American Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. American Stage does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
Founded in 1977, American Stage is Tampa Bay’s longest-running, critically acclaimed professional theatre, committed to its role as a vital arts leader, contributing to the cultural landscape of the region by pursuing innovative programming and deeper connections with our community through our high-quality mainstage productions, our annual American Stage in the Park production, and our robust education and outreach programs. With powerful stories, boldly told, American Stage aspires to make the experience of dynamic, relevant, world-class theatre accessible for all.
At American Stage, we see the empty space as an opportunity for social change & civilized discourse to occur –one of the few sacred places left in a far too noisy, often divided, world where human beings can still sit in the quiet dark together, think a while, & be awakened. To gain a richer connection to the fragility of beauty & pain that exists in all art & life.
Theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic. Through artistic excellence and the craft of storytelling, American Stage is committed to creating a safe space for multicultural artists to share their full humanity, as we come back to the theatre at this exciting but challenging time. We choose to create a new American Stage that enriches and embodies the rich diversity and cultural tapestry of America and truly reflects the American experience.
The information presented indicates a general nature and level or work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
American Stage is a fully vaccinated workplace, and requires proof of full vaccination. To work in close proximity with Actor Equity Association employees (actors and stage managers) all employees must meet AEA union requirements for Covid-19 testing, which could include 2 to 3 negative test results per workweek. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.
The Emerging Arts Leader Fellowship Program is a paid program for early-career arts administrators and theatre production practitioners. Participants are given practical learning experiences and independent and collective projects, all while working as a part of a team with American Stage staff and guest artists.
(Applications submitted prior to deadline will be reviewed ahead of time)
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
Pay: $500/week stipend based on 30-40 hours of work per week (Housing is not included at this time)
Perks: Professional Development, networking opportunities, free tickets to American Stage productions, and more
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The Education Fellowship is ideal for candidates with a strong interest in theatre education and administration at a professional theatre company. Fellows will work directly with the Education & Outreach staff to gain experience coordinating programs, developing and implementing marketing and development initiatives, assisting in the classroom, and writing study guides and lesson plans for the following programs: School Tour (elementary school touring production), Student Matinees (for mainstage shows), Outreach & Residencies (classes in schools), programs for Teens & Youth (on-site classes and productions) and Master Classes (classes for adults).
The Costumes and Wardrobe Fellow receives a practical overview of the administration of costumes in theatre and is responsible for helping to prepare, maintain, and run productions. The fellow will assist the department in day to day tasks (costume and wig preparation), administrative tasks (pre-production planning, production meetings, tracking paperwork, office and storage organization), and will run shows as assigned. This fellow has a hand in all aspects of the department, so flexibility and adaptability are important. Tasks include but are not limited to; organization of research and shop paperwork, pulling and shopping costume pieces and accessories, participation in costume fittings, tracking and organization of costumes, throughout the production process.
The Stagecraft Fellowship provides an opportunity to be a vital part and contributing member of the Production Department of a professional regional theater. This Fellowship would focus on the main concentrations of Technical Theatre providing training and mentorship opportunities, hands-on experience in and direct application of skills in but not limited to scenery construction, theatrical lighting, stage properties, and scenic painting.
The Stagecraft Fellowship would be an integral part of the theater company’s Production Department, focusing on serving the various areas of concentration in Technical Theater for the mainstage and outdoor musical production throughout the season. Assignments are designed to provide growth in responsibility and experience level depending on the resident’s developing goals, interests, and skill development. As a member of the Production Department, the Stagecraft Fellow will have the opportunity to attend department staff meetings and All Staff related meetings, including Equity, Diversity and Inclusion training.
Possible responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, construction, painting, and assembly of scenery, assisting in the hang, cable, focus, and programming in the electrics department, collecting and/or creating stage properties, participating in the strike, change-over, load-in, and technical rehearsal process of shows throughout the season.
Requirements include proficientency with common scene shop tools, scenic construction, knowledge of standard theatrical lighting instruments, common theatrical procedures, and industry standards. Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver 50-70 lbs, either alone or with assistance from others, climb and work on ladders. Production personnel are expected to follow safety procedures and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Fellows work with our professional stage management team from pre-production through final performance. During the process, the candidate will have the opportunity to maintain paperwork, take line notes, be on book, preset and manage run crews for productions, and rehearse understudies, among other duties. Stage management fellows are required to attend daytime rehearsals and become an active run crew member during evening performances. In addition to mainstage productions, fellows will have the opportunity to stage manage other American Stage programming such as First Mondays, School Tour and other community events/programming throughout the season.
Volunteers are an essential and invaluable part of the American Stage family—we simply couldn’t succeed without them. We welcome anyone interested in dedicating their time and talents to support Tampa Bay’s longest-running, professional live theatre to consider becoming an American Stage volunteer.
Volunteer with American Stage!
American Stage has a number of exciting opportunities throughout our season including front of house positions during our shows, administrative support in our offices, special events and outreach, and our neighborhood theatre ambassador team!
Schedule and location is flexible and based on your availability. American Stage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and volunteering with us counts as community service as recognized by most high schools, colleges, and many employers as well as scholarship programs.
Let us know how you’d like to participate as an American Stage Volunteer! Please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form below to select your volunteering preferences.
American Stage volunteers enjoy a variety of benefits, from complimentary tickets, to discounts on classes, concessions, and merchandise!
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Enjoy travel? Love theatre? Join The Trippers, a fun-loving group of American Stage theatre travelers.
Trippers typically stay in four-star hotels, eat in the finest local restaurants, and receive excellent seats at some of the world’s best theatres.
See Upcoming Trips Below:
“START SPREADING THE NEWS…WE’RE BACK” in March 2022!
THE DATES: MARCH 30 – APRIL 3
These are the shows we are planning to see:
Here’s what the trip includes:
FOR ALL THIS THE COST IS $2,970.00*. (Single supplement: $800.00)
You may pay this in 3 installments:
Due now ($990)
January 1 ($990)
February 1 ($990)
If you have questions, please contact Tom Block (727) 403-9100. You may pay via credit card by calling the box office at 727-823-7529 or pay by check. Make checks payable to American Stage. Mail to American Stage, Attention: Tom Block, P.O. Box 1560, St. Petersburg, FL, 33731.
* To be in New York, trip attendees must be fully vaccinated and must bring proof of vaccination on the trip – either the vaccination card or a photo on your phone. Masks are also required.
*We recommend cancellation insurance. We make every attempt to refund as much money as possible; however, we have financial commitments with signed contracts that we are obligated to meet, and your portion of that financial commitment cannot be refunded. There are no refunds after final payment is received. For cancellation insurance, please visit travelinsurance.com or AAA.
UPCOMING TRIPS (Stay tuned for dates and details!):
Contact Tom Block, General Manager, at
727-823-1600 x 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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