There are currently no open year-round positions.
There are currently no open summer positions.
There are currently no open apprentice positions.
Casting & Auditions
There are currently no audition opportunities available.
From show ushering to special events and more, numerous opportunities are available for volunteering with Dorset Theatre Festival. To join our dedicated roster of volunteers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dorset Theatre Festival is a world-class summer theatre festival located in Dorset, VT. The Festival produces 4 Main Stage plays each summer between June and August, in addition to select special events. Known for its world premieres of new plays, its regional premieres of Tony Award winning plays from the contemporary canon, as well as expertly produced traditional family programming, the Festival attracts top talent from Broadway and beyond to the quaint village of Dorset each summer to great acclaim.
Our mission is to create bold, innovative and authentic theatre that engages a diverse, multi-generational community, and economically diverse region, enlightening, entertaining and inspiring our audience through the celebration of great plays. We aim to redefine the landscape of theatre by presenting thought-provoking productions drawn from the new and classic canon, as well as through the development of new plays, new audiences and new artists for the future of American theater. We produce theatre that matters.
Dorset Theatre Festival has a growing reputation as a small but high quality organization that brings the finest quality theatre artists in all areas to the quaint village of Dorset each summer. Festival staff, apprentices and guest artists live in lovely local housing, and are able to take advantage of the unique beauty of Vermont during their down time. Though staff and interns work hard, their contributions are valued by leadership who believe that a vibrant collaborative theatre is founded on treating people with fairness and respect. Dorset Theatre Festival is also home to a renowned Apprentice Conservatory Program, which welcomes 15 top young theatre professionals each summer in all areas of production, box office, marketing and administration. These apprentices work directly with the Festival’s senior staff to produce the high quality theatre that the Festival is known for. These young professionals learn by doing as they are given the opportunity to work with some of the top visiting designers, actors and directors working in the American theatre today. As part of the program, apprentices are also offered regular workshops and learning opportunities each summer with guest artists and senior staff. The Festival has established the Rick Jackson Leadership Award of $500, which is given out to a deserving apprentice annually as a way of encouraging the next generation of theatre leadership. Diversity is valued and we approach our programming and hiring of all staff, apprentices, and guest talent with this as a working principle.