Employment opportunities at Center Stage range from year-round positions that are fulltime, to seasonal positions that are full or part-time, to temporary "job-in" labor. Current openings are listed below. Please observe posted application guidelines.
Director of Development
Center Stage is seeking a candidate for the position of Director of Development. The position is responsible for oversight of all contributed income and managing a Development staff of six including a Deputy Director of Annual Giving, Deputy Director of Institutional Giving, Corporate Relations Manager, Campaign Manager, Development Operations Coordinator, Development Assistant, and an intern. This position is responsible for annual fund initiatives, corporate, foundation, individual and trustee giving, and will be involved in capital campaigns as well. Minimum of 5 years of development experience. Previous experience with capital campaigns and experience with planned giving is preferred.
- Working closely with the Artistic Director, Managing Director, and Board of Trustees to establish and execute comprehensive development strategies that support the operating needs of the theater for the present and long term
- Key initiatives include: identification and cultivation of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects; expansion of planned giving; increased emphasis on stewardship especially with major donors; and growth of the endowment
- Building, training, mentoring, and supervising an effective, professional development team and support staff, and recruiting and replacing as necessary, in consultation with the theater’s senior leadership
- In conjunction with the Managing Director, work to motivate and strengthen trustee’s role in development and all fundraising activities
- Oversee all development committee work and serve as staff liaison to Institutional Advancement committee, Major Gifts committee, Planned Giving committee, and the Board of Trustees committee
- Together with the Director of Marketing and Communication, the Managing and Artistic Directors, and the cabinet of department heads, help define, shape, and reinforce the Center Stage brand
- Supervise the Development staff in the administration of fundraising campaigns and events, preparing funding proposals and reports, maintaining accurate donor and prospect research and records, management of departmental budget and reconciliation, and the preparation of all Development reports provided to the Board of Trustees
- Collaborating with other cabinet members on theater-wide fundraising activities and consistent communication with patrons/donors
- Participating in external organizations and events that offer connections to the corporate, arts, and nonprofit philanthropic community
Center Stage is committed to building a diverse community of staff and interns. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com and please put "Director of Development" in the subject line.
Center Stage (LORT B) is accepting applicants for seasonal Carpenters. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and incoming Managing Director Michael Ross, Center Stage produces six mainstage shows and a mix of other Artistic programs on two stages. Center Stage is committed to building a diverse community of staff and interns. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Primary responsibilities include:
- Construction of scenic elements for all productions
- Load-in and strike of scenery
- Maintenance of the scene shop and tools
Preferred qualifications: Professional theater or equivalent academic experience, and skills in wood construction, metal working, and rigging. Hydraulic, Pneumatic, or Automation experience are a plus. Position is fulltime, seasonal with benefits. Send cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and please put "Carpenter" in the subject line.
Part-time Patron Service Associates
Center Stage seeks Patron Service Associates, detail-oriented individuals, committed to exceptional customer service to join our fast-paced Box Office. Primary duties include ticket and subscription sales, by phone and in person; order processing; and serving as an information resource for our patrons.
Successful candidates will be energetic, computer proficient, have strong communication skills, and comfortable with multi-phone line management. Ideal candidates will also have interest or experience in theater or the arts, or box office experience. Evening and weekend hours will be required. Center Stage is committed to building a diverse community of staff and interns. This position is a part-time 20-25 hour a week position requiring evening and weekend shifts. Center Stage is committed to building a diverse community of staff and interns. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To apply, send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please put “Patron Service Associate” in the subject line.
Center Stage is accepting applications for temporary positions in the areas listed below on an ongoing basis. Please note that temporary positions are only available during our performance season, which runs September through May. Resumes are kept on file for reference and names are added to our call list for contact as needed. An interview process is typically not required/offered. Demand for these positions varies from production to production and from season to season. Positions vary in terms of both required experience and length of commitment. Most are paid on an hourly basis, with calls lasting from four to nine hours. Enthusiasm, intelligence, reliability, and punctuality are as important as experience. If you are interested in any of the areas below, please e-mail a letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Running Crew: wardrobe, follow-spot operator, stagehand
- Costumes: stitching
- Electrics: rigging; hang, maintenance, and focus calls
- Scenery: painting, rigging; load-in and strike calls
- Properties: sculpting, furniture construction and reupholstery, painting, and stitching
- Sound: load-in, rigging, board operation, backline/A2
Professional Internship Program
For more than 25 years, Center Stage has helped cultivate the next generation of theater makers through its Professional Internship Program. The highly competitive program helps bridge the gap between university and professional theater by providing early-career artists and administrators with hands-on experience and professional guidance. Center Stage welcomes a new class of roughly 20 different administrative, artistic, and production interns each season.
Learn more about Professional Internships.
Summer and Part-time Internships
For current students
Center Stage’s part-time and summer internships provide hands-on experience for students currently enrolled in middle school, high school, or college who are interested in exploring theater as a career. Each internship is designed around the student’s interests by providing real-life experience working alongside theater professionals in nearly every department of the theater.
Learn more about Summer and Part-time internships.
Non-Union Casting Call
Local Non-Union Open Call
Date of Audition
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
811 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
10am to 5pm
(lunch 1:00 - 2:00 pm)
- A monitor will be provided.
- By appointment only - Please email email@example.com to schedule.
- 20 minute slots starting at 10am.
Hana S. Sharif, Associate Artistic Director
Expected in the room:
Stephanie Rolland, Artistic Administrator
Jack Dee, Producing Intern
Seeking Local Non-Union actors for 2016/2017 Season. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Please prepare two 1-minute contrasting monologues.
If any accessibility needs are required to audition, please indicate in audition request.
If you have already participated in an audition for the 2016/2017 Season, please indicate in audition request.
You are welcome to submit one headshot and resume at any time to the following address:
700 N. Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Please make sure to specify if you are AEA, EMC, or NON-UNION and if you are a local Baltimore area actor.
For casting questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.