Position reports to:


Technical Director

FLSA status:


Full-time/Annual, Salaried/Exempt

Pay range:


$52,000 - $57,000 annually



Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, 401K

Application deadline:




SEATTLE REP is seeking an experienced, resourceful, and highly talented Stage Operations Supervisor to join the Production Team. The Stage Operations Supervisor is a critical member of the Production team, working closely with Technical Direction, and our Stage Crews to ensure that our productions have the technical resources and support, to operate safely and efficiently, while maintaining the high level production values for which we are known.



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 Stage Operations Supervisor’s primary goal is to facilitate the safe implementation and execution of our productions’ technical elements on stage. The Stage Operations Supervisor is a crucial link between the sound and projections technicians and designers and the primary communication conduit between management and the stage crews.

Typical duties include: 

Supervise the Stage Crews

  • In collaboration with technical direction, production management and the crew leads, supervise the stage crews and over-hire in Seattle Rep’s performance spaces.
  • Schedule, request, and manage paperwork for over-hire stagehands from the IATSE hiring hall in consultation with stage department heads and technical direction
  • Provide systems orientation to over-hire workers in the PONCHO Forum

Facilitate the sound and video designs of seasonal productions

  • Act as in-house design assistant as needed for sound and projections designers
  • Provide designers with drawings, inventories, and insight to the particulars of the venues
  • Facilitate sound and other technical needs for the rehearsal rooms
  • Participate in coordinating the overlapping needs of technical departments during shows and changeovers
  • Collaborate with producing partners as required to bring shows into and send shows from Seattle Rep
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory list of sound and projections equipment for all performance spaces

Be a collaborative member of the production department

  • Represent the needs of the stage crews, and the sound and projections teams at production and departmental meetings
  • Manage the safety systems in the performance venues
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all stage systems including but not limited to rigging, scenic automation, sound, lighting, projections, and props
  • Represent the production department as needed at technical rehearsals, previews, strikes, load-ins, and occasional interdepartmental and public facing events

Support the productions’ technical needs throughout the run

  • Monitor and respond to the needs of productions during the run, through performance reports and constant communication with the stage crew and stage management

Serve as an essential contributor to Seattle Rep’s culture and success

  • Add constructively to the collaborative and collegial health of the organization
  • Add 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

  • 3 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced knowledge in sound and video systems
  • Well organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks within dynamic environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member and leader of a team
  • An excellent sense of humor and patience
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Vectorworks, and MS Office

Desired qualifications

  • 5 years of professional experience in sound and/or video positions in a theatrical environment
  • Basic knowledge of WISHA/OSHA regulations and safety management
  • Familiarity with interpreting union contracts and overseeing work performed under those contracts



  1. Submit a resume detailing related experience and education.
  2. Attach a cover letter that outlines how your related experience and education qualifies you for the position.
  3. Applicants are reviewed the day after the position closes.
  4. First round of interviews tentatively scheduled for 11/16/2021
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.