Auditions & Job Opportunities

Now Hiring & Casting for the 2023 Summer Season

Please click below on the appropriate category to learn to how to apply.

  • Submit an Act for our Presenting Season

    Presenting Act Submissions

    In the Spring & Fall, NCCA 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.

  • Professional Actor Auditions for our Summer Season

    Our 2022 Mainstage Summer Season will include THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Concert (and outdoors!), CABARET, MAMMA MIA!, and THE 39 STEPS.

    Mainstage Summer Actors

    We will be hiring roughly 9 actors as our core company for 2023. A weekly stipend of $225 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 26 through September 2 (8 – 10 weeks).

    Acting Interns

    We will be hiring roughly 4 – 6 acting interns to play ensemble and smaller roles in three of our mainstage shows. A weekly stipend of $150 will be available, plus shared housing in a dorm-like setting. The dates of the contract are based are June 26 through August 19 (8 weeks). Acting Interns also help facilitate and teach a one-week summer theatre camp called Broadway Bound at the end of the summer.

    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 $225 will be available, plus shared housing in a dorm-like setting. The dates of the contract are June 26 through August 13 (7 weeks).

    ADDITIONAL:  We are also looking for one IMPACT Actor to double as Music Director, plunking out harmonies and teaching the music each week. Basic piano skills and leadership are a must, however, shows are performed to tracks, so skills do not need to be strong enough to play full accompaniment. We also may be looking for an IMPACT Actor to double as Choreographer. In both situations, an additional weekly stipend of $50 is added to the paycheck.

    Additional Guest Actors

    We often job in both professional out-of-state non-union actors, as well as local performers for individual roles as the need arises. Please check back to see what roles will be available as job-ins for 2023.

    How to Audition

    We will be registered to view all submissions to the NETCs this year. For more information on how to audition for the NETCs, please visit their website. We also do private auditions at select colleges. If you would like to discuss NCCA coming to your school, please contact Producing Artistic Director, Joel Mercier, at jmercier@jeansplayhouse.com

    You can also 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

    Technical Staff

    We are currently seeking the following positions for 2023:

    • Assistant Stage Manager
    • Master Carpenter
    • Carpenter / Stage Crew
    • Scenic Painter
    • Properties Manager
    • General Tech Intern
    • Sound Technician / Lighting Assistant
    • Master Electrician
    • Costume Designer / Shop Head
    • Costume Designer / Asst. Shop Head
    • Wardrobe Supervisor / Stitcher
    • Costume Intern
    • Company Manager

     

    Tech positions usually start June 26 and end between August 13 and the close of the season on September 3. For specifics and salaries, please see our listings on www.offstagejobs.com, which are posted in January. Some positions have the option to extend for one additional week if applicants are interested / available.

    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 2023 season, we we have filled our Director and Choreographer positions, however, we will need a season Music Director. Please see our listings on www.offstagejobs.com, which will be up in January.

    Musicians

    We hire musicians on a show by show basis. Salaries are generally $275 / week, plus shared housing in a dorm-like setting. Musicians participate in tech and play roughly 3  – 5 performances a week. Please see our listings on www.offstagejobs.com and the Call for Pit Musicians (Greater Boston Are) Facebook Group (usually posted in the late winter/early spring).

    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 jobs@jeansplayhouse.com. Please include 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.

    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.

  • Available Admin Staff Positions

    Seasonal Employment

    NCCA is always interested in LOCAL part-time employees for both the Box Office and Concessions!

    Box Office / Admin Associate: Seeking local part-time persons to work box office shifts. Candidates should have excellent people skills, organizational skills, and be good with computers. Duties include ticketing software and data entry, as well as phone and walk-in sales. Need summer coverage Wednesdays through Saturdays, and fall coverage Thursdays through Saturdays. $12/hour.

    Concessions: Seeking Concession Bartenders for our Summer Season. No experience needed! Candidates sell packaged concessions, beverages, and a limited alcohol menu during pre-show and intermission at our performances, as well as clean up afterwards and restock for the next day. Candidates will be taught how to make simple drinks (mostly shots & mixers, such as a rum and coke), as well as how to use our Square Cash Register system. Must be 21 or older. Wednesdays through Saturdays. $12/hour, plus tips.

    Full-Time Staff

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