Head Electrician – Bagley Wright

Posted on May 3, 2024
IATSE Local 15
Seattle Repertory Theatre
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Paid time off, Paid holidays, Employee discount, Unlimited Orca Card
Applications accepted until position filled

Department/Team: Production

Position Reports To: Director of Production

Work Location: In-Person

FLSA Classification: Full Time/Seasonal/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Benefits: Vacation & Personal Days per Union Contract; eligible for parking discounts & free ORCA card

Starting Pay Range: $33.10 per hour (Per Union Contract)

Position Classification: Union; IATSE Local 15

Application Deadline: Sunday, May 26th, 2024

You can apply from your phone by texting SRTLX” to (206) 966-4931



Seattle Rep is committed to producing extraordinary programming. We believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building and supporting a robust and diverse community.

We continuously work toward inclusion of those who have been excluded historically, particularly BIPOC communities, women, LGBTQIA+ people, immigrants and refugees, and people with disabilities, ensuring they are represented in all parts of the organization, including at the decision-making table, inclusive of their intersectional identities like age, religion, background, political ideology, and veteran or military status. This work is reflected in our:


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 Head Electrician is responsible for maintenance and installation of all productions in the Bagley Wright Theater, dealing primarily with electrical work. The Head Electrician may also provide additional support to the other positions on the stage crew in the Bagley Wright and Leo Kreielsheimer Theaters, and the PONCHO Forum.

Typical Duties Include:

Participate in Show Changeovers

  • Prepare and plan show lighting installs in conjunction with the Seattle Rep Lighting Department
  • Manage the use of the theatrical lighting and electrical systems as it applies to all productions on the Bagley Wright Stage
  • Supervise the hang and installation of all light plots for the Bagley Wright Stage.
  • Advise and assist in the installation of set electrics, lighting infrastructure and positions as needed.
  • Lead focus and electrics calls on the Bagley Wright Stage
  • Maintain a respectful and professional working relationship with overhire technicians.
  • Support the other Stage Departments in their install and strike processes as required

Lead the maintenance of and advise in the expansion of the lighting inventory and stage electrics in the Bagley Wright 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 Bagley Wright 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 lead programmer for most shows on the Bagley Wright stage.
  • Program conventional and multi parameter fixtures with an ETC EOS Family console.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Commitment to cultivating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace via decisive action including consistently seeking out opportunities for self and community improvement in the areas of racial equity, accessibility, gender inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity.
  • 5 years of experience working as a stage electrician on a professional level
  • Advanced knowledge of stage electrical, lighting and network 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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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


Seattle Rep is excited about and actively working towards becoming a more diverse, anti-racist organization. We are interested in attracting, developing, and advancing the most talented individuals regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status or any other dimension of diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others from underrepresented groups to apply.

Every candidate brings something special to the table. If your experience and skills don’t perfectly align with the job qualifications but you are excited about the role, feel your values align well with Seattle Rep, and are willing to strive for excellence in your work, please apply. We will train the right candidate.



  1. Submit a resume detailing related experience and education.
  2. Submit a cover letter that outlines how your related experience and education qualifies you for the position and illustrates why you want to work at Seattle Rep.

Applications will be reviewed once the application window has closed.

Workplace accessibility and accommodations can be discussed with HR once an offer of employment has been extended.

About the employer: Seattle Repertory Theatre

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 that those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and women, are at the decision-making table, reflected in our programming, and represented on our staff.

About your union: IATSE Local 15

IATSE Local 15 fields the best technical talent in the Puget Sound area – no one matches the knowledge and experience of our Technician. From staging very large International Conferences or Touring Acts to small Business Presentations or Club Events,  we can help. We’ve been behind the scenes each day and night, making stage magic happen for over a hundred years.

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