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Asheville Community Theatre values and welcomes diversity in its workforce, and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals based on job-related qualifications and the ability to perform a job.  ACT does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, skin color, age or disability in any of its activities or operations.

Please read our COVID policy here.

Volunteer:

ACT is a volunteer-driven theatre where everyone is welcome! If you’re enthusiastic about learning a new skill or sharing your talents with us, we’d love to have you!

Our COVID policies have been updated due to the Delta variant. All volunteers are required to be vaccinated or have a valid exemption. All volunteers will be required to wear a mask at all times. Please read our full COVID policy here.

Usher Training Sessions
Would you like to be a volunteer usher for our 2021-22 Mainstage season? Ushers help out before and after the show, and during intermission – and get to see the show for free! You only need to attend one and you do not need to sign up in advance. Remember to wear a mask when you get to the theatre!

We hold Volunteer Orientation sessions for all other volunteer positions throughout the year. Sessions usually last about one hour. At this time, we do not have any upcoming sessions scheduled. To be updated about future volunteer opportunities, please subscribe to our bi-weekly e-newsletter!

Note: Asheville Community Theatre policy prohibits participation by anyone on any sex offender or sexual abuse registry to any activity sponsored by Asheville Community Theatre. The only exception is being a member of an audience of an event sponsored by ACT.


Internships:

Young and Gifted Internship

Created by Maria C. Young
Overview & Purpose
The Young & Gifted Internship Program was created by former collegiate All American, published author, playwright and director Maria C. Young as part of the Artistic Fellowship partnership with Asheville Community Theatre. This is a paid opportunity to add and prepare young voices of color who seek the chance to create and use their imaginations by providing writing, directing, and overall production opportunities for two minority youth to receive hands-on experience in bringing stage plays from the script to the Mainstage. This internship is a hybrid between youth of color and the resources they have traditionally been shut out from. To build a space where our youth know that their dreams and aspirations are valid and tangible as they work directly beside Maria C. Young in every aspect of bringing her new productions to life!

Youth Requirements

  • You must be a full-time student between the ages of 13-17.
  • You must submit your Google Form application via the link provided.
  • You must attend an Asheville City or Buncombe County school.
  • Signed permission form from your parent/guardian
  • At least 80% attendance to pre-production meetings, rehearsals, and required show attendance.
  • Preference will be given to youth of color/members of traditionally marginalized communities.

(After you are selected, you will receive more information in regards to the schedule for each show as well as a list of responsibilities and expectations.)

For more information, please contact Maria C. Young or Jenny Bunn.

Apply here!

Custom Internships

In the past, we have been able to customize internships tailored to individual interests or requirements. If you’re interested in connecting with Asheville Community Theatre about a possible internship, please email Amanda Klinikowski, our Education Director.


Jobs:

Artistic Director

Asheville Community Theatre seeks a full-time Artistic Director (AD). Come work with us!

The Artistic Director (AD) is responsible for developing and implementing the artistic direction of the Asheville Community Theatre (ACT). The AD works together with the Managing Director and the Board of Directors to ensure that ACT is guided by its mission and vision within the Asheville community. The AD realizes ACT’s goals for artistic excellence, community service, diversity, equity & inclusion, financial stability, fundraising and audience engagement. The AD reports directly to the ACT Board of Directors and works in close association with the Managing Director. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) with variable hours, including nights and weekends.

A Note on Our Application Process: In lieu of a cover letter, we are asking all applicants to complete all questions and upload a resume on the application form. We will be reviewing application answers prior to and separately from looking at resumes.

Apply here!

Director of Advancement

Asheville Community Theatre seeks a part-time Development/Fundraising Director. Come work with us!

The Director of Advancement (DA) will serve as the principal fundraiser and strategist in collaboration with the Managing Director and board for all fundraising activities. The DA will bring focus and expertise to activate the organization’s existing development program and deepen ACT’s relationships in the community. Development experience in the arts is helpful, but an individual who enjoys connecting, meeting new people and developing relationships around the importance of theatre is preferred. This position is largely remote although some meetings at the theatre will be expected. To apply, please submit a letter and resume via email by December 10 to Tamara Sparacino.

Read full job description here!

Artistic Team Positions:

We are in the process of creating a portal for anyone interested in an artistic position (director, music director, choreographer, designer) for a future Mainstage or Tanglewood Youth Production Class show. Until then, please email your resume to Production Manager Jill Summers. We look to hire people within the WNC region, and do not provide stipends for travel or lodging. We are accepting resumes on a rolling basis to include in our files, and will contact you should a position become available.

Productions in our 35below season are proposed by and produced by individuals from the WNC region. We are currently not accepting applications for 35below, as we are unsure when we will be able to reopen that space due to COVID-19. Please check the 35below page on our website for more information.