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Position Title:      Assistant Charge Artist
Department:         Production
Supervisor:           Technical Director
Classification:       Seasonal Full Time, Non-Exempt, IATSE Contract, Lead Technician,
                               With benefits as defined in the current IATSE/SCT Agreement.

Position Summary:

  • Work as a productive member of the Scenic Shop team as a Scenic Artist.
  • Assist the Charge Scenic Artist painting scenery and properties and maintaining shop organization. 
  • Communicate daily with the Charge Artist and Technical Director.
  • Lead over-hire painters, as larger jobs require.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Two years’ experience as a scenic artist at a professional theatre or comparable experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  • The ability to climb ladders, bend, twist, kneel, crawl, lift 30 pounds above the head, pull/push lift and carry 50 pounds, stand, walk and squat for extended periods of time.

Special Requirements/knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of paint and its properties and usages for the theatre.
  • Ability to read and interpret working drawings and scenic renderings.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of health and safety practices for the theater.
  • Should possess an excellent sense of humor.

Season dates: 

Currently scheduled employment is from August 25, 2014 through April 19, 2015. This includes mid-season layoffs. There is some regularly scheduled over-time during changeover and Tech periods, and occasional opportunities for work outside of the build season.

Seattle Children’s Theatre values diversity in the workplace.

Position available now; will remain open until filled.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and references to
Michael Hase, Technical Director, mikeh@sct.org
No phone calls please.

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Position Title:      Master Crafts Artisan
Department:         Production
Supervisor:           Costume Shop Manager
Classification:       Seasonal Full Time, Non-Exempt, IATSE Contract, Master Technician,
                               with benefits as defined in the current IATSE/SCT Agreement.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years practical theatre costume shop experience required.
  • Experienced at estimating time and staying within labor and materials budget.
  • Experienced at working with other crew members and/ or theatre departments to create specialty costumes/ pieces.
  • Demonstrates skill in a variety of materials included but not limited to; buckram, felt, willow, straw, leather, vinyl, ribbon, beads, thermoplastics.
  • Demonstrates skill in basic hat blocking, stretching and sizing techniques.
  • Demonstrates experience in techniques of dyeing, painting and distressing.
  • Knowledge of respirator use and basic safety skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Interprets implements items including but not limited to; headwear, footwear, costume accessories, armor, foam structures, mechanical costumes, masks, belts, fans, purses, and / or surface treatments as designed by Costume Designer.
  • Suggests and/ or pulls from stock suitable base items.
  • Fabricates the patterns for items through sculpting, drafting or draping as assigned.
  • Fits items on actors as necessary.
  • Completes or oversees alterations on craft items as necessary.
  • Works with Designer, Shop Manager, and actor to facilitate any specialty or special effect items, providing mockups as required.
  • Manages time, including that of any crew members in an effective manner.
  • Manages personal safety of self and others, including keeping craft areas clean and organized.
  • Contributes to a pleasant and professional atmosphere in the shop.
  • Attends weekly shop meetings.
  • Available for overtime as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager.
  • Keeps track of trims, notions and supplies for each show and general craft shop stock.
  • Manages time effectively, making choices that serve the needs of the production, the vision of the designer, and the time/ materials budget of the theatre.
  • May oversee work of stitcher/ craftsperson as well as overhire staff.
  • Works closely with Costume Shop staff; dying as needed, coordinated builds, etc

Season dates: 

Currently scheduled employment is from August 18, 2014 through April 19, 2015. This includes mid-season layoffs. There is some regularly scheduled over-time during changeover and Tech periods, and occasional opportunities for work outside of the build season.

Seattle Children’s Theatre values diversity in the workplace.

Position available now; will remain open until filled.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and references to
Nanette Acosta, Costume Shop Manager, nanettea@sct.org
No phone calls please.

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