Auditions & Job Opportunities

Thank you to all who applied for our 2021 Summer Season. At this point we have hired all of our performers and production staff.  Information for next summer will not be updated until 2022.  In the meantime, we will continue to post any additional opening that come up, which may include box office staff, musicians, or off season opening. Thank you!

  • Submit an Act for our Presenting Season

    Presenting Act Submissions

    In the Spring & Fall, Jean’s Playhouse presents different kinds of performance acts, including comedians, cover bands, films, magicians, and the like. If you are interested in being considered, please send your materials to Producing Artistic Director, Joel Mercier, at jmercier@jeansplayhouse.com. Please note, we get a lot of submissions and can’t always respond to every email, but we will reach out if we have open slots and think your act would be something that resonates with our audience base.

    *** Please note that due to COVID-19 and anticipated pandemic restrictions, our presenting acts in the 2021 spring and summer will be extremely limited, but we do hope that the Fall will be more promising.

  • Professional Actor Auditions for our Summer Season

    While we are unable to fully commit to our 2021 summer plans until we see how things progress over the winter, we are currently planning to produce a small summer main stage season that will require a small pool of actors, as well as our IMPACT Touring Children’s Theatre Program. A cohesive COVID plan will be in effect in order to keep our staff tested and contained from possible exposure. We will update this page with more specifics by March. Please see below for specific positions and submission information.

    Main Stage Summer Actors

    Our core company of actors will likely be roughly 8 acting interns to perform in 2 to 3 indoor performances and 1 outside concert. A weekly stipend of $150 will be available, plus shared housing in a dorm-like setting. The dates of the contract are based on which shows an actor is cast in, but can be anywhere from June 28 through August 28 (7 – 9 weeks).

    IMPACT Touring Children’s Theatre Actors

    IMPACT is our Touring Children’s Theatre which travels to different locations each week performing an original musical fairytale for six weeks. Our five IMPACT Actors perform 6 different fairytales, one each week. Additionally, our IMPACT Actors will join the Main Stage Actors for an outdoor concert at the start of the season. A weekly stipend of $150 will be available, plus shared housing in a dorm-like setting. The dates of the contract are June 28 through August 15 (7 weeks).

    Additional Guest Actors

    Once we are able to fully commit to our 2021 summer plans, there may be a possibility of needing a few additional performers on a show by show basis.

    How to Audition

    2021 will be unlike any of our typical years in terms of attending and holding auditions. While it is possible we may sign up for access to actor databases through cattle call auditions such as NETCs or StrawHats, we will mostly be casting through our known pool of actors as well as private submissions.

    You can submit directly to Producing Artistic Director, Joel Mercier, at jmercier@jeansplayhouse.com. Please include which position(s) you are interested in, a resume PDF, Headshot, and a link to either a reel or video-taped audition. PLEASE NOTE: we get hundreds of submissions and are not able to individually respond to everyone, but, you MUST send a video or we will likely not consider your submission.

  • Technical & Production Positions for our Summer Season

    While we are unable to fully commit to our 2021 summer plans until we see how things progress over the winter, we are currently planning to produce a small summer main stage season, as well as our IMPACT Touring Children’s Theatre Program. A cohesive COVID plan will be in effect in order to keep our staff tested and contained from possible exposure. We will update this page with more specifics by March. Please see below for specific positions and submission information.

    Technical Staff

    We are currently seeking the following positions for 2021:

      • Stage Manager
      • Assistant Stage Manager
      • Technical Director
      • Master Carpenter
      • Props Maste
      • Scenic Painter / Props Assistant
      • Sound Technician & Board Op / Lighting Assistant
      • Costume Shop Manager
      • Costume Intern
      • Carpenter Intern
      • IMPACT Stage Manager

     

    Tech positions usually start June 28 and end between August 14 and the close of the season on August 28. For specifics and salaries, please see our listings on www.offstagejobs.com.

    Internships go to younger candidates looking for more hands-on experience in a particular field. Internships are paid $150/week, plus shared housing in a dorm-like setting.

    In general, Tech candidates should be strong at time management, as shows go up in 7-14 days, be self-motivated, good at taking direction, communication, and collaboration. While there is always a day off each week, it differs week to week and depending on the position. We work very hard to ensure a great summer experience and not burn out our staff, however, it is important that applicants understand that tech positions often have to pull late nights and long hours during tech weeks.

    Directors & Designers

    For the 2021 season, we will likely have a few openings for Director/Choreographers, Costume Designers, and a season Music Director.  We will update this page with more specifics by March, and will post specifics on www.offstagejobs.com.

    Musicians

    For the 2021 season, we will likely have openings for a few musicians on a show by show basis. We will update this page with more specifics by March, and will post specifics on www.offstagejobs.com.

    How do I apply?

    We often post specific job descriptions, dates, and salaries on either www.offstagejobs.com or www.playbill.com. Applicants can submit directly through those websites, or send an email to Producing Artistic Director, Joel Mercier, at jmercier@jeansplayhouse.com. Please which position(s) you are interested in, a resume PDF, references, and appropriate materials to showcase past work (PDF portfolio, link to an online website, photos, videos, and/or audio clips).

  • Local Community Auditions for Adults & Youth

    Local Youth Opportunities

    For local NH youth actors, ages 8 – 18, we offer our StageSetters Youth Program! For more information, please visit the StageSetters Youth Program Page.

    For our Professional Summer Season, we do sometimes have opportunities for local NH youth actors. Specifics will be posted on this page each year by April.

    *** Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, it is unlikely we will select show for the 2021 season that include any local community members. This is to ensure that our hired staff from out of state do not come in contact with those who cannot quarantine and/or isolate, due to family obligations, day jobs, school, etc.

    Local Adult Opportunities

    Unfortunately, we do not currently have a community theatre branch at Jean’s Playhouse.

    For our Professional Summer Season, we do sometimes have opportunities for local NH adult actors. Specifics will be posted on this page each year by April. A NOTE ON CASTING LOCAL ACTORS: We love having local actors in our shows, however, it is important for all auditioners to recognize that we put shows together in only 7-14 days and hold day-time rehearsals. If cast, you must have the flexibility in your schedule to attend daytime rehearsals Monday through Saturday.

    *** Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, it is unlikely we will select show for the 2021 season that include any local community members. This is to ensure that our hired staff from out of state do not come in contact with those who cannot quarantine and/or isolate, due to family obligations, day jobs, school, etc.

  • Available Admin Staff Positions

    Seasonal Employment

    We do not have any available positions at this time. Please check back!

    Full-Time Staff

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