JOB TITLE: Technical Associate
DEPARTMENT: Production
REPORTS TO: Production Manager
CLASSIFICATION: 20 hours a week
START DATE: September 16th or ASAP.


Reporting to the Production Manager, this job provides support for all of Seattle Public Theater’s mainstage programs, and is responsible for all backstage facilities. Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting load-in and light hang for all productions by providing hands-on assistance and building access coordination.

  • Supporting scenic strike for all productions, including transportation & disposal or restocking of all scenic elements.

  • Responsible for electrics strike or changeover to the rep plot after productions.

  • Management of the Load In/Load Out production budgets under the oversight of Production Management.

  • Attends production meetings as needed.

  • Present for tech notes sessions, including dinner breaks as needed.

  • Present at the Bathhouse for one hour prior to all Mainstage performances to address any technical issues that might be discovered during prechecks. In the event of an occasional conflict, the Technical Associate is responsible for providing a qualified substitute.

  • Manages all technical operation of the Bathhouse facility, including but not limited to:

    • Keeping all backstage & shop areas clean, organized, and rodent-free.

    • Tool and equipment maintenance and repairs.

    • Purchasing and maintaining stock items and hardware.

    • Working with Production Management on facilities improvements as needed.

    • Upkeep of the lighting grid and sound equipment.

    • Changing the marquee in coordination with the Marketing Department.


  • At least 2 years experience in a production environment.

  • Working knowledge of common theatrical lighting & sound equipment.

  • Carpentry experience a plus.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License and clean driving record.

  • Preferred: Master Electrician experience


  • Collaborative spirit

  • Efficient and process-oriented

  • Organized and strong attention to detail

  • Punctual and effective at time-management

TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to by September 14th.