Nicholas Rideout

2168 Bacon St San Diego, CA 92107


Career Objective

My career objective is to work in the Audio Visual Industry with a well-rounded knowledge of equipment and a wide range of practical uses for technology in corporate or artistic environments.



The New England Institute of Art in Brookline Mass

Associates of Science Degree in Audio Production

Graduated 2012

Middlesex Community College 

Music and Performing Arts Major

Fall 2010 to spring 2011 with a 4.0 GPA 

High School

Concord Carlisle High School 

Awarded most outstanding radio show

Jazz bands in and out of school 


Spin Night Club

            Lead AV Tech/Event Producer

SOS Entertainment

AV Tech/Installation for large dance music nights

Visual i Solutions 

AV Technician for corporate events 

Temple Night Club

Sound Tech

The Estate Night Club

Security, runner, bottle captain, and sometimes manager assistant. 

Interned for 9 months as AV tech assistant. 

Royale Night Club 


Roche Bros. Supermarket

Retail clerk, Bakery night clerk and closer


Moving Contractor

Gymnastics Academy of Boston 

Gymnastics instructor and Saturday party manager, 

High School radio station WIQH, 

Hosting a show once a week for four years.


I am a young and enthusiastic individual with a love of Audio and Visual experiences. I am a hard worker, open minded, and always willing to listen. I love a challenge and am always excited to expand my knowledge of the world.


  • ableton live
  • acoustics
  • audio editing
  • audio engineering
  • audio post production
  • audio processing
  • audio visual support
  • AV
  • concert production
  • concerts
  • corporate events
  • digital audio
  • DJ
  • drums
  • entertainment
  • event planning
  • event producing
  • festival production
  • festivals
  • guitar
  • lighting
  • lighting control
  • lighting design
  • live events
  • live recording
  • live sound
  • mastering
  • microphones
  • midi
  • music
  • music industry
  • music production
  • photoshop
  • pro tools
  • production managment
  • professional audio
  • projection
  • projectors
  • reason
  • recording
  • rigging
  • sound
  • sound design
  • sound editing
  • sound mixing
  • sound reinforcement
  • stage
  • stage lighting
  • stage rigging
  • studio recording
  • video conferencing


Concord Carlisle Regional High School

2005-2009 General Studies, Radio Station, Jazz Band

Awarded best Radio Show Senior Year, Performed at Battle of the Bands

Middlesex Community College

2010-2011 General Studies, Music Production

Music Production/Theory classes and General Studies

The New England Institute of Art

2011-2012 Associates in Audio Production

Learned Live Sound Production, Studio Production, Theory, Electronics, Digital Audio, Mixing, Music Industry, Design and General Studies


The Estate Nightclub

Jan 2011 - Dec 2012 Security, Runner, Bottle Captain, AV Assistant, and Manager Assistant

Started as Security and moved to Runner and then Bottle Captain. Also Interned with the Lead AV tech every week for over a year learning all the ins and outs of the amp room, DJ/Live band set ups, DMX lighting, Light Jockey, Laser software, CO2 systems, Installing Speakers and general club maintenance. I also assisted the Manager and Assistant Manager on general club duties during the week and before events.

Temple Night Club

June 2013 - Sept 2013 Sound Tech Intern

I learned from and Assisted the Lead Sound Tech with a variety of DJ set ups, general club start up, and running sound. I also learned form the light tech about his wireless lighting rig through light jockey.

Visual I Solutions

July 2013 - Current Freelance AV Tech

Corporate AV tech. Setting up and running Sound, Projectors, and general Convention AV in Hotels and Convention Centers and occasionally Fancy Restaurants.

SOS Entertainment

Sept 2013 - Current Freelance AV Tech

Setting up and tearing down all of the Speakers, Trussing and DMX lighting Rig for Events such as High School Proms and Weddings. I also rand a light show for one High School Prom.

Spin Nightclub

Jan 2014 - Current Lead Audio Visual Tech

Trained with the AV tech for several months than took the position of Lead AV tech when he left. I set up and run all the lights and sound for every event. I maintain the general upkeep of all equipment. I fix speakers when they are blown, run cable for new sound, add new lights, assist promoters with specialized set ups/projectors/LED walls/confetti/snow/effects, mix Live Hip Hop and Bands. I also Produce, Promote and Perform my own events.