Position reports to:


Properties Director

FLSA classification status:


Fulltime /Seasonal Staff, Hourly/Non-Exempt, IATSE 15 Union benefits eligible

Pay range:


$29.14 Hourly Rate

Application deadline:




SEATTLE REP is seeking a highly skilled Properties Artisan to join the Properties Department Team. The Properties Artisan is a critical member of the Properties Department and provides essential support for our high-quality productions. The Properties Team consists of five people.



Seattle Rep is committed to producing the highest quality programming, and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

We are part of a growing movement in theater to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and women, ensuring they are at the decision-making table, reflected in our community.


Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of our region.


Theater at the heart of public life


Artistic Vitality, Sustainability, Generous and Inclusive Practices



The Properties Artisan engineers, builds and maintains properties and furniture for all productions per design specifications.

Essential functions:

  • Furniture reupholstery and refinishing
  • Reads and interprets scaled drawings, sketches, models, and pictures for the engineering and building of properties
  • Sewing drapery
  • Assists in the pickup and delivery of furniture and hand props from storage, place of purchase, and rehearsal
  • Builds, upholsters, casts, paints, electrifies props that are used in Seattle Rep productions
  • Assists in the maintenance of production props
  • As applicable and/or assigned, orders materials for specific projects
  • Creates mockups and samples to help determine best execution of final product
  • Assists other properties staff as needed
  • Assists in striking and putting away all shows

Safety & General

  • Properly handles, uses, and disposes of all toxic materials in the workplace
  • Assists in the training of the Properties Intern
  • Attends to other assignments as identified by the Properties Director, including but not limited to activities in the Theatre
  • Attends meetings pertinent to production, props, SRT all- staff and EDI work
  • Serve as an essential contributor to Seattle Rep’s culture and success
  • Adds constructively to the collaborative and collegial health of the organization
  • Adds actively and constructively to the equity, diversity, and inclusion work of the organization, including attending all-staff training sessions
  • Engage with and strive to embody Seattle Rep’s mission, vision, and values in all aspects of work

Minimum qualifications

  • Proven skills and working knowledge of theatrical props or similar craftsmanship, and techniques and materials acquired through education and/or experience
  • Ability to work in many mediums: wood, metal, plastics, paint, and fabrics
  • Ability to work with power tools-saws, sewing machines
  • Ability to lift and move furniture and appliances safely
  • Ability to climb and work from a ladder
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, and kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Must possess a full range of motion
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and Photoshop
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice


  1. Submit a resume and portfolio (either a hard copy or online pictures) detailing related experience.
  2. Attach a cover letter that outlines how your related experience qualifies you for the position.
  3. Applicants are reviewed the day after the position closes.
  4. First round interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 25, 2021.
  5. If you wish to submit a hard copy resume, cover letter & portfolio, please mail your materials to: Seattle Rep- 155 Mercer St. Seattle, WA 98109, ATTN: HR Hiring. Your application materials must be received before the application deadline to be considered.
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