Resident Technical Staff – Stage Crew

Position Overview:

As a member of Seattle Symphony’s Resident Technical Staff, the successful candidate will provide audio/visual support to a variety of stage productions ranging from, but not limited to: concerts, recordings, auditions, business meetings, lectures and weddings. This position is weighted towards audio proficiency. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between Seattle Symphony and Local 15 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and is on-call work with no guaranteed minimum number of hours.

Reports to: Director of Operations, Seattle Symphony
Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Audio and Stage Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly


  • Four years progressively responsible experience in professional audio and/or audiovisual reinforcement with AV and/or video productions or a service provider
  • Ability to work efficiently and affably with other stage crew, Technical Director, Music Director, orchestra personnel, administrative staff, clients and guest artists in alignment with Seattle Symphony’s culture of respect, collaboration and inclusivity
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver License at time of application
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work with members of the production team, event personnel, clients, and event officials
  • Work safely with electrical equipment and tools
  • Experience as sound or video engineers, technical directors, for live events such as performances, corporate meetings and concerts
  • Experience with digital audio consoles, digital wireless microphones, audio networks, intercom systems, and assistive listening systems
  • Experience with wireless microphones and intercom systems
  • Proficiency using computers for networking and audio/video control

Essential Job Functions:

  • Set up and operate permanently installed audio and video systems and portable audio and video equipment and communications systems for the performing arts, concerts, meetings, and a variety of other events at Benaroya Hall
  • Coordinate with Technical Director, Audio Manager, Event Service Representatives and clients on audio and video systems, equipment needs and operations for each individual event
  • Support a variety of event requirements as they pertain to stage set-up and tear-down
  • Other stage work as necessary, including but not limited to stage management and video support

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

  • Normal hearing acuity
  • Lift and carry heavy equipment up to 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 75 lbs.
  • Work nights, evenings, weekends and/or holidays and extended hours
  • Accept exposure to high sound levels, take safety precautions and follow procedures
  • Ability to maneuver safely and work on ladders and catwalks


Please submit a cover letter and resume to
Deadline for applications: September 6, 2019

The Seattle Symphony values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Individuals who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EOE) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Seattle Symphony will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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