Job Openings

Carpenters: Syracuse Stage, a leading LORT theatre affiliated with Syracuse University, located in the heart of central NY, 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. Send cover letter, resume, and recommendations to Don Buschmann, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. E-mail: EOE

Costume Shop Cutter/Draper: Syracuse Stage, a leading LORT theatre affiliated with Syracuse University, is accepting resumes for a Costume Shop Cutter/Draper. Responsible for patterning and cutting assigned costumes for Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University Drama Department.   Overseeing First Hand and Stitchers.   Also responsible for supervising fittings on assigned costumes. Candidates should have supervisory experience and good people skills. Candidates must be able to manage time well and work effectively with student and professionals in a fast paced environment. Send cover letter, resume and recommendations to Don Buschmann, Syracuse Stage, 820 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. E-mail: or

Executive Assistant: Syracuse Stage seeks Executive Assistant (EA) for year-round full-time position supporting the work of the theatre’s leadership team. The EA reports to the Artistic and Managing Directors and serves as primary contact for their scheduling, travel logistics, expense reconciliation, correspondence, and general support.  Further, the EA serves as liaison to the board of trustees, including meeting logistics, and preparation of agendas and minutes.  In addition, the EA supports the Associate Artistic Director as needed and assists with some dramaturgical activities including script acquisition and distribution and the coordination of local auditions. The EA also provides some administrative support to the Syracuse University Department of Drama.

Essential skills include strong written & oral communication, excellent interpersonal skills, Mac & PC proficiency.  A background in nonprofit theatre, or the arts, is helpful, though not required. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and contact info for two references to  Please include the job title along with your first and last name in the subject line. Application deadline July 1, with priority given to early applicants.  Start date in beginning to mid-August. Salary mid-30s, generous benefit package.


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.​


Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer usher, please contact Lydia Kubiniec at


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