Available Career Positions

Lead Rental Associate

Rental Associates are the liaison between the Orlando Shakes staff and clients renting space in our facility. They are the active point of contact for the rental starting a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the rental and the on-site manager during the rental event.

Weekly schedules will vary between 20 - 40 hours

The duration of events vary from 1 evening to multiple weeks.

We are seeking applicants with:

  • A flexible schedule.
  • Availability nights and weekends.
  • Managerial, Sales, and Customer Service experience.
  • The ability to work without supervision.
  • Experience with Google apps.
  • Live theater/event production experience a plus.

This position is paid hourly at $12.00

Orlando Shakes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Qualified applicants should apply online with a current resume, cover letter and references (with e-mail contact) as PDFs.

No Phone Calls Please.

First Hand/Stitcher

Orlando Shakes, is searching for a seasonal, full time First Hand/Stitcher for our 2019-2020 Season.

The candidate is responsible for: Sewing assigned costumes by hand or machine. A Stitcher will have extensive knowledge of garment construction, alteration, and repair. They will be able to work directly under the Costume Shop Supervisor to construct original costume items, alter and fit existing garments, and repair/maintain pieces as needed.

Requirements: Minimum BA in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience. 2+ years experience in theater costume creation at a regional theater; Strong knowledge of sewing techniques (hand and machine); Strong knowledge of shop equipment and tools; Knowledge of fabric types and their uses for stage; Knowledge of costume and fashion history; Knowledge of a variety of materials, including, but not limited to, clay, buckram, felt, thermoplastics, foams, adhesive, dyeing and metal a plus; Knowledge of mold making and sculpting techniques a plus; Excellent organization, problem-solving, and communicative skills.

The position is seasonal (renewable annually) and is paid hourly plus overtime.

Salary Range $10.00 – $12.00 per hour DOE - Housing is not provided.

Orlando Shakes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Qualified applicants should apply online with a current resume, cover letter and references (with e-mail contact) as PDFs. No phone calls please.

Scenic Carpenter

Orlando Shakes an AEA regional theatre company celebrating its 31st season, is searching for a seasonal, full time Scenic Carpenter.

The Candidate is responsible for: Fabricating, installation, maintenance and strike of the scenery for each production under the guidance of the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director; reading drafted plates detailing building methods for scenery; maintaining a clean, safe and well-organized scene shop; assisting with basic painting, sculpting and prop fabrication as necessary.

Requirements: 3+ years experience in theater carpentry or similar experience; Strong knowledge of woodworking; Knowledge of metalworking and/or rigging is a plus; Knowledge of sewing (hand and machine) a plus; Knowledge of use and safety for standard scene shop equipment; Must be able to lift 75 pounds, and push/pull up to 100 pounds; Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds, and use a personnel lift when necessary.

Orlando Shakes values education and professional growth. Mentoring and development opportunities are available to all employees.

This seasonal (renewable annually), hourly position is available July, 15 2019 through April 12 2020.

Pay rate is between $10.00 - $12.00 per hour DOE

Qualified applicants should apply online with a current resume, cover letter and references (with e-mail contact) as PDFs.

Design Positions

Orlando Shakes seeks LOCAL Designers in all areas to add to our design pool.

Candidates need to be able to generate drawings, plots, and paperwork for productions at a mid-size regional theater. Schedules vary throughout the season but the designer must be available for meetings and our entire tech period (typically 5-7 days). Experience designing in a thrust environment a plus.

This is a local position. Transportation and housing is not available.

Orlando Shakes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Qualified applicants should apply online and submit a current resume, cover letter, portfolio (or link), example final design packet (that includes what you would submit to shop to create your design) and references (with e-mail contact) as PDFs. No phone calls please.

Wardrobe/Dresser

Orlando Shakes seeks wardrobe personnel for our 2019-2020 Season.

Responsibilities include preparing, organizing, and maintaining all paperwork required for each assigned show, such as costume inventory, change plots, run tracks, and costume maintenance schedule; Maintaining the design integrity of all costumes; Load-in and strike; Dressing; Quick changes; Costume repair, laundry, and maintenance; Additional responsibilities may include supervision of additional assigned dressers.

Seeking 1 full time, seasonal position August 12, 2019 through May 3, 2020 (Position is renewable annually).

3-4 temporary positions. These are for specific shows and are between 5-8 weeks in duration. Start dates vary between August and April.

Housing is not provided.

Qualified applicants should submit a current resume, cover letter, references and sample show paperwork online. All documents must be in PDF format. No phone calls please.

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Internship Opportunities

Are you creative, driven, passionate about the arts, and looking for a bridge between university and the world of professional theater? Orlando Shakes offers training programs geared toward future theater professionals including Acting/Education Internships, Summer Education Internships, Production Apprentice Internships, and Administrative Internships.

Interns and apprentices gain real-world experience, professional theater credits, contacts, and career guidance from our resident staff, guest designers, and directors. If you are willing to work hard and play harder, we invite you to join our theater family!

Internship Opportunities