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Production Management Apprentice

Department/Team: PATP/Stage Management

Location: Seattle, WA

Position Reports To: Assistant Director of Production

Work Location: In-Person

FLSA Classification: Full-Time/Seasonal/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Benefits: Paid Personal Days, Paid Holidays, Paid Accrued Sick Time Eligible for parking discounts/Orca Card (Bus pass); Comp Tickets

Pay Range: $19.97/hour

Application Deadline: Monday, May 27, 2027

You can apply from your phone by texting "PATPProduction" to (206) 966-4931



Seattle Rep is committed to producing the highest quality programming, and we believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences.

We are part of a growing movement in theater to ensure inclusion of those who have been excluded historically; focusing particularly on racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and women, ensuring they are at the decision-making table and reflected in our community.



Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of our region.


Theater at the heart of public life


Artistic Vitality, Sustainability, Generous and Inclusive Practices



Seattle Rep is seeking a Production Management Apprentice for the 2024-2025 season. In assisting the Artistic Producer, Director of Production, Assistant Director of Production, Company Manager, Production Contracts Manager, and Production Finance Associate, this apprenticeship provides hands-on experience in supporting the production process for Seattle Rep shows from start to finish, liaising and interfacing with artists and making them feel welcome and supported at our theatre, and producing new works along with the work that goes on our stage. The Apprentice will also support members of the Production Department in various tasks and projects associated with Mainstage shows, new play workshops, and interdepartmental events as well as the general operation of the theatre. The Apprentice will experience the inner workings of all areas of production and also learn the ins and outs of various theatrical union contracts employed by the theatre. The supervisor for this Apprenticeship is Aaron Alonso, the Assistant Director of Production.


Typical Duties Include:
During this apprenticeship, participants will:


Production Tasks:

  • In collaboration with Assistant Director of Production, Company Management, Front of House, and Facilities, assist in preparing for the first day of rehearsal and show Meet and Greets, including set up of space, hospitality, and design presentation materials. (5%)
  • Attend all technical rehearsals and previews, assisting Production Department team members and artists as needed. (20%)
  • Maintain and update production schedules and calendars as requested. (5%)
  • Support Assistant Director of Production in producing Seattle Rep’s new play development lab, called The Other Season. This includes but is not limited to creating and distributing contact sheets, calculating budgets, drafting and sending welcome information to artists, liaising with various departments, proofing playbills, filming archival recordings of workshop presentations, and attending rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and performances as requested. (10%)
  • Support Assistant Director of Production and members of the Development Team in producing and executing the annual Gala. (10%)
  • Production manage Youth Engagement performance programs, including the Next Narrative Monologue Competition, August Wilson Monologue Competition, and YouthFest. (5%)
  • Assist the Production Contracts Manager and Production Finance Associate with financial projects as assigned, such as cost control, credit card reconciliation, data entry, and artist contract tracking. (5%)
  • Assist in setting up rehearsal spaces for various external and Seattle Rep-affiliated events, such as Seattle Center events, external rentals, meetings, reflections, discussions, and other interdepartmental events utilizing Seattle Rep spaces. (10%)

Administrative Tasks:

  • Sustain and support proper digital and physical file management. (5%)
  • Attend and participate in appropriate meetings, such as All-Staff Meetings, show reflections, department meetings, production meetings, affinity groups, and cross-departmental strategy meetings. (5%)
  • Take notes for meetings as requested. (10%)
  • Assist Assistant Director of Production and Office Administrator in upkeep of the various space calendars for the building and use of spaces among departments, artists, and external clients. (5%)

Other Tasks:

  • Participate in apprentice-related events, workshops, and outings as requested. (5%)



  • Commitment to cultivating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace via decisive action including consistently seeking out opportunities for self and community improvement in the areas of racial equity, accessibility, gender inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong sense of collaboration.
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure, problem solve, and offer potential solutions on the fly.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personalities, meet individuals where they are, and ensure artists and staff can bring their full authentic selves into a production process.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of tasks and projects without being prompted.
  • Candidates must have experience working in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong affinity (or quick study) for organizational technology, such as MS Teams, SharePoint, Zoom, etc.



  • Minimum one year of management experience in a performing arts setting.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Office 365 web-based applications.

Seattle Rep is excited about and actively working towards becoming a more diverse, anti-racist organization. We are interested in attracting, developing, and advancing the most talented individuals regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status or any other dimension of diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others from marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply.

Every candidate brings something special to the table. If your experience and skills don't perfectly align with the job qualifications but you are excited about the role, feel your values align well with the Rep, and are willing to strive for excellence in your work, please apply. We will train the right candidate.



  1. Review the minimum requirements for the opportunity.
  2. Complete all areas of the online application.
  3. Attach a resume and letter of interest (cover letter).
  4. Submit one letter of recommendation with your application. (Reference letters will not be accepted separately from the application.)


Applications will be reviewed once the position has closed.

Seattle Rep has a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees, with accommodations for medical and religious exemptions only.