Theatre

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Acting Coach
  • Box Office Manager
  • Camera Operator
  • Casting Director
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Customer Service
  • Director
  • Drama Teacher
  • Fundraising
  • Journalist/Critic
  • Light/Sound Technician
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Producer
  • Production Support Staff
  • Prop Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Radio Broadcaster
  • Set/Property Designer
  • Stage Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Stage Performer
  • Talent Agent
  • Technical Director
  • Television/Movie Actor
  • Theater Management
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Writer

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Community Programs
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Regional & Community Theaters
  • Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Television/Film Studios
  • Touring Companies
  • Video Production Companies

Minnesota Employers

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Hennepin Theatre Trust
  • Home Town Focus Newspaper
  • Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Stages Theatre Company
  • The Art Institutes
  • Theatre in the Round
  • Theatre Pro Rata
  • VEE Corporation
  • 1901 Group

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary: $19,000-$30,000
May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Artistic ability
  • Communication skills
  • Creative
  • Dedicated
  • Love performing
  • Motivated
  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Public speaking
  • Team player
  • Technical skills
  • Willing to take risks
  • Willing to work irregular hours
  • Writing skills