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

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 20.


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
 
 
Props Carpenter

Syracuse Stage, a leading LORT theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting resumes for a Props Carpenter. Successful candidates should have at least 2 years of experience working in professional theatre, preferably as a prop carpenter.  Skill set should include excellent theatrical carpentry, furniture construction and repair, prop fabrication, problem-solving and organization. Sewing, basic wiring, scene painting and/or upholstery experience a plus.  Candidates must manage time well and work effectively with students and professionals alike in a fast paced environment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and have a current driver’s license. The Syracuse Stage Prop Shop produces for both Syracuse Stage and the SU Drama Department within a 40 hour work week and an approximately 45 week contract. Twelve fully realized shows per season with widely varied scopes of shows.  Prop shop staff consists of the prop master, 2 artisans, 1 graduate student and 2 student work studies. 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

 


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