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Job Company – Seattle Theatre Group – 4.3
Job Location – Seattle, WA
Salary – $41.78 an hour
Job Type – Full-time
Job Qualification – Hand tools

Job Description

The Stage Carpenter shall be employed in all shows and events that require the use the Carpentry Department at the Paramount theatre in Seattle. Events include Broadway shows, corporate events, dance, comedy, and musical acts among others. The responsibilities include working with the Technical Director to ensure a safe running and supervising of local crews, working with other stage departments to complete the needs of the show. Must be able and willing to work with all departments in the theater for non-departmental shows (ie Non-Yellow Card shows) as directed by the Technical Director. Pay rate $41.78/hour

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. (Other duties may be assigned)

Essential Job Functions:
Stage Carpenter shall assist with the offloading of all stage equipment from a Semi or other convenience consisting of trusses, lights, road boxes, video panels, cable boxes, chain motors, set pieces, rolling carts and all other audio and visual equipment required for the specifics of that show. Most equipment comes in boxes with rolling wheels some will need to be carried and passed off. the Stage Carpenter shall be required to push/pull/Carry such boxes and items up to 200ft from the truck to the stage or staging area. Every effort is taken roll equipment when possible.Stage Carpenter will supervise and assist the carpentry crew in setting up any traditional carpentry elements for the show. This includes but not limited to flown scenery, decks, risers, free standing and rolling scenery pieces, rigging, building of needed elements, Automation, helping with rail operation, etc.Stage Carpenter may help other departments to complete the tasks outside the Carpentry Department.Stage Carpenter may be required to run cues in a multitude of situations including working in low light, strobe, fog, and other limited visibility situations. They may be required to lift, carry, push, pull heavy equipment. They may be required to twist, turn, squat, climb, bend. They may be required to work in a loud and disorienting environment.Stage Carpenter must assist and help lead the carpentry crew in striking, packing, and breaking down of all carpentry elements and help other departments in getting the equipment and staging to the trucks.Reads stage layout specifications and blueprints and confers with Road Crew to determine type and location of sets, props, scenery, lighting, and sound equipment required for specific event.Will work with the Technical Director as a liaison to shows where the Technical Director is not Present.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must have working knowledge of traditional Stage Carpentry and be able to work with and maintain all stage carpentry equipment. (ie soft goods, stage surface, fly system, carpentry pieces, grid work)
Ability to safely use power and hand tools to complete work assignments.
Ability to work from an elevated position.
Demonstrated attention to details.
Knowledge and ability to run a Broadway show and cues.
A good general working knowledge of Props, A/V, Lighting, and Sound Equipment
Ability to work with a team in all aspects of interaction (house crew, Local IATSE over hire Crew, Road Crew, and Clients)
Ability to work with the Technical Director with work duties and priorities.
Ability to lead a crew of varying sizes.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities of a show and fluctuating schedule in a positive manner.
Ability to lift 50lbs unassisted.
Ability to work a safe and predictable manner under stressful conditions and long hours.
Ability to be proactive in work assignments and work independently.
Ability to oversee the local crew in absence on Technical Director

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Requirements:
This is an on-call as needed job function so there is never a set schedule or set number of hours worked per week, it varies depending on how busy the company is. The position is physical in nature and requires physical mobility including: balancing, bending, carrying, climbing, crawling, reaching, squatting, twisting, lifting up to 50 pounds alone, pushing/pulling up to 100 pounds alone. Long Hours are expected 10 to 12 hour days are regular, days do not normally go more than 16hrs.
Standing – >40% of time-

While performing essential duties: loading/unloading equipment, setting up equipment, staging sets, operating sets. Standing is mostly dynamic and intermittent with walking. (Surface: varies – finished/unfinished concrete, gravel, earth, uneven terrain, linoleum, hardwood, plywood, carpet).

Walking – >40 % of time-

While performing essential duties: Loading/unloading equipment, setting up equipment, staging sets, operating sets. (Surface: varies – finished/unfinished concrete, gravel, earth, uneven terrain, linoleum, hardwood, plywood, carpet. Distance: No more than 250ft).

Sitting -> 20% of the time-

While Performing Essential duties: paperwork, show prep, and Maintenance needs of the stage and equipment.

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