VISION

Produce exceptional theatrical experiences while preserving a dynamic, vital and historic arts center.

tradition

Over 93 years, The Cape Playhouse has gained a reputation for producing the highest quality, professional entertainment in the form of great theatre.

OUR history

The Cape Playhouse has been declared by the Actors’ Equity Association to be the “Oldest Professional Summer Theater” in America.

Current Openings

The Cape Playhouse is accepting resumes for the following positions for our 2023 Summer Season which includes productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sense and Sensibility, Jersey Boys,
An American in Paris, Camelot, and
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

Assistant Technical Director
The ATD is responsible for aiding in all elements of scenic engineering, construction, rigging, load-ins, and strikes for a traditional summer theater. Proficiency in Vectorworks required. A degree in scenic production or equivalent and at least two years of experience in a professional shop is recommended.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, the ability to lead crews, and be organized. Skill set should include advanced construction skills, MIG welding, the ability to cost sets, materials purchasing, and rigging.

The ATD reports to the Technical Director. Position begins on the Cape in mid-April and continues through mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Electrician
The electrician working under the Master Electrician is responsible for helping in the advancement, prep, hang, and focus of all light plots. They will help maintain the electrics shop area, keeping it clean and making sure it is a safe working environment. The Electrician will assist with all load-ins, strikes, and tech rehearsals. A detailed proficiency of moving lights and programing of console is preferred. The electrician must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. A degree in Lighting Design/Tech Electrics or similar and two years of professional experience required. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, and be organized. Skill set should include programing, hanging, focusing, soldering, and the ability to assist the Master Electrician in leading apprentices, and other relevant staff during light changeovers.

The Electrician reports to the Master Electrician. Position begins on the Cape in mid-May and continues through mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Master Electrician
The master electrician is responsible for organizing the season electrics rental package and working with lighting designers to determine the additional rental needs of each production. They advance, prep, hang and focus all light plots. They will maintain the electrics shop area, keeping it clean and making sure that it is a safe working environment. The Master Electrician oversees all load-ins, strikes, tech rehearsals, and assist the development staff with any lighting needs for Playhouse events. A detailed proficiency of moving lights and programing of console is required. The master electrician must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. A degree in Lighting Design/Electrics or similar and two years of professional experience required. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, the ability to lead crews, and be organized. Skill set should include programing, hanging, focusing, soldering, and the ability to lead up to 8 electricians, apprentices, and other relevant staff during light changeovers.

The Master Electrician also has the ability to serve as a Lighting Designer on a select number of our mainstage shows depending on relevant experience and proficiency.

The Master Electrician reports to the Technical Director. Position begins on the Cape in mid-May and continues through mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Master Carpenter
The Master Carpenter is responsible for aiding in all elements of scenic engineering, construction, rigging, and helping lead load-ins and strikes for a traditional summer theater. Ability to read drafts and instruct Carpenters and other scene shop helpers in best theatrical construction practices is required. A degree in scenic construction or equivalent and at least two years of experience in a professional shop is recommended.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, the ability to lead crews, and be organized. Skill set should include advanced construction skills, MIG welding, rigging, and group leadership.

The Master Carpenter reports to the Technical Director. Position begins on the Cape in mid-April and continues through mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Props Master
The Props Master will be responsible for the acquisition of all the hand props, set pros, and set dressing of all mainstage productions either through sourcing, renting, purchasing, or construction. The Props Master will oversee the props department including builders, apprentices, and all other relevant staff/interns.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. A degree in Properties Design/Construction plus two years of professional experience required. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, the ability to lead crews, and be organized. Skill set should include construction, crafting, molding, sewing, photoshop, drafting, finishing and all other relevant skills required for the construction of hand props and set dressing.

The Props Master reports to the Technical Director. Position begins on the Cape in mid-May and continues through mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Props Carpenter
The Props Carpenter is responsible for aiding in all elements of property and set construction and helping with load-ins and strikes typical of a traditional summer theater. Ability to read drafts and follow plans is required. A degree in scenic or property construction or equivalent and at least two years of experience in a professional shop is recommended.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, the ability to self-start, and be organized. Skill set should include advanced construction skills, MIG welding, painting, crafting, and sewing.

The Props Carpenter reports to the Technical Director and Props Master. Position begins on the Cape in mid-April and continues through mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Scenic Charge
The Scenic Charge Artist will oversee the paint treatments of all scenic elements on all mainstage productions and additional elements such as props, electrics, or set dressing. The Charge Artist will oversee the scenic artists and apprentices and other relevant staff/interns in safe and proper usage of Paint Department tools, techniques, and materials.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, the ability to lead crews, and be organized. Skill set should include advanced painting skills, crafting, finishing, and group leadership.

The Scenic Charge Artist reports to the Technical Director. Position begins on the Cape in mid-May and continues through the end of August. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Scenic Artist
The Scenic Artist will assist on the paint treatments of all scenic elements on all mainstage productions and additional elements such as props, electrics, or set dressing. The Scenic Artist will work with the Scenic Charge to oversee apprentices and other relevant staff/interns in safe and proper usage of Paint Department tools, techniques, and materials.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, and organization. Skill set should include advanced painting skills, crafting, finishing, and sculpting.

The Scenic Artist reports to the Scenic Charge. Position begins on the Cape in mid-May and continues through the end of August. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

Wardrobe Supervisor
The Wardrobe Supervisor will be responsible for managing wardrobe for all mainstage productions, and supervising apprentices, and all other relevant staff/interns, and acting as a dresser themselves.

The Cape Playhouse values tradition, hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and professionalism. A degree in Costume/Wardrobe or equivalent plus two years of professional experience required. Must have excellent communication skills, high energy, the ability to lead crews, and be organized. Responsibilities include, maintaining a clean and safe workspace, supervising dressing rooms, coordinating with the Costume Designer to ensure that each production is properly advanced, maintaining and cleaning all costumes during the tech process and through the run of the production, and receiving and returning costume rentals in an orderly and timely manner. Experience with wig supervision, care, and maintenance highly desired.

The Wardrobe Supervisor reports to the Technical Director. Position begins on the Cape in mid-May and continues through mid-September. Competitive salary, plus private housing.

How to Apply:
Those interested in applying should send cover letter, resume and contact info for three references to: resumes@capeplayhouse.com. with the job title as the subject line. Application by email only, no phone calls please.

The Cape Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures compliant with the Actors Equity Association, The Cape Playhouse requires that all successful applicants show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment.