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Auditions

Auditions for the Nashville Children’s Theatre 2024/2025 season are now open.  Please sign up for a slot by clicking here.

For questions regarding auditions email casting@nashvillect.org.

Work with NCT

Join the NCT fun and be a part of a team of professionals creating lasting, impactful memories for kids in our community.

 

We’re always looking for the best people for our team. See below for our current opportunities.

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Job Opportunitites

Nashville Children’s Theatre, a professional theatre for young audiences celebrating its 92nd season is seeking friendly, organized individuals for the positions of Public Performance House Manager. 

The Public Performance House Manager serves as the House Manager for approximately half of all public performances as needed; this position reports to NCT’s Front of House Manager.  House Managers ensure that the theatre is represented in the highest professional manner possible at all times, helping to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for patrons by:

  • Overseeing usher staff and volunteers in order to carry out all functions related to the performance, including pre and post show activities
    • Ensuring that the building is accessible to Dragonkeepers and volunteers in a timely manner for pre-show set-up
    • Assigning duties to Dragonkeepers and volunteers
    • Assist with sale of Merchandise/Concessions and with the completion of sales reports
    • Securing the facilities at the close of the performance day
  • Interacting with patrons, answering questions and solving problems as they may arise
    • Responding to patron concerns and determining resolutions which will result in a positive customer experience
    • Monitoring the viewing environment of performances for lighted electronic devices, recording devices, patron illnesses, etc
    • Directing patrons to other areas of the facilities as needed for special events
    • Upholding NCT health and safety protocols
  • Ensuring that patrons with special needs receive the needed assistance
  • Serving as the designated person for overseeing action by or evacuation of the public in the case of an emergency
  • Communicating with Metro Security staff as needed for campus access or in case of an emergency

The successful candidate will be highly organized; can communicate and give instruction both clearly and quickly; will be focused on ensuring a pleasant experience for all patrons; and will possess strong interpersonal skills.  Customer service and sales experience required.

Public Performance House Managers are hourly positions with a rate of $15.00/hr – $20.00/hr. 

To submit your confidential application, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to jgunn@nashvillechildrenstheatre.org with “House Manager” in the email subject line.

  • A resume detailing your professional work, descriptions of your duties, and how you contributed to the success of the company or companies.

Only individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org prior to submitting materials for consideration. Early submission is encouraged. No phone calls will be accepted or returned. Thank you!

Equal Opportunity Employment: Nashville Children’s Theatre Association is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful background screening and reference check. 

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT), a professional theatre for young audiences celebrating its 92nd  season is seeking a friendly, organized individual for the position of Patron Services Associate. 

The successful candidate will be highly organized; can communicate and give instruction both clearly and quickly; will be focused on ensuring a pleasant experience for all patrons; and will possess strong interpersonal skills.  Previous customer service experience and performing arts experience is preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with Front of House Manager, Patron Services Coordinator, and other Ushers to escort students, teachers, and parents safely in and out of the building.
  • Works as a part of the customer service team for NCT.
  • Greets and assists patrons upon arrival.
  • Provides assistance with patrons’ special needs, such as helping individuals with mobility requirements, sensory sensitivities, and other considerations.
  • Handles all situations with a smile while ensuring safety rules.
  • Works as a team member and shows courtesy to other staff members.
  • Checks program supply and makes sure enough programs are ready for disbursement.  (Programs are given to teachers after the performance).
  • Assumes other duties appropriate to the position as assigned by Front of House Manager

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position will report directly to the Front of House Manager and requires excellent organizational and customer service skills. The position is an integral member of the Front of House team during all weekday student matinees, exemplifying NCT’s high level of customer service and celebration of the participants who make the choice to attend a production at NCT.  A knowledge of, and passion for the performing arts, especially theatre for young audiences is helpful, but not required.  Key attributes include ingenuity, compassion, dedication, enthusiasm, humor, energy, and optimism.

2023-2024 mainstage season runs September 8th and ends May 17th 2024, with performances typically occurring Tuesday-Sunday.  Patron Services shifts are typically from 9:15am to 1:15pm, Tuesday through Friday, and only occur during periods when shows are running.  These periods are:

 

Strong Inside                               September 8 – 26, 2023 (Includes performances on Monday, September 25th)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   November 7 – December 15th, 2023

The Gingerbread Kid                     January 30 – February 23, 2024

Finding Nemo                              April 9 – May 17, 2024

The Patron Services role is a Temporary Part-Time position with a rate of $13.00 – 15.00/hr.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful background screening and reference check. 

To submit your confidential application, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to jgunn@nashvillechildrenstheatre.org with “Patron Services Associate” in the email subject line.

  • A resume detailing your professional work, descriptions of your duties, and how you contributed to the success of the company or companies.

Only individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org prior to submitting materials for consideration. Early submission is encouraged. No phone calls will be accepted or returned. Thank you!

Equal Opportunity Employment: Nashville Children’s Theatre Association is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

Nashville Children’s Theatre, a professional theatre for young audiences celebrating its 92nd season is seeking friendly, organized individuals for the positions of Patron Sales Associates. 

Patron Sales Associates are hourly positions with employment options of either year-round or September – May each year, and hours ranging from 10 – 40 hours/week.  As part of NCT’s Patron Sales and Services team, Associates are responsible for promoting and answering questions about all of NCT’s public programs and efficiently processing Memberships, group sales, and single tickets. This position exemplifies NCT’s high level of customer service and celebration of the participants who make the choice to attend a program at NCT. 

Associates are responsible to Front of House Manager for the following duties:

  • Be knowledgeable of all NCT production programs, NCT education programs, and Rental events, and know who to direct patrons to for further details when needed
  • Collect ticket orders for all events at NCT
    • Process orders and record the desired marketing and mailing information.
    • Orders are received over the phone, online, in person, and through the mail
    • Mail or will call tickets as appropriate.
  • Recognize opportunities to up-sell and cross-sell productions and supplemental programs such as education programs or workshops
  • Participate in sales programs and incentives to expand NCT’s family of patrons
  • Operate NCT’s Agile Ticketing Software to sell tickets, make exchanges, and access and update customer information
  • Assist the Front of House Manager in data entry, paperwork and procedures for accurate record-keeping and sales
  • Count and balance deposited checks, cash, and credit cards at the close of each day
  • Respectfully respond to patron issues and concerns or deliver the patron and their concerns to the appropriate personnel
  • Keep Front of House Manager updated on special patron needs, accessibility needs, ticketing issues, and number of seats sold for each performance
  • Be informed about local transportation routes to NCT including public transportation options

NCT’s Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday 8:30 am – 4 pm (year-round), Saturdays 10 am – 2pm (Sept-May), and whenever there are public performances (typically Saturday and Sunday afternoons with occasional Saturday evening performances).

The successful candidate will be highly organized; can communicate and give instruction both clearly and quickly; will be focused on ensuring a pleasant experience for all patrons; and will possess both strong interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor.  Customer service and sales experience required. Strong computer skills needed. Ticketing or Registration experience preferred.

The Patron Sales role is a Temporary Part-Time position with a rate of $13.00 – 15.00/hr.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful background screening and reference check. 

To submit your confidential application, please email the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename to jgunn@nashvillechildrenstheatre.org with “Patron Services Associate” in the email subject line.

  • A resume detailing your professional work, descriptions of your duties, and how you contributed to the success of the company or companies.

Only individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to review our website at www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org prior to submitting materials for consideration. Early submission is encouraged. No phone calls will be accepted or returned. Thank you!

Equal Opportunity Employment: Nashville Children’s Theatre Association is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT), a professional theatre for young audiences celebrating its 91st season, is seeking friendly and skilled theatre technicians to help fulfil the needs of productions by working as Production Overhire in our various shops.

Production Overhire opportunities are currently available for the following areas: Paints, props, lighting, audio, and costumes.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in their field(s) in order to best serve their shop area of focus to ensure a smooth and successful production for our young audiences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the Director of Production and Technical Director to help build or install the various scenic, costume, props, audio, or lighting elements of each production.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position will report directly to the Director of Production or the Technical Director (depending on shop area). The position is an integral member of the team in ensuring our shows are built on time, safely, and with a professional standard in mind. A knowledge of, and passion for the performing arts, especially theatre for young audiences is helpful, but not required.

Key attributes include drive, ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, humor, energy, and optimism. Being a self-starter is a must.

All Production Overhire workers receive credit in the playbill and are eligible for complimentary and discounted tickets to
productions.

Production Overhire is a Temporary Part-Time position with a starting pay rate of $17.00/hr. All offers ofemployment are contingent on successful background screening, reference check, and Covid-19 Vaccination Confirmation.

To submit your confidential application, please email rsilverman@nashvillect.org with “Production Overhire” in the email subject line.

In your email, please include a brief overview of your skills and experience as well as your current resume in PDF format with your name as the filename.

Only individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax.

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to review our website at nashvillechildrenstheatre.org prior to submitting materials for consideration. Early submission is encouraged.

No phone calls will be accepted or returned.

Thank you!

Equal Opportunity Employment: Nashville Children’s Theatre Association is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described in our job posts are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job described. While performing the duties of the job described, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk, and hear and frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, however, during a performance the noise level can be loud. Customary to a theatrical environment, the employee may be required to operate in a low-light backstage environment. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds.
Disclaimer: NCT job postings are not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While the posts are intended to be an accurate description of the current job on the date it is posted, it is not intended to exclude that other, different tasks may be required when circumstances change (e.g.: emergencies, change in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments or advancements).

Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer with Nashville Children’s Theatre including:

  • Usher at a performance.
  • Help answer phones during the work day.
  • Serve on a special event committee. These committees include Education Ambassadors, Marketing Advisory, and Fundraising. 
Teacher and students at Drama Camp

Dragonkeeper Program

The Dragonkeeper program is a student training program that gives participants (Dragonkeepers) the opportunity to experience different aspects of daily operations in a professional theatre company for young audiences.

As a part of the Dragonkeeper program, participants also work in a paid capacity as an usher for weekend performances.

 

Download the Dragonkeeper Application Form here.

What is a Dragonkeeper?

Are high school and college students ages 16 and up

Attend all NCT productions as part of the program.

Serve as ushers for NCT weekend performances and assist with special weekend events.

Apprentice with departments of the theatre and work alongside our professional theatre staff.

Engage with audience members through pre-show discussion and activities.

Serve as advocates for NCT in the community.

Expectations

Dragonkeepers are expected to have the utmost courtesy and respect for our patrons and other members of the Front of House team. They will show great initiative in tasks and enthusiasm for customer service. They are expected to arrive on-time for all scheduled shifts, and to arrange for a substitute Dragonkeeper in an event of an unavoidable conflict.

 

Dragonkeepers are expected to respond promptly to any official communications from NCT. All Dragonkeepers are required to attend a full-day (9 am-3 pm) orientation.

Dragonkeepers should plan to be available for at least four performances during the run of each show. Most performances occur during the morning and early-afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays, though some shows may include periodic evening performances on Fridays and/or Saturdays; there is one Thursday Night Opening performance of each show at 6:30 pm.

 

Dragonkeeper shifts begin ninety minutes before performances and conclude once all post-show tasks are completed (typically an hour after the end of a performance).

Children at Magic Tree Camp Class

Internships

NCT provides intern opportunities for the benefit of participants to provide high-level training and work experience in specialized areas of theatre production and performance.

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