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 on: February 11, 2017, 10:39:54 AM 
Started by Chris Mayse - Last post by Chris Mayse
Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running, all musical theatre company, is in need of a follow spot operator and a wardrobe tech for our upcoming premiere of LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL! Come and be a part of Seattle' longest-running, musical theatre company!

LITTLE WOMEN begins technical rehearsals on February 11th, with the show opening on February 17th, running through March 12th (Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 2pm, with a Thursday evening performance the 4th week of the run on March 9th. Competitive Honorariums are provided for each position! To find out more about SMT and our entire 39th season, please visit our website,, friend us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

If interested, please contact Chris Mayse at

 on: February 10, 2017, 07:11:41 PM 
Started by Diana Martin - Last post by Diana Martin
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 on: February 10, 2017, 06:15:56 PM 
Started by Laura Lee - Last post by Laura Lee
Title:           Box Office and Volunteer Manager

Status:          Part-Time – 25 hours per week
Supervisor:              Managing Director 

Job Position Summary:     The Box Office and Volunteer Manager is the face of ArtsWest to our patrons and volunteers. As such, it is essential that this position provides exemplary customer service and great care in providing the best patron and volunteer experience possible, with clear focus on upholding ArtsWest’s values. The position oversees the day-to-day functioning of the Box Office and Volunteer Program including the supervision of front of house staff.  This position also provides administrative support to Leadership and the Development Officer. 
Essential Functions:

Box Office:
•   Assures a high quality experience for ArtsWest’s patrons by supporting the professional operation of the front of house, including but not limited to ticketing patrons over the phone and in-person, resolving ticketing and patron seating issues, assessing and providing complimentary tickets and other accommodations.
•   Updates patron contact information in Patron Manager, uploads patron content to our constant contact and CRC lists.
•   Prepares Patron Manager reports as needed, to support marketing, development and management needs.
•   Oversees the subscription process each season, which includes ticketing through Patron Manager, tracking new orders, sending out tickets and vouchers through letters, and being available by phone and email during box office hours to assists our patrons.
•   Supports subscriber loyalty through the preparation and dissemination of subscriber pre-show emails.  Supports the Marketing Manager in the execution of surveys or other forms of subscriber reporting
•   Assures that the Box Office, Gallery, concessions, and theater house are safe, clean and inviting through self-work or through the supervision of front of house staff.
•   Prepares, updates and disseminates front of house schedules for performances and events.
•   Performs house manager and bartender duties as required.
•   Assures that the front of house staff maintain up to date food handlers and bartender’s licenses. 
•   Ensures that the cash flow processes and risk management systems are being adhered to by front of house staff.
•   Tracks status of concessions supplies and assures that adequate stock is maintained and the concessions room is neat and tidy.

Volunteer Program:
•   Oversees a volunteer program that is accessible, expedient, and meets legal requirements for both the volunteers and organization while maintaining AW values.
•   Works with the Managing Director to support volunteer recruitment, training and recognition.
•   Works with all departments – production, marketing and development to match volunteers with organizational needs. 
•   Collects, processes and maintains volunteer registration forms, including conducting WA State background checks.
•   Maintains volunteer tracking of hours. 

Administrative Support:
As time allows, this position will provide administrative support to the Managing and Artistic Directors as well as the Development Officer.    Duties could include:
•   The matching of invoices to receipts, calling to inquire as to accounts receivable/payable.
•   Taking mail to the Post Office, taking deposits to the bank.
•   Assisting the Development Officer with the preparation of donor letters.
•   Answering organizational inquiries through email or over the phone.
•   Completing on-line organizational renewals.

 Required Qualifications
•   Excellent communication and customer service skills.
•   One year Box Office, administrative or other customer service experience.
•   Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
•   Excellent computer skills a must. 
•   Familiarity with Patron Manager and Microsoft Office a plus.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Lee, Managing Director at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 on: February 10, 2017, 06:14:28 PM 
Started by Laura Lee - Last post by Laura Lee
Title:           Production and Programs Manager

Status:          .75 FTE – 30 hours per week

Supervisor:              Artistic & Managing Directors

Job Position Summary:     The Production and Programs Manager fills a critical role in the planning, execution, and production of artistic programming at ArtsWest. This includes contracting artists, helping to manage schedules and project deadlines (including special events), maintaining budgets, and keeping creative teams/artists informed and engaged.  The Production and Programs Manager works closely with the creative teams, the Artistic Director, the Technical Director and Managing Director. Responsibilities to include:

Essential Functions:
•   In conjunction with the Artistic Director and Technical Director, help determine creative teams, run crew, and any further technical assistants for each production. 
•   Present and maintain contracts for Designers, Actors, Crew, and Musicians adhering to ArtsWest policies and theatre needs and legal defensibility requirements. Keep the Artistic and Managing Directors appraised of contracts offered and signed. Be the liaison between Stage Management and the Managing Director in the preparation of payroll. 
•   Develop, communicate and maintain production schedules and calendars for the creative teams as well as ArtsWest leadership and staff. Insure that deadlines and milestones are adhered to, and that each project is moving towards completion in an efficient manner.
•   Assist Technical Director and Managing Director by overseeing the tracking of production budgets.
•   In conjunction with the Artistic Director, aid in season planning by tracking down sources, ordering perusal scripts, and completing applications for royalties.
•   In conjunction with the Artistic Director, help schedule and oversee auditions and callbacks as needed.
•   Serve as a key ambassador to all artists working for ArtsWest: provide a welcome, inviting and clean home and ensure clear communication channels for artists and creative teams.
•   With ArtsWest staff, plan and execute audience engagement events including talkbacks, panels, special workshops, pre and post-show events, industry nights, and season opening events. Be the logistics point person for these ancillary programmatic events. 
•   Manage and support production apprentice/intern recruitment and provide mentorship to production interns.

 Required Qualifications
•   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
•   Proven ability to organize and execute events.
•   The ability to follow through on transforming ideas and potential into results.
•   Demonstrated ability to independently organize and prioritize workload; manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
•   Excellent written and verbal skills.
•   Excellent computer skills.  Experience with Excel. 
•   Ability to work in a team environment, remaining calm with multiple demands, with a sense of humor and energy. 
•   A desire to work at ArtsWest as a contributing and collaborative team player.   

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Lee at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

 on: February 08, 2017, 02:02:37 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
Imago Theatre, based in Portland, Oregon, is seeking a Lighting Director/Production Stage Manager for the 2017/2018 season.
You must have extensive experiences in the following fields:
Ability to use vectorworks, read and adapt light plots, and is agile in drafting.
Ability to over see union and non-union crews to focus and cue in plot and cues on one day load-in.
Well understanding of basic sound.
Ability to call cues legibly and with proper terminology.
Willing to drive, work hard and put in more hours than the rest of the team.
Willing to be away from home for 4 to 5 week periods.
Well humored, likes people and knows how to diffuse conflict.
Ability to lead as well as to follow. To instruct as well as be mentored.
Has loaded in and overseen a crew in more than 50 load-ins.
Adept at word and excel and has a good sense of administrative skills.
Can schedule and lead a team and create legible itineraries for complex tour routes.
Understanding of state of the art light boards, lighting inventory and software/techniques for transporting, importing and building a cue list.
Ability and willingness to work at lower than state of the art theaters.
Willing to share a room with another room-mate (single rooms are available when presenter pays but not when company pays)
The primary crucial ingredient to this position is lighting director. If you feel you have that under your belt but lack some of the other skills, we may be able to work around that and/or give you time to get up to speed.
Tour Periods
La Belle
Oct 9-Nov 29, 2017  (off Oct 20 to Nov 2)
Jan 22-March 4, 2018
$1,000 per week.
If you do not live in Portland, Oregon, we would fly you here for rehearsals, and provide housing.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
To learn about Imago Theatre go to:

 on: February 07, 2017, 03:21:24 PM 
Started by TPS Admin - Last post by TPS Admin
Dear TPS Members:

A University of Oregon graduate student is surveying theatre practitioners and administrators in the Vancouver, BC and Seattle regions about collaboration. If you are able, please take a moment to complete the survey. Message from Charissa and survey link below.

Thank you,
Theatre Puget Sound Staff



My name is Charissa Hurt, and I'm currently a graduate student in the Arts and Administration department at the Unviersity of Oregon. My terminal research project, "Opening the Curtain to Collaboration," explores "what opportunities are there for the theatre communities in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA to collaborate to increase cultural vitality in the transborder Pacific Northwest?" As part of the project, I am conducting a survey about each of the individual theatre communities.

If you are a theatre artist or administrator currently working in Vancouver, BC or Seattle, WA (or have worked in either city in the past year) please consider taking this short survey! If you have any questions about the study, please contact me at

Survey Link (

Thank you very much.

Charissa Hurt.
Master's Candidate, Performing Arts Management
Arts and Administration Program
University of Oregon

Thank you very much.

Charissa Hurt.
Master's Candidate, Performing Arts Management
Arts and Administration Program
University of Oregon

 on: February 07, 2017, 02:50:29 PM 
Started by Robert Harkins - Last post by Robert Harkins
HELP!!! Latino Theatre Projects is about to go into rehearsals for its upcoming production of 26 Miles by Quiara Alegria Hudes at West of Lenin. Unfortunately, our stage manager just had to drop out. We need a stage manager quickly. $300 stipend. Please contact Robert Harkins at robert@latinotheatreprojects for details if you are interested.

 on: February 07, 2017, 10:37:03 AM 
Started by Darren Johnson - Last post by Darren Johnson
Bad Panda by Megan Gogerty
Performs:  March 23rd – April 8th (Thursdays – Saturdays)
At:  Theater Off Jackson (409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104)

The Story:  They’re the last two pandas on earth. It’s mating season. One of them falls in love with a crocodile. Who is gay. And then the baby comes. In this sweet celebration of non-traditional families, Gwo Gwo the panda must balance his new found desire for Chester the crocodile with his obligations to his prescribed panda mate, Marion. The animals eat, mate, splash around in identity politics, meditate on their impending extinction, and love one another as only families can.

Both ASM and Run Crew positions offer payment in the form of a stipend.

For the ASM Position:
The stage manager would like you in the rehearsal room 2 days a week for the first 4 weeks of rehearsal.  Making sure you are available on Feb 5th and 28th.  Starting in March she will want you in the rehearsal room everyday.  Keeping in mind that the last rehearsal before tech (March 16th)  The SM will be absent and you will need to run the rehearsal.  Aside from the 3 dates above we are pretty flexible.

For the Run Crew Position:
You may be attending rehearsals in the latter part of the process at the directors discretion, you'll be in the theatre once tech starts, and at every performance.

Load In: Well we have (what we are calling) a soft load in on March 12th and then we rehearse in the space for the week.
Light Hang: March 17th
Set Build: March 18th
Q2Q: March 19th
Tech: March 20-22nd
Performs: Fri-Sat March 23-April 8th
Load Out:  April 9th

If interested, contact Fantastic.Z's Producing Artistic Director at

 on: February 02, 2017, 12:33:17 PM 
Started by Robert Harkins - Last post by Robert Harkins
Latino Theatre Projects is seeking a projection specialist for its upcoming production of 26 Miles by Quiara Alegria Hudes at West of Lenin, opening March 16, tech beginning March 12. The production is directed by Julie Beckman and designed by Kristina Hestenes Stimson and Zanna Paulson.

Ideally, we need someone who is experienced in working with multiple projectors and who understands how to set up and operate them.

If you are interested or if you can refer someone to us please contact Robert Harkins at as soon as possible. Stipend offered.

 on: February 01, 2017, 11:58:43 AM 
Started by Tammi Doyle - Last post by Tammi Doyle
invites applications for the position of:
Tech Director - Designer, Theatre Arts Department #016179

SALARY:   $2,906.42 - $3,487.67 Monthly
$34,877.00 - $41,852.00 Annually

 OPENING DATE: 01/27/17
CLOSING DATE: 02/26/17 11:59 PM
Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 40% students of color and over 1,700 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

Arts & Humanities, the largest division at Bellevue College, welcomes students with a variety of educational goals. Most are enrolled in academic transfer courses such as Art, Communication Studies, English, Music, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, and World Languages. Other programs focus on international students (English Language Institute) or adults taking pre-college courses to learn English, earn their GED or transition to college-level courses (Developmental Education).
The division also includes a Professional Technical program (Interior Design), which serves students seeking an Associate's degree or a Bachelor of Applied Arts. Each program in Arts & Humanities seeks to empower students by cultivating inclusive learning environments that engage diverse traditions; stimulating intellectual and imaginative curiosity; and developing the habits of mind necessary for critical and creative thinking.

This is a 80% position for 10 months per year, will start Spring Quarter, 2017 or Fall Quarter, 2017.

This position is exempt from overtime.
Bellevue College is seeking a Technical Director for the Theatre Arts Department of Drama and Dance. The Drama program produces three plays/musicals a year with three-four student produced events (advised and monitored by the Technical Director.) Dance produces two events a year. This individual will operate and maintain the technical assets of the theatre, including scenic construction, sound, lighting, projection and the overall maintenance and operations of stage facilities in Stop Gap Studio Theatre.
This successful candidate will design sets and lights for at least two productions a year and facilitate the scenic design, and construction for all Theatre Arts productions and put in of all elements in Stop Gap Studio Theatre. In additions the Technical Director provides technical support and supervision for all events wherever they are produced including the supervision and teaching of all students in the shop and theatres. This individual may also be considered for adjunct teaching assignments in design and scenic technology provided s/he meets the required qualifications.
•   Oversee, supervise and be responsible for the implementation of scenic, lighting, sound, design and construction for all Theatre Arts productions.
•   Train and supervise students in the safe use of all theatrical and shop equipment.
•   Train and supervise students working on all Theatre Arts production crews including stage managers, backstage crews, all booth operators (Drama, Dance, Stage Fright Student Drama).
•   Collaborate with faculty on group projects and mentor students in the scene shop and theatres.
•   Design scenery and lighting for selected Theatre Arts productions.
•   Estimate, engineer, construct, load-in and strike scenery, rigging and electrics for all Theatre Arts productions.
•   Supervise set-up, take down and operation of lighting, sound and other support activities for various Theatre Arts events.
•   Create, maintain and manage production budget for all productions with the Theatre Arts Chair.
•   Maintain and manage Theatre Arts equipment in Stop Gap Studio Theatre, Dance Studio, Rehearsal Spaces, Shop and Storage Areas.
•   Plan and supervise lighting, audio and video engineering and implementation for all Theatre Arts productions.
•   Purchase (and track purchasing of) production supplies and equipment.
•   Direct and assess student learning activities in the shop and theatre.
•   Assure compliance with College, State and Federal regulations and codes governing safety of occupants in a public building.
•   Inform Campus Operations of safety issues in the theatre and assist with resolution.
•   Work with Public Safety and Campus Operations to insure the safety of students and general public.
•   Insure appropriate consideration of technical support needs in construction, renovation and physical plan operations of the theatre.
•   Prepare evaluation reports regarding the effectiveness of the facilities and recommend facility maintenance to be performed in the theatre.
•   Work irregular and flexible hours as is standard in theatre.
•   Perform related duties as required.
•   Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts or Drama with an emphasis on Design/Tech, Technical Direction, Lighting or Scenery OR Bachelor of Arts with professional experience in the following: scenic design, lighting design, construction, computer-aided design, rigging, painting, master carpentry and/or technical direction
•   Experience in mentoring or teaching student or volunteer theatre workers
•   Ability to work independently without close supervision
•   Experience working with persons of diverse backgrounds in a collaborative environment
•   Effective oral & written communication skills, organizational and planning skills, and interpersonal skills
•   Creative and critical thinking skills
•   Experience using theatrical computer software to support the production process
•   Experience in preparing and managing production budgets
•   Ability to climb into fly space over stage and auditorium, construct and move staging up to 75 lbs, place lighting and sound equipment, and climb stairs and ladders
•   Master of Fine Arts in Technical Direction, Lighting or Scenic Design
•   High School or College teaching experience
•   Experience using Vectorworks to support the production process
•   Exercise working independently to solve technical problems
•   Project management skills

Click on the word Apply located above and to the right of the Job Summary section.

Application must include the below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
•   Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
•   Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
•   Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet or exceed the qualifications (2 pgs max)
•   Attach a Resume
•   Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of  how your educational and/or professional experiences demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity (1 pg max).
•   Attach copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment)

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