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Employment opportunities at Birmingham Children’s Theatre are available to all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, veteran's status, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. In addition, we will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions listed below:
- Administration Opportunities
- Production Opportunities
- Volunteer Ushers
- Script Submission - New Voices Project
- Design Teams
Birmingham Children's Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.
Currently, there are no positions open in Administration
Currently, there are no positions open in Production
BCT needs volunteer ushers for 2015-2016!
- Do you enjoy working with children and the public?
- Would you like to contribute to an extraordinary cultural and educational environment?
- Are you enthusiastic about the arts and live theatre?
If you said yes, then our volunteer usher program may be perfect for you! Whether seating a classroom of pre-schoolers about to enjoy their first live theatre performance or helping a family of six find seats together for a weekend performance, ushers ensure that BCT patrons enjoy the very best experience possible during their time at the theatre.
Ushers are needed for School Performances, which take place on weekday mornings, and Family Day Performances, which take place on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Please see the volunteer application for additional information.
If you would like more information on BCT's volunteer program, please contact Teresa Shepperd by email or phone at (205) 458-8899.
Birmingham Children's Theatre offers full- or part-time internships to qualified high school, college undergraduate or graduate students of the performing arts, arts education or arts administration. Areas for internship may include Production, Administration or Education.
First preference will be given to college students who have already acquired some basic training and experience in theatre and are ready for the next step toward a career in this field. Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested should apply. Applicants should:
- Have a passion for working with young people
- Have a strong respect for the collaborative nature of theatre
- Be willing to engage in the creative process
- Have an excellent sense of humor
- Be reliable
- Know how to be part of a team, but also how and when to take initiative and get things done.
BCT will help any student needing to fulfill specific credit requirements by working with faculty advisors from participating schools. All arrangements for credit must be made by intern. Please provide any paperwork with application.
Each intern will participate in a variety of evaluative measures with department managers throughout the duration of the internship. Interns will be required to complete self-evaluation forms. There will also be periodic, face to face evaluations to discuss progress, plan for future goals and assess program expectations. Final evaluation will be sent to faculty advisor.
Payment and Housing
We are currently offering unpaid internships. At this time BCT does not offer housing.
How to Apply
Please click here to fill out an application. Mail completed application along with:
- 3 References
- 1 Letter of Recommendation
- A brief personal statement of what you hope to gain from this internship (no more than 500 words)
- Any paperwork for earning educational credit
TO: Birmingham Children's Theatre, Attn. Ricky Stricklin, P.O. Box 1362, Birmingham, AL 35201
Script Submission - New Voices Project
BCT's ongoing New Voices Project has commissioned over 50 original scripts, stories, musicals and adaptations for young audiences since 1982 alone, and maintains a commitment to discovering new voices among playwrights, and the presentation and experimentation in dramatic literature for youth. Generally, Wee Folks productions (ages Pre-K to 1st Grade) are limited to no more than 4 actors (doubling possible), Mainstage Touring productions (ages 2nd to 8th Grade) are limited to no more than 8 actors (doubling possible), and Mainstage In-house Only productions vary depending on budget and artistic requirements. Unsolicited scripts may be submitted for consideration of upcoming seasons (please note BCT schedules 1 ½ year in advance). In order for your script to be considered, submit each of the following:
- a copy of the entire script;
- a synopsis of no more than one page;
- a character breakdown;
- music tracks and lead sheets (if a musical);
- playwright’s resume and references.
Submissions with missing components will not be considered. All materials may be sent in electronic format or through the U.S. Mail to: Autumn Brown, Birmingham Children’s Theatre, P.O.Box 1362, Birmingham, AL 35201 or via email to Autumn@bct123.org. No phone calls, please. Submissions will not be returned.
BCT employs directors, choreographers, scenic designers, costume designers, sound designers/engineers, lighting designers, musicians and other theatre technicians for each production on our season. If you are interested in joining a Design Team for one of our upcoming productions, please forward a complete professional portfolio to Autumn Brown, Birmingham Children’s Theatre, P.O.Box 1362, Birmingham, AL 35201 or via email to Autumn@bct123.org. No phone calls, please.