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Children's Theatre of Charlotte is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Employment Application

General Employment Application
(PDF for fax or mail only)

NOTE: Some positions have specific applications; see individual job postings for links to those applications.

Online applications preferred, but you may fax or mail Résumés and Applications to:

Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Attn: Human Resources
300 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fax: 704-973-2850

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte 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. To apply, follow the specific Application instructions for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Most applications are completed via our online General Employment Application, though certain positions will use other, specific Applications which are also available from this page. Most positions will require attachments to the Application form, such as résumés, cover letters and letters of recommendations. Attachments should be in Word or PDF format. You may also mail or fax application materials using the Printable General Employment Application (PDF). No phone calls, please.

Customer Sales Associate

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has a position open for a Customer Sales Associate. CTC is looking for individuals with proven customer service, sales, and strong computer skills. CTC’s Customer Sales and Service team is responsible for providing superior customer service as well as efficient processing of tickets using the Choice Ticketing Software. Candidates must be available to work from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday & Wednesday; Friday, 12:30-5 pm (or 8 pm when there are evening performances in the McColl Family Theatre) as well as Saturdays and Sundays when we have performances. (Times vary, but associates would report to work 1.5 hours prior to first curtain of the day and be able to leave approximately 30 minutes after the final McColl Performance of the day).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be knowledgeable of all CTC production programs, CTC education programs, ImaginOn programs, and Rental events, and know who to direct patrons to for further details.
  • Collect ticket orders for all events at CTC, Education Classes, ImaginOn, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Rental Events. Process the orders, and record the desired marketing and mailing information. Orders are received over the phone, online, in person, and through the mail. Mail or will call tickets as appropriate.
  • Process class registration for all education programs. Provide customer service to the public as it relates to Enrichment and summer camp registrations.
  • Recognize opportunities to cross-sell productions and activities offered by the Children's Theatre of Charlotte and ImaginOn.
  • Operate our Choice Ticketing Software to sell tickets, register class participants, make exchanges, and access and update customer information.
  • Distribute Will Call tickets to customers at performance times.
  • Assist the Customer Sales Manager in data entry, paperwork and procedures for accurate record-keeping and sales.
  • Count and balance deposited checks, cash, and credit cards at the close of each day.
  • Handle customer complaints or refer them to appropriate personnel.
  • Keep Audience Services Department updated on special patron needs, ticketing problems, number of seats sold for each performance.
  • Be informed about local transportation routes to CTC.
  • Read and understand all information, newsletters and memos as provided by Customer Sales Manager.


Customer service and sales experience required. Strong computer skills needed. Ticketing or Registration experience preferred.

To apply, applicants must submit the CTC General Employment Application.

Production Manager

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC), one of the nation’s largest, fully producing professional theatre companies for youth, is seeking a Production Manager (PM) to lead and manage CTC’s production staff in support of all CTC programs.

With a production budget of $1.4 million and organizational budget of over $4 million, CTC serves nearly 300,000 young people and families in the Charlotte region and is dedicated to creating vibrant and engaging theatre experiences, both on the stage and in the classroom. Performances are presented in the McColl Family Theatre (550 seats) and the Wells Fargo Playhouse (270 seats) at the ImaginOn facility, which also houses a full library for children and youth. CTC mounts 11 full-scale productions for public and school audiences each season, presents 2-3 guest artists each season, and provides theatre education programming at ImaginOn and multiple satellite locations. CTC employs professional adult actors and, in one to two shows per season, also includes youth actors in the cast. In addition, CTC’s Resident Touring Company tours regionally throughout the Southeast.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC) is seeking an experienced PM to join our team. The PM collaborates with designers to ensure the artistic vision of each production remains within the available resources of time, budget and personnel. This person also serves on the CTC management team to ensure clear communication with other departments as well as contributes to strategic planning for the organization. Additionally, in our shared facility of ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, the candidate will coordinate library and public use of the ImaginOn theatre spaces and act as a facility liaison to CML at ImaginOn.

This is a full time, salaried, benefit eligible, year-round position.

In general, the PM will:

  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director to create and manage $1.4 million Production budget.
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director and Executive Director on staffing and policy issues.
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director, Executive Director and Director of Finance to track the production budget through the fiscal year.
  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director to contract designers, directors, musicians and choreographers.
  • Oversee scheduling, staffing, and budgeting of all aspects of show production.
  • Supervise and evaluate 12 full-time production staff.
  • Oversee, monitor and evaluate design process of all shows.
  • Work with designers to creatively solve all technical and financial challenges.
  • Realize designs on time and budget.
  • Manage, monitor and approve all production related expenses.
  • Lead production meetings and attend technical and dress rehearsals and previews.
  • Insure production shops and rehearsal studios are up to date and in good working order and makes capital improvement purchase recommendations and procures material.
  • Develop and maintain the master production calendar for CTC. Coordinates with staff of ImaginOn on all other non-CTC events.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Education Department to assist with their production needs.
  • Supervise the relationship between the staff and designers.
  • Coordinate all facility rentals with the library staff.

Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Minimum 4-5 years progressive work experience with at least two years experience as PM preferred.
  • Has a working knowledge of production and design of stagecraft, sound, lights, costumes and props, projections and videography.
  • Has knowledge of OSHA and safety regulations.
  • Bachelor Degree in theatre and/or equivalent professional work experience as a PM.
  • Experience in the planning, creation and management of production department expense budget.
  • Experience required in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Experience preferred in AutoCad and Vectorworks.

Candidates should submit a CTC’s General Employment Application, along with a resume and cover letter. Please discuss the following questions in your cover letter:

  • Why you want to work for this company.
  • Your experience and knowledge with regard to technical theatre.
  • Your management experience and style including methods and tools used to evaluate your employees and include the maximum number of employees managed.
  • Discuss in detail your experience creating and managing a budget and include size of budget you have managed.
  • Your approach to creating and managing a calendar that includes multiple departments working on multiple shows.

To apply, applicants must submit the CTC General Employment Application

Summer Camp - Junior Intern Positions

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is now accepting applications from current high school students for Junior Intern positions with our summer camp programs. These are volunteer positions which require a minimum three week commitment.

Application deadline is May 2, 2014. Applicants will be contacted by May 15, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To be considered, applicants must complete the Summer Camp Junior Intern Application.

Costume Shop Over-Hire Positions

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is updating and expanding our over hire list for a variety of costume shop positions. These are costume shop technicians who work on a project-by-project basis, based on the work available and their skill set. We are seeking to add the individuals who are qualified for the following positions:

Cutter/Draper - Individuals with the ability to interpret, pattern and cut costumes from a designer’s rendering through draping, drafting and commercial patterns. Individual must be familiar with theatrical costume techniques, be able to work with all fabrics and interlining materials, fit patterned costumes and alter patterns as necessary. A cutter/draper must be able to communicate the pattern and the construction of the costume to a first hand as well as supervise and instruct stitchers. It is desirable for this team player to have a working knowledge of commercial garment alterations and tailoring techniques.

Stitcher – Individuals with strong sewing skills to assist in building of costumes and some crafting. Applicants must have a strong stitching skills and ability to take direction. Previous costume shop experience and/or professional sewing experience preferred.

First Hand – Individuals with strong sewing skill s to assist in building of costumes. Individuals in this position will be required to cut garments using commercial and shop-drafted patterns, use tailoring skills and be able to execute advanced sewing and construction skills. Ability to work with a variety of difficult fabrics is a plus. Applicants must be able to take direction and work in a collaborative environment. Previous costume shop experience and/or experience sewing for the public required.

Wig/Makeup Technician – Individuals with experience in wig shaping, styling and maintenance to create wigs, hairpieces and facial hair for upcoming productions. In addition knowledge of theatrical makeup techniques, and knowledge of special effects makeup is a plus. Applicants must be able to take direction and work in a collaborative environment. At least 2 years professional experience preferred.

Craftsperson - Must have experience building costume properties. Must have the ability to work with various crafting techniques including millinery, latex molds and puppetry. Professional shop experience required.

Wardrobe – Individuals with wardrobe experience to work as dressers during shows. Applicants will be responsible for assisting actors into and out of costumes, presetting backstage changes, performing quick changes, resetting costumes at end of show and light repair on costumes. Previous experience preferred.

To apply, applicants must submit the CTC General Employment Application. Applicants may be required to take a skill test.

You may also fax or mail a printed copy of the General Employment Application (PDF) to:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
attn: Human Resources
300 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fax 704-973-2850

On Call Technical Theatre Positions

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is currently accepting applications for on-call Theatre Technical Staff with previous experience in any technical theatre fields including lighting, sound, loading, rigging and carpentry.  These positions are for occasional work only.  The typical expectation is to work only a few events a year, with a call that can last for 1-2 days to 3-4 weeks.  These positions allow on-call staff complete flexibility in scheduling, supplemental income, and variety in the workweek.  

To apply for this position, fill out the online CTC General Employment Application.

You may also fax or mail a printed copy of the General Employment Application (PDF) to:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
attn: Human Resources
300 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fax 704-973-2850

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