Position reports to:


Technical Director

FLSA classification status:


Full time/Seasonal; overtime eligible, IATSE Local 15

Pay range:



Application deadline:


Monday, July 11th 2022

Desired start date:


Monday, August 8th 2022


SEATTLE REP is seeking a resourceful and highly talented Master Electrician to join the stage crew. The Master Electrician 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 other members of the stage crew and production staff, the Master Electrician is responsible for maintenance and installation of all productions in the Leo K. Theater, dealing primarily with theatrical power and lighting work. The Master Electrician may also provide additional support to the other positions on the stage crew in the Leo K. and Bagley Wright Theaters.

Typical duties include: 

Participate in Show Changeovers

  • Prepare and plan show lighting installs in conjunction with the SRep Lighting Department
  • Manage the use of the theatrical lighting and electrical systems as they apply to all productions on the Leo K Stage
  • Supervise the hang and installation of all light plots and set electrics; advise and assist in the determination of instrumentation and positions as needed
  • Act as Crew Lead for focus and electrics calls on the Leo K Stage
  • Support the other stage departments in their install and strike processes

Lead the maintenance, and advise in the expansion, of the lighting inventory and stage electrics in the Leo K Theater

  • Maintain and repair lighting equipment on a regular basis and as necessary
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment in all theatrical spaces
  • Maintain and manage storage of the Leo K. lighting inventory
  • Keep up to date on current technologies and best practices as related to the position of head electrician

Tech and Run shows as a member of the stage crew

  • Act as programmer for most shows on the Leo K. stage
  • Operate the light board for staged rehearsals and performances
  • Execute physical work/focus notes that come up throughout the tech and run process
  • 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 a stage electrician on a professional level
  • Advanced knowledge of stage electrical, lighting and networks systems including current technologies with a special emphasis on ETC lighting systems
  • Advanced programming experience for the ETC Eos Family of consoles
  • Moderate moving light programming experience
  • 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 lighting 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 lighting and electrics
  • Advanced moving light programming experience
  • Working knowledge of audio, video, rigging, and automation systems



  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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