Front of House Engineer (2021 Season)

Posted: 03/18/2021

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, located in the beautiful Chequamegon Bay area, is a non-profit performing arts organization with a mission to provide entertaining and educational cultural activities with an emphasis on celebrating history and the environment. For 35 years, Big Top has been presenting approximately 60 performances and events from June - September in an intimate 900 seat, canvas tent venue, as well as regional touring performances. Big Top has also produced the nationally-broadcast radio program Tent Show Radio for more than 20 years. 

Big Top seeks a skilled and talented Front of House sound engineer to mix shows, sound checks and rehearsals during the summer, and sometimes to mix tour shows on the road for the Blue Canvas Orchestra. 

This position reports directly to Production/Stage Manager, and responds to and interfaces with General Manager, Operations Manager and Sound Company personnel. 
Front of House Engineer acts as a team member with the stage crew for load-in and load-out of shows. Must be responsive to the subtle acoustics of the canvas tent, and be skillful and diplomatic when working with artists, tour managers, audience members and Big Top Staff. Most shows occur mid-June through September, Thursdays through Sundays with some exceptions.  The position requires reliable transportation and some heavy lifting. 

Applicants should submit their resume and letter of interest with salary requirements to the address below or submit electronically to kristen@bigtop.org or by mail to the address below:

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
Attn: Hiring Manager
PO Box 455
Washburn, WI 54891