San Jose Playhouse strives to be an inclusive work environment and embraces a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We highly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups to apply. San Jose Playhouse’s commitment to producing the highest quality programming is dependent on building a community whose members come from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. We join with a growing number of theatres in the movement to ensure that those who have been excluded historically – individuals from racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and women – are at the decision-making table, reflected in our programming, and represented on our staff.
San Jose Playhouse offers full-time employment, part-time employment, and internships in all departments:
♦ Professional Singers/Actors/Dancers: AEA and non-AEA professional performers are invited to submit a headshot, resume, and cover letter to our casting department for consideration in our Professional Series of musicals and plays. We hold one-two general auditions per year as well as EPAs for individual projects. Performers hoping to be considered for our Professional Series are invited to visit our auditions page for submission requirements.
♦ Singers/Actors/Dancers: Talented performers with an interest in engaging with young audiences are invited to submit for our Resident Young Artists program, a year-long opportunity for performance, teaching, and hosting projects. Performers hoping to be considered are invited to visit our Resident Young Artists page for submission requirements.
San Jose Playhouse offers a benefits package including partial employer-paid health insurance; paid vacation; holidays; personal and sick days; season tickets to San Jose Playhouse; friends and family discounts; and a creative, energetic environment.
♦ Director of Development: To request a job description, please complete the form on this page.
♦ Audiences Services and Sales Manager: To request a job description, please complete the form on this page.
♦ Stage Crew: Seeking deck hands, board operators, dressers, and show runners for hair and makeup. Please complete the form on this page to apply.
♦ Designers: Seeking designers for costumers, props, sets, hair, and makeup. Please complete the form on this page to apply.
♦ Educators: Seeking educators for all areas of performing arts instruction. Please complete the form on this page to apply.
♦ To inquire about hiring opportunities for 3Below Theaters & Café including house staff and cafe and box office clerks, please visit 3BelowTheaters.com
San Jose Playhouse’s Professional Internship Program provides a training ground for early career professionals to bridge the gap between education and the professional world. It provides hands-on experience working alongside professionals in a specific, concentrated area. The program is designed to provide a season of intensive education and work experience in one of several aspects of theatre operation.
Our department heads are all willing to take on interns offering hands-on experience, exposure to real-world experiences in a chosen field of study, and a great time working with people who love their jobs.
San Jose Playhouse welcomes you to experience and learn as part of our Performing Arts family. Available Internships:
Contact us to submit your inquiry for employment and/or internships.
The Internship Program is intended for applicants of college age or older. Exceptional high school seniors entering college will be considered for certain internships. Professional internships are unpaid, though college credit can be arranged. Participants must have residence and transportation.
San Jose Playhouse gives back by offering a calendar of optional enrichment activities. The Young Artists Residency is the cornerstone of our enrichment program. All interns are invited to attend round-table discussions, scheduled with members of our artistic and administrative staff, allowing interns the opportunity to gain insight into the many possible avenues of career development in professional theatre. Additional enrichment opportunities may include attendance at
Complimentary tickets for each San Jose Playhouse production during residency.
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