CAREERS

Managing Director

We are seeking an energetic, highly qualified individual to head up our team.

The managing director provides fundraising, administrative and fiscal leadership for the Jungle Theater. As a collaborative partner with the artistic director and board of directors, the managing director is focused on achieving the strategic priorities of the organization. The managing director co-leads this neighborhoodbased theater with a national impact. 

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VOLUNTEER

The Jungle is proud to have more than 500 volunteers who donate their time and talent to help the theater realize its goal of reaching out to the community. 

BECOME AN USHER

Usher shifts fill up fast. The Jungle has a dedicated team of volunteers who sign up for every show. To book an ushering spot, call during office hours. These slots usually fill within two days.

USHERING DUTIES:

  • Scan and check tickets; hand out playbills.

  • Direct patrons to the restrooms, their general seating entrance, and our concession stand.

  • Answer patron general questions (How long is the show? Where can I find the restroom?).

  • Post-show: sweep through the theater and cleanup programs and cups that patrons may have left behind.

USHERING PERKS:

  • Ushers see the show for free.

  • Ushers receive one complimentary non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy during the show.

HOW TO SIGN UP TO USHER:

To sign up to usher, call the box office at 612-822-7063. 

USHERING POLICY:

  • Before calling, please pick out three dates you would like to usher. If those are not available, the box office staff will work with you to assign you to a remaining available date.

  • Each caller can make a reservation for themselves and a companion usher for the run.
    Single ushers may make a reservation, but be advised that you may be ushering alone or with an assigned partner.

INTERNSHIPS

NOTE: We are not currently accepting applications for internships. Please check back later.

A Jungle internship offers a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students and recent graduates who are actively pursuing careers in professional theater. Intended to serve as a bridge between one’s collegiate and professional lives, Jungle Internships provide hands-on experiences in the day-to-day workings of a professional theater. Interns have the opportunity to refine their practical and critical thinking skills through close interaction with Jungle staff and artists.  Jungle internships require that each intern be mature, self-reliant, articulate, able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment, and able to demonstrate competence in his or her specific area of interest.

Modest stipends are available for some positions; however, most internships are unpaid. 

Academic credit is awarded at the discretion of the intern’s college or university. The Jungle does not provide housing or housing stipends. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The Jungle Theater is an equal opportunity employer.

AUDITION

The Jungle Theater is a non-profit organization with a Small Professional Theater (SPT) agreement with Actors' Equity Association (AEA). We are currently working under a Small Professional Theatres (SPT-8) Contract.  

We employ both AEA members and non-union actors. Equity Membership Candidates are able to accrue work weeks from Jungle contracts. We schedule 38 hours of rehearsal per week, in the afternoons and evenings, and we perform seven shows each week: Tuesday through Sunday evenings plus a Sunday matinee. Our season begins in September and we mount five productions every season. We do not typically budget for actor housing, but non-local actors are welcome to audition.

The Jungle Theater does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, political persuasion or belief, age or disability.
 

For inquiries and to submit your headshot/resume email Sheena Janson Kelley.
 


PLAYWRIGHTS

The Jungle accepts scripts through literary agents only. Please allow up to six weeks for submissions to be reviewed. Please do not call Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen.

Further questions can be directed to Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen.