The Rep, the city’s largest resident playhouse, is phasing out seven staff positions and adding three, for a net loss of four jobs. Most of the changes will affect the theater’s education department.
Over the next two months, Seattle Repertory Theatre will phase out seven administrative, year-round positions — six full-time and one part-time — as part of an internal reorganization of the nonprofit company.
During the transition, two new full-time positions and one part-time position will also be created for a net loss of four positions.
The city’s largest resident playhouse, the Rep currently has 45 administrative year-round staffers, in addition to many more seasonal employees for production-related work.
Seattle Rep press representative Sarah Meals confirmed that most of the changes will occur in the theater’s education department, which will cut some programs and maintain or add others.
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A full-time information-technology job and a part-time receptionist position will also be cut to reduce overhead, Meals said.
More details about the reshaping of the Seattle Rep education arm, which has produced community and school programs for youth over the years, will be available soon, she said.