Changes to Availablility Reporting


Effective January 23, 2015, workers can no longer submit their weekly availability via e-mail.

Effective March 6, 2015,  all workers will submit their weekly availability via the Online Availability Form that was first rolled out in August 2014.

For more specific information about these recent availability policy changes, workers should log in to the Backstage or read the January Cue Sheet which has been mailed.  If you don’t already have access to the Backstage, request an invite from web (at) ia15.org.

With approximately 800 people on the Local’s work lists, this new policy will help Dispatch save time and money!

Local 15 is hiring part-time Dispatch staff


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 businessagent@ia15.org; or by fax to 206-448-5325.

Deadline for application is Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

E-mail Your Availability

There’s a new way to call-in your Availability for work!

E-mail it to call-in@ia15.org.

This is just a test to see how this works, so you will still need to call in and leave your availability on the voicemail line. It will still be for one week at a time. Just email your information for the week of work on the outgoing message. If this works out, we may make it a permanent option in the future.

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