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

As you may already know, 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT are joining forces this season for a co-production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s stirring play with music, Choir Boy. Directed by Jamil Jude, the production will play in ACT’s Allen Theatre September 10, 2022 – October 23, 2022.

All roles and understudy positions are available.

Click here for more details.

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 Facilities Manager is an integral part of the ACT’s building systems and daily functionality and are responsible for managing and performing the daily upkeep and maintenance of the facility. The Facilities Manager creates and manages systems that keep the facility and the organization running at high capacity and volume. They manage day-to-day operations, including janitorial, and security. This role will interface with various maintenance contractors and be the point person for all non-theatrical equipment in the building. The Facilities Manager also participates in the development and administration of policies and standard operating procedures for building and systems operations and use. The Facilities Manager serves as a steward of safety, ensuring work is completed in compliance with OSHA standards.

This is a hands-on position. Benefits include health insurance, paid sick, vacation and holidays, 403b plan, access to $5 downtown parking, and free tickets to ACT productions. COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter with “Facilities Manager” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The Box Office Manager will oversee daily operations within the Box Office, as well as set a high bar for all Box Office staff regarding professionalism, work ethic, and customer service. This position supervises operations, including but not limited to, planning, ordering, distributing, and accounting for all ticket sales, and establishes and maintains seating plans and ticket inventory. The Box Office Manager will oversee new employee trainings and lead various staff meetings. Day-to-day functions include ensuring the Box Office is always staffed appropriately and handles patron requests in a timely manner. The Box Office Manager will support Box Office staff by, but not limited to, answering questions, clarifying policy, sharing all details of programming and special campaigns, and provide occasional step-by-step hands-on guidance.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Box Office Manager” in the subject line to work@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 .