Position reports to:


Technical Director

FLSA classification status:


Full time/Seasonal; overtime eligible, IATSE Local 15

Pay range:



Application deadline:


Monday, July 11th 2022


SEATTLE REP is seeking a resourceful and highly talented Master Stage Carpenter to join the Leo K. stage crew. The Master Stage Carpenter is a vital member of the stage crew in the Leo K. Theater, and provides essential support for realizing our artistic visions in every production.



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 staff and 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 and 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



In collaboration with the production staff, the Master Stage Carpenter is responsible for maintenance and installation of all productions in the Leo K. Theater. The Master Stage Carpenter is the crew lead for the Leo K. stage crew, supervising all work and performance calls on the Leo K. Stage, including the Scenic, Rigging, Props, and Automation work on stage. The Master Stage Carpenter may also provide additional support to the other positions on the stage crew in the Leo K. and Bagley Wright Theaters.

Typical duties include: 

Act as Leo K. Crew lead

  • In collaboration with the Stage Operations Supervisor and Technical Director, schedule crew hours and weekly calls, determine needs for over-hire stage technicians, and place calls for same
  • Supervise the stage crew for all work and show calls
  • Maintain bi-weekly payroll records for stage crew and submit them to the Production Office

Lead Show Changeovers

  • In collaboration with the Master Scenic Carpenter and Associate Technical Director manage the load-in and strike of scenery and scenic automation for all productions on the Leo K. Stage
  • Support all stage departments in their install and strike processes

Lead and supervise maintenance of technical theatrical elements in the Leo K. Theater

  • Oversee the maintenance and repair work in the rigging, sound, lighting, and props departments on the Leo K. Stage
  • Maintain and repair stage scenery and automation on a regular basis and as necessary
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment in all theatrical spaces

Supervise and run shows as a member of the stage crew

  • In collaboration with Stage Management and Technical Direction, determine methods for the execution of stage operations during technical rehearsals and performances
  • Attend all technical and dress rehearsals and notes sessions to coordinate and modify performance procedures as needed
  • Run props, scenic transitions, and automation during the run of shows
  • Act in other capacities on stage crew as time allows and shows require

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



  • Five years of experience working as stage crew member on a professional level
  • Extensive knowledge of theatrical construction techniques
  • Working knowledge of all stage equipment and systems
  • Working knowledge of scenic automation systems
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader, independently, and as a member of a team
  • Ability to lift and manipulate scenery and theatrical equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to work comfortably at heights in personnel lifts, on ladders, in bosuns chairs, or harnesses
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice


  • Collegiate or other specialized training in theatrical and entertainment staging systems and techniques
  • Advanced experience with scenic automation, particularly Creative Conners equipment



  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 July 19-22, 2022.

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

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