Sound Board Operator

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  • Chicago
  • Hours Contract

The Company 

The Second City is the premier brand in improv-based sketch comedy and the world’s largest school of improvisation with theatres and training centres in Chicago, Toronto, and Hollywood. They have full time touring ensembles, The Second City Film School, and a thriving B2B division focused on hands-on learning, digital content, and consumer insight. Founded in 1959, the company continues to grow rapidly in size and influence.


The Second City is looking for a Sound Board Operator to be a part of the production of our upcoming musical revue. The Sound Board Operator will work with the Stage Manager and Musical Director during rehearsals and performances in the Up Comedy Club.

The UP is equipped with a Yamaha QL5 console.

Duties will include: 

- Attending technical rehearsals and performances

- Programming sound during technical rehearsal

- Running sound for all performances

- Assisting performers with their wireless headset microphones

This is a contracted position at a rate of $16/hour for rehearsals and work calls, and $135/performance 

Rehearsals will begin on January 18, and the show runs through May 8.

 To Apply : Email resume to

We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, identity, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our community.

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