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5th Avenue Theatre Opportunity -- Music Apprentice, 2015-16

This posting has been updated - please note June 1 application deadline.

The 5th Avenue Theatre will have an excellent opportunity for a Music Apprentice for the 2015-2016 season. This position offers a unique learning and career-development opportunity while contributing to the Music Department and supporting performances at The Theatre.

The most competitive candidates for Music Apprentice are recent college graduates in a related field of study that demonstrate high levels of potential to become a music director or key member of a professional music staff. The Music Apprentice will be given hands-on experience in all areas of The 5th Avenue Theatre Music Department, under the training, guidance and supervision of the Music Supervisor.

Position Schedule

The Music Apprentice position will start September 8, 2015 and will run through June 10, 2016 (40 weeks). We will accept applications for this unique opportunity until June 1, 2015.  For more specifics, please refer to the following information.

Responsibilities

  • Learn, grow, and contribute in a professional setting.
  • Accompany auditions, rehearsals, and special events as appropriate.
  • Perform musical and historical research.
  • Support music direction of the 5th Avenue’s Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company.
  • Copy and prepare scores.
  • Notation, transcribing, and arranging using Finale music notation software.
  • Read and respond to new musical script submissions.
  • Complete administrative tasks and other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study.
  • Proficiency in piano accompanying and notation using Finale music notation software.
  • Serious interest in pursuing a career as a music director or key member of a music staff in the field of musical theater, and willingness to take on the apprentice role.
  • Organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and ability to maintain attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Apprenticeship Program
The Apprentice Program is designed to provide qualified candidates with meaningful and educational work experience to supplement and enhance their recent academic work. Additionally, the Apprentice Program enables incumbents to establish working relationships with professional staff, which may be beneficial to their future career development. In return, The Theatre derives the benefit of the Apprentice’s capabilities to assist in music and theatrical activities and/or with special projects and events.  Further, the Apprentice Program also offers The Theatre with opportunities to teach, train, and help shape the future of the music profession for the performing arts, which is part of our mission.

Please note: Candidates for the Music Apprentice position are not guaranteed employment or any continuing role at The Theatre at the conclusion of the apprenticeship.

Reports To
Ian Eisendrath, Director of New Works and Music Supervisor.

Compensation
This is an unpaid position. The Music Apprentice is not an employee of The 5th Avenue Theatre. A weekly stipend of $250 is provided to help offset expenses.

Work Location and Schedule
The primary work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle. The Music Apprentice will work approximately 40 hours per week.

To Apply
We will be accepting applications until June 1, 2015 for the 2015/16 Season
. The position will run from September 8, 2015 – June 10, 2016.

To apply, please submit the following:

  1. Chronological resume (maximum two pages);
  2. Two references, including e-mail and phone contact information, from the professional or collegiate musical theater world;
  3. Two-page example of a file the applicant notated in Finale (please send as a .mus or .musx file);
  4. DVD or video files containing applicant playing the following selections:
  • “Prologue” (mm. 1-40) from WEST SIDE STORY;
  • “Finishing the Hat” (mm. 12-55) from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE;
  • Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me” (verse and chorus – in any key.)

Please submit your application materials to (or direct questions to): Dane Andersen, Music Coordinator, at: dandersen@5thavenue.org 

Or mail to

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Attn: Dane Andersen

1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

Seattle, WA 98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs.  For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity - Direct Sales Representatives

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent immediate opportunity for experienced and enthusiastic Direct Sales Representatives as we expand our efforts. This is part-time outbound calling work for our ongoing marketing and fundraising campaigns.  You will be working directly for The Theatre, NOT an outsourced company.  Let your passion for the performing arts and sales shine through!

Position Description

Direct Sales Representatives make outbound calls to support The Theatre’s marketing and fundraising campaigns. Representatives are responsible for generating subscription sales to world-class theatrical productions and soliciting donations to support the 5th Avenue Theatre’s programs and services.

We seek to find candidates who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts. We are looking for Representatives who can work primarily 5 nights a week, Sunday through Thursday.

Essential Functions

  • Make outbound sales calls to former and current patrons of The Theatre.
  • Work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Explain The 5th Avenue Theatre’s donor benefits, specials, and sales offers.
  • Generate donations and sales and deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful – AND have fun!

Benefits

After a 90-day review, The 5th Avenue Theatre offers vacation, sick and holiday pay to part-time Direct Sales Representatives working at least 20 hours per week who demonstrate good attendance and a positive attitude.  These benefits are unique to this type of position among other arts organizations. We also offer incentive programs for top producers.  Direct Sales Representatives also receive show tickets and 5th Avenue Theatre event invitations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with outbound calling preferred – but motivation and enthusiasm is most important!
  • Articulate on the phone.
  • A proven sales/fundraising track record particularly in telephone sales.
  • Nimble and comfortable alternating sales approaches.
  • Positive, outgoing, and friendly personality.
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Organizational skills; the ability to multitask, to work independently and to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to pass a background check – PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks.  We will do background checks for finalist applicants.

Schedule

Part-time, evening shifts, Sunday through Thursday, and Friday morning shift.  20 hours per week minimum.

Reports To

Direct Sales Manager

Compensation

Part-time employees receive all of the following: base hourly rate, raises to hourly rate based on sales totals, commission based on sales, weekly bonuses, and perks such as free comp tickets and event invitations.

Work Location

The primary work location is the administrative offices for The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1326 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

To Apply

Please email a chronological resume, including all relevant phone sales experience, to cbond@5thavenue.org or call us at (206) 436.5799.  No walk-ins please.  These positions will remain open until filled.  Please apply immediately.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs.  For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 
The 5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity
 
Customer Service Associates
Box Office and Phones
On Call Positions Available

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Customer Service Associates. These are positions in our Customer Service Department (Box Office and inbound Phone Center.)  If you are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you!  On call positions are available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

Position Summary:

The Customer Service Associate assists patrons in person and on the phone, with single-ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, upselling, donation asks, will-call and related services. Employees in this job classification may be assigned to both Box Office window and phone functions, depending on Theatre needs.

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, and who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts.  

This recruitment is for on call staff. On call staff work a variable schedule depending on theatrical show needs and operational requirements; hours are typically evenings and weekends. Depending on Theatre needs, additional hours may be available. Schedules are created several weeks in advance for the whole run of a show.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist patrons on the phone or in-person for single ticket and subscription ticket sales and exchanges.
  • Describe and promote season ticket packages to single ticket inbound buyers.
  • Provide general information to subscribers and patrons.
  • Handle customer issues, or appropriately escalate to other personnel as needed.
  • Accurately count and balance received checks, cash and credit cards at the close of shift.
  • Process and distribute will-call during shows.
  • Support The Theatre’s fundraising efforts with simple donation requests during sales transactions, including explaining The Theatre’s donor benefits, specials, and offers.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly.
  • Provide assistance as needed on various administrative projects.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful.
  • Perform upselling & cross-selling services.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least one year of successful customer service experience; sales experience preferred, and ticketing a plus.
  • Demonstrated success handling cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable answering customer questions and patience to resolve customer service issues.
  • Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Tessitura experience desired.
  • High school diploma (or GED).
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to the duration of a shift (Box Office) and communicate effectively over the telephone for the duration of a shift (Phones.)
  • Ability to pass a background check. PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks. (We will do background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.)

Reports To:

Customer Service Manager – Box Office, and/or Customer Service Manager – Phones.

Compensation:

$11.50 per hour.    

Sick leave benefits are also provided, accrued per Seattle sick leave ordinance.  In addition, employees are eligible for two comp tickets to most shows on opening night. 

Work Location:

The work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Application Procedure:

Please send cover letter, chronological resume and references to:

Email:              ticketingjob@5thavenue.org

                        Put in Subject Line:  Application for On Call Position

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre

                        Attn: Ticketing Job

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs.  For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 
The 5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity
 
Customer Service Associate – Part Time Days,
Ticketing Phones

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a friendly and enthusiastic Customer Service Associate in Ticketing. This is a regular part-time position to work Tuesday through Saturday days in our Customer Service/Ticketing Department, primarily for inbound phones.  If you are skilled in customer service and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you!  This position is available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

Position Description

Assist patrons on the phone with single-ticket and subscription ticket sales, exchanges, will-call and related customer services. Employees in this job classification may also be assigned to the Box Office in-person window, depending on Theatre needs.

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate outstanding customer service and attention to detail, and who are team players, enthusiastic, articulate and have an interest in the arts.

Schedule

This position will work part time (25 hours per week) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday days (12:00 noon-5:00 PM).  Additional hours are available weekend evenings when shows are occurring and during seasonal subscription renewals.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist patrons on the phone for single ticket and subscription ticket sales and exchanges.
  • Promote and sell season ticket packages to patrons calling about individual tickets as well as up-sell larger packages to patrons calling about season tickets.
  • Support our nonprofit Theatre’s fundraising efforts with donation requests during sales transactions, including explaining Theatre donor benefits, specials, and offers.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service with a smile.  
  • Assist customers with issues or concerns so as to ensure the patron has a positive experience with The 5th. 
  • Answer patron questions promptly, accurately, respectfully, and thoroughly. Provide general information to subscribers and patrons.
  • Accurately count and balance received checks, cash and credit cards at the close of shift.
  • Provide assistance as needed on various administrative projects.
  • Contribute to a positive, supportive team environment where all staff members can be successful and all patrons have a positive interaction with the 5th.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least one year of successful customer service experience; sales experience preferred, and ticketing a plus.
  • Demonstrated success handling cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable answering customer questions and patience to resolve customer service issues.
  • Organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment, and ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail.
  • Tessitura experience desired.
  • High school diploma (or GED).
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, up to the duration of a shift (Box Office) and communicate effectively over the telephone for the duration of a shift (Phones.)
  • Ability to pass a background check. PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance guidelines require us to do background checks. (We will do background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.)

Reports To:

Customer Service Manager – Phones, and/or Customer Service Manager – Box Office.

Compensation:

$11.50 per hour, accrued paid time off, plus 2 complimentary tickets to most shows.

Work Location

The work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Application Procedure

Please send cover letter, chronological resume and references to:

Email:              ticketingjob@5thavenue.org

                        Put in Subject Line:  Part Time Position

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre

                        Attn: Ticketing Job

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

Please, no walk-ins or phone calls.

The 5th Avenue Theatre – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre, a non-profit 2100 seat theater organization, is one of the nation's premier incubators for new musical theater. Since 2002, the celebrated company has produced 15 new musicals.  To date, nine have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 14 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis).  The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. In 1980, The 5th Avenue Theatre began producing and presenting top-quality live musical theater. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Director Bill Berry, The 5th Avenue Theatre attracts an annual attendance of more than 287,000 and ranks among the nation’s largest and most respected musical theater companies.

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach program which includes: The Adventure Musical Theatre Touring Company, The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, the Rising Star Project, Show Talks with Albert Evans, Curtain Up!, the Student Matinee Program, and Spotlight Nights.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org

The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity

Assistant Technical Director

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Technical Director in the Production Department. This is a full-time position with benefits.  If you meet or exceed the requirements listed below and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, we encourage you to promptly apply.

Please note application deadline is August 17, 2015.

Position Overview

The Assistant Technical Director (ATD), in cooperation with the Technical Director and other members of the production team, assists in planning and implementing the physical elements of theatrical productions, special events and other activities within constraints of time, labor, budget, and organizational policies. The ATD will also assist in the direction of the technical production process and maintain up-to-date records and documents of the physical production.  Together with the Technical Director, the ATD also builds on current successes and maintains efficient and positive communications between the Production Department, Crew, show creative staff, and 5th Avenue staff.

Essential Functions:

  • Help to facilitate rentals of 5th Avenue-owned show packages and stock items
  • Maintain server organization of files for shows, tours, and rentals
  • Work with Production Department Accountant to keep Technical Director and Director of Production informed on budget tracking for all technical production areas (except costumes/wardrobe/wigs).
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with external colleagues and facilitate borrowing and loaning of equipment throughout the region
  • Assist with oversight of special project crews as necessary
  • Research and procure stage equipment and supplies
  • Assist TD with tracking equipment rentals and loans
  • Arrange for equipment repair, maintenance, and certification
  • Assist TD with oversight of warehouse space and needs
  • Assist TD with planning the trucking needs for produced shows; assist with trucks going in and out of alley
  • With Logistics Coordinator, plan scheduling of trucks and deliveries in the alley
  • Work with TD and Director of Operations and/or other 5th Avenue department liaisons to plan 4-Walls/special events as necessary
  • Draft technical drawings for Special Projects and Capital Projects as necessary
  • Serves as staff lead on technical/production aspects of events as assigned
  • Maintain inventory control of stock supplies, hardware, materials.
  • Assist Technical Director in coordinating and monitoring load-ins and load-outs; strips and restores.
  • Attend technical and dress rehearsals and tech notes sessions in the stead of TD as needed.
  • Act as resource for crews performing work notes as needed.

Qualifications:

  • The ATD must have the knowledge, skills and experience to deal with a wide range of theater technical issues. The ATD must have an excellent working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
  • The ATD must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers, and others; maintain irregular and extended working hours; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.

The ATD must also demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong skills in reading plan sets.
  • Experience with drafting programs including AutoCAD and Vectorworks
  • Demonstrated skills in being collaborative and creative.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent project management and problem solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, and to remain calm and efficient in a busy work environment.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal.)
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and diplomacy skills.
  • A quick learner who can multi-task and work under tight deadlines.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Demonstrated regular and reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Interest in the performing arts.

Reports to:

Technical Director

Salary range

Compensation DOQ. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.

The 5th Avenue Theatre provides an array of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and attractive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid premiums for medical, dental and vision plans. The 5th Avenue Theatre values its employees by providing comprehensive, high-quality benefits, and strives to provide access to industry-leading health care coverage.

Work Location:

The primary work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle. Work will also be performed at Theatre warehouses and other locations in the area.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email the following to jcollins@5thavenue.org 

  • Cover letter explaining how you meet or exceed the position requirements,
  • Chronological resume.

Applications must be received no later than 8/17/15 to be considered. Position begins as early as 9/1/2015; start date is negotiable.

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs.  For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theater Employment Opportunity

Lighting Console Programmer—Special Assistant

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Lighting Console Programmer. If you are skilled and experienced in this field and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you! 

We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates outstanding skills that meet or exceed the requirements in this job posting, excellent technical abilities including attention to detail; and who is a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and has an interest in the arts. 

NOTE: Applications are accepted immediately, closing 8/28/15. Interviews will begin on 9/9/15 with the goal of the position being filled by 9/19/15. Work will begin 10/20/2015.  

Posted 8/11/15.

Position Summary:

The Lighting Console Programmer is responsible for configuring the console and inputting cues, fade times, and all other necessary elements of programming the conventional board for self-produced productions. Work may be available as a run-crew sub in other areas within the electrics department .

Essential Functions include:

  • Programming of EOS family conventional console
  • Leadership of small crews during load-ins and load-outs
  • Prep of lighting gear leading up to hang (employer-owned and rentals; work location may vary)
  • Maintenance of gear (both employer-owned in annual maintenance sessions and rental during show load-in
  • Electrics building, including wiring practicals and building battery rigs
  • Possible work subbing for board operator, spotlight operators, or deck electrician during show runs
  • Possible work in video
  • Further responsibilities include compliance with the policies and procedures of The 5th Avenue Theatre, including personnel rules and collective bargaining agreements.

Required Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Lighting/Electrics in professional theater settings
  • Experience programming EOS family consoles: EOS, ION, GIO, and/or Element
  • Ability to operate independently
  • Ability to lead a small crew to work independently as other groups work
  • Experience in range of electrics positions, including board op, spot op, and deck electrician
  • Familiarity with LightWright
  • Video skills, especially QLab and Watchout
  • Experience in electrics building
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment; able to remain calm under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated abilities in “people skills,” including building trust and rapport in business relationships with diverse individuals, and demonstrating listening skills, tact, flexibility and good judgment. 
  • Supervisory skills and the ability to work well with diverse groups of people are essential.

Reports To:

Head Electrician

Supervises:

Staff and/or Overhire staff as needed                                               

Compensation

The pay rate is the current IATSE contract Special Assistant rate.  Benefits are provided through IATSE according to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Work Location

The primary work location is the The 5th Avenue Theater, located in the Skinner Building at 1308 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

Application Instructions

To apply, please email a cover letter that explains your qualifications for the position, along with a chronological resume, to:Email:jcollins@5thavenue.org

Put in Subject Line:  Application for Lighting Console Programmer

Or mail to:       The 5th Avenue Theatre, HR Dept.

                        Attn: Lighting Console Programmer

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

This job will close August 28, 2015.  Please submit your application promptly. 

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

The 5th Avenue Theater – A Great Place to Work

The 5th Avenue Theatre is acclaimed as one of the nation’s leading musical theater companies and is especially renowned for its production and development of new works.  Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. 

Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, this exquisite theater opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theater company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000, including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in North America. 

In addition to its main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs.  For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org.

The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.