Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, on and offstage. We encourage applicants with a unique cultural perspective inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, class, physical ability and sexual orientation. 

Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s premier professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in over 40 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays, and bold interpretations of classics and musicals, featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves more than 15,000 students from 14 counties. A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York. Additional support comes from the government, foundations, corporations and Syracuse University. Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation and the East Genesee Regent Association. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country.‚Äč
 

Job Openings

Administrative

Director of Community Engagement

Syracuse Stage, the LORT theatre in residence at Syracuse University, seeks candidates for the newly created Director of Community Engagement position, to begin in mid/late summer 2018.

This senior staff position will create, plan, and implement partnerships and programs with diverse constituencies across the region and within Syracuse University.
The Director of Community Engagement will work with Syracuse Stage board and senior leadership to elevate the institution’s relevance to those not currently associated with Stage, and to deepen the connection between Stage and its existing patrons.

Reporting to the Artistic Director and working closely with the Managing Director and Associate Artistic Director, the Director of Community Engagement will help the institution more fully weave itself into the fabric of the city and university community via actions aligned with Syracuse Stage’s mission, strategic goals, and objectives.

Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment. Candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references by email to HR@syracusestage.org. Application materials are due by April 24.


Development Assistant

Syracuse Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, seeks Development Assistant. This position assists in all areas of the Syracuse Stage Development Office. Responsible for processing donations and issuing donor acknowledgment letters. Oversees donor benefit administration and executes donor-recognition events. Excellent written and oral communication skills a must. This position requires strong organizational and clerical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Database experience a plus.
 
Full-time year-round, non-exempt (eligible for overtime), generous benefits, salary range mid 30’s.
 
Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment. Candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references by email to HR@syracusestage.org. Application materials are due by June 8, 2018.


Patron Campaign Specialist

Syracuse Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, seeks data-oriented marketing specialist to complete marketing team. Responsibilities include tracking patron activity to identify segmented marketing opportunities and strategies to enhance patron relations with Syracuse Stage. Position also includes assisting team in generating lists, formulating targeted marketing strategies, and producing digital and direct mail communications. Other responsibilities may include assisting with website maintenance, social media communications, program ad sales, and general editorial responsibilities. Seeking a flexible team player who can adapt within a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.  This position requires strong organizational skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Database experience a plus.
 
Full-time year-round, non-exempt (eligible for overtime), generous benefits, salary range mid 30’s.
 
Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment. Candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references by email to HR@syracusestage.org. Application materials are due by June 8, 2018.


Box Office Manager

Syracuse Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, seeks candidates for the position of Box Office Manager. The Box Office provides subscription and single ticket sales and support for both Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University Department of Drama patrons. Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with Front of House, Marketing, Development, and Group Sales, the Box Office Manager leads a team including an Assistant Manager, Ticketing Assistants, and work-study students.  Previous box office management, customer service, and supervisory experience highly preferred.  Familiarity with PatronManager/Salesforce software is desirable but not required. Strong people skills, an eye for detail, creativity, the ability to work well under pressure, outstanding communication skills, and experience with MS Office suite required.

Full-time year-round, exempt, generous benefits, salary range low/mid 40’s.

Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment. Candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references by email to HR@syracusestage.org. Application materials are due by June 8, 2018.


Audience Services Manager

Syracuse Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, seeks candidates for the position of Audience Services Manager. Reporting to the General Manager and working closely with Box Office, Marketing, Development, Production, and Group Sales, the Audience Services Manager oversees house management, accessibility services, concessions/bar/merchandise sales, and overall front of house operations for both Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University Department of Drama performances and events. The Audience Services Manager serves as house manager for most performances/events and directs the work of assistant house managers, bartenders, volunteer and staff ushers, and work-study students. House management, food/beverage, or special event experience highly preferred. Experience with ShopKeep or similar POS system also desirable. Strong people skills, an eye for detail, creativity, the ability to work well under pressure, outstanding communication skills, and experience with MS Office suite required.

Full-time, seasonal, exempt position, mid-August through mid/late-May. Hours vary from week to week and include many evenings and weekends. Generous benefits, salary range $850-$900/week.

Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment. Candidates with demonstrable experience advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and contact info for three references by email to HR@syracusestage.org. Application materials are due by June 8, 2018.


 

Production

Costume Shop Cutter/Draper

Syracuse Stage, a leading LORT theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting resumes for a Costume Shop Cutter/Draper. The Syracuse Stage Costume Shop produces for both Syracuse Stage and the SU Drama Department within a 40 hour work week and an approximately 40 week contract. Working with shop management to coordinate workflow with other staff members, position is responsible for patterning and cutting assigned costumes, overseeing First Hand and Stitchers, and supervising fittings. Qualified candidates will have supervisory experience, good people skills, and a degree in technical theater or equivalent experience in the field. Candidates must be able to manage multiple projects at once, travel stairs and work effectively with students and professionals in a fast-paced environment. Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment.
 

To apply:  Send cover letter, resume and recommendations to Don Buschmann, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. E-mail: HR@syracusestage.org 

 
Carpenters 

Syracuse Stage, a leading LORT theatre in residence at Syracuse University,  is accepting resumes for a Carpenter to join our professional staff in our well-equipped shops.  The scene shop produces for both Syracuse Stage and the SU Drama Department.  As such, the scope of show produced ranges widely; from small black box pieces to fully produced musicals.  Successful candidates will have several years’ experience in professional theatre and/or will be recent graduates of a theatre program with a degree in technical theatre production.  Excellent theatrical carpentry skills, the ability to work both independently and with others in a fast-paced environment, and a positive attitude are key to this position.  Experience with students, rigging (ETCP certified), automation (Creative Conners), and metal working experience are a plus.  This is a full-time, seasonal position with benefits, working 10 hour days, Monday through Thursday.  Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment.
 
To apply:  Send cover letter, resume and recommendations to Don Buschmann, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. E-mail: HR@syracusestage.org


Stage Management and Sound Apprentices

Syracuse Stage, a leading LORT theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting resumes for apprenticeships in Sound and Stage Management. This is paid, full time- seasonal employment, usually starting late August and continuing until May. Apprenticeships are great early-career positions at a top, regional theatre working with professional house staff and designers, directors, and actors from nearby NYC and across the nation. Apprentices support our productions in rehearsal and run of shows and are paid an hourly salary for 40 hours per week. Health and dental benefits available. Syracuse Stage works in close partnership with the Syracuse University Department of Drama and the production department supports the professional and educational seasons.  Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment.
 
To apply:  Send cover letter, resume and recommendations to Don Buschmann, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. E-mail: HR@syracusestage.org


Production Management Apprentice

Syracuse Stage, a leading LORT theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting resumes for a new Apprenticeship position in Production Management.  This is paid, full time-seasonal employment, starting approximately late August and continuing until May. The Apprentice will work closely with the Production Management, Company Management, and Stage Management departments to assist in the producing of a 6 show Regional Theatre season, 5 show University mainstage season, as well as numerous events throughout the year while assisting with the facilities management of the Stage/Drama Complex. Candidates should have basic knowledge of the production process, experience in Production and/or Stage Management, schedule flexibility, and some hands-on technical theatre knowledge. A valid driver’s license required. This Apprentice position will be joining the ranks of our apprentice program that spans several departments and are paid an hourly salary for 40 hours per week. Health and dental benefits available. 

Syracuse Stage works in close partnership with the Syracuse University Department of Drama and the production department supports the professional and educational seasons. Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment. 

To apply:  Send cover letter, resume and recommendations to Don Buschmann, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. E-mail: HR@syracusestage.org


Assistant Costume Shop Manager / Drama Department Costume Coordinator

Syracuse Stage, an EOE employer and a leading LORT theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting resumes for an Assistant Costumer. The Syracuse Stage Costume Shop produces costumes for both Syracuse Stage and the SU Drama Department within a 40 hour work week and an approximately 40 week contract. Working with shop management to coordinate workflow with other staff members, position is responsible assisting SU Drama Department designers with all aspects of costume production. Qualified candidates will have supervisory experience, good people skills, and a degree in costume design or equivalent experience in the field. Candidates must be able to manage time well and work effectively with students and professionals in a fast-paced environment.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and recommendations to Don Buschmann, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. E-mail: HR@syracusestage.org


Electrics Apprentice

Syracuse Stage, a leading LORT theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting resumes for a new Apprenticeship position in Electrics. This is paid, full time-seasonal employment, starting approximately early September and continuing until May. The Apprentice will work closely with the Electrics department to assist in the producing of a 6 show Regional Theatre season, 5 show University mainstage season, as well as numerous events throughout the year. Candidates should have experience specifically in the hanging, focusing, and maintenance of theatrical lighting and console programming. Experience with projections/video production, theatrical rigging/counterweight systems, and special effects helpful. This Apprentice position will be joining the ranks of our apprentice program that spans several departments and are paid an hourly salary for 40 hours per week. Health and dental benefits available. 
Syracuse Stage works in close partnership with the Syracuse University Department of Drama and the production department supports the professional and educational seasons. Syracuse Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse and equitable working environment.

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to HR@syracusestage.org.



 

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher, please contact Lydia Kubiniec at ljkubini@syr.edu with questions.

Please note: All volunteer ushers must be over the age of 14 and able to stand comforably for up to 3 hours.

UPCOMING SHOWS & EVENTS

Past Shows