Job Opportunities


Scenic Charge Artist
Full time  

First Stage, one of the nation's leading theaters for young audiences, is seeking a self-motivated and qualified Scenic Charge Artist for its upcoming 2017/2018 season. First Stage will produce 6 Mainstage, 2 First Steps, and 2 Young Company shows spread over 2 venues in its 31st season. 

Please view the Job Description for full list of responsibilities and qualifications.

To Apply:
Please email cover letter, resume, references, and examples of work to production@firststage.org with the subject line,“Scenic Charge Artist.” No phone calls, please. 


Summer Academy & Education positions
Teaching Artists, Apprentices, Directors and Office Staff are encouraged to apply for positions June-August 2017 in Academy and Education.  

The First Stage Theater Academy is one of the nation’s leading theater training programs for young people with a mission to foster life skills through stage skills while creating an inspiring, welcoming environment that encourages each student to take his or her next steps as an artist and a person. Through theater activities we aim to support students in their social, emotional and creative growth.

First Stage’s Theater in Education programs aim to incite young people’s desire for learning and help classroom teachers explore curriculum using interactive, imaginative and integrated methods. Through theater productions, classroom workshops and residencies, First Stage encourages students to experience their world differently and find new connections to their school curriculum. 

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and completed interest form to Katie Cummings at  kcummings@firststage.org. No phone calls, please.


Academy Manager
Full time

First Stage seeks an Academy Manager to manage all administrative aspects of the Academy and provide support for families. The Academy Manager will obtain these objectives by completing administrative tasks, providing excellent customer service and supervising office processes for all locations. Academy staff members are team players, lead by example, exhibit a strong work ethic and are committed to the Academy philosophy of teaching life skills through stage skills and transforming lives through theater. 

Please view the Job Description for full list of responsibilities and qualifications.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Katie Cummings at 325 W. Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 or email kcummings@firststage.org. No phone calls, please.


Community Learning Center Program Teaching Artist
This position is hourly and will report to the CLC Site Coordinator and Student Dean

The Program Teaching Artist position teaches Academy and arts-integrated theater classes and provides academic and recreation program support for the CLC at Kluge.  The Program Teaching Artist must believe in the mission of First Stage, to transform lives through theater, and work to create a safe, welcoming, inspiring and motivating after school environment for students, teachers and parents. View the complete position description.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume with your experience and interest in this position via email to Julia Magnasco at jmagnasco@firststage.org.   

First Stage is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan.