Local No. 15 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), representing stagehands in Western Washington, is hiring part-time Dispatch staff. Our Dispatchers fill work orders and make job assignments. We are seeking quick-thinking candidates with strong people skills as well as computer skills. Our Dispatchers deal directly with our members and permit holders, and must be able to deal in a professional and impartial manner with all types of people.

Dispatch is at times a fast-paced environment. Our Dispatchers must be able to multi-task, have strong attention to detail, and be able to remain calm in sometimes high-stress situations. Work is generally done from our offices in the Seattle Labor Temple in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures such as working with spreadsheets, managing files and records

Attention to detail

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Good written communication skills

The ability to speak clearly so that others will understand

Good active listening skills

Exceptional customer service and team orientation


The starting hourly rate is $20.14 including benefits.

Work schedule is seasonal and dependent on the volume of work orders. Must be available weekends and evenings.

High School diploma or equivalent. Previous dispatching and/or theatre background is a plus, but not required. Background checks required to complete hiring.

Dispatchers are represented by the Communications Workers of America.

Please send a resumé and cover letter to: Mylor Treneer, Business Agent, IATSE Local No. 15, 2800 1st Avenue #231, Seattle, WA 98121; or by email to; or by fax to 206-448-5325.

Deadline for application is Tuesday, June 3, 2014.