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Employment and Auditions

Park Square Theatre’s programming is intentionally diverse and we are committed to radical inclusivity from the Board of Directors to the Box Office. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a welcoming work environment for people of diverse communities and needs. Your demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds, together with competency in another language in addition to English is always a plus.


Interested candidates please view this PDF (click here) which includes the below information PLUS pertinent information about the Theatre’s mission, history, board and staff.

The Artistic Director for Park Square Theatre reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for implementing the artistic vision of the Theatre by establishing goals and proposing programs to achieve the theatre’s mission, vision and goals. The Artistic Director is a collaborative partner with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.

The Artistic Director will:

  • Articulate and express the vision of the Theatre through its programming and selection of talent.
  • Regularly update the Board on the artistic and financial effectiveness of current and planned programming, as well as developments in the local and national field that affect the Theatre
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to ensure professional, inspiring art that advances the mission of the company while reflecting and serving the community
  • Develop and implement the programming within the framework of the strategic plan and the available financial resources
  • Select work for both stages that deliver quality programming with a mix of regional and/or world premieres and loved classics that connects with current audiences while inviting a diverse mix of new attendees
  • Work with the Education Director to engage teachers and teens with a repertory of classics and integrated adult programming for the largest teen audience in the nation
  • Develop and achieve production budgets, in collaboration with Production Director
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on fundraising efforts including annual fundraiser, donor meetings and community events
  • Interpret, raise and sustain high professional artistic standards through programming, creative production staffing and production planning and rehearsal process.
  • Identify, recruit and support artistic partners
  • Represent the theatre as the face of the artistic vision to the community, press and general audiences.
  • Direct select shows throughout the season (preferred but not mandatory)

Direct reports: Education Director, Associate Artistic Director, Production Director, Technical Director

Park Square Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. The ideal candidate will have the following:

Professional Experience

  • Demonstrated capacity to articulate a strong artistic aesthetic and overall vision that inspires others and supports the mission of Park Square Theatre.
  • Background in selecting and producing plays, with specific experience in selecting directors, actors, and artists.


  • Demonstrated leadership working collaboratively and respectfully with staff and board to achieve a positive, transparent workplace and progress toward meeting strategic objectives.
  • A track record of fundraising leadership and support, with evidence of a clear comfort level in interacting with donors and the facility to express artistic intention in writing and public forums.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and working within budgets and organizational systems


  • Ability and desire to engage productively with Park Square’s community and the Twin Cities cultural community
  • Experience with educational and outreach activities to targeted audiences.
  • Experience building and maintaining strategic and key relationships with constituents, donors, funders and other stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate an ability to inspire and motivate others to action.

Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to establish a meaningful working partnership with the Executive Director.
  • A clear commitment to and experience in increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • An approach to leadership that relies on transparency, enthusiasm, teamwork and clear communication.

Employment Details
Hours: Full-time position, requiring evening and weekend work in addition to weekdays
Salary: Range $70s to $80s, depending on experience
Benefits: Health insurance (employee contributes $100/month); Dental insurance (100% of employee premium); parking; 27 PTO days and paid holidays.
Deadline to apply: March 9, 2018
Interviews: Spring 2018
Anticipated start date: Summer 2018

Submit résumé, including history as a working artist, and cover letter in PDF format to Robin Gillette, Search Consultant at Questions may also be directed there. Interested candidates please view this PDF (click here) which includes the above information PLUS pertinent information about the Theatre’s mission, history, board and staff.


Park Square Theatre’s mission: To enrich our community by producing and presenting exceptional live theatre that touches the heart, engages the mind and delights the spirit. From its beginnings in 1974 as a small warehouse theatre, Park Square has grown into the East Metro’s top employer of local stage talent and home to the largest teen theatre audience in the nation.

Park Square’s brand, Theatre for you. (yes you.), is built on the success of creating dynamic relationships with our audiences and artists. The Development Intern will support the development team in enhancing our relationships with donors and prospective donors by assisting the Annual Fund Manager in all fundraising efforts. This Internship will focus around helping prepare for Park Square’s annual gala the Shakespeare Soiree: The Streets of Verona. The Development Intern will also learn the essential steps of fundraising at a non-profit through donor prospecting, gain in-depth knowledge of our donor and ticketing software and more.

Responsibilities include:  

  1. Help prepare for online, silent, and live auction through soliciting items, preparing the items for the auction, and helping set-up check-out for the event
  2. Create electronic and paper marketing materials for the gala for current and perspective donors
  3. Work with Annual Fund Manager to write persuasive case statements for online communications, grants, letters and more
  4. Help determine and record “next steps” for donor cultivation with development team.
  5. Organize and attend donor cultivation events.
  6. Assist with database work to ensure accurate records of our donors and donations.

Experience: Strong organizational with the ability to manage multiple projects at one time. Strong persuasive writing skills. Working towards a degree in related field preferred (development/nonprofit management). Excellent computer and database skills and experience working with a CRM data system preferred. Attention to detail and accuracy is important.

Time Frame: Internship will take place January – May (Flexible). Minimum of 15 hours per week with additional hours available if interested. Hours are flexible around the applicant’s schedule.

Compensation: $1,500.00 Stipend

To apply send cover letter and resume to:

Email Submissions (Preferred):

Mail Submissions:
Mackenzie Pitterle
Annual Fund Manager
Park Square Theatre
408 St. Peter Street, Suite 110
Saint Paul, MN 55102


Part-time event and facility worker – 20 hours/week. Hourly rate DOQ.

This position requires a person who is comfortable in a creative environment with multiple and changing priorities. The successful applicant will have a basic understanding of Theater, and be able to interact with numerous departments including administration, education, programming, marketing, technical, production, and front-of-house. Each department’s facility needs and requests may vary.

Additionally, this position requires good cleaning skills, some mechanical ability, attention to detail, and a talent for preparing and creating appealing environments for events. Cleaning and minor maintenance work will need to be completed on an as needed basis with contingencies made for scheduled events, rehearsals, meetings, events, and production schedules. Familiarity with Outlook, Word, and the ability to read and respond to email reports and requests is required.

As with many Theater positions, opportunities regularly arise to expand the applicant’s role in our organization. This position is supervised by the Facilities and Events Manager.

To apply, email resume to:

House Manager / Performance Ticket Agent / Bartender

Status: All positions are part-time hourly and report to the Performance Supervisor

Job Summary: Front of House team members provide exceptional customer service during performances. Team members work together in a fun working environment that believes in celebrating the little victories along the way and working together to face the challenges. After training, team members may be eligible to fill any of the listed positions.


• Arrive at the theatre no later than 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to performance.
• Open up all front of house public and service areas.
• Greet and supervise volunteer ushers: conduct pre-performance team meeting.
• Greet and liaise with access service providers (ASL interpreters, etc.)
• Coordinate house openings and closings with stage management and team.
• Assure security and customer assistance in lobby at all times during performance. Communicate with
building security and emergency medical services as needs arise.
• Coordinate handling of money at both the start and end of shifts, including shift closing deposits
• After patrons leave, secure all front of house spaces, including exterior doors.

• Arrive 1 hour 30 minutes prior to curtain.
• Count and balance cash box at start of shift and end of shift, prepare shift reports and deposits.
• Place ticket orders received by phone. Download internet sales at start of shift.
• Print out will call tickets and prepare for evening shift.
• Sell tickets during intermission, or assist in selling concession items as needed.

• Arrive 1 hour 30 minutes prior to curtain.
• Prepare concession area for pre-show/intermission sales
• Sell and serve drinks and concessions to patrons both pre-show and during intermission
• After intermission, count remaining inventory and restock for future performances
• Fill out concessions report and balance cash box. Prepare deposit.
• Assist with any additional cleaning as needed: trash, mopping, windows, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge basic computer programs – Ticket programs a plus
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to do quick and accurate cash/credit card transactions and to use point of sale systems
• Applicants must be over 18 years of age: may involve alcohol sales

• $9.50 per hour ($10 per hour for house managing)
• 2 complimentary tickets for each production

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to
No phone calls please.

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Park Square Theatre announces a call for designers for the 2017-2018 season (and beyond).

Annually Park Square produces between 12-16 shows in its two theatre spaces. These range from small intimate casts to full production musicals. We are committed to a production season that has a broad range of culturally diverse and entertaining production opportunities. To that end we regularly hires set/scenic, properties, video, sound, and costume designers. (As we have an in-house lighting designer, we do not typically hire this position.) These positions are on a per production basis, and, as such, Park Square keeps a diverse pool of up-and-coming as well as experienced designers.

Please send a resume and links to portfolio/photos of your work to We will schedule 10-15 minute portfolio review sessions with designers over the summer.


Status: A part-time, hourly position that reports to the Ticket Office Supervisor

Job Overview: Park Square theatre seeks a personable, motivated, enthusiastic part-time employee to provide the highest level of customer service for ticket sales and subscription renewal for our loyal patrons. The right candidate is calm under pressure, naturally outgoing, and quick with point of sale or database entry.

Primary Job Duties:
• Answer calls and respond to voice mails to the general ticket line and the subscriber hotline
• Handle ticket sales, exchanges, subscription renewals over the phone and at the ticket office window
• Assist with miscellaneous office projects as needed
• Maintain a positive atmosphere and orderly work environment
• Work as a team with other employees to create a great customer experience

• High School diploma or GED required, Associates or Bachelor’s degree is a plus
• Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook
• Prior experience with online ticketing software or databases is helpful
• A proven track record of excellent customer service in sales, reservations or similar retail
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of customers, clients, and co-workers.
• Ability to present a polite, professional, and upbeat demeanor in person and over the phone.
• Available to work Tuesday thru Saturday afternoons from 11 or noon to 5 or 5:30
• Flexibility, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task
• Ticket office and ushering experience a plus

Compensation: $9.50/hour, 2 comp tickets to every Park Square production, bus pass or parking reimbursement up to $85/month, a fun working environment that believes in celebrating the little victories along the way and working together to face the challenges. We are seeking a minimum commitment of six months from the chosen applicant.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to
No phone calls please.

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Scenic Carpenters:*

Scenic Carpentry applicants fabricate, install, and strike scenery. Must be experienced with the following: safe operation of power tools; ability to read draftings; fabrication of wood and metal scenic elements; rigging; sewing; and welding a plus, but not required. Applicants will assist with the load-ins and load-outs.

Sound Board Operators:*

The sound Board operator uses the sound equipment to play back sound effects for a specific production. The sound board operation is responsible for knowing how to use each piece of sound equipment involved in the production. He/she must attend all technical rehearsals and performances. Prior experience with Q-Lab and Q-Lab programming a plus.

Run Crew/Backstage Crew:*

The Stage Crew is responsible for prepping onstage and backstage, teching, and running the show under the supervision of the Technical Director and Stage Manager. Stage Crew appears on stage, as necessary, to shift props/scenery and perform any other duties as assigned by the Technical Director or stage management. Attend backstage prep, all technical rehearsals, and performances. Complete pre-show and post show duties as assigned, including cleaning the stage and backstage, setting up and striking props and scenery, and scenery maintenance. Assist in shifting all props and scenery as assigned. Represent the theatre’s technical resources as required by the Production Manager for theatre programs including, but not limited to: additional performances, special events, and education programming.

Wardrobe Crew:*

Wardrobe Crew maintains the costumes, wigs and make-up designs through the run of a production which includes but is not limited to laundry, repairs and dry cleaning for each production. This position is responsible for overseeing daily notes, laundry, and the wig maintenance. Wardrobe will train production run crew dressers as needed, work with contract designers to inventory costumes, schedule dry cleaning pickups, check in and check out all costumes when sent to dry cleaning and keep a clean and orderly laundry room.

*To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Rob Jensen, Production Director at or mail to C/O Production Director, Park Square Theatre, 408 St. Peter Street, Suite 110, Saint Paul, MN 55102


If you’re someone who has a passion for theatre and enjoys working with people we have an opportunity for you, (yes you.). Our volunteer ushers help the rest of the front of house team ensure that all of our patrons have the best experience possible. We are looking to fill these positions with fun, friendly, customer-service oriented individuals. There are opportunities to work both evening and matinee performances for all of our productions. If you would like to donate a few hours of your time by joining our team of volunteer ushers and see some great live theatre, please contact Judy Bartlett at or  651.895.9833

Our 2018-2019 general season auditions are complete. In late January 2018, we saw over 450 actors across 4 days of auditions, along with 25 area producers and directors representing 17 producing theatres. We are grateful for everyone who auditioned, volunteered, and watched the auditions!

General auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held in the winter of 2019. Check back here for more information in the fall of 2018.


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