Lighting & Sound Supervisor Job Bio

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Cape Fear Regional Theatre, located in Fayetteville North Carolina, was founded in 1962. Now in its 60th year, CFRT is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a $1.7 million operating budget, and a dedicated staff of 14. Each year, CFRT presents award winning mainstage productions and a full spectrum of Education and Outreach programs including classes and camps for ages 6 to 19, adult education, and community outreach initiatives. CFRT fully owns its centrally located building that houses a 285-seat mainstage theatre, scenic and costume shops, administrative offices, and adjacent education center. Fayetteville is the sixth largest and among the most diverse cities in North Carolina. We are proud to be part of this big city with a small-town vibe, and to both reflect and highlight its magnificent diversity. CFRT exists, at its core, to produce five mainstage musicals and plays that touch people’s hearts and minds.


Protect the Team. The Board, Leadership, Artists, and Staff are on the same team and must be each other’s best supporters and strongest advocates.

Strive for Excellence. In all things, from mainstage production to education classes to outreach initiatives. We are constantly learning, listening, and adapting to better meet the needs of our community, operate more efficiently, and embrace a wider and more diverse constituency.

Safety. Excellence is unattainable without emotionally and physically safe working conditions. We maintain an open-door policy between Staff, Leadership, and the Board. We seek out training and opportunities that enable us to engage more empathetically and supportively with our colleagues, artists, and audiences.

Honesty & Integrity. We acknowledge when we have made mistakes, or when there is work to be done to make a program, relationship, or idea stronger and more beautiful. We seek to listen and act without whining, without defensiveness, without fear, knowing that honest communication and integrity-based decision making create the most fertile ground for creativity and collaboration.

Creativity. Our imaginations are among our strongest assets, and when everything from artistic work to marketing, development, and administration, to the building itself reflect creativity, joy, and play, our branding is strengthened, and our mission is fully expressed.

Lighting and Sound Supervisor

CFRT’s staff is expanding, and we are delighted to add a Lighting and Sound Supervisor to our team. This new position will be responsible for a variety of duties, including but not limited to:


Supervisor will be responsible for maintaining all equipment (including video wall and FX/atmospherics), reviewing designer plans, ensuring the organization has the ability to execute the design from an equipment, electricity, human resources/time and budgetary standpoint, so that the designer can come in and execute their vision. This person will also run all hangs, focuses and strikes, with a focus on safe installation. Candidate may be asked to design touring shows and/or summer camps.

CFRT has recently started to invest in more LED lighting from ETC and will be installing new dimmer systems in the coming season. The Lighting and Sound supervisor will play a key role in this process from pricing to oversight during installation.

Familiarity with LED tape and soldering is a plus. Knowledge of the ETC Ion, Lightwright, Vectorworks and Qlab.


CFRT recently invested in a new sound system designed by TONY Award winner Rob Kaplowitz. This system is designed to function primarily as a turnkey system for all productions. The Sound Supervisor will maintain the sound equipment and ensure it is functioning properly so that the designers can come in and execute their artistic vision. Supervisor will:

  • Work closely with the visiting designers, resident mixer, and stage They will train interns who serve as the A2 on each show.
  • Act as Sound Designer for Education performances within the season and during the summer.
  • Provide on-call coverage for any last-minute or emergency needs in the sound department and technical support for all special events, rentals or fundraisers (approx. 10/year).
  • Attend all staff meetings and production meetings as

Candidate must be able to lift 50lbs and have familiarity with the Behringer X32 as well L’Acoustics software and wireless workbench.

Salary: $37,500-$40,000/year, Health Insurance, Generous PTO package.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.