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 Digital Media Manager (DMM) is responsible for building, planning, and implementing ACT’s overall digital marketing strategy across all domestic markets and ACT initiatives. This role is responsible for driving relevant patrons and consumers with the objective of improving brand recognition, trust and ultimate purchase intent and conversions. The DMM drives ACT!s social media presence, ensuring high levels of web traffic and patron engagement. They will devise and implement content strategies and collect engagement data as well as identify trends among patron interactions to help plan digital campaigns that build brand loyalty and build community online. They will engage people, leverage monitoring tools for insights, and align their work with ACT!s brand goals. They also have an eye for social media trends and know how to engage the company!s followers. Communications from the DDM will be the primary external voice of ACT, and they must execute that voice with care, creativity, authenticity, and good judgement.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Digital Media Manager” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The Stage Operations Swing Technician is responsible for assisting the Stage Operations Department (Stage Operations Supervisor, Head Electrician, Head Sound Engineer, Head Stage Carpenter) in the safe and efficient operation of ACT productions. The Swing Technician will assist with the maintenance and installation of all ACT productions. The Swing Technician will also provide additional support to, and/or fill in for other positions on the stage crew, including but not limited to sound engineering, projection, and stage carpentry work. This position operates under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local #15.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Stage Operations Swing Technician” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The Head Sound Engineer is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and operation of audio equipment for ACT. They are responsible for programming, operation and organizing and maintaining audio inventories and equipment. This position runs sound for all performances at ACT. This position operates under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local #15.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Head Sound Engineer” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The Head Electrician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and operation of lighting equipment for ACT. They are responsible for lightboard programming, operation and organizing and maintaining lighting inventories and equipment. This position runs lights all performances at ACT. The Head Electrician reports to the Stage Operations Supervisor. This position operates under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local #15.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Head Electrician” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The First Hand/Swing Dresser works with Costume Shop Manager, Draper, and Costume Designer to construct and alter costume pieces necessary for ACT programs. The Swing Dresser learns the wardrobe track for each show and will fill in for the show dresser in event of illness or injury. They support the artistic vision of the production and execute the realization of the costume designs collaboratively and creatively. This position operates under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local #887.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “First Hand” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The Head Cutter/Draper works with Costume Shop Manager and Costume Designer to create patterns, facilitate construction and alteration, make fabric considerations and recommendations, and address issues relating to structure, material, cost, use, or artistic objective of all costume pieces necessary for all programs. They collaborate with Costume Shop Manager to assess the materials and labor needs throughout the season. The Head Cutter/Draper sets workroom construction standards and coordinates the flow of the costume build through the Costume Shop. They support the artistic vision of the production and execute the realization of the costume designs collaboratively and creatively. This position operates under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local #887.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Head Cutter/Draper” in the subject line to work@acttheatre.org.

The Lead Props Artisan reports directly to the Prop Shop Manager and works under the direction of Head Props Artisan in assisting the safe and efficient production, installation and striking of props for all ACT rehearsals and productions. The Lead Prop Artisan assists the Head Props Artisan and uses their skills in carpentry, metalworking, soft goods, safety and or/other skills in the research, construction and execution of props for all ACT rehearsals and productions. This position operates under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local #15.

Full Job Description

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter with “Lead Props Artisan” 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 .