The Sound Designer is responsible for creating an appropriate sound plan, detailing where any live band is to be placed (in the orchestra pit or visible on stage within the set), and how microphones are to be used to allow any band and cast dialogue or singing to be properly mixed. If the cast will be wearing radio microphones, the Sound Designer may want to discuss with Costume Designer how the microphones will be hidden within the costumes, especially if quick costume or microphone changes are necessary.

Some directors will have a very strong view about the overall design (e.g. using radio microphones or not), whereas others will give their designers a greater input into creating the sound design for the show. It is normally left up to the Sound Designer to decide whether they also want to take on the responsibilities of Sound Operator during performances.

The Sound Designer is also responsible for sourcing or making appropriate sound effects that the show requires, and ensures that they fit in with the overall look and design of the rest of the show. Occasionally they may need to discuss with the Set Designer and/or Technical Director where speakers for sound effects can be hidden within the set.

For best results, the Sound Designer should work with the other designers to ensure the sound design is consistent with the overall design ideas, especially with regard to placement of the band if they are on stage. A production will look a lot better if each designer is following a consistent thread and taking into account of the look and atmosphere being created by the other designers.

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Sound Designer Vacancies

'The Parnassus Players' Need a Design Team!
The Parnassus PlayersCUADC
23:00, Fri 25th June 2021 - Sat 26th June 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter May Week

'The Parnassus Players' are looking for a dynamic design team to help bring the Globe to the ADC this June! Costume Designer , Set Designer , Sound Designer , Publicity Designer , Lighting Designer 

Contact,, before 10th Apr 2021 23:59 for more details.

Talking Heads (week 4 ADC late) is looking for a PRODUCTION TEAM
Talking Heads
23:00, Wed 26th May 2021 - Thu 27th May 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 4

No experience required for any role! We are looking for: Publicity designer , Stage manager , Assistant stage manager(s) , Lighting designer , Sound designer 

Contact Amy (producer) before 11th Apr 2021 23:59 for more details.

The Way to San Francisco (Corpus week 7 main) PRODUCTION TEAM Applications
The Way To San Francisco
19:00, Thu 17th June 2021 - Sat 19th June 2021 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 7

We are looking for: Assistant Producer , Publicity Designer , Projectionist, Stage Manager , Sound Designer , Lighting Designer 

Contact Amy (producer) before 11th Apr 2021 23:59 for more details.

On Your Bike! is looking for a prod team!
On Your Bike!CUMTS
00:00, Sun 1st August 2021 - Mon 30th August 2021 at Edinburgh Fringe, Venue TBC
Summer Vacation

Assistant Director  / Choreographer  Stage Manager  Sound Designer  Lighting Designer  Set Designer  (non-Fringe based) Publicity Designer  (non-Fringe based)

Contact, before 14th Apr 2021 11:59 for more details.

Consent is looking for a Production Team
19:45, Tue 15th June 2021 - Sat 19th June 2021 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 7

We are looking for: stage manager , deputy stage manager , lighting designer , sound designer , set designer , and costume designer  The deadline for applications is Friday 16 April, at 23:59.

Contact Arianna ( or Elena ( before 16th Apr 2021 11:59 for more details.