Are you looking to get valuable experience in the audio-visual industry with a leader in the region? Sandy Audio Visual (www.sandyaudiovisual.com) is looking for students to work on upcoming gigs in the Washington, D.C. area.
I speak from personal experience of the value of entry-level gigs in this industry. I myself am only a year out of undergraduate school. I started my professional life in theatre sound design and engineering and found that these skills easily applied to the live events industry as well. Colin Sandy, co-owner and founder, first met me when he and I were both volunteering at an industry expo a couple of years ago. He saw my potential and hired me for a few gigs, then a few more. He is a great mentor and teacher. His business is growing and in December he hired me as a full-time employee!
We are looking to build a list of dependable, motivated and professional workers to act as assistants when we are hired for events. Generally speaking, we provide audio and visual amplification and live streaming for business and government functions. This means that we go into a space, set up our own equipment, work during the event and then strike at the end. We are looking for people to help with the moving and setting up (please be able to lift 50 lbs.) who are also interested in watching and learning, and being given the opportunity to demonstrate their own abilities and potential. Prior experience is of course a good thing, but primarily we are looking for people with dedication who are willing to work hard and grow. Minorities in the industry, including women, are absolutely encouraged to apply.
If you’re interested in being on our mailing list to work for future gigs, please email me at [email protected] with your name and a description of what your qualifications are. I’ll set up a time to do a brief video-chat interview and assuming that all goes well you’ll go on our list of people to hire! Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.