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What’s it like to be a Sound Technician?
Sound technicians operate technical equipment to amplify, enhance, record, mix
or reproduce sound in support of performing arts. They may also assemble and
maintain sound equipment.
Sound technicians may be required to work shifts that involve long hours in
the evenings and on weekends. They often work under difficult conditions and,
when working at outdoor concerts, in variable weather.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Sound Technician earn an average of $1509 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $78468 excluding super.]
- a good ear for detail in all areas of sound
- aptitude for working with computers and audio equipment
- flexible attitude toward working hours and conditions
- able to work under pressure.
This job also involves:
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
These jobs are generally performed in a noisy environment, where a hearing
impairment may make the task dangerous or difficult to perform.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Para Professional Jobs
Jobs in this group usually require completion of secondary education and/or
completion of some further study of a vocational nature, such as a Diploma or
an Advanced Diploma.
Jobs in this group usually require completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree,
or extensive relevant experience. Some jobs also require post-graduate study,
such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master Degree.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of the PERFORMING ARTS provide a
useful background to these jobs. In some cases a performing arts subject is a
pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Sound Technician
Sound technicians may perform the following tasks:
- determine sound requirements
- set up, test and operate equipment in accordance with the acoustics of the area and select, place and adjust microphones
- monitor audio signals to detect quality deviations or malfunctions
- service, maintain and repair amplifiers, tuners, receivers, digital audio systems, turntables and pick-ups, reel-to-reel and cassette-type tape recorders and speaker systems
- build and install sound systems
- dub and edit tapes or compact discs
- operate controls to maintain correct sound levels
- talk with performers and instruct them on microphone use
- introduce pre-recorded special effects required by scripts.
Sound technicians may work in radio, television and recording studios, or in
theatres and other live performance venues. They may also work in wholesale
and retail businesses trading in sound reproduction, recording and public
address (PA) equipment. In some cases, they specialise in operating or
maintaining sound equipment.