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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 take 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
 
Guest Service Associates
Box Office and Phones
On Call Positions Available

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for friendly and enthusiastic Guest Service Associates. These are positions in our Guest 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 Guest 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 take 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:

Ticketing Manager  & Assistant Ticketing Manager.

Compensation:

$12.50 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
 
Guest Service Associate, Box Office & Phones

1 Position Available - Part Time

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a friendly and enthusiastic Guest Service Associate. This position is in our Guest Services Department (Box Office and inbound Phone Center.)  If you are skilled in customer service and sales and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you!  Available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below. 

Position Summary:

The Guest Service Associate assists guests 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 in-bound 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.  

Position Hours:

Part Time, Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, (25 hours per week.) Depending on Theatre needs, additional days and/or hours may be available, particularly when shows are occurring. 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist guests 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 guests.
  • 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 Theater’s fundraising efforts with donation requests during sales transactions, including explaining donor benefits, specials, and offers.
  • Consistently deliver outstanding customer service in accordance with The 5th’s guest service brand and values.
  • Answer guest 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.

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 is a plus!
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Comfortable answering guest 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 complete a background check. (Background checks will be required for applicants at the finalist stage.)

Reports To:

Ticketing Manager  & Assistant Ticketing Manager

Compensation:

$12.50 per hour.  In addition, benefits include pro-rated paid vacation, sick leave and personal time.  Also, 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 Part Time Permanent 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.

 

5th Avenue Theatre Employment Opportunity

Major and Planned Giving Officer

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Major and Planned Giving Officer. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. 

If you are skilled in development, donor relations/customer service, project management, 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 Summary:

The incumbent will build and manage a portfolio of prospects with the ability to give $10,000 or more in annual support or $100,000 or more in capital support and manage the creation of a robust planned giving program.  The M&PGO will be responsible for managing donors in this portfolio to optimum giving—outright or planned and including multi-year commitments.  This will require conceiving and implementing solicitation strategies for new and increased gifts as well as identifying opportunities to connect prospects and donors with the programs and leadership of The 5th.  This will also require marketing the planned giving program and actively identifying and stewarding prospects for planned gifts.  In addition to maintaining his/her own portfolio, the M&PGO will support other gift officers in the identification and solicitation of planned gifts.  S/he and will be responsible for making calls, stewarding donors, and setting and achieving fundraising goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Work collaboratively with Individual Giving team, Prospect Researcher, and Board members to identify, evaluate, cultivate and solicit major gift donors for annual, special project (including capital), and endowment funding.
  • For 2016-17, raise $250,000 in new and increased gifts and work to double the Center Stage Society (recognizing donors who have included The 5th in their estate plans) to 50 members.
  • Work with the Managing Director, VP of Philanthropy, and Campaign Cabinet on prospecting and strategy for raising $1M in additional gifts from Circles members and community leaders for current capital campaign.
  • Make a minimum 50 donor visits per year to steward donors and close gifts.
  • Work with Donor Relations Officer to develop and execute strategic cultivation plans for major and planned giving prospects including creating opportunities to meet with executive and artistic leadership.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of donor communications and strategies for portfolio of major gift prospects and donors including appropriate documentation of all gifts.
  • Implement a planned giving marketing plan to cultivate and steward planned giving donors and prospects resulting in a pipeline of planned giving prospects.
  • Manage planned giving recognition society.
  • Maintain organization’s gift acceptance and counting/reporting policies.
  • Join and attend professional groups and educational sessions as needed; keep abreast of current trends.

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Demonstrated skills in successfully handling significant levels of responsibility, initiating and managing projects, and working independently while also being a team player.
  • 4-6 years of development experience with proven track record in closing gifts and meeting goals.
  • Working knowledge of basic planned-giving vehicles.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel.) Experience with Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Demonstrated “people skills,” including building trust and rapport in business relationships with diverse individuals, and demonstrating listening skills, poise, tact, and good judgment.
  • Ability to maintain a professional, personable and positive image as a Theatre “ambassador.”
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor essential!
  • 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.
  • Skills to maintain confidentiality as warranted.
  • The finalist will be required to complete a background check.

Reports To:

Vice President of Philanthropy.

Compensation:

Salary DOQ.

In addition, 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 The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building, at 1326 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.  

Application Instructions:

This recruitment will remain open until filled.  To apply, please submit the following three elements: (1) a cover letter explaining how you meet or exceed the position requirements described in this posting, (2) chronological resume, and (3) salary expectations.  Email to:

HumanResources@5thavenue.org

Put in Subject Line:  Major and Planned Giving Officer

Or mail to:      

The 5th Avenue Theatre

Attn: HR/ Major and Planned Giving Officer

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 one of the nation's premier incubators for new musical theater. Since 2002, the celebrated company has produced 15 new musicals.  To date, seven have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 14 Tony Awards, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis).  An eighth, First Date, celebrated its Broadway opening August 8, 2013, and a ninth, Disney’s Aladdin, had its Broadway debut in spring of 2014.  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 non-profit 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 Artistic 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 https://www.5thavenue.org/

The 5th Avenue Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

5th Avenue Theater Employment Opportunity

Payroll Administrator

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for a Payroll Administrator. 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!  This is a full time position with an excellent benefits package and it is available for immediate hiring, so interested applicants should apply promptly according to the directions below.

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. 

Position Summary:

This is a highly responsible position that includes verifying, processing, and reconciling employee pay. Work includes ensuring data are accurate for a timely payroll production in compliance with Theatre policies as well as federal, state and local laws, regulations, collective bargaining agreements and ordinances. The incumbent analyzes and validates complex payroll data submitted.

Under minimal supervision, the incumbent makes technical decisions requiring interpretation of data, facts, procedures, policy and the law. Work is performed independently under strict deadlines. 

The incumbent performs all activities necessary to process payrolls, including maintaining related records, filing tax reports and voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, preparing accounting transactions and documents, documenting and updating procedures, and preparing special reports for management.

Essential Functions Include:

  • Prepare and process biweekly and weekly payrolls
  • Process and issue employee paychecks and statements of earnings and deductions
  • Establish and maintain employee payroll records in order to provide immediate audit accountability, such as direct deposits, W-4’s, etc.
  • Prepare and post payroll entries to the General Ledger
  • Prepare reports required for compliance with the Affordable Care Act in coordination with the HR Manager.
  • Prepare and distribute period-end reports to managers
  • Assist employees with payroll related questions/issues with outstanding customer service
  • Provide information to employees and managers on payroll matters, tax issues, benefit plans and collective bargaining agreements
  • Assist with annual audit
  • Prepare bank statement reconciliation
  • Document and maintain payroll procedures (i.e., manual)
  • Analyze and propose changes to processes for increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive or private data and information
  • Prepare off-cycle checks, including those that require special processing for payouts or correction of hours, applying appropriate overtime rules, deductions, benefits, and accruals.
  • Provide support to HR Manager and Controller and perform related duties as needed

Reports to:

This position reports to the Controller and works in close coordination with the HR Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree, emphasis or coursework in accounting preferred
  • Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now preferred
  • At least three years of payroll processing experience with the ability to analyze and interpret data, union contracts, regulations and laws
  • Ability to understand and implement complex collective bargaining agreements provisions
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, and proficiency with accounting software (MIP preferred)
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple schedules and changing deadlines and priorities
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) including the abilities to provide excellent customer service and explain complex payroll information in clear ways.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Excellent organizational and accuracy skills
  • Proficiency with Excel, and at least intermediate skills in other Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word and Outlook.)
  • Demonstrated ethics and integrity. Skills in exercising good independent judgment and demonstrable analytical abilities
  • Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus!
  • Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated abilities in “people skills,” including building trust and rapport in business relationships with diverse individuals, and demonstrating listening skills, poise, and tact.
  • Interest in the arts/musical theater, flexibility, calm under pressure.
  • Demonstrated regular and reliable attendance and punctuality.
  • Knowledge of payroll production, processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of ACA, FICA, payroll and tax applications, including appropriate federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations
  • Skill in analytical thinking, problem solving, and conflict-resolution
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing a high volume workload with strict deadlines
  • Excellent customer service skills, including handling sensitive/difficult issues with tact and patience
  • Ability to operate office equipment required for the position
  • Ability to effectively and professionally present information one-on-one or in a group setting
  • Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • The candidate must be able to complete a background check. We will do the background checks for applicants at the finalist stage.

Compensation

Salary is 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 administrative offices for The 5th Avenue Theater, located in the Skinner Building at 1326 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:              HumanResources@5thavenue.org

                        Put in Subject Line: Payroll Administrator

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

                        Attn: Payroll Administrator Recruitment

                        1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735

                        Seattle, WA  98101

This job will remain open until filled. Please apply 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.

 

 

9/7/16

 

Assistant Fly Worker

Position Summary

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an opening for the position of Assistant Fly Worker.  The Assistant Fly Worker shall be called in as part of the running crew for all 5th Avenue Theatre musical productions and will have the opportunity to do other work that is available.  This position is represented by IATSE, Local 15.

Essential Functions

  • Assist the Head Fly Worker as needed in the installation, running and load-out of all shows.
  • Assist in maintenance and repair of all fly rail and carpentry equipment.
  • Assist in production rigging.
  • Assist the Head Carpenter during load- in, work calls and load-out, which may include leading teams to complete independent projects.
  • Further responsibilities include compliance with the policies and procedures of The 5th Avenue Theatre, including personnel rules and collective bargaining agreements.

Reports To

Head Fly Worker

Required Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will be a proficient Fly Worker and Rigger, with experience in supervising crews in load-in and load-out situations.  
  • Work at The 5th Avenue Theatre includes interrelations with stage managers, actors, directors, designers and road crews. Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy and communication skills are required, along with good problem solving skills within typical non-deferrable theatrical deadlines. 
  • Supervisory skills and the ability to work well with diverse groups of people are essential.
  • Also required is a demonstrated ability to work both as a team member and independently.  A good sense of humor is a plus.

Compensation

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

Work Location

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

Application Procedure

To apply, please email the following two items: a cover letter that explains how you meet or exceed the requirements for the position and chronological resume, to human.resources@5thavenue.org

The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM, Friday, Sept. 30. Anticipated start date is November 4, 2016.

You may also mail your application materials to:

The 5th Avenue Theatre

HR Department
1326 - 5th Avenue, Suite 735
Seattle, WA  98101

No phone calls or walk-ins please.

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 https://www.5thavenue.org/

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.