Work @ DTC

Dallas Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.




COMPANY MANAGER (posted July 24, 2014)

Part of the General Management department and reporting to the Associate General Manager, the Company Manager is responsible for the local hospitality needs of out of town artists as well as the administration of artistic contracts, as assigned by the Associate General Manager.


  • Manage and facilitate company-wide air travel, ground transportation and housing
  • Arrange cleaning and ensure all linens, appliances, etc. are well maintained in artist apartments
  • Oversee all venue specific access including obtaining parking permits, badges, and keys
  • Act as an on call reference and after-hours liaison for guest artists
  • Administer all artist contracts including payment of fees and reimbursements
  • Collecting and distributing employment paperwork, W-4’s, actor bios and safety forms
  • Manage Company Management budgets; including processing and tracking invoices
  • Handle workers compensation issues and reporting in conjunction with Human Resources
  • Coordinate company ticketing needs with box office staff
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Associate General Manager


The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  •  High level of computer proficiency with knowledge of word processing, and spreadsheets
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication
  •  Creative problem solving
  •  Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  •  Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  •  Must have valid driver’s license and own transportation
  •  Ability to lift 25 pounds or 50 pounds with assistance
  •  Some evening and weekend work required


Bachelor’s Degree


  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • This is a seasonal position
  • Benefits package provided


Please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls or Tweets, please.


ANNUAL FUND MANAGER  (posted July 15, 2014)


Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Fund Manager oversees all aspects of renewable fundraising from individuals. Responsibilities include recruiting and renewing donors to Dallas Theater Center’s membership circles (Friends@DTC and Benefactors), coordinating annual giving campaigns (including direct mail, telephone, email, and on-site) with the Director of Development and an outside consultant, and overseeing the Donor Services Manager to steward donations received. The Annual Fund Manager will engage the Individual Giving Committee of the Board of Trustees in the solicitation process.



The Annual Fund Manager will perform and coordinate cultivation and solicitation activities related to renewable operating support from individual donors.  Specific responsibilities include:



Solicit monthly renewals from members of two donor groups (Friends@DTC and Benefactors) through direct mail

Pull appropriate data, prepare mail merges, and send letters with the assistance of the Development Office Coordinator
Enlist the help of Trustees as needed



Acquire new donors to these groups through a variety of strategies, under the guidance of an outside consultant

Working with the Director of Development and Director of Publications, develop and implement two direct mail appeals annually 
Working with an outside vendor, develop and oversee telephone campaigns to complement direct mail appeals
Working with the Marketing Department, develop and implement email solicitations as well as “add-on” solicitations during the season ticket campaign
Develop and implement on-site efforts (lobby promotions, curtain speeches, etc.)

Assist the Trustee Individual Giving Committee in their efforts to maintain and increase membership 

Support Trustees in solicitations (draft and mail letters, attend face-to-face meetings)
Manage Trustees’ efforts and track their progress
Conduct prospect research

Oversee Dallas Theater Center’s participation in North Texas Giving Day and other community fundraising opportunities

Attend North Texas Giving Day informational meetings
Work with Marketing Department to develop promotional campaign
Implement campaign



Assist the Donor Services Associate in the implementation of stewardship and cultivation events, including:

Concierge services
Sneak Peeks
Opening Night Dinners
Donor Lounge
Circle Dinner

Meet face-to-face with current donors at events and one-on-one to keep them abreast of how their support has impacted Dallas Theater Center

Collaborate internally on annual fundraising gala, opening nights, and other events to cultivate prospects and steward current donors. 

Work evening and weekend hours as needed.
Write donor newsletter articles and content for DTC’s program and website.
Accommodate donor needs as requested.
Assist with Development Department events as needed.



Proven history in a fast-paced development environment. 
Experience raising annual fund support (developing strategies, meeting goals, etc.). 
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and experience with development database systems required (Tessitura preferred). 
Should be self-motivated and have ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time while understanding immediate needs for accomplishing urgent matters. 



Minimum three years of development experience. 
Direct experience with individual giving programs and/or membership programs.
Attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Experience with arts and cultural institutions preferred.



Bachelor’s degree. 


Please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls or Tweets, please.



DONOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE  (posted July 15, 2014)


Part of the Developement Department and reporting to the Manager of Corporate Relations and Events, the Donor Service Associate is part of an ambitious and growing fundraising team with responsibility for stewardship and benefit fulfillment, which are essential to realizing Dallas Theater Center’s objectives. The Donor Services Associate provides services, manages fulfillment events, and coordinates other benefits for individual and corporate donors. 



The Donor Services Associate reports to the Manager of Corporate Relations and Events. The Associate provides concierge services for Benefactors (including ticket exchanges, parking, and subscription assistance), manages donor engagement and appreciation events (such as Sneak Peeks, opening night dinners, and the annual Circle Dinner), oversees corporate benefits delivery (including complimentary tickets and pre-show events), and coordinates benefits for all levels of donors (including intermission donor lounge, parking vouchers, and welcome kits.) This position works directly with members of the Board of Trustees, third party vendors, and DTC artistic, production, and education staff. 

Serve as primary donor concierge for Benefactors (donors of $2,000 or more)

Maintain the donor hotline

respond to requests and inquiries
update outgoing message as needed
arrange for backup when away from the office

Exchange subscription tickets and sell additional tickets
Coordinate parking services provided as a donor benefit
Provide assistance with Benefactors subscriptions as needed

Plan and execute engagement and appreciation events for individual donors

Work with artistic, production, and education staffs to present a “Sneak Peek” event for each production during the season

Coordinate catering services, rentals, and facilities for:

opening night dinners for at least four productions during the season
annual Circle Dinner appreciation event for donors of $10,000 or more
annual artist reception for donors of $5,000 or more

Prepare and distribute invitations to events (print or email)

Manage benefits delivery for corporate donors

Coordinate catering services, rentals, and facilities for:

Pre- or post-show sponsor receptions
Special corporate events, including buyouts and workshops

Administer comp tickets for corporate donors based on sponsorship agreements

Coordinate benefits for all levels of donors

Administer parking services (with AT&T Performing Arts Center and Platinum Parking)
Oversee complimentary drink voucher program, including:

Design and printing (with Director of Publications)
Distribution through welcome kits (with Development Office Coordinator)
Redemption reconciliation (with vendors)

Oversee intermission donor lounge

Schedule staff for shifts in the lounge
Coordinate bar service with caterers
Reconcile billing with caterers

Oversee distribution of welcome materials for new donors

Manage budgets related to events.

Create weekly financial reports to track expenses. 
Maintain accurate event records.

Evening and weekend work as needed

Contribute to the overall goals and needs of the Theater



Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills.
Basic budget management skills.
Strong ability to evaluate immediate needs for accomplishing urgent matters.
Strong comprehensive knowledge of event planning. 



Two years events management, preferably in a donor services context.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Experience working with donors is preferred.
Experience in the performing arts industry is preferred.



Bachelor’s Degree required.


Please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls or Tweets, please.





This entry-level position, the Development Office Coordinator reports to the Director of Development and is part of an ambitious and growing fundraising team. Responsibilities include gift processing (contribution coding, data entry, and acknowledgment) and invoicing for the development department.  This position also coordinates the development calendar, assists with mailings and appeals, creates and runs analytical reports, supports donor events, performs donor research, and manages the matching gift program.  



The Development Data Associate reports the Director of Development. The Associate processes all donations received by Dallas Theater Center, monitors pledges, reconciles donations with the Finance Department each month, and processes development-related invoices.

Process all incoming contributions to Dallas Theater Center:

Code all gifts appropriately
Enter gifts into the Tessitura database in accordance with guidelines
Produce and mail thank you letters in a timely mannerMaintain mail report batch files and systems records for donor database 

Update daily, weekly, and monthly reports for development department 
Manage matching gift fulfillment process
Responsible for monitoring receivable report and manages pledge fulfillment process
Produce and mail invoices on a monthly basis
Facilitate monthly reconciliations

Assist Director of Development and other development staff as needed, including:

Conduct donor research as requested by members of the Development Department (using tools such as WealthEngine)
Coordinate production and mailing of miscellaneous donor correspondence 
Manage/update development calendars
Word processing, mail merging, proof reading, and filing as needed
Assist in the preparation and scheduling of development committee meetings
Assist in the preparation of special events

Attend development events as needed
Evening and weekend work as needed
Perform additional duties as required by Dallas Theater Center



Data entry and management
Accuracy and attention to detail
Strong ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.
Strong ability to evaluate immediate needs for accomplishing urgent matters.



Experience working with a development database; Tessitura experience a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office 
Good grammar, spelling and proofreading abilities
Strong organizational skills
Good interpersonal skills and diplomatic abilities
Ability to work in a team oriented organization
Experience working with donors is preferred.
Experience in the performing arts industry is preferred.



Bachelor’s Degree required.


Please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls or Tweets, please.




The Assistant to the Artistic Director/Local Casting Director will assist the artistic director in administrating the artistic department and will serve as the theater’s Local Casting Director. Reporting to the artistic director, the essential duties will include scheduling, facilitating communication, serving as a liaison between the artistic department and the staff, board and community, and leading the local process for all DTC productions. This is a full-time seasonal position, with employment from September 1, 2014-June 12, 2015.


Assistant to the Artistic Director

  • Act as a liaison for those needing the time and attention of the artistic director
  • Schedule the calendar and coordinate travel for artistic director
  • Assist artistic director with management of out of town artistic guests
  • Assist with the creation and management of the artistic budget
  • Facilitate and attend artistic staff meetings
  • Assist with season planning, including reading and evaluating scripts
  • Attend occasional Mainstage rehearsals; give artistic notes to the artistic director and/or producer
  • Council the artistic director and artistic staff in the creation, development, and evaluation of artistic projects and productions.
  • Provide administrative support for artistic staff, as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by artistic director

Local Casting Director

  • Lead the casting process for all local actors in Mainstage productions, developmental readings, and workshops, in collaboration with DTC’s artistic staff and General Manager.
  • Attend local theater productions and maintain an understanding of the work of actors throughout DFW.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

This position requires an enthusiastic individual who is very organized, shows initiative, ingenuity, and dedication and has great communication skills. The ideal candidate is an early career theater maker who thrives in a high-paced environment where multi-tasking and confidentiality are essential and should possess intellectual curiosity and a passion for theater. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software is a plus, as is a broad knowledge of production processes and current theatrical practices.

Bachelor’s degree. Training as a theatrical artist, producer and administrator preferred.

Please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls or Tweets, please.



COSTUME STITCHER (posted April 20, 2014)

The Costume Stitcher reports to the Costume Shop Manager and is responsible for the construction of new costumes and the alteration and refurbishment of existing costumes, under the direction of the draper/tailor and first hand for a multi production season.  The stitcher must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season:  construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; pressing, steaming and correct labeling of finished costumes.


  • Responsible for basic machine care and maintenance, and performs shop cleanup and maintenance as necessary.
  • Assists with organizing and moving stock as necessary and appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Costume Shop Manager.

Applicants must have a BA in costume technology or comparable professional experience and minimum two years of stitching experience at the academic or professional level.  

This is a full-time, seasonal position eligible for benefits and overtime.

Send cover letter, résumé, and three references to:

No phone calls or Tweets, please.



Whether at our Production Facility or one of our world-renowned venues, the professionals working in Production at Dallas Theater Center are constantly challenged by a unique and dynamic work environment, and the award-winning visiting artists and designers that work with us.  If you are looking for an exciting and fulfilling role at one of this country's leading regional theaters, then this is a perfect opportunity for you.  

Candidates for all disciplines should have a dynamic approach with the ability to be proactive, resourceful, and flexible in a collaborative, fast moving environment.  

Click the link above to apply to our pool of candidates for the following departments:

  • Carpentry
  • Rigging
  • Automation
  • Paint
  • Props
  • Stage Operations
  • Stage Management
  • Lighting/Electrics
  • Audio
  • Video/Projections
  • Costumes
  • Wardrobe
  • Production Management

* This application link is NOT for any currently open position.  

**No direct emails or phone calls, please.


TEACHING ARTISTS (posted October 16, 2013)
Dallas Theater Center seeks highly skilled, creative teaching artists to join our nationally recognized Education Programs for Part Time/Seasonal Employment in the 2013-14 season. Teaching artists are primarily employed in our Project Discovery program. Through Project Discovery, we work with nearly 40 Title 1 Eligible high schools in the Dallas and North Texas region, distributing 1,000 free tickets per production to teachers and students and providing free busing, free teacher development workshops around each show, and free pre-show workshops for students. Students attend evening performances along with our other patrons. They arrive 90 minutes before curtain to participate in a Teaching Artist-led, hands-on workshop related to the production they will see.

We offer a competitive hourly rate and scheduling is part time and flexible. Interested applicants may send cover letter, acting/directing resume, teaching resume and references to Mara Richards.

No phone calls or Tweets, please.


Artistic internships

There are no artistic internship opportunities currently available at DTC. Please check at a later date -  new opportunities may become available. 



Stage Management Observers

Dallas Theater Center seeks Stage Management Observers for our 2013-2014 season. SM Observers will assist the Stage Management staff and have the opportunity to observe and participate in DTC rehearsals and tech rehearsals. This is a volunteer position and it is best suited, but not limited, to those interested in pursuing Stage Management as a career. Appropriate applicants may seek professional internship credit with his/her current college or university (as appropriate). There are multiple openings for this position. Scheduling is part time, flexible and may be short or long term, but a commitment is required. Dallas/Fort Worth locals are encouraged to apply as housing is not provided.  Résumés, references and cover letters may be sent to Eric Tysinger. No phone calls, please.