Properties Assistant

Posted on September 15, 2021
IATSE Local 15
Seattle Opera
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled


Supports the Props Master with planning, coordinating, and delivering the daily operations of the department.

The position supports the prop department by performing a wide range of tasks including production run crew, Warehousing, Shipping and Receiving, Trucking and Transportation coordination as well as work supporting the performing artists and guest artistic staff.

The Prop assistant supports the Prop Master by reviewing props list, rehearsal notes, prop running paperwork, orchestra pit plots, and all additional necessary information. Comprehensive knowledge of theatrical building practices in soft goods, paper, wood, metal, and traditional and new materials is required.

The prop assistant actively participates in the preparation, construction, and maintenance of props for each production, as well as loads-ins, loads-outs, all technical rehearsals, performances, and strike back/restores for both the mainstage, Programs, and Partnerships programs. Additionally, they will support warehouse calls and opera center activities as required. They must 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.

About the employer: Seattle Opera
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.
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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