Dorset Theatre Festival Hiring Administrative & Production Staff for Summer 2018

The Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, VT, is hiring administrative and production staff for summer positions.

Click HERE to see a full listing of positions and more information.

The Festival is also accepting applications for administrative and production apprentices for the summer of 2018.

Click HERE to learn more about the apprentice programs.


From June to September, Dorset Theatre Festival mounts 4 main stage productions, in a charming 300-seat proscenium theatre built from 3 restored pre-revolutionary barns.

Every summer, Dorset Theatre Festival draws from some of this country’s most talented playwrights, actors, and directors to launch new plays that go on to national acclaim, mount regional premieres to bring the best of Off-Broadway to Vermont, and incubate emerging playwrights and artists.

Dorset Theatre Festival’s 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. Locally engaged and nationally relevant, we produce theatre that matters.

Dorset Theatre Festival is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Dorset Theatre Festival discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Dorset Theatre Festival is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Dorset Theatre Festival, an acclaimed AEA summer company in Vermont, offers opportunities for in-depth professional experience in a small, selective, and supportive summer apprenticeship program. Apprentices work directly with professional theatre staff and renowned actors, directors, playwrights, and designers, many with Broadway credits, in our charming, well-equipped theatre in a quintessential rural Vermont setting.

Dorset Theatre Festival offers all apprentices opportunities to learn from theatre professionals and expand their networks through program-wide apprentice seminars and outings. The Festival has also established the Richard M. Jackson Leadership Award of $500, which is given annually to a deserving apprentice as a way of encouraging the next generation of theatre leadership.

Additionally, the Festival fosters a collaborative environment and provides holistic learning opportunities by requiring all apprentices to assist in changeovers between productions.

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