Work with Us
ArtsWest’s mission is to produce artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination, and use live theater as a powerful agent of change. We value our community and staff not just for the work they do, but for all that makes them who they are. We recognize that identity contains multitudes and is fluid, intersectional, and at the heart of how the individual creates.
Whether an employee fulfills an administrative, creative or public-facing role, we consider our entire team to be artists in their own right. We are a small, but nimble team that allows for collaboration and much self-directed work, centering relational work over transactional processes. We seek to find individuals who are dedicated to the mission of the organization, embrace anti-racist and anti-oppressive values, and understand the privilege and responsibility that we hold together as theater producers.
ArtsWest is located at 4711 California Ave. SW in the heart
of West Seattle’s Alaska Junction. There is paid parking behind the building, with free parking available on residential streets within 4 blocks west and south of the theater. King County Metro has a stop for the C Line
on the same block as the building.
Feel free to reach out to Mathew Wright, Artistic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArtsWest 2023-2024 Season General Audition Notice
ArtsWest held open auditions for our 2023-2024 Season on July 7,8, & 10, 2023. Callbacks will be held throughout summer and fall of 2023.
We are a Small Professional Theatre with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), Tier 5.
ArtsWest recognizes that actors are on the frontlines of our work, bringing their hearts, minds, and stories to bear every time they step into the audition room or onto the stage.
At all steps of the process, we seek to create brave, supportive spaces in which actors can thrive and create incredible work. We practice identity-conscious casting and producing, an idea coined by Lavina Jadhwani in her fantastic HowlRound article as an evolution of the practice of color-conscious casting. Some ways this practice shows up can be found throughout the information below. When offers are made, we disclose who else is on the team and keep all updated as artists continue to join the project.
ArtsWest employs mainly non-union actors with limited SPT Tier 5 contracts for AEA actors. Currently, ArtsWest provides at least one AEA contract per production.
Staff / Front of House
ArtsWest values all employees not just for their staff roles, but for all that makes them who they are. We recognize that identity contains multitudes and is fluid, intersectional, and of vital importance.
Whether an employee fulfills an administrative, creative or public-facing role, we consider our entire team to be artists in their own right. We are a small, but nimble team that allows for collaboration and much self-directed work.
As a historically white-led organization, ArtsWest is committed to operating as an anti-racist institution throughout all of its operations. You can read more about our anti-racist commitments here.
Our policies regarding hiring and employment
at ArtsWest are designed to make it clear on all levels of
the organization that we honor and value lived experience and the truths of the
human beings and the energies and talents they bring to their
work. A broad range of lived experiences are welcomed. We invite those whose goal is to create an
environment of abundant and creative space, especially for those
whose intersecting identities and voices have been
historically excluded, marginalized, or erased.