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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.



OVERHIRE MASTER CARPENTER - Seasonal (posted September 9, 2014)


The Overhire Master Carpenter is part of the Production Department and is responsible for seeing that the technical design is carried out to the Technical Director's specifications.  This person will oversee the build and installation of an assigned production.  He/she is the link between the TD office and the carpenters.  The MC should be informed on how all scenic elements are built and how they relate to each other.  Duration of seasonal employment is approximately 9 months.


  • See that all scenic pieces are built to the specifications of the drawings as provided by the TD
  • Assign projects to the carpenters seeing that the skill set matches the task
  • See that the carpenters have what they need to perform their assigned tasks (materials, tools, hardware, expendables, jigs, etc.)
  • Orient overhire carpenters to the shop, procedures and safety rules
  • Enforce venue and shop safety regulations
  • Maintain all theater and shop spaces in a clean, safe and usable manner
  • Skills and knowledge requirements

Candidates must have extensive experience in woodworking, finish carpentry, metal working/welding, and stage rigging.  Experience in automation is a plus but not required.  Extensive experience and knowledge of theatrical procedures, scenic construction, tools and theatrical materials is a must. Candidates must also have the ability to lift 50lbs, safely operate forklifts, genies and skyjacks.  Working as a team member and maintaining a positive attitude in times of stress are essential.

Touring and extensive load in/out experience preferred.

Please submit applications through the link below:

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SOUND STAFF TECHNICIAN  (posted August 9, 2014)

Dallas Theater Center seeks an experienced Sound Staff Technician. This individual will work in conjunction with the Sound Supervisor and Sound Designers to execute designs and run productions and events. This position requires experience on productions ranging from large-scale musicals to smaller straight plays and extensive knowledge and experience with audio equipment and systems.

The Staff Sound Technician shall function as the deck technician for the Sound Department, primarily repsonisble for maintaining and distributing the wireless microphones and serves as secondary board operator for DTC producions. The Sound Staff Technician reports to the Sound Supervisor.


  • Serve as wireless microphone technician. Working with the A1, Sound Designer, Sound Supervisor, and actors to prepare the mics and keep them working for productions.
  • Work with the Sound Supervisor to install and strike all sound equipment and elements in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all sound department systems are installed and functioning prior to the first technical rehearsal
  • Maintain effective communication with A1, Sound Effects Operator, Stage Manager, and other running crew members, to ensure smooth installation and operation of sound department needs on a production.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment at all times.
  • Evening and weekend hours as required.
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.


BA desired in Audio Design or Theatrical Production


  • 5 years experience as a Theatrical Running Crew
  • 2 years experience as an Audio Technician (regional theatre setting prefered)


  • Working knowledge of wireless microphone systems including frequency coordination and industry standard microphone rigging and dressing techniques.
  • Working knowledge of current show playback (QLab) and studio editing software
  • Proficiency with large format audio mixers and speaker management systems
  • Appropriate knowledge of basic rigging
  • Appropriate knowledge of backstage audio and video monitoring systems
  • Thorough understanding of current theatrical sound design practices
  • Demonstrated trouble shooting and maintenance abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and safe practices in the theatre
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places, Grids and Catwalks
  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 50 lbs

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:

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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.