Job Openings

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Tim Jennings, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the world’s leading theatre for young people and their families and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the regional Tony Award, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.

As a national leader in the field of theater for young audiences, Children’s Theatre Company is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. CTC is committed to a future when our theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community.

Information on Internships can be found here.

Current Openings
Jr. Graphic Designer / Production Artist
PR & Marketing Assistant
Corporate Relations Coordinator
Annual Fund Coordinator
Wardrobe Supervisor for Cargill Stage
Costume Assistant
Costume Dyer/Painter & Crafts Artisan

Jr. Graphic Designer / Production Artist

Children’s Theatre Company has an outstanding opportunity for an entry-level design professional eager to learn while creating and implementing campaign strategies. The Jr. Designer has opportunities to:

  • Collaborate with marketing and administrative teams on concepts and production design
  • With direction, develop concepts and execute designs
  • Deliver both print and digital assets for integrated marketing campaigns
  • Employ production design skills in creating original branding and using existing schemes to deliver a variety of web, email and print marketing assets

The ideal candidate for this position will be enthusiastic, collaborative and will thrive in a fast-paced environment. S/he will also possess:

  • BA / BFA in Graphic Design
  • Understanding of typography, layout, form and color
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Possessing creative versatility and attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and eager to learn
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform both independently and in a group with comfort
  • Working knowledge of print production preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of HTML an asset, but not required

The Application Process:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and digital portfolio to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Subject line should read “Jr. Graphic Designer/Production Artist”). No phone calls please.

Position Title: PR & Marketing Assistant
Marketing has a great entry-level opportunity for an enthusiastic, organized person who is interested in learning about arts administration and marketing.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Marketing Department
  • Coordinate advertising program sales and service (entails some cold calling)
  • Assist with organizing and coordinating promotional events and appearances
  • Maintain department expense budget, take meeting minutes, track project status and tasks

If you are good at:

  • Being detail-oriented, organized and meeting deadlines
  • Working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Trying out new skills, showing initiative and asking questions
  • MS Word, Excel and Internet (database skills a plus)

CTC is willing to teach:

  • Specific marketing skills. Copy writing, scheduling, design requests, research, metrics
  • Advertising program sales techniques
  • Events planning and logistics

A valid Driver’s License is required for this position.

Position status: Full Time
Submit resume to: Jessica Brooks, Marketing. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline for submittal: Open until filled.

Position Title: Corporate Relations Coordinator

Development has a fantastic opportunity available supporting the corporate giving area of our Development team. This position is ideal for a highly motivated, energetic individual who loves working with people and is looking for an opportunity that will let them use their skills in networking, sales, customer service, or other community-facing roles to connect members of the local business community with the mission and work of Children’s Theatre Company.


  • Implement and support an effective, comprehensive and ongoing corporate sponsorship program
  • Maintain and grow a portfolio of small and mid-sized companies giving to CTC
  • Identify and research prospects, build relationships, and solicit sponsorships
  • Coordinate corporate donor benefit fulfillment
  • Partner with Marketing, Audience Services and Development staff to coordinate events and design compelling corporate donor benefit packages.
  • Develop and implement creative methods to acquire new corporate donors
  • Serve on the Silent Auction and Backstage Bash committees for the annual Curtain Call Ball fundraising event


  • College degree in a related field (business, communications, marketing)
  • 2 + years’ experience implementing customer service, sales or fundraising plans
  • Prior success securing sales or financial contributions from businesses
  • Exceptional relationship-building and customer service skills
  • Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced, detail –oriented and deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; understanding of fundraising databases (Tessitura preferred)
  • Commitment to the mission of Children’s Theatre Company

Other Skills/Attributes:   Entrepreneurial thinker; excellent communicator; fearless networker; strong desire to learn and grow in position; knowledge of the Twin Cities business community.

Position status: Full Time
Submit resumes to: Kate Duffy, Development.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual Fund Coordinator

This position works closely with the Sr. Manager of Individual Giving and Director of Development to develop and execute strategies to ensure successful fundraising campaigns and events focused on individual donors.

Primary Duties:

  • Draft copy and images for: solicitation letters, electronic appeals, telefunding efforts, social media fundraising campaigns, CTC website, subscription campaign, more
  • Manage relationships with vendors, such as mail houses, printers or telefunding agencies
  • Research donors and giving trends
  • Donor stewardship: thank you letters, guiding tours, benefit fulfillment
  • Administrative support: track budget, donor database entry, reporting
  • Staff events: tours, luncheons, Backstage Bash
  • Coordinate social media: eblasts, content creation, newsletter

Position requirements

  • Related college degree and 2+ years development experience
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, multi-task, and complete work on time with accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • Working in a creative and collaborative environment
  • Strong MS Office and donor database skills
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends

Send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wardrobe Supervisor for Cargill Stage
Reports to: Costume Director

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary dresser for all Cargill Stage productions.
  • Supervise 1-2 additional dressers.
  • Responsible for production organization including costume plots, quick change and preset lists, daily check-in and check-out, dressing and quick change assignments, choreographing quick changes.
  • Repair and maintenance of all costumes during run of show.
  • Maintenance of wardrobe work spaces including dressing rooms, quick change and laundry room areas.
  • Photo documentation of each costume.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Expertise in choreography of quick changes, organization of backstage dressing spaces, maintenance, care and repair of costumes.
  • Ability to make quick decisions, problem solve and work collaboratively with a positive demeanor.
  • Requires bending, reaching, climbing, lifting, hand detail work and carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • 3+ years of related experience. Experience working with young people a plus.

Position Status: Part time regular, hourly, schedule based on seasonal production calendar. 15-16 Season approximately 31 weeks. Includes benefits plan.

Deadline: June 15, 2015
Start date September 15, 2015.

To apply, email letter of interest and resume with “Wardrobe Supervisor” in the subject line to Ellen Baker, Production Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CTC operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13, AFL-CIO.

Costume Assistant
Reports to: Costume Director

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Assist Costume Director with all daily operations.
  • Communicate daily schedules with both Costume and Crafts shops using white board.
  • Maintain office supply inventory, filing and daily fitting note distribution.
  • Set up Costume Bible for each show, prepare lists of accessories and composite measurement sheets.
  • Use local and online resources for shopping as needed, handle acquisition and returns.
  • Organize trips to and from Costume Rentals for pulling and returns.
  • Track expenditures and refunds in Costume Budget spreadsheet.
  • Attend technical and dress rehearsals as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in costume shop with basic costume history and knowledge of shop function.
  • Ability to work intuitively when required, with attention to detail and needs of each situation.
  • Proficiency in Excel spreadsheets, basic bookkeeping and general computer literacy.
  • Ability to make quick decisions, problem solve and work collaboratively with a positive demeanor.
  • Requires bending, reaching, climbing, lifting, carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 1+ years of related experience.

Position Status: Part time, schedule based on seasonal production calendar.15-16 Season approximately 33 weeks with flexible part time hours.

Deadline: June 1, 2015
Start Date: July 6, 2015-negotiable

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume with “Costume Assistant” in the subject line to Ellen Baker, Production Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Costume Dyer/Painter & Crafts Artisan

Seeking applicants for 2015-16 season of 7 productions.

Paint/dye fabric, distress costumes and construction of costume accessories, including masks, armor, jewelry, headwear, and footwear as part of 2 person crafts staff.
Requires minimum of 3 years professional experience and expertise in dye techniques, patterning accessory pieces, millinery and construction techniques on fabric, felt and leather; familiarity with foam construction and sculpting.

Position Status: Part-time regular, hourly, schedule based on seasonal production calendar. 15-16 Season approximately 30 weeks. Includes benefits plan.

Deadline: June 1, 2015
Start Date: July 20, 2015-negotiable

To apply, please email letter of interest and resume with “Costumes” in the subject line to Ellen Baker, Production Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. CTC operates under a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13.

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