Supports the Director of Production with planning, coordinating & managing the daily operations of the department. The position oversees technical stage operations for all mainstage operas produced on the McCaw Hall stage, as well as all chamber operas and Seattle opera events. This position supervises seven (7) staff carpenter assistants, the head flyman, as well as overseeing the head electrician and prop department head. Day to day the head carpenter will oversee the stage crew, rail, automation operation, Warehousing, equipment maintenance and inventory, and will work with the Director of Production to coordinate Shipping and Receiving, Trucking and Transportation as well as developing schedules. This position supports the Director of Production by reviewing ground plans, sections, hang charts and elevations, and by developing rigging & automation plans according to all ESTA and Industry standards. They will also work with the Director of Production to identify and source any additional necessary information and equipment needed for the successful production of the opera. The master carpenter will communicate and problem solve frequently with the Director of Production, other stage crew department heads, stage Last Updated 6/15/2021 management, and will be responsible for maintaining department assets. Additionally they will assist the Director of Production in short and long range schedule and planning, as well as lead the execution of technical stage elements for special events and a diverse range of outside rentals for the opera center studio spaces. The Master Carpenter will monitor and supervise the personnel associated with the construction, load-ins, load outs, all technical rehearsals, performances, performances, and strike back/restores for both the mainstage, Programs and Partnerships programs and opera center activities. They will execute all assignments in a timely manner to ensure that critical deadlines are met, and that each production proceeds in a consistent and orderly manner
Seattle Opera is a cultural icon of a major world city that speaks to all communities of, and visitors to, the Puget Sound region. By drawing our community together and by offering opera’s unique fusion of music and drama, we create life-enhancing experiences that speak deeply to people’s hearts and minds.
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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