Employment & Auditions

We are proud of the exceptional team that supports our work onstage, offstage, and in our community. Our dedicated staff works to ensure Indiana audiences experience world-class theatre that is accessible, relevant, and reflects the many people and cultures of our state. 

The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates.  

 

Ticket Office Manager
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POSITION TITLE:  Ticket Office Manager

CREATED:  November 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE:  Director of Marketing and Sales

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt, full-time

 

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable and looks forward to many more years of creating art for the Indianapolis community. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all.


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry.


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates. 


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS 
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana

Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music

Learn More: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE

The Ticket Office Manager ensures excellent customer service throughout all aspects of the ticket procurement process, as well as manages a team of Customer Service Representatives, fostering a productive work environment fueled by hospitality, attention to detail, and goodwill. This individual is an integral member of the marketing team, and provides insight and recommendations to the team regarding front-line patron interactions.

 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee operations of the Ticket Office, including: everyday business, Will Call procedures and flow, maintenance of outgoing phone messages, maintenance of banks and the safe, among other duties.
  • Maintain healthy work environment for the Customer Service Representatives (CSRs).
  • Establish and maintain a powerful hierarchy of knowledge and skills within the CSR group.
  • Manage CSR relations both with patrons and within the office.
  • Provide a point of contact to the Ticket Office for the rest of the Theatre.
  • Liaison between Ticket Office and Telemarketing.
  • Hire and maintain CSR staff.
  • Provide training materials for and train new CSRs.
  • Schedule the CSR work shifts every week.
  • Help to correct CSR issues and problems with patrons.
  • Act as a scheduled CSR, thereby maintaining a working knowledge of all ticketing processes, special deals, and customer interactions.
  • Implement and enforce ticketing policies, including in-house comp usage.
  • Assist Marketing with the creation of lists and list recommendations for direct mail and email.
  • Manage seasonal projects and delegate jobs to CSRs to create a taskforce for projects such as Season Ticket Renewals, Tessitura Cleanup, and Season Ticket Mailings.
  • Attend Tessitura training workshops, and other training opportunities as identified by leadership.
  • Maintain single ticket and group sales and tracking reports.
  • Aid Business Office in settling discrepancies and problems with accounting.
  • Work with Dance Kaleidoscope, the resident dance company of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, for their season and single ticketing needs

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values.
  • Other duties as determined by the Director of Marketing and Sales.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in one or all of the following: business management, communications, and/or theatre-related field.
  • 1-2 years management experience.
  • 3-5 years customer service experience.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational capabilities.
  • Ability to provide strong leadership for customer service staff.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience with Tessitura preferred.
  • Ability and desire to work in a team-structured, informal, open environment. The Theatre's corporate culture is one that values equally the quality of our work, the quality of how we work (the process), and our collaborative management style.
  • Passion for the arts.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • ​COVID-19 vaccination and proof of vaccination are required for employment at the IRT.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery.
  • Must be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for long periods of time.

 

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Please submit cover letter and resume to Danielle M. Dove, Director of Marketing and Sales at ddove@irtlive.com. Subject: Ticket Office Manager position. Application deadline: December 3, 2021.

Carpenter
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POSITION TITLE:  Carpenter

CREATED:  November 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Technical Director

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: Starts at $15/hour

DATES: 1.5.22 – 5.15.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE

  • As Carpenter, you are a theatrical craftsperson and will be assigned construction projects commensurate with those skills. 
  • This position is a mid-season replacement and the intent is that this position lead to a return contract for the 22-23 season which generally runs from August to May.

 

​POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Construct, install and dismantle scenery for all IRT productions, including special projects undertaken by IRT.
  • Help maintain the safety and cleanliness of the Scene Shop, Paint Shop, performance spaces and other areas used by the Scene Shop.
  • Perform such tasks, services, duties, and responsibilities in accordance with IRT policies, rules, regulations, and instructions now in force, or which may be adopted from time to time, during Employee’s employment at the IRT.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Shop Foreman, and Production Manager.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • 2-4 yrs. experience with scenery construction techniques and wood working tools.
  • Experience with finish carpentry including moulding and trim work.
  • Experience working with metal-working tools including welders.
  • Experience working with theatrical rigging and best practices for rigging safety.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Proficiency operating a variety of woodworking and metalworking tools.
  • Ability to manage overhire labor on projects 
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to read and understand Designer and Construction Drawings
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.


HEALTH & SAFETY

  • COVID-19 vaccination and proof of vaccination are required for employment at the IRT.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • This position consistently works in darkened environments.
  • This position must be able to communicate orally and by e-mail with creative team members
  • This position requires the ability to reposition and/or transport objects of 50 pounds.
  • This position must be able to consistently position oneself in a stooping, kneeling, or crouching manner.
  • This position occasionally ascends/descends ladders and personnel lifts.
  • This position must be comfortable working in confined spaces


TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Dresser
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POSITION TITLE: Dresser                                                                                               CREATED: October 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Costume Shop Manager, Wardrobe Supervisor          FLSA STATUS: Hourly, Non-Exempt

SALARY: $13/hour                                                                                                            DATES: 11.18.21 – 12.26.21

 

MISSION 

Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community.

 

VISION 

The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry.

 

COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 

The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.

 

ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS 

Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive. 

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car. 

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the 

Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International. 

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it: 

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters 
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US 
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy 

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike: 

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021 
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021 
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music 
  • Learn more: Visit Indy 

 

POSITION PURPOSE 

To assist in the running for IRT’s production of A Christmas Carol, and maintaining the artistic integrity and vision of the designers and directors for this production.

 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Create and maintain dressing room/backstage wardrobe supplies and load in, run, and strike shows. 
  • Maintain costumes during the performance period including, but not limited to: making repairs, doing laundry, shoe polishing, and managing dry cleaning. 
  • Assist performers in dressing into costumes and facilitate quick changes. 
  • Check in and review costumes prior to each dress rehearsal and performance and check out and retrieve costumes after each dress rehearsal and performance. 
  • Maintain assigned dressing rooms, notifying Maintenance of cleaning needs. 
  • Maintain a calm, professional demeanor for performers in your care. 
  • Perform scheduled wig maintenance as guided by the Costume Shop Manager/Wig Designer and assist actors with hairstyling needs. 
  • Manage your time in an effective manner. 
  • Perform such tasks, services, duties, and responsibilities in accordance with IRT policies, rules, regulations, and instructions now in force or which may be adopted from time to time during Employee’s employment at the IRT. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS 

  • Other duties as determined by Costume Shop Manager, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Production Manager. 

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience. 

  • Experience working wardrobe crew on productions, including quick changes 
  • Experience working with costume machinery 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. 

  • Ability to interpret costume plots and decipher needs of production 
  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude. 
  • Ability to collaborate with fellow staff and free-lance artists. 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends. 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • COVID-19 vaccination and proof of vaccination are required for employment at the IRT.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. 

  • This position frequently communicates with groups of people in open areas. 
  • This position consistently works in darkened environments. 
  • This position constantly positions self to assist with costume changes that includes, stooping, kneeling, or crouching. 
  • This position assists in observing and judging garment finish from the theatre seats. 
  • This position frequently operates costume machinery. 
  • This position frequently ascends/descends stairs. 
  • Occasionally will work outside to load or unload costume elements to/from vehicles. 
  • Ability to transport 25 pounds of costumes. 

 

TO APPLY 

Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com. Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Follow Spot Operator
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POSITION TITLE: Follow Spot Operator                                                                          CREATED: October 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Master Electrician                                                                      FLSA STATUS: Hourly, Non-Exempt

SALARY: $13/hour                                                                                                                  DATES: 11.18.21 – 12.26.21 

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 

The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all.

 

MISSION 

Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 

 

VISION 

The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 

 

COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 

The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.

 

ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS

Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn more: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE 

The Follow Spot Operator will run the Follow Spot for our production of A Christmas Carol. This position may also assist in maintaining shows, repair, maintenance of equipment, and general clean-up as needed. 

 

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Run the Follow Spot for A Christmas Carol 
  • Possible lamp changes as needed during run of show. 

OTHER FUNCTIONS 

  • Other duties as determined by the Assistant Master Electrician, Master Electrician, and Production Manager. 

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience. 

  • Steady hands and ability to focus in a live entertainment environment. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. 

  • Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude. 
  • Ability to collaborate with fellow staff and free-lance artists. 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends. 
  • Ability to work from heights. 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • COVID-19 vaccination and proof of vaccination are required for employment at the IRT.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions. 

  • Ability to transport 50 pounds 
  • This position frequently communicates with groups of people in open areas. 
  • This position consistently works in darkened environments. 
  • This position constantly communicates with other collaborators via wired intercom systems. 
  • This position consistently positions self to assist with lighting system installs that includes, stooping, kneeling, or crouching. 
  • This position frequently ascends/descends stairs. 
  • This position frequently ascends/descends and works on ladders, in personnel lifts, and in elevated positions 
  • This position is often required to wear fall-arrest equipment 

 

TO APPLY 

Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com. Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Assistant House Manager
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POSITION TITLE: Assistant House Manager (Part Time)

CREATED:  September 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: House Manager

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

 

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE

The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable and looks forward to many more years of creating art for the Indianapolis community. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 

 

MISSION

Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 

 

VISION

The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 

 

COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE

The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   

 

ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS

Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting.  But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the U.S.
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure names Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music

Learn more:  Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive an hour and a half before curtain time.

  • Responsible for delivering excellent customer service and meeting the needs of all patrons.

  • Check restrooms for cleanliness before shows and after intermission.

  • Make sure all doors are unlocked.

  • Close doors before Acts, open them after.

  • Check that house is clean.

  • Scan tickets.

  • Verify patron’s Covid-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test results.

  • Help patrons find their seats, restrooms, etc.

  • Prepare programs and manage distribution.

  • Maintain the image of the Grand Lobby and all public areas; communicate with housekeeping as necessary to ensure a clean environment.

  • Work with House Manager to resolve any patron issues.

  • Assist managing volunteer ushers.

  • Have a working knowledge of ticket-scanning equipment, hearing impaired devices, walkie-talkies, emergency exits, Assist House Manager with emergency procedures.

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by the House Manager

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • COVID-19 vaccination and proof of vaccination are required for employment at the IRT.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Ability and desire to work in a team-structured, informal, open environment.  The Theatre’s corporate culture is one that values equally the quality of our work, the quality of how we work (the process), and our collaborative management style.

  • Passion for the arts.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • This position requires the employee to frequently lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.

  • This position requires the employee to stand/sit for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours).

  • This position requires the employee to express information verbally and in writing.

 

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Please submit cover letter and resume to Marissa Klingler at mklingler@irtlive.com.  Subject:  IRT Assistant House Manager position.  Application deadline:  December 1st or until position is filled.

Customer Service Representative - Part Time
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POSITION TITLE: Customer Service Representative (Part-Time)

CREATED:  July 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Ticket Office Manager

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable and looks forward to many more years of creating art for the Indianapolis community. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 

MISSION
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 

VISION
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 

COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   

ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS

Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting.  But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the U.S.
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy


And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure names Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music

 

Learn more:  Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE
The Customer Service Representative serves as a direct point of contact at the Ticket Office on phones, email, and in-person for patrons inquiring or purchasing tickets for performance or events.

POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answers Ticket Office phones daily
  • Sells and exchanges performance and event tickets
  • Manages subscriber seats and single ticket sales
  • Facilitate internet sales transactions
  • Handle all financial transactions professionally
  • Answer all ticketing questions from patrons and IRT employees
  • Be fully versed in operating Tessitura
  • Attend a dress rehearsal or a first performance of all IRT productions
  • Help manage patron issues, both on the phone or face to face
  • Understand and enforce all ticketing policies including employee comp usage
  • Keep office clean and organized
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by the Ticket Office Manager and Senior Customer Service Representatives

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • Previous experience with a CRM is preferred (Tessitura is desirable)
  • 1-3 years of Customer Service

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience using Square is desirable
  • Sales experience preferred
  • Passion for the arts

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery
     

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Kimberly Reeves, Ticket Office Manager at kreeves@irtlive.com.  Subject:  IRT Customer Service Representative position.

 

Production Assistant
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POSITION TITLE:   Production Assistant

CREATED:  June 2021

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Production Manager

FLSA STATUS: Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: $14/hour

DATES: 3.28.22 – 5.22.22

 

ABOUT INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) was founded in 1972 and is the only theatre in Indiana to belong to the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Historically, the IRT has produced nine productions annually across three stages (the OneAmerica Mainstage, the Upperstage, and the Cabaret) for diverse audiences. The repertoire includes work varying from world premieres to classics. The IRT serves audiences of multiple generations including students from pre-school through twelfth grade. With a significant endowment, the IRT is financially stable. Following many decades of diverse programming, the IRT leadership, in the past three years, has focused on further diversifying its staff and board, including ongoing anti-racist training for all. 


MISSION 
Live theatre connects us to meaningful issues in our lives and has the power to shape the human experience. The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 


VISION 
The Indiana Repertory Theatre will be a life-long destination of choice for an ever-expanding audience of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for both personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, the IRT's goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. 


COMMITMENT TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE 
The IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming Theatre that celebrates diversity in all areas of our work.  Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.  This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender, and non-binary candidates.   


ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS 
Located in the heart of Indiana, Indianapolis is a vibrant city to live, work, and play. Indy, as the locals call it, is touted as the Crossroads of America, and you will feel the Midwest vibe as soon as you arrive.

Ranked 16th in the United States in city size with a population close to 878,000, Indy is big enough to explore neighborhoods and the surrounding area on the weekends and cozy enough to call home. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is in the heart of downtown in the historic Indiana Theatre building, located steps away from the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Downtown Indianapolis is convenient for walking and biking and is easily navigable by IndyGo bus or car.

In addition to a thriving arts and cultural scene featuring the Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indy is known for the Indianapolis 500, a myriad of sports teams including the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Indians, and a bustling music and diverse restaurant scene. Did we mention a welcoming and convenient airport? The Indianapolis International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in 2012-2020 by Airports Council International.

Indy offers something for everyone in terms of affordable living for both home buying and renting. But don’t take our word for it:

  • Forbes recently named Indianapolis as America’s Best City for Renters
  • Good Housekeeping named Indy one of the Best Cities for First-Time Homeowners in the US
  • Learn more: Life in Indy and Downtown Indy

And, Indy is a beautiful destination for residents and visitors alike:

  • Condé Nast Traveler named Indy one of Best Places to Go in 2021
  • Travel + Leisure named Indy one of the Best Places to Travel in 2021
  • Reader’s Digest named Indy one of the best American cities for Live Music
  • Learn More: Visit Indy

 

POSITION PURPOSE
The Production Assistant is a key member of the Stage Management team and will assist in the execution of all IRT productions and special events.


POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the set-up of the rehearsal room and performance space.
  • Assemble rehearsal scripts for actors, creative team members, and other personnel as directed.
  • Assist the stage manager during rehearsal and performance.
  • Run performances backstage.
  • Shop for supplies for the rehearsal room and production office as requested.
  • Assist stage manager with rehearsal and performance reports.
  • Assist with all IRT productions and special events as assigned.
  • Perform such tasks, services, duties, and responsibilities in accordance with IRT policies, rules, regulations, and instructions now in force or which may be adopted from time to time during Employee’s employment at the IRT.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) work is critical in supporting our mission. IRT is committed to building an inclusive, welcoming theatre through meaningful, action-oriented education. All staff are required to participate in facilitated trainings, community readings and conversations, and anti-bias trainings. We expect employees to apply these learnings in all areas of our work at the theatre. Creating an anti-racist culture follows our core company values

OTHER FUNCTIONS

  • Other duties as determined by the Stage Manager, Production Manager, or Artistic Director.
  • May be assigned to wardrobe duties (prior communication and training will be provided).
  • Organize youth actors, if necessary.
  • Assist with auditions as assigned.
     

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • Experience working on a Stage Management team

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of script analysis
  • Ability to plan for contingencies
  • The position works frequently on nights and weekends and has a non-traditional work schedule.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Ability to transport 40 pounds
  • This position frequently communicates with groups of people in open areas.
  • This position consistently works in darkened environments.
  • This position constantly positions self to assist with costume and scenic changes that includes, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • This position frequently ascends/descends stairs.
  • This position constantly communicates with colleagues via headset intercom systems.

 

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com.  Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

IRT General Auditions 
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s annual Equity Principle/General Auditions were held by video submission from Monday June 28 – Friday July 2, 2021. Show-specific auditions are by invitation only. 

If you were unable to attend the open auditions but would like to submit materials, please email your materials to casting@irtlive.com

IRT Youth Auditions
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This season the Indiana Repertory Theatre is producing a modified adaptation of our beloved A Christmas Carol. The cast will include one young actor playing several youth roles, including Tiny Tim. The production will be directed by IRT's Playwright-in-Residence James Still.
 
Young Actor Audition Requirements:
  • 12-15 years old
  • Fully vaccinated and be able to provide documentation of vaccination status
  • Height must be under 4’6” tall
  • Able to attend all rehearsals and performances
Additional Information:
  • Rehearsals take place October 26 - November 26, 2021
  • Performance Calendar available on request
  • Performances begin November 23, 2021 and end on December 26, 2021
  • Only Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day are days off around the holidays
  • Note: Youth of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition!
To Audition:
Send a resume (a list of theatre/arts experiences) and full body photo (not just a portrait shot) to casting@irtlive.com by August 27, 2021. Please include the young actor’s:
  • Name
  • Birth Date
  • Height
  • School (or home school)
  • Any conflicts between October 26 and December 26
Some time after August 27, a select group of young actors will be asked to audition in person for the role.

There will be no other youth roles in our upcoming 2021-2022 season. 

If you have questions about youth classes or student matinees, please email education@irtlive.com.

Over-hire Opportunities in Production
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The INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE is currently accepting resumes for over-hire positions in all production departments. The IRT is a mid-sized LORT (C & D Stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis. Positions include: scenic carpentry, upholstery, scenic artistry, cabinetmaking, rigging, costume construction, pattern making, electrics, audio engineering, projections, stage management, production assistants, etc. Please send your resume to ProductionJobs@irtlive.com and include the words “Resume Submission” or “Overhire” in the subject line or mail them to the theatre – our address is at the bottom of the page. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Usher at the IRT
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Interested in getting involved as an usher at the IRT? Volunteer to usher at any of our performances throughout the year and receive access to watch the performance you usher. 

Already an usher? Log in here.

If you would like more information or want to be registered as a new volunteer please send an email to House Manager Marissa Klingler at mklingler@irtlive.com.

Script Submission

Submit Your Script
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Thank you for your interest. The IRT accepts unsolicited scripts from Indiana playwrights only. If you are an Indiana playwright and you would like to submit your script for consideration by the IRT, please send your playwriting resume, a script summary, and a 10-page excerpt to Richard J Roberts, Resident Dramaturg.

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INTERNSHIPS

About IRT's Internship Program
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The Indiana Repertory Theatre internship program offers an exciting opportunity for college and graduate students to gain professional experience by: working side-by-side with extraordinary artists, administrators, and technicians.

  • being actively involved in the production of world-class theatre among a variety of departments.
  • partnering with each student, university, and department to develop a course of study that best meets the needs of all parties.
  • delivering experienced-based, hands-on learning opportunities that provide the necessary skills to become a viable candidate in a highly competitive field

Available internships will be listed in the space below. Follow the directions outlined in the internship description to apply. Please note that unless otherwise specified, IRT internships are unpaid, and do not include housing.

In the event that no internships are currently available, you can address general internship inquiries to education@irtlive.com