Auditions and Employment

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City Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Depending on the available roles for any given production, City Theatre hires both equity and non-equity actors.



There are no auditions at this time.






City Theatre is seeking part-time overhire stage electricians for our 2019-2020 season.

Description and Requirements:

  • Stage Electricians will assist in the load-in, hang, and focus of show elements, under the direction of the Master Electrician and in accordance with the concepts set forth by the Lighting Designer.
  • Must be knowledgable in the proper hang and use of theatrical lighting instruments.
  • Must have an understanding of proper setup and use DMX technology as it pertains to stage lighting.
  • Dates are limited and vary as-needed based on the demands of each production, beginning late August through early June.
  • Hours may vary anywhere from 4-12 hours and will be established prior to each shift by the ME.
  • Must be comfortable working with heights or in enclosed spaces for prolonged periods.
  • Have excellent communication skills – written, oral, visual. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work productively under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff, management, vendors and artists.
  • Must be willing to carry up to 30 pounds, as well as be comfortable working at heights up to 15’ on ladders.
  • This position encompasses many physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, climbing, standing and sitting for long periods of time, and/or walking.
  • Pay: $12.25/hr


City Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In building an equitable work environment, the organization values diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. It does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. City is committed to building a team that reflects its values and encourages all interested candidates to apply.


To apply please send resume and a brief cover letter to Greg Messmer at Feel free to contact with any inquiries.




City Theatre Company (CTC) is seeking proposals for a year-long consultancy focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts within the organization. Identified as critical focus area as part of the current strategic planning process, and included as one of four institutional core values, Equity shall serve as a foundational tenet for City Theatre. As such, the board of directors has approved the solicitation of proposals from qualified third-party individuals and/or firms with a background in this important work. The successful candidate/consultant will demonstrate experience working with boards and staffs in the nonprofit sector as well as a profound understanding of best practices and tactics to positively shift and transform institutional culture to one that is inclusive in its operations and activities.


City Theatre is now entering its 45th season with a mission of producing and developing contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience. With an annual operating budget at or near $3 million, City produces a six-play subscription season that is augmented with a robust education program, curated rentals, new play development readings and a festival, and a commitment to community engagement and partnerships (City Connects). It currently has a 24 member board of directors and seasonal full-time staff of 25. While its work on stage is consistently representative of the diversity of the community, its staff and board is not. In 2019, a staff-led EDI committee was established which has made a series of recommendations to organizational leadership, including the request to hire a year-long consultant. [For more information about City Theatre, visit]


This consultancy will be asked to do the following:

  • Provide an in-depth institutional EDI analysis to be followed with a report detailing findings, recommendations, and action items;
  • Plan and facilitate an EDI-focused retreat(s) featuring training and engagement for the company’s board, staff, artists, and key stakeholders;
  • Advise the crafting of an official institutional EDI statement and policy;
  • Target specific engagement work with individual departments within the company in order to align EDI best practices in all operations;
  • Provide and/or recommend EDI evaluation tools that can be deployed across the organization for ongoing assessment and future training and growth.

Those interested in submitting a proposal should provide a 1-3 page narrative that speaks to the candidate’s past experience, practice and approach, and a general 10-12 month outline of proposed services and timeline to accomplish the goals and objectives stated above. Please include a listing of related past projects. All proposals must include an estimated fee structure and anticipated additional expenses.


The deadline for submission is Monday, August 26, 2019. Interviews with finalists will shortly follow with an anticipated contractual start of September 2019.

All proposals should be submitted to James McNeel, Managing Director, via email: