Head Video Engineer

Posted on March 14, 2024
IATSE Local 15
Seattle Repertory Theatre
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Employee discount, Unlimited Orca Card
Applications accepted until position filled
Department/Team: Production
Reports To: Technical Director
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
Pay Range: $33.10 – $37.24 per hour (Per Union Contract)
Position Classification: Union, IATSE Local 15
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 21, 2024
You can apply from your phone by texting “HVE” to (206) 966-4931



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 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



The Head Video Engineer works in multiple venues at the Seattle Rep with the primary responsibilities of serving as the lead technician overseeing video and projection for shows, and to act as the primary technician for events in the PONCHO Forum. The Head Video Engineer will also provide additional support to the stage crews in the Bagley Wright and Leo Kreielsheimer (Leo K.) Theaters based on the specifics of a production.


Typical Duties Include:

Participate in the setup and running of video elements in Seattle Rep Productions

  • In coordination with the Stage Operations Supervisor, determine the equipment required to accomplish the projection and video designs of Seattle Rep productions.
  • Lead the installation of video equipment for shows in a variety of configurations based on the design of each productions. Equipment may include, but is not limited to, video servers, projectors, projection surfaces, networked LED panels, and support infrastructure for all systems.
  • Work collaboratively with and provide support to video designers to successfully realize designs within the scope of production needs.
  • Act as Media Server Programmer when needed based on a production’s design.
  • Work with other department heads to integrate projection needs.

Serve as the Lead Technician in the Poncho Forum

  • Act as the primary stage technician for events in the PONCHO forum that require technical production support.
  • When working in support of video design elements in either the Bagley Wright or Leo K. theaters, coordinate with the Stage Operations Supervisor to ensure that any overhire technicians in the PONCHO Forum have the appropriate information to perform their work.

Maintain Seattle Rep Video Equipment Inventory

  • Track inventory and organize video equipment used across multiple spaces within the Seattle Rep.
  • In coordination with the Stage Operations Supervisor, maintain and replace any consumable elements as needed.
  • Make recommendations and assist the Stage Operations Supervisor with the purchase and replacement of equipment in the Video Equipment Inventory.

Support Production Processes in Seattle Rep Theaters

  • Lead Video work in the Bagley Wright and Leo K. Theaters as assigned by management.
  • Act as a member of stage crew in other departments as assigned, based on production needs. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to hang, load-in, and focus.

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.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader, independently, and as a member of a team.
  • 4 years of experience working with video and projection systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of video and projection network infrastructure.
  • Ability to work extended periods on surfaces overhead, on floor level, vertically and horizontally oriented, and at height.
  • Ability to work with materials weighing up to 50lbs unassisted.
  • Working knowledge of Dataton’s WATCHOUT software.
  • Working knowledge of Figure 53’s QLab video software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of Apple Keynote.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of lighting, audio, carpentry, and stage rigging systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre with a production emphasis.


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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