Ilitch Sports + Entertainment

Ilitch Sports + Entertainment

Audio Engineer

Ilitch Sports + Entertainment - Manager
Detroit · MI
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Job Summary: 

The Audio Engineer will be responsible for serving as the lead in-venue audio mixer for live sporting events at Comerica Park and Little Caesars Arena, as well as work with the Ilitch Sports & Entertainment broadcast engineering staff in maintaining all operating equipment at both venues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead gameday audio mixer for Detroit Tigers game presentation at Comerica Park, including stadium mixing, system balancing, sound editing, anthem singers, in-venue reporters and other audio sources as needed.
  • Day-to-day oversight, maintenance and operation of Comerica Park audio equipment, including mixing console, system amplifiers, Dante software, Waves software, wireless microphones, and ballpark speaker system.
  • Support Little Caesars Arena sound system through daily management and operation of audio equipment as needed.
  • Responsible for operating audio equipment including digital/analog mixers and wireless mics for events and streaming video needs.
  • Assist Chief Engineer with daily maintenance of control room & engineering field cameras as well as video & audio routing systems. 
  • Balance, adjust and troubleshoot Public Address systems within venues as well as private event set-up.
  • Manage front of house monitor control systems and in-ear monitor set-up for live, recorded and streamed programming across all media platforms.
  • Maintain current intercom systems such as Clear Comm and RTS in both maintenance and operation.  Researches and makes recommendations for new technology in this space.
  • Set-up and strike of audio systems for events ranging from small AV set-ups to national touring groups.
  • Set-up and strike of wired and wireless microphone systems including cabling, patching and set-up strategy for maximum results.
  • Setting up and operating AV systems for corporate clients and private events including microphones, mixer, amplifiers, speakers ,video monitors, switchers, computers and various presentation platforms.
  • Direct communication with all clients for recommendations to meet their needs and fulfilling the resources to deliver a perfect show and experience.
  • Assists engineering team in equipment inventory, placing orders, verifying receipt and communicating department needs.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
  • Minimum five years of audio/visual experience working in live audio visual corporate events.
  • Basic understanding of electricity and power management.
  • Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards.
  • High degree of customer focus.
  • Flexibility to accommodate last minute changes to event or meeting requirements.
  • Work cooperatively within a team.
  • Interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of LED digital systems, Daktronics equipment, Dante audio systems, Gran MA lighting system and Evertz Routers .
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work extended hours, evenings, holidays and weekends.
  • Proficiency in taking direction and executing changes when necessary.
  • Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to handle a physically demanding work environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Work in an environment with moderate to loud noise levels.

All items listed above are illustrative and not comprehensive.  They are not contractual in nature and are subject to change at the discretion of Olympia Entertainment.

Olympia Entertainment  is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.                                   

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.