Stagehands - Climate Pledge Arena (Seattle · WA)

Climate Pledge Arena Jobs
Jobs in Seattle · WA
Technical Services: Production
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Our Purpose: 

We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility. 


Climate Pledge Arena, a $1.15 Billion redevelopment of the facility formerly known as KeyArena and built originally for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, will be transformed into a world class, state-of-the-art City jewel and destination. Located at Seattle Center in the heart of Seattle’s Uptown Neighborhood, the new venue offers a truly unique and intimate experience for the newest NHL franchise, the Seattle Kraken, WNBA’s Seattle Storm, concerts and other entertainment events, while preserving the historic nature of Seattle Center and its surroundings. This project is a completely new arena beneath its existing historic-landmark roof. Climate Pledge Arena opened October 22, 2021.


 Position Summary: 

This role focuses on overseeing the lighting, sound, props, and general scenery of the arena to transform the space to meet event requirements. These include basketball, hockey, and concerts as needed. Stagehands oversee equipment required to set up for an event and must work as a team to ensure the space is set at a satisfactory level.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Set-up, strike, and operate temporary in-house and rented lighting equipment for non-Seattle Kraken events
  • Set-up and strike all temporary show-related lighting equipment, whether truss or ground supported
  • Set-up and strike rented audio and/or lighting equipment and consoles under the direction of supplier and/or show production personnel
  • Set-up and strike all temporary tour/show related audio equipment.
  • Programming of all equipment (consoles and computers) for theatrical lighting and sound equipment for non-Seattle Kraken events
  • Set-up and strike of special effects equipment, including for pyrotechnics, cryogenics, lasers, and atmospheric treatments, etc.
  • Operation of venue owned and/or tour supplied spotlights
  • Set-up and strike of all masking of screens, support towers and platforms, masking drape, backdrop and carpet on performance areas
  • Moving, assembly, repair, use and removal, and packing of tour-provided and/or rented stage sets, backline, backdrops, and any theatrical or scenic elements or décor necessary to produce the show or event
  • Theatrical carpentry and related stagecraft work
  • Construction, maintenance, and deployment of props owned and carried by the tour as required by the tour
  • Must follow management’s verbal and written instructions
  • Assist performers backstage when directed
  • Adjust sets as needed when directed
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the performance space


Required Experience & Qualifications: 

  •  Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work in a rapid environment.
  •  Must be 18 years of age or older.
  •  Excellent stamina
  •  Ability to collaborate with others
  •  Ability to focus under pressure


Preferred Experience & Qualifications:

  •  Experience in carpentry, electronics, or construction


Working Conditions: 

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule inclusive of weekends, nights and holidays required.
  • Frequent bending, lifting 50 pounds or more either individually or as part of a team, exposure to multiple external elements, and extensive walking through the building


Seattle Arena Company, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.