Position reports to:


Technical Director

FLSA classification status:


Part time/Seasonal; overtime eligible

Pay range:



Application deadline:


Wednesday, January 5th, 2022


SEATTLE REP is seeking an organized and resourceful Production Purchaser to join the production team. The Production Purchaser is a vital member of the production team and provides essential support for realizing our artistic visions in every production on our stages.



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 Production Purchaser is responsible for sourcing and acquiring the goods and materials used on stage and in the production office and scene shop for our shows and projects. In collaboration with the Production Finance Associate the Production Purchaser is responsible for maintaining cost controls, and purchasing records.

Typical duties include: 


  • Research, order, and pick-up supplies and services for the Scene Shop, Stage Crews, and Production Department.
  • In collaboration with shop staff, fulfill inventory needs for production supplies such as materials, fasteners, and finishes in the Scene Shop, lighting and sound accessories and equipment for the Stage Crews, and general needs for the Production Department.
  • Help track and adjust Seattle Rep’s purchasing practices to support our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion goals.


  • Schedule and facilitate Seattle Rep shop vehicle use, upkeep, and service.
  • Provide regular updates and purchase details to the Production Finance Associate for the purpose of maintaining cost controls and purchasing records.
  • Assist the production department with occasional event setup and other tasks as required.

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

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Familiarity with and ability to drive both a full-size pickup truck and a 16’ box truck
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Broad knowledge of theatrical technology and scenery construction materials
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and complete tasks in a timely manor
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice

Desired qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, particularly Access, Excel, and Outlook



  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.

Seattle Rep has a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees, with accommodations for medical and religious exemptions only.

Contact with any questions regarding the application process.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.