Setting up, monitoring and packing away equipment to allow performers to be heard by their audiences

Triggering sound effects, music and backing tracks on cues

Triggering slides and video clip playback on cues

Sound checking before and monitoring and mixing during musical performances

Lighting the stage, often by cue, during performances

Lowering and raising auditorium lighting before and after performances

Playing music to the auditorium before and after performances

Especially useful for previews, prompting lines for performers when required

selecting solo and multi-source video layouts during live broadcasts and recordings

Capturing the performances in sound and vision

Recording the sound from performances

Capturing images of performances and/or behind the scenes

Operating a visual timer, displayed to competitors, judges and organisers

Taking cash payments and checking bookings for audience members as they arrive