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Career Opportunities

When staff vacancies occur, positions are generally advertised in ArtSEARCH and/or in the Maine Association of Nonprofits, sometimes on the Maine Theater Collective Facebook Group. Major position openings are highlighted on our home page with a link for more information. We do not accept or save unsolicited resumes for any position not specifically advertised.

Portland Stage is looking for people that are passionate about using theater to connect communities, inspiring young people, and working as part of a collaborative team to create art.  All employees are expected to respect diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, culture, and religions, contribute to working in an anti-racist theater, and value Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access.

Portland Stage Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and any other areas protected by law. In addition to federal law requirements, Portland Stage Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Job Openings

PROPS MANAGER – PORTLAND STAGE is looking for people who are passionate about using theater to connect communities, inspiring young people, and working as part of a collaborative team to create art. As a key member of the Production Team, you will be expected to work autonomously and meet deadlines and budgets.

All employees are expected to respect diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures, and religions, contribute to working in an anti-racist theater, and value Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access. We are willing to train the right applicant and thus encourage everyone to apply, even if they meet some, but not all, of the criteria.

The Props Manager is responsible for overseeing all Props needs for our shows.  They are dedicated to creating a smooth and efficient production process within the resources provided by researching, sourcing, pulling, building, buying, maintaining, and/or adjusting props and set dressing. Optimism, sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, and resourcefulness will help make a successful Props Master.
This is a full-time position, typically starting in early to mid-July and generally running through early June.  Compensation is between $800 and $844 per week, with a generous benefits package including health insurance and paid time off.  The ideal start date is July 22nd.

The full Job Description can be accessed here.
When applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to search@portlandstage.org, and be sure to include “Props Manager-[Your Name]” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; preference will be given to candidates who submit an application by June 7th.


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 members of Actor’s Equity Association are held every year in Portland, usually in the late spring or early summer, 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.

Youth Company for A Christmas Carol


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.


Apprenticeship Positions

Costume / Wardrobe and Production Apprenticeship Open
Applications are open on a rolling basis with preference given to applications in by May 242024

Volunteers

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.