Work at STAGES Youth Theater!


STAGES Youth Theater has worked to create a happier, more transparent, and more equitable environment for our team members over the past several seasons. We are proud of our open and deeply collaborative workplace culture and are commited to increasing diversity and inclusion in all of our activities – including the hiring of new teaching artists and staff members. We hope to hear from any interested candidates for open positions, and welcome your feedback at any time!


Posted 8/28/2022

At STAGES, we use the term “Teaching Artist” to describe someone who is an artist in their own right, and is passionate about using their artistic experience to educate and inspire the young people in our programs.

Responsibilities for Teaching Artists at STAGES may include: play rehearsal & production, developing, documenting, and delivering curriculum for non-performance theater classes, representing STAGES at community events, teaching or performing in Maine schools as part of the STAGES in The Schools program, developing new Theater for Young Audiences plays, working as a designer or technician on a production team, and more!

STAGES Teaching Artists share the same qualities and undergo the same training process, though each TA brings a unique perspective and skill set. We make every effort to match our staff members with programs best suited to their interests and preferred student age ranges.


  • After School Teaching Artists (between hours of 3PM – 8PM)
  • STAGES in the Schools Teaching Artists (between hours of 8AM – 3PM)
  • Music Direction Teaching Artists (able to teach voice parts and provide piano accompaniment
  • Design Teaching Artists (competent theater designers excited about working with/around young people – areas include scenic, costume, lighting, sound, props)
  • Day Camp Teaching Artists (between hours of 9AM – 3PM during 2023 February and April school vacation weeks)
  • Summer Day Camp Teaching Artists (between hours of 9AM-3PM during late June – late August 2023)

Qualifications for all Teaching Artists:
(Some positions require specific skills -these are listed above in the available positions)

  • Post-high school age 18+
  • Demonstrated experience in and excitement about working with young people ages ages preschool through high school (you do not need to teach all age groups in order to work at STAGES)
  • Prior experience in acting, performing, playwriting, directing, production design and/or other theatre discipline
  • Reliable transportation (or access to reliable public/other transit options for travel throughout the Portland area)
  • General availability between the hours of 3PM and 8PM on weekdays (though you do not need to be available every day in order to apply)! Daytime availability required for participation in STAGES in the Schools programs
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and willingness to comply with the pandemic health & safety policies of STAGES and all partner schools and organizations


  • Excitement about helping young people unlock their creativity
  • Willingness to prioritize agreed-upon/contracted STAGES work
  • Professional approach to working with kids
  • Strong sense of play
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Energetic & collaborative team player
  • Flexible/willing to go with the flow
  • Problem solver
  • Punctual


Interested candidates should:

  • Fill out this google form application (let us know if you are unable to access or use this form)
  • Send a resume or list of your recent relevant work to

STAGES Teaching Artists are hired throughout the school year each season. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Training will be provided. Compensation range for these positions is based on a range of $18-$25/hr, depending on the scope of the program. While there are parts of the campus that present mobility challenges, the STAGES-specific areas are currently ADA-accessible. Questions and/or additional application materials can be sent to Managing Director, Stacey Koloski at

There are no other positions for which we are currently hiring – but please check back again soon! If you have any questions about working at STAGES, please contact us!