Sound Technician Performing Arts Practicum

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Sound Technician Performing Arts Practicum

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Work with Banff Centre’s Sound Team on all Banff Centre productions, presentations, conferences, and outreach programs. Responsibilities may include performing audio technical skills; applying acoustic, electronic, and electro-mechanical theory; working shows; and operating, repairing and maintaining sound equipment. Emphasis is placed on the use of QLab for performances.

What does the Program Offer?

This program is centred on learning the core skills required to be a sound technician. Our practicums are responsible for the smooth delivery of production needs for all Banff Centre Performing Arts shows events and conferences. You will experience one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our seasoned professional staff who will guide you through production processes.

You will leave Banff Centre with marketable skills and the confidence and competence to step up into roles as a specialized professional. Our alumni can be found nationally and internationally working at dance, opera, music, and theatre companies, as well as training at universities and colleges, including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Much of the training material is show-driven; you can expect to work on a wide array of shows with a concentration in music programming as presented by Banff Centre. Please visit our events calendar for examples of upcoming shows. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside a range of artists at various career stages. In addition, the Sound Department offers specialized workshops such as QLab, Christie Projection, Calibration and Design Techniques, and Line Array and Subwoofer Techniques, based on the learning objectives of the selected participants.

Who Should Apply?

Ideal applicants will have completed formal theatre technical training at an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience with a passionate interest in the entertainment industry. They will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, be computer literate, and have an interest in exploring theatre, music, and production technologies. Potential applicants are aspiring professionals looking to develop their careers and capabilities, with interest in specializing in sound as a profession.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Dates: September 17 – March 31, 2020

For more information and to apply online, visit

Application Fee: $65

The weekly program fee is covered 100% by financial assistance.

You will also receive a daily living allowance while part of the program (see What’s Included for more information).

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