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Careers in Theatre - Performing Arts Jobs


Careers in theatre offer exciting opportunities for individuals passionate about the performing arts. Theatre encompasses a wide range of professions, allowing individuals to explore their creativity, express themselves, and bring stories to life on stage.


Here’s a brief overview of some popular careers in theatre:

  • Actor/Actress 
    Actors/actresses portray characters on stage, delivering dialogues and embodying emotions to captivate audiences.
  • Director
    Directors oversee the artistic vision of a theatrical production, working with actors and designers to bring a play to life.
  • Playwright
    Playwrights create original scripts, developing characters and crafting compelling narratives for theatrical productions.
  • Set Designer 
    Set designers design and create the physical environment of a play, including sets, props, and scenery, to enhance the storytelling.
  • Costume Designer
    Costume designers are responsible for creating the costumes worn by actors, ensuring they align with the production’s artistic vision and time period.
  • Lighting Designer 
    Lighting designers use light and shadow to enhance the mood, atmosphere, and focus on stage, creating visual impact and guiding the audience’s attention.
  • Sound Designer
    Sound designers create and coordinate the audio elements of a production, including music, sound effects, and amplification systems.
  • Stage Manager
    Stage managers oversee the logistical and technical aspects of a production, coordinating rehearsals, cues, and ensuring smooth performances.
  • Production Manager
    Production managers handle the administrative and logistical aspects of a theatrical production, including budgeting, scheduling, and resource management.
  • Theatre Educator
    Theatre educators teach acting, directing, or other theatre-related subjects, nurturing the talents and skills of aspiring performers.
  • Theatre Critic
    Theatre critics analyze and review theatrical performances, providing insights and evaluations to inform and guide audiences.


These are just a few examples of the diverse careers available in theatre. Each role contributes to the collaborative effort of creating memorable and impactful theatrical experiences. The theatre industry offers a vibrant and dynamic environment for individuals passionate about storytelling, creativity, and the performing arts.


Hickory Community Theatre jobs

Hickory Community Theatre, Hickory, North Carolina

Playhouse Theatre Group jobs

Playhouse Theatre Group, West Hartford, CT.

La Mirada Theatre jobs

La Mirada Theatre, La Mirada, California

Fort Worth Opera jobs

Fort Worth Opera is the oldest opera company in Texas and one of the oldest opera companies in the United States.

Village Theatre jobs

Village Theatre. Based in Issaquah, WA, with operations in Everett, WA, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest.

New Village Arts jobs

New Village Arts, Carlsbad, California

Florida Studio Theatre jobs

Florida Studio Theatre

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts

Arizona Broadway Theatre jobs

Arizona Broadway Theatre


Guthrie Theater jobs

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Marjorie Luke Theatre jobs

Marjorie Luke Theatre

Alaska Dance Theatre jobs

Alaska Dance Theatre

Trustus Theatre jobs

Trustus Theatre

University of Wisconsin - Superior jobs

University of Wisconsin – Superior

Shakespeare Theatre Company jobs

Shakespeare Theatre Company

The American Theatre jobs

The American Theatre

Detroit Opera jobs

Detroit Opera

Electronic Theatre Controls jobs

Electronic Theatre Controls

ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre jobs

ASU School of Music, Dance, and Theatre

Black Hills Community Theatre jobs

Black Hills Community Theatre

The Lyric Theatre jobs

The Lyric Theatre

Fulton Theatre jobs

Fulton Theatre

The Ritz Theatre jobs

The Ritz Theatre

Urbanite Theatre jobs

Urbanite Theatre

Coachella Valley Repertory jobs

Coachella Valley Repertory

Seidule Theatre at Brazosport College jobs

Seidule Theatre at Brazosport College

Riverside Theatre jobs

Riverside Theatre

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe jobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

A Noise Within jobs

A Noise Within

Civic Theatre of Allentown jobs

Civic Theatre of Allentown

Theatre Huntsville jobs

Theatre Huntsville

Theatre Charlotte jobs

Theatre Charlotte

ACT of Connecticut jobs

ACT of Connecticut

Maryland Ensemble Theatre jobs

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis jobs

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Pilobolus Dance Theatre jobs

Pilobolus Dance Theatre

The Human Race Theatre Company jobs

The Human Race Theatre Company

Florida Repertory Theatre jobs

Florida Repertory Theatre

Virginia Repertory Theatre jobs

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Summer Theatre of New Canan jobs

Summer Theatre of New Canan

San Diego Repertory Theatre jobs

San Diego Repertory Theatre

Mosaic Youth Theatre jobs


Aurora Theatre Company jobs

Aurora Theatre Company

Oregon Ballet Theatre jobs

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Massey Theatre jobs

Massey Theatre

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre jobs

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

Nashville Children's Theatre jobs

Nashville Children’s Theatre

New York Theatre Workshop jobs

New York Theatre Workshop

Little Lake Theatre Company jobs

Little Lake Theatre Company

Ivoryton Playhouse jobs

Ivoryton Playhouse

Quill Theatre jobs

Quill Theatre

Signature Theatre jobs

Signature Theatre

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Actors Conservatory jobs

The Actors Conservatory

Mother Lode Theatre jobs

Mother Lode Theatre

National Black Theatre

National Black Theatre

Theatre Under The Stars jobs

Theatre Under The Stars

Educational Theatre Association jobs

Educational Theatre Association

Strand Theatre jobs

Strand Theatre

Boston Court Pasadena jobs

Boston Court Pasadena

Musical Theatre West jobs

Musical Theatre West

The Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island

The Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island

The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Signature Theatre jobs

Signature Theatre

Seacoast Repertory Theatre jobs

Seacoast Repertory Theatre

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre jobs

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre

Gallaudet University - Theatre and Dance jobs

Gallaudet University – Theatre and Dance

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre jobs

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company jobs

Roundabout Theatre Company

Theatre Cedar Rapids careers

Theatre Cedar Rapids

The Phoenix Theatre jobs

The Phoenix Theatre Company

Adventure Theatre jobs

Adventure Theatre

Charcoalblue theatre jobs

Charcoalblue theatre

Broadway Bound Kids jobs

Broadway Bound Kids

The 5th Avenue Theatre job

The 5th Avenue Theatre job

The SuperGeographic Ensemble Theatre jobs

The SuperGeographic Ensemble Theatre

Bay Area Children's Theatre jobs

Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Ballet Memphis jobs

Ballet Memphis

TBD-Theatre jobs


Elkhart Civic Theatre jobs

Elkhart Civic Theatre

Magik Theatre

TheatreSquared jobs


Skylight Music Theatre jobs

Skylight Music Theatre

A Contemporary Theatre jobs

A Contemporary Theatre

UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance

UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance

Music Theatre Wichita jobs

Music Theatre Wichita

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players jobs

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players

American Associates National Theatre jobs

American Associates of the National Theatre

Theatreworks careers


Detroit Public Theatre careers

Detroit Public Theatre

Charleston Stage jobs

Charleston Stage

Hippodrome Theatre jobs

Hippodrome Theatre

Rubicon Theatre Company jobs

Rubicon Theatre Company

Round House Theatre jobs

Round House Theatre

Birmingham Children's Theatre jobs

Birmingham Children’s Theatre

MCT - Missoula Theatre jobs

MCT – Missoula Theatre

Pacific Conservatory Theatre - jobs

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Shellscrape Theatre Company - jobs

Shellscrape Theatre Company

Long Wharf Theatre - jobs

Long Wharf Theatre

Garden Theatre - jobs

Jobs at the Garden Theatre

La Jolla Playhouse jobs

La Jolla Playhouse

Ford's Theatre - jobs

Ford’s Theatre Washington DC

Second Stage Theatre - jobs

Second Stage Theatre

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre - jobs

The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

National Alliance for Musical Theatre - jobs

National Alliance for Musical Theatre

Adventure Theatre MTC - jobs

Adventure Theatre MTC


Live Arts Theater - theatre jobs

Live Arts – Theatre


TheatreWorks Silicon Valley - jobs

Jobs at the TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Employment at the The Muny

Employment at The Muny


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theater, opera, theater schools.


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