Theater Sound/Design Intern
Exeter, NH 
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Job/Internship Description
Position Purpose

The Department of Theater and Dance at Phillips Exeter Academy is seeking a Sound Design & A/V Intern for the '23-'24 academic year, who is proficient in sound design for theater & dance, knowledgeable of sound equipment and A/V equipment, sound reinforcement, and comfortable mentoring student tech crews and proctors. The theater and dance program produce 3 theatrical productions (including 1 musical) and 3 dance concerts per year in any of 3 performance spaces in the Goel Center for Theater & Dance. Additional one-time events may also require technical assistance.

Key Accountabilities

Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy and exercise a high degree of initiative. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Sound design and engineering for all productions in the Goel Center.
  • Run sound/microphones for all musicals and events in the Goel Center.
  • Record and/or livestream all theater and dance events.
  • Maintain all A/V and film equipment in the Goel Center.
  • Provide projection design/implementation as needed for theater and dance productions.

While individual responsibilities will vary from one position to another, the major job duties of all teaching interns generally include the following:

  • Cultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Residential Life: Faculty generally reside in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter's community-centered student dormitory life. Each faculty member is generally responsible for one weekend a month and one to two week-nights of dormitory duty per week, depending on the dormitory size.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally expected to participate in the school's extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).
Position Requirements


  • Must have knowledge of theatrical sound design and equipment.
  • Bachelor's degree in technical theater or sound design preferred.


  • Experience with sound design.
  • Experience with basic sound engineering and operation.
  • Knowledge of sound recording and video equipment, including DAW's and editing programs.
  • Knowledge of Crestron control systems and Dante networking.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Knowledge and experience with current theater technology.
  • Knowledge of up-to-date theatre safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Skilled in critical thinking.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.
Additional Requirements
  1. Criminal background check
  2. Driving Record Check
  3. COVID Vaccine Policy: Phillips Exeter Academy requires all community members without a medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters. *With the exception of a PEA-approved medical or religious exemption.
  4. May be exposed to dust, electrical hazards from construction of stage sets, and high voltage.
  5. May occasionally need to use special tools.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
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