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Career Opportunities

When staff vacancies occur, positions are generally advertised in ArtSEARCH and/or through the Maine Association of Nonprofits website.  We do not accept or save unsolicited resumes for any position not specifically advertised.

Script Submissions

General information on who is eligible to submit scripts or 10-page script samples to Portland Stage and when they are accepted. Including information about how to submit for Little Festival of the Unexpected or the Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights.

Auditions & Casting

Portland Stage holds show-specific auditions by invitation only for our Mainstage productions both locally in Portland and in Boston and New York.

Open auditions for union actors are held yearly in Portland, and audition notices will be posted with Actors Equity Association. Due to COVID-19, these auditions are likely to be held digitally for the time being.

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Directors & Designers

Portland Stage hires professional artists both locally and out-of-town to direct plays, design sets, lights, costumes, and sound for our productions.

Guest Artists are hired on a show-by-show basis. Portland Stage does accept portfolios and resumes from local designers and members of United Scenic Artists, but does not accept unsolicited material from actors.

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Maine Theater Collective

Maine-based theater professionals should also submit their acting information or portfolio information to either of the Maine Theater Collective’s Online Databases.

Please Note: Most theaters in Maine are looking for local professionals and are not likely to be able to provide housing; only fill out the Maine Theater Collective form if you live local to Maine.

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Portland Stage’s Apprentice Company gives 10-12 early career professionals the opportunity to play an integral role in producing a Portland Stage season.


We use volunteers in many aspects of the theater to help us do what we do, but our Ushers, who help us run performances by greeting patrons, scanning their tickets, seating them, and serving them concessions, are our primary volunteer corps at the theater.

If you are interested in volunteering as an usher, or would like to offer your services as a volunteer in our costume shop, for mailings, for filing, or for other theater-specific needs, please contact our Volunteer Managers. They will be able to help set you up for ushering or direct you to the proper department.

If you have questions that have not been answered, please email us here so we can help direct you to the best answer.