sound operator

Description

Sound operators control the sound of a performance based on the artistic or creative concept, in interaction with the performers. Their work is influenced by and influences the results of other operators. Therefore, the operators work closely together with the designers and performers. They prepare audio fragments, supervise the setup, steer the technical crew, program the equipment and operate the sound system. Their work is based on plans, instructions and other documentation. 
 

Scope notes

Excludes people performing media or broadcast activities.

Alternative label

  • sound mixer

  • audio operator

  • audio board operator

  • sound board operator

  • sound audio technician

  • sound board technician

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Essential skills and competences

Optional skills and competences

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/0da2ee5c-b480-498f-97a8-a292a0f4c54c