Leo K. Head Audio 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
Applications accepted until position filled
Department/Team: Production
Position 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
Starting Pay Range: $33.10 per hour (Per Union Contract)
Position Classification: Union, IATSE Local 15
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 14, 2024
You can apply from your phone by texting “LKHAE” 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



In collaboration with other members of the stage crew and production staff, the Head Audio Engineer is responsible for maintenance and installation of all productions in the Leo Kreielsheimer (Leo K.) Theater, dealing primarily with audio work. The Head Audio Engineer may also provide additional support to the other positions on the stage crew in the Leo K. Theater, Bagley Wright Theater, and the PONCHO Forum.


Typical Duties Include:

Participate in Show Changeovers

  • Manage the use of the theatrical sound system as it applies to all productions on the Leo K. Stage
  • Lead crews for sound installation and audio calls on the Leo K. Stage
  • Supervise the hag of sound plots and assist in determination of equipment needs and their positions.
  • Support the other stage departments in their install and strike processes.


Lead the maintenance of the audio equipment in the Leo K. Theater

  • Maintain and repair audio equipment on a regular basis and as necessary.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment in all theatrical spaces.
  • Maintain inventory and manage storage of the Leo K. audio inventory.


Run shows as a member of the stage crew

  • Operate the sound board for all events that require it, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, on the Leo K. stage.
  • Act in other capacities on stage crew as time allows and shows require.


Build and Maintain a Personal Investment in Seattle Rep and our EDI work

  • Attend and participate in all-staff company meetings and other meetings / trainings as assigned by management.
  • Attend and participate in staff Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion workshops.


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.
  • 5 years of experience working as an audio technician on a professional level
  • Ability to work with materials weighing up to 50lbs unassisted.
  • Advanced knowledge of theatrical audio systems
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Figure 53’s QLab software


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre with a production emphasis
  • Working knowledge of lighting, video, rigging, and automation systems
  • Experience with Dante networking platform.
  • Experience with Yamaha digital sound consoles.


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.



  • Submit a resume detailing related experience and education
  • 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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