Join the ACT Community Today

Thank you for your interest in supporting ACT! We have many ways for you to collaborate and participate in the ACT community: job opportunities to join a team on our staff; participating as an artist; becoming an intern in one of our departments to learn more about non-profit arts organizations; or, volunteering to help our non-profit theatre achieve its goals and create positive experiences for the patrons.

Whatever your area of expertise or experience, these options can tell you more. So why wait? Check out how you can get involved today!

For Artists

Watch this space for information about the next opportunity to audition for a production at ACT Theatre.

ACT welcomes submissions from actors of all races and ethnicities, neuro-diversities, and disabilities, for available roles.  Gender non-conforming, gender-queer, transgender, and non-binary actors are invited to submit for the roles they most identify with.  Race/ethnicity is indicated only when specified by the playwright as integral to character and/or narrative. 

Submit your own work for consideration in our programming lineup

ACT accepts script submissions from Literary Agents and/or theatre professionals with a letter of introduction/recommendation. Northwest playwrights (Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho) are welcome to submit up to a 15-page script sample, with a cover letter and play synopsis.

Average response time is six months.

Please mail work to:
ACT Theatre
ATTN: Submissions
700 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101

Current Job Opportunities

ACT currently has the following available positions:

The Director of Operations is at the center of ACT Theatre’s systems and daily functionality. They are responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and planning for capital improvements of Eagles Theatre Centre, the nationally landmarked building that is the home of ACT Theatre. The Director of Operations creates and manages systems that keep the facility and the organization running at high capacity and volume. They manage day-to-day operations, including audience services, IT, venue rental, janitorial, and security. They also participate in the development, recommendation, and administration of policies, procedures, and processes in support of the organization’s mission and values.

A successful candidate will have an upbeat, can-do attitude and excel in project management and employee motivation.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, email a current resume highlighting relevant experience and skills; a cover letter describing why you are applying, and where you found out about this position to mary.cadera@acttheatre.org.

The House Manager coordinates between the ticket office, production, volunteers, and administration to ensure the happiness and safety of our patrons. Works with stage management to take care of any outside influence that is disruptive to the show or our patrons.

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To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Tanya Wanchena, Audience Services Manager: tanya.wanchena@acttheatre.org

The Assistant House Manager serves an assistant and right-hand to the House Manager to help ensure the audience has a seamless and positive experience in our building.

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To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Tanya Wanchena, Audience Services Manager: tanya.wanchena@acttheatre.org

The Lobby Manager manages the vaccination check-in and ensures lobby and patron safety while working with volunteers to assist patrons to their seats.

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To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Tanya Wanchena, Audience Services Manager: tanya.wanchena@acttheatre.org

The Accessibility Manager manages patron accessibility needs to ensure patrons enjoy all aspects of the performance.

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To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Tanya Wanchena, Audience Services Manager: tanya.wanchena@acttheatre.org

The Education Manager Associate Artist will play a central role in the ideation and implementation of a new education program at ACT that centers our mission of connecting artistic ambition to civic engagement. This is an opportunity to reimagine and rebuild the ACT Education department with the intention of making a long-term impact within our community. We are looking for a creative thinker to join the Artistic Department and shape the future of our educational program at ACT Theatre.

This role will report directly to the Artistic Director. ACT’s target candidate will be a highly collaborative strategic thinker, strong project manager, and have a passionate belief in the transformational power of the artform.

This role requires a public-facing element and will steward communications related to education to all respective collaborators. They will join in the Artistic Department’s exploration into the potential of the theatrical education model and how it can act upon the definition of education to reach as many communities as possible. This role will participate alongside the entire ACT staff in helping achieve all goals related to Equity and Inclusion.

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To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Ada Karamanyan, Production and Artistic Office Manager at ada.karamanyan@acttheatre.org

The Engagement Manager Associate Artist will have a position at the heart of ACT’s Artistic Department as they build relationships and create opportunities for ACT to better serve our community. The Engagement Manager Associate Artist will navigate engagement programs from ideation to completion and work in tandem with the Artistic Team to help identify and carry out the day-to-day artistic operations of the theatre.

We are looking for a creative thinker who will take a role in shaping ACT’s future. This role will report directly to the Artistic Director. ACT’s target candidate will be a strong public speaker, a community builder, and an effective project manager who is highly collaborative, with a passion and curiosity about working with diverse communities.

This role will play an active part in the Artistic Department’s exploration into the potential of theatrical engagement beyond traditional models as they participate alongside the entire ACT staff in helping achieve all goals related to Equity and Inclusion.

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To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Ada Karamanyan, Production and Artistic Office Manager at ada.karamanyan@acttheatre.org

Benefits 

ACT offers a benefits package which includes a comprehensive Medical, and optional Dental and Vision package, paid time off, and the opportunity to contribute to a tax-deferred retirement account. Other benefits include Life Insurance, AD&D & Long-term Disability Insurance, complimentary tickets, and paid company holidays.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACT is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity; treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran or marital status, sensory, physical or mental disability and all other groups protected by law; and promotes diversity in its workforce.

ACT seeks to recruit, hire, promote, and retain a diverse workforce. Diversity in our staff is vital to high quality services and client/community connection. We prioritize the hiring of applicants from historically marginalized communities. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity; cultivating a diverse workforce is an essential step toward this goal.

General ACT Volunteer

ACT has a variety of emerging opportunities for volunteers. Help ACT maintain its elegant state of the art facility, reach patrons, members, and donors, and keep up to date on administrative tasks by adding your name to our growing volunteer pool. We have a broad range of tasks available to our volunteers, appealing to whatever ability or interest you bring to the table:

  • volunteer ushering
  • helping with mailings and administrative tasks
  • staffing parties and galas
  • distributing materials and acting as an ambassador for ACT
  • . . . and more!

Volunteering can be a tremendous opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who wants to be involved with Seattle’s thriving arts community and to preserve ACT’s important place within it. Plus, there are plenty of perks for volunteers, including an annual appreciation event, discounts or passes to attend our productions, and more.

We hope you’ll consider volunteering and becoming a member of our expanding family.

To add your name to the growing volunteer pool, please contact us at volunteer@acttheatre.org, or call 206.292.7660, x1316 .