Full-time staff positions, when available, are posted via the Harvard University website. On the Search for Jobs page, enter “American Repertory Theater.”
Only applications submitted through Harvard University’s online application site will be considered. Please do not send inquiries or applications via email or mail.
The American Repertory Theater offers various casting opportunities for Equity and non-Equity actors. Current casting notices will be posted below as they are made available.
The A.R.T. does not accept any submissions or casting correspondence via phone or direct mail and cannot review submissions outside of posted auditions.
There are currently no open call auditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept submissions on a rolling basis?
Due to volume, we cannot accept nor review submissions outside of the posted auditions.
When will you be holding auditions next?
Typically, season EPAs are scheduled in the Spring preceding the season. The Donkey Show typically holds auditions twice annually, once at the start of the fall and once at the start of the spring.
I am out of town during your auditions. Do you accept video submissions?
In the event that you cannot attend an in-person audition, a video submission is acceptable. Please adhere to the guidelines provided in the posting regarding audition requirements. Please send your video submission to the email provided in the posting. Video submissions are best sent as one video via a private or password protected YouTube, Vimeo (or similar) link. Videos must be submitted by the end of the posted audition day. Videos that are submitted after the posted audition day(s) will not be reviewed.
Will you be seeing non-Equity performers at your auditions?
Non-Equity performers may be seen in both Cambridge and New York when space permits. For Cambridge EPAs, non-Equity performers should send an email to the address outlined in the posting requesting an audition slot. If space is available, you will be contacted prior to the audition to be scheduled for a slot (generally within forty-eight hours of the audition date). For New York EPAs, non-Equity performers should show up to the posted audition and will be signed up for a slot if space is available. Please do not email in advance.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) offers a variety of internship opportunities across departments at the theater. Internships are designed to supplement classroom learning with practical learning experience and professional mentorship.
Internships are designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students, though A.R.T. welcomes applications from all students enrolled in a degree program, including graduate and high school students. All internships are unpaid and housing is not provided. Course credit is available for internships if offered through the intern’s sponsoring institution.
- A.R.T. does not offer internships in directing, scenic design, costume design, acting, or voice.
- Students at Harvard College interested in a summer or J-term internship with A.R.T. should check Crimson Careers for opportunities.
Semester-long internships are generally offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Individual start dates will vary depending on the department.
- Applications for summer internships are due March 1.
- Applications for fall internships are due August 1.
- Applications for spring internships are due November 1.
- Applications for show-specific internships in Production and/or Sound/Lighting Design on a rolling basis.
Please review the internship offerings carefully before applying.
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email should include the following:
- In the subject line: Your name, the department(s), and semesters (or title of the show if you are applying for a show-specific internship) for which you are applying.
- Attach a current resume and cover letter as PDF files. Please include your name in the filenames of all attachments.
Internship availability in specific departments is subject to change. Please see the list below for current internship options.
Education interns will focus on developing curricular materials and lesson plans for Boston-area students by finding connections between school curricula and A.R.T.’s work onstage. They will also assist with research and administrative functions essential to the operation of the Education and Engagement department. Some interns may also assist with seasonal A.R.T. core education programs such as Proclamation and A.R.T. Kids Company. Applicants must have a primary interest in theater education.
Community Engagement interns will assist in cultivating relationships between the theater and local community groups, audiences, and non-profit organizations, linking the A.R.T.’s work onstage to a variety of themes and social issues. Typical projects include assisting with show-specific community events, lobby installations, dialogue series, and other initiatives focused on deep relationship-building. Applicants must have a primary interest in community engagement.
Access and Equity
Access and Equity interns will engage in research, audience cultivation, and community-based projects around equity and inclusion practices. They will also assist in the development and execution of A.R.T. Access programs (ASL, open captioning, audio description, touch tours, sensory friendly performances, etc.), as well as cultivate audiences for Access performances. Applicants should have a primary interest in equity, diversity, inclusion, and/or accessibility in the arts.
Marketing interns work with the Marketing and Communications department to gain valuable experience in developing a long-term marketing and audience development strategy and running day-to-day operations. The marketing intern assists in the planning and execution of individual and group ticket sales initiatives, data analysis, and sales strategies. Candidates with business experience in general management, sales, marketing, or communications are preferred. Candidates should work well with people and have general office skills.
Marketing also offers an internship specifically focused on community outreach; if candidates are interested in this area, please indicate it in your cover letter and email submission.
Working with the Public Relations Director and the entire Marketing and Communications department, Public relations interns will gain valuable exposure to and experience in crafting public relations strategy and messaging, conducting research, and the day-to-day operations of the A.R.T.’s PR activities. The public relations intern assists with drafting press releases, facilitating press interviews and opening nights, and tracking press clips, among other tasks in collaboration with the PR Director and members of the Marketing team. Self-motivated candidates with strong writing, people, and office skills and experience in public relations, journalism, marketing, or communications are preferred.
Working with the Marketing and Communications team to gain valuable experience in developing a long-term marketing strategy and running day-to-day operations. The Community Outreach intern focuses on audiences development, assisting in expanding the theater’s audience and building partnerships with community organizations and groups. The internship will focus on researching and connecting with individuals and organizations and participate in A.R.T.’s audience diversification initiatives, including outreach for student matinees and access performances.
Working within the Marketing and Communications team, Graphic Design interns may engage with a number of projects, ranging from developing poster concepts for use in various print and online materials, email images, advertisements for distribution, resizing, photo editing, and video creation. Interns gain valuable experience in developing a long-term marketing strategy and running day-to-day operations. Candidates should have strong Illustrator & InDesign skills. A working knowledge of other Adobe products is helpful. Please include samples of graphic design work with your application.
The Development intern assists the development department which is charged with raising more than $5M in contributed support for the theater each year. The Development intern will support the Individual Giving, Events, and Operations teams in implementing strategies that will enable the A.R.T. to increase its base of contributed support. This is a unique opportunity to develop skills fundamental to successful non-profit fundraising and arts administration, while learning the day-to-day functions of a professional theater’s fast-paced development department.
Opportunities in production-related fields (e.g. sound, lighting, stage operations, costumes/wardrobe, etc.) may be available for specific productions. Please include the specific discipline you are interested in when submitting your application.
Design (Lighting or Sound)
Show-specific or Semester-long
A.R.T. may offer design-related internships in lighting or sound on a case-by-case basis to interested, qualified candidates, especially graduate students. Please include the specific discipline you are interested in when submitting your application.
The A.R.T. welcomes you to be a part of an exciting theater community! Volunteer Ushers get a glimpse behind the scenes and work closely with the Front of House operations. Under the supervision of the House Manager and working with the Front of House Staff, volunteers are assigned duties that might include distributing programs, providing information about the show, scanning patrons’ tickets at the door, light clean up after the performance, and completing other tasks during and after the show. Volunteers must wear white tops and black slacks or skirts; no jeans, t-shirts or sneakers. Arrival time is normally 90 minutes before the performance but this may vary depending on the production.
Volunteer Ushers will be able to see the performance free of charge but may have to join Standing Room Only if the show is sold-out. Volunteer Ushering is only available for shows at the Loeb Drama Center, the A.R.T.’s main performance space on Brattle Street.
We look forward to seeing you at the American Repertory Theater.