Full-Time (contract) Sound Engineer Required

Alex Fernie Audio Ltd is a leading Irish specialist in the design, supply and implementation of professional sound reinforcement systems. Located near Galway City, we have a client base that includes major Irish arts festivals, international touring theatre companies, local promoters and major event management companies.

Due to increased business in 2010 and expected contracts in 2011, we are currently seeking a senior sound engineer to work on a full-time contract basis alongside freelance staff.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of verifiable employment as a sound engineer.
  • Have a minimum of 8 years of verifiable and varied employment in live sound reinforcement, with a majority of this experience catering to audiences of greater than 1000 people
  • Have an excellent and verifiable track record in providing high quality sound for audiences and artists alike
  • Be comfortable in a variety of roles at FOH, monitors or as system engineer.
  • Be willing and capable of performing minor repairs and/or trouble-shooting in the warehouse or on site if required
  • Be fully conversant with and have actively used at least three of the following digital consoles: Digidesign Venue/Profile/SC48, Yamaha PM5D/M7CL/LS9, Digico SD7/8/9, Soundcraft Vi/Si series, Midas XL/Pro series.
  • Be fully familiar with a variety of analogue equipment from Midas, Allen & Heath, KT, DBX, Yamaha and Lexicon
  • Have configured, rigged, tuned and actively used a modern high performance line-array system by at least two of the following manufacturers: Nexo, d&b, l’Acoustics, Meyer, Martin-Audio, EV.
  • Take an active interest in current and innovative developments in professional audio technology.
  • Be familiar with software-based analysis programmes from Rational Acoustics or Metric-Halo

Also, you will be expected to:
  • Have your own transport and a full, clean European driving licence
  • Have a customer- and/or artist-orientated attitude and focus to all work
  • Be a motivated and dynamic individual with a good sense of humour.
  • Be willing and able to provide advice and quotations to customers in due course and help the company secure sales
  • Be physically fit and capable of long hours and manual handling duties
  • Be capable of organizing and delegating duties to a team when on-site
  • Be aware of all relevant safety legislation and best practice when working on-site
  • Be able to supply own required PPE and essential personal audio tools and equipment

There is no closing date for applications, though we would hope to fill the vacancy before May 2011.

The successful candidate will be required to work 96 hours per month, to a maximum of 1152 hours in a 12-month period. Hours not worked in a given month will be carried forward to subsequent months. Hours worked overtime in a given month will be carried forward to subsequent months or paid at a rate commensurate with salary. A minimum fixed salary will be paid monthly regardless of hours worked.
The successful candidate will be expected to be available for work at all times during the period of contract unless otherwise informed or negotiated with the employer.

Gross salary scale will range from €24,000 to €28,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Interested candidates should send a detailed and relevant CV with reference, together with salary expectations, to info(AT)alexfernie.com