. The reason I posted it on here is I think most users of this site would fit that category.
But I am looking for someone with experience of mixing live sound. If you think that’s you then go for it, but these guys are good friends of mine and I want to sort them out with someone who is: 1. Capable of doing the job, and 2. Is a nice person. Both equally important.
If anyone does want to know more, PM me.April 15, 2011 at 8:20 pm #1238393General LightingModerator
@DaftFader 430773 wrote:
LOL yeah I know what ur saing, trust me I was thinking about it alot. I might enquire as to exactly what I’ll have to do.
@damo666 430777 wrote:
I’d love to get involved in this. Don’t have any real experience in this field though
its not dissimilar to what you would do in a project studio or a club/hall party (especially if you have also dealt with live gigs which I’m sure damo has) but on a slightly larger scale, with perhaps more sense of urgency/time pressure (theatre performances generally have to be ready for set performance times) and with more input into the live performance (spot effects for instance would be when someone goes up to a door on a stage set and presses the doorbell and you hear it ring).
if you’ve presented a show on a radio station and have a good enough sense of timing it would be within your capabilities, especially with todays kit.
I’ve done both live radio and some sound for live performance but this is now going back some decades…
if this had cropped up 10 or 15 years ago I’d have jumped at the chance of doing it but nowadays whilst I wouldn’t say I’m “too old” for the work aspect, its now too risky and costly a venture as I’m in a settled career, but it would be an opportunity worth seizing for someone younger..
its also a lot easier than when I was last involved, digital audio was were fairly new then so they were still using multiple separate minidiscs, CD’s and even spools of tape!April 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm #1238406parrotfishParticipant
@AGENT 15 430768 wrote:
dAFT work is one big BLAG
Go for it what can you lose ?
Tis true!April 16, 2011 at 12:26 pm #1238401
I’m going for a diferant sound engineering job that I’m more likely to get as they are looking for people to do work experiance, not allready experianced people. 🙂April 16, 2011 at 3:31 pm #1238407MattParticipant
This is the kind of job i would love to do. I lack qualifications and shit tho badly, everything i no is self taught and i doubt its in the depth needed for something like this. Maybe one day ill be doing what i want tho.April 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm #1238396
Qualifications don’t mean jack for sound engineering work. I have a degree in audio engineering and it sits right at the bottom of my CV.
If you understand the job description and know you can do all of those things then you should apply.April 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm #1238405
@`Matt 430934 wrote:
This is the kind of job i would love to do. I lack qualifications and shit tho badly, everything i no is self taught and i doubt its in the depth needed for something like this. Maybe one day ill be doing what i want tho.
Think positive matey , go for the experiance .if you know you can do what is asked in the description , go show them you can . You will be surprised at what opportunities arise with a positive mental attiutde .
GO FOR IT!
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