Career Opportunities

Duluth Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer in all positions, programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identification, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and communities to apply.

NOW HIRING


Instructors, Assistant Instructors, and Counselors/Mentees/Interns for Duluth Playhouse Summer Camps.
Date Range: June 12-July 28.
Camps happen Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm.

Preferred Qualifications: Degree(s) in theatre, extensive professional/educational experience as a theatre artist/maker in the fields of performance, direction, choreography, design, stage management, or tech, etc., a background teaching theatre, an extensive background attending/taking a variety of theatre classes yourself.

Required Qualities: A love of theatre, a love of teaching, a love of working with young people, a desire to learn yourself, an openness to new procedures and methodologies. Must be 18 or older. If you are in high school and interested in helping with camps/classes with a paid summer position, please also feel free to email me.
Please email cself@duluthplayhouse.org with your resume.


Scene Shop Master Carpenter
Reports to: Producing Artistic Director
Direct Supervisor: Technical Director

Job Description:
The Master Carpenter is a person who helps foster a professional theatre environment, helping to provide leadership to other scene shop team members on a wide variety of construction projects. This position helps bring the artistic vision of the Playhouse design and production team to life while fostering a positive and safe work environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Technical Director with planning, scheduling, and executing builds for all Duluth Playhouse productions.
  • Assist with construction, load-in/out, & rigging of Scenery
    ○ Assist with planning construction, load-in/out, & rigging of Scenery
    ○ Assist with lists of carpentry/fabrication projects (Show & Shop related)
  • Assign these projects to appropriately skilled individuals (shop members, volunteers, other company staff) with attention to priority.
    ○ Perform all tasks to Duluth Playhouse standards with an emphasis on safety, both for the fabricator and the performers on stage
  • General Scene Shop maintenance
    ○ Ensure tools are returned to locked storage
    ○ Ensure general shop tidiness & order
    ○ Tools properly shut down and spaces locked at Shop closing
    ○ Help coordinate the removal/return of large props and scenery to storage
  • Assisting with the purchase and maintenance of tools and equipment
    ○ Routinely checking for blade replacements on saws
    ○ Routinely checking for worn parts on all Shop tools and equipment
    ○ Routinely noting times when additional tools would increase efficiency, and quality of finished scenic pieces.
  • Assist with replenishment of running inventory of Shop consumables
    Including but not limited to
    ■ Fasteners (screws, nails, staples, bolts, etc.
    ■ Bonding agents (glues, epoxy, spray adhesives
    ■ Drill bits, router bits, blades, cutting/grinding/sanding wheels
    ■ Lubricants (silicone spray, tool oil, cutting oil, graphite spray, WD40, etc.)
  • Assisting with project leadership and skill development of all shop team members and volunteers, allowing the Technical Director to spend time out of the shop attending meetings and analyzing drawings.
  • Assist with all other needs of the Scene Shop and Business as needed.

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience fabricating for theatrical productions or in a similar production capacity is a
    must. The ideal applicant will be proficient with traditional hand and power tools, and
    excel in basic carpentry skills and MIG welding.
  • A positive attitude and a passion for creative problem solving.

The office environment is interactive, fast-paced, and tightly connected between departments.
The Master Carpenter should be comfortable with spontaneous meetings and participate in
collaborative discussions offering team support.

Duluth Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer in all positions, programs and services
without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identification, national origin, age, disability,
marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. We
strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and communities to apply.

To Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, 2-3 references, and any additional supporting documents you
would like to provide, to apply@duluthplayhouse.org with the subject “Scene Shop Master
Carpenter”. No phone calls.

Position open until filled.

Starting Salary:  $35,000


Design and Production positions

2022-23 season, and it’s time to start accepting applications for design and production positions! This year, we’re thrilled to be offering all of our shows from the growing Historic Arts and Theatre District (HART District) in Downtown Duluth. Our Children’s Season will be hosted at the NorShor Theatre, and our Underground Season will be at the Teatro Zuccone in the Zeitgeist building.

Applications and questions for all positions can be sent to a central email address – apply@duluthplayhouse.org. Our artistic and production staff will be reviewing submissions on a regular basis and reaching out as we’re ready to start our interview and contracting process for each show. Submissions will be accepted at any time, but we’ll start filling positions as soon as we’re able. We are looking forward to being overwhelmed with amazing talent and outstanding collaborators. Please pass this along to anyone you know that may be interested.
Thank you for considering being a part of our team!

Click here for our shows, dates, and the positions we’ll be hiring


Front of House Specialist

Job Description:
The Box Office/Front of House Specialist position provides excellent customer service in-person, over the phone and online. The Box Office/Front of House Specialist handles ticketing services in the box office, serving the Duluth Playhouse’s three performance venues and the School of Performing Arts. This position focuses on managing the front of house for performances; providing front line interaction to patrons and ensuring events run smoothly. As part of this team the Box Office/Front of House Specialist will represent the high quality and professionalism of the Duluth Playhouse. 

DPH Front of House Specialist


VOLUNTEER

We are always in need of costume volunteers, backstage crew, ushers, construction crew, and more.

View the Volunteer Overview, and see what opportunities are currently available! Then, download and fill out the Volunteer Application below.

 

Email it to boxoffice@duluthplayhouse.org. If printing the form, mail it to our office or drop it off during business hours (currently closed to walk-ins):

NorShor Theatre Box Office
211 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802


INTERNSHIPS

Theatre internships provide the opportunity to learn the conventions and protocol of producing, marketing, developing, and publicizing the arts. A theatre internship will be a hands-on internship, enabling the intern to learn numerous aspects of a theatre and arts organization, while also developing skills that can be applied to many areas in any professional career.

View what internship opportunities are currently available with The Duluth Playhouse below, and if interested in one or more, please fill out and submit our Internship Application.

 

Email your application to boxoffice@duluthplayhouse.org. If printing the form, mail it to our office or drop it off during business hours:

NorShor Theatre Box Office
211 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802