Audio Lead, Washington D.C.

Sofar Sounds Washington, DC
audio lead music audio people production musicians lead artists event events team character
July 15, 2022
Sofar Sounds
Washington, DC


We’re Sofar Sounds, your global music community. We bring people together in unexpected spaces in over 400 cities around the world. We’re artists, music lovers and organizers. We’re a company of musicians for musicians.  We create, perform, listen and work to make intimate live music experiences that connect us all. Every show is focused on the artist.


As the Local Audio Lead, you will support the execution and production of every event organized in your city. Working closely with the Sofar production and regional teams, you’ll be the local contact for the market’s a/v production, ensuring our events run smoothly and safely, and creating a consistent experience for all creative teams you work with. You should represent your city’s authentic voice and character, and be ready to evolve with Sofar. 


  • Serve as the local production leader, to ensure the highest-quality experience and safety at every Sofar show

  • Responsible for storing, tracking & delivery of audio equipment

  • Serves as the local point-of-contact for A/V event operations

  • Conduct venue visits and share reports with the regional team

  • Refer, scout and recommend other A/V crew, venues and community partners that align with Sofar’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and representation across the city 

  • Be an expert on the local market - present recommendations for improvements on ways of working and ways of supporting local musicians


  • You have previous experience with live audio and a strong understanding of signal flow

  • You’re driven to support artists and bring people together

  • You have a deep love of live music and are connected to the local music community

  • You can work autonomously, but remain connected 

  • You have people management experience

  • You have a sincere and empathetic approach to work and communications

  • You’re organized, detail oriented & work well with deadlines & problem solving 

  • You’re passionate about building and supporting your local community 

  • You are able to work flexible working hours

  • Previous experience in producing live music events, customer service or hospitality is a big plus 

  • Eligible for employment in the US 


We are proud to have a global workforce and strive towards having a diverse workplace. We have an Equity Council, Employee Resource Groups and ongoing learning and development in this area - DEI is important to us and our culture.


Our people and global communities are precious - we aim to treat them as such. At Sofar we feel strongly about the compensation and benefits that we provide across the board so that no matter your skill set or experience you’re paid fairly according to market rate.


We invest in your learning and development and strive to create a learning culture through formal and informal workshops and training.


We’ll work with you closely to support you throughout the hiring process. If your CV/ resume shows that your skills and experience have synergy with the job description, then we’ll hop on a call to say “Hello” and to start getting to know one another.  If it’s not the right opportunity this time, we’ll always let you know. 

Typically our hiring process takes a maximum of 4 weeks end to end. You’ll be guided through the process by our Talent team and an interview panel of lovely humans who will give you support and feedback throughout - we’ll do our very best to create an interview environment that brings out the best in you and sets you up for success. 

If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to meet you - come on in.

Report this job

Similar musicians jobs in district of columbia