Job Openings

Staff Positions

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.

Current Job Openings

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 and promote art. As a member of the education department, you will be expected to work autonomously, meet deadlines, and support the smooth running of the department.

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.

The ideal candidate is detailed oriented and has a sense of humor.  The position is either all on site or hybrid, depending on the needs of the candidate. Only team players need apply.

This is a part-time, year-round position, and approximately 10 hours per week.  Compensation is expected to be $16/hr.

The position will remain open until filled – ideally, the candidate would be able to start in early January.

The full Job Description can be accessed here.

If applying, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] and be sure to include “Education Assistant” in the subject line.

Apprenticeship Positions

Apprenticeship applications for the 2022-23 season are now closed. Please check back in December 2022/January 2023 for application information for our 2023-24 season.

2022-23 Season Application Deadlines:

Summer Education Apprenticeships – February 15, 2022
All Other Season Long Apprenticeships – March 15, 2022

The Portland Stage Apprenticeship Program is committed to training future generations of theater professionals. Applicants should be highly motivated individuals who have acquired basic training in the theater arts and are looking to explore their field further through meaningful hands-on experience. Portland Stage apprentices can expect to be challenged by a creative process that relies on both ingenuity and collaboration.

Apprentices at Portland Stage work with leading designers, directors, administrators, and our professional production team throughout the season. They leave with a greater knowledge of the theatrical process and the satisfaction of being part of a dedicated theater company where exceptional quality is the end goal.

Click here for more information about our Apprenticeship program.

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.