Teen Opportunities

THEATRE ARTS TRAINING Junior Internships for High School Students
Children’s Theatre Company is looking for a few extraordinary high school students to assist with Theatre Arts Training classes during the 2016-2017 academic year. If you are planning on a career in theatre, this is your chance to work and learn alongside our veteran teaching staff and industry professionals here at CTC. This aggressively hands-on junior internship will have you immersed in theatre, working directly with students in one of our many Theatre Arts Training classes. (Classes take place on weekday evenings or Saturdays.)

Junior Interns recieve special benefits such as select free TAT Classes, free ticket offers to local theatre, and opportunities for master classes with industry professionals. If you’re ready to get a jumpstart on your career in the arts, this is the place to do it. For more information or to apply, please contact Sydney Mitgang at [email protected].

NEIGHBORHOOD BRIDGES Junior Internships for High School Students
As part of the Center for Innovation in Theatre Education, the Neighborhood Bridges program internships are designed for students who are interested in how storytelling, theatre and creative writing are used to empower students to become animators of their own lives.

Learning projects/events may include: Bridges Day, scenic artist sessions, the Crossing Bridges Festival, Bridges conference and assessments and evaluation projects with the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota. The Interns will observe the Community Engagement team (Neighborhood Bridges Program Director, Director of Community Engagement, Community Engagement Manager, and East Metro Coordinator) as well as the Bridges teaching artist staff.

Neighborhood Bridges Interns must be available during the school day and able to travel to off-site meetings and programs. For more information or to apply, please contact Maria Asp at 612.872.5172 or [email protected]. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015-16 season. We will re-open our request for 2016-17 applications in May of 2016.

Ever wonder what happens backstage to make all the magic happen? Children's Theatre Company is proud to offer job shadow opportunities to teens seeking to learn more about professional theatre production. Job shadows are available in many departments including Stage Management, Lighting Design, Sound Design and more! Please email Production Stage Manager, Jenny Friend at [email protected] and include the following information: 

  • what area of production or job you would like to shadow. 
  • what you hope to learn from this experience. 
  • your availability including dates and times. 

Volunteer USHERS

We need friendly and outgoing people who love theatre to help us ensure that everyone coming to our plays have a great time!
Volunteer usher responsibilities may include:

  • Greeting patrons
  • Passing out programs
  • Helping seat patrons
  • Taking tickets
  • Guarding the stage
  • Helping our staff tidy up the theatre after performances

We can accommodate 1-4 volunteers for performances on our UnitedHealth Group stage and 1-2 volunteers for performances on our Cargill Stage. Volunteer shifts begin one hour before the scheduled show time. You will receive an email confirmation when you have been scheduled and informed where you will need to report for your performance.

Dress code for volunteer ushers is:

  • White dress shirt (please no t-shirts)
  • Black pants or black skirt
  • Comfortable shoes (no heels or open-toed shoes)
  • Sweaters are fine, though we do prefer white or black sweaters.

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must have access to reliable transportation. Volunteers must be available beginning one hour before show time extending through one hour after shows have concluded. Volunteer ushering requires you to be on your feet and able to move up and down stairs. Some light lifting may be required.

To become a volunteer usher, please check out the public performance dates for the play(s) that you are interested in and email Thomas Rohde at [email protected] with several performance options. Scheduling is based on availability when the performances are requested. If the performance already has scheduled volunteers we will try to schedule you in another performance.

Learn more about our classes and camps for teens

This four-year program prepares young actors for college and professional theatre careers. Highlights include: intensive acting and musical theatre training with industry professionals, annual spring showcase, mainstage audition opportunities, mentorship from Peter Brosius and other CTC artists, college-audition preparation, and capstone project tailored to student’s strengths and learning goals. Students entering Grade 9 are eligible to audition. For complete information click here.

CTC has many audition opportunities for teens:

  • Audition for CTC’s Mainstage performances
  • Theatre Arts Training offers intensive audition-only programming and performances during the school year and the summer

Welcome to Volunteer Services! We invite you to join our volunteer program that makes up our volunteer team. Your unique talents and personal experience coupled with our CTC employees help, maintains quality services and help carry out our mission every day in the communities we serve.

Why should I volunteer
  • Learn about theatre
  • View shows (dependent upon availability)
  • Give back to the community
What is required of Volunteers
  • Encourage at least nine hours of service per month
  • Complete a background check
  • Complete volunteer orientation
Current openings
Ushering, Greeting, Events

Age limit
Our minimum age for volunteers is 16 (12 years of age when accompanied by an adult). When the performance being presented is recommended for teen audiences, minimum volunteering age is 14 years old when accompanied by an adult.

Dress Code
  • Casual presentable clothing.
  • Comfortable shoes (no heels or open-toed shoes)
  • Sweaters are fine

Contact information
If you are interested in our current opportunities, please apply here: Volunteer Application Form
If you have any further questions, please contact:
[email protected]


We currently do not have auditions taking place at this moment.  Please check back in with us during the Spring of 2020.  Thank you.


Email [email protected] with the subject line “Auditions”


Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is committed to providing exceptional internship opportunities for the next generation of artists, educators and administrators. Through our program develop the tools you will need to move forward in your chosen field – observing, training, and collaborating with dedicated professionals at the largest children's theatre in America. Gain invaluable experience, build your resume, make connections, and have the option of earning college credits.

TIME COMMITMENT: CTC offers short-term and long-term internships ranging from just a few weeks to an entire season broken out between the Fall/Winter/Spring and Summer.  Please see individual internship postings for specific date requirements. It is recommended that persons interested in these positions apply anywhere from one to six months prior to their availability, depending on the specific internship for which they are applying.  

COMPENSATION: CTC interns are compensated with complimentary tickets, professional development and networking opportunities such as staff meetings, meet-and-greets, artist hours, and more.

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS OFFERED: Stage Management, Sound, Assistant Sound Board Operator, Assistant Lighting Design, Electrics, Assistant Director, Assistant Choreographer, Development, Properties, Costumes, Graphic Design, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Arts Administration, and Education (Theatre Arts Training). Please see individual internship tabs below for more specific deadlines and requirements for all departments.

FALL/WINTER/SPRING INTERNSHIPS OFFERED: Production Management, Stage Management, Music, Assistant Lighting Design, Costume Production, Costume Design, Scenery, Paint, Directing, Graphic Design, and Education (Theatre Arts Training or Neighborhood Bridges). Rolling applications are accepted for most departments until positions are filled. Please see individual internship tabs below for more specific deadlines and requirements for all departments.

QUALIFICATIONS: CTC offers internships for college and graduate level students as well as early career professionals with a range of experience from very beginning to advanced skill level. Please see the individual internship descriptions for specific qualifications. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to be eligible. For Teen Opportunities, Click Here. 

CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists and recruiting of board members, interns or volunteers.  CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.  We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination.  CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Education Communications Associate, Sydney Mitgang at s[email protected] 

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