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Current Jobs and Internships

The following are current job openings at the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre:


Downstairs Cabaret Theatre seeks energetic individuals for internships and apprenticeships in all areas of theatre:

  • production / technical / stage management

  • marketing / public relations

  • fundraising / special events

  • administration / box office / front of house


Opportunity for your ideas to make a difference in a company atmosphere for growing, non-profit professional theatre. Stipend, housing assistance, and possible performance opportunities. Year-round opportunities with flexible start dates.

  • Marketing & Development Director

Full-timeCreate and implement marketing plan (advertising, public and media relations, promotions) for productions, institution, and outreach; create marketing materials (brochures, flyers, advertisements, website, social media blasts); cultivate donor base of individual and business donors for annual membership campaign; write foundation grant proposals for annual campaign and co-sponsorship opportunities; plan and oversee special events/fundraisers; supervise staff and volunteers as needed. Assist with administrative and production needs when possible. Salary, housing assistance. Available immediately.

  • Sales:

Full-time or part-time self-starter needed to call past, present, and future donors to the Downstairs Cabaret Theatre to encourage them to renew their membership or join as new members. Also looking for people to focus on Group Sales / Private Performances / Rentals; Business and Professional Memberships Program; Capital / Special Major Gifts Campaign. Stipend and commission structure. Available immediately.

  • Marketing Associates:

Seeking 2-3 full-time Marketing Associates to implement marketing plans involving advertising, sales, public relations, graphics, publications, promotions, website, etc. for approximately 15 shows per year plus classes. Stipend, housing assistance. Available immediately.

  • Production Manager/Technical Director:

Seeking production professional to coordinate production logistics with staff, apprentices, volunteers and guest artists for three theatre facilities, national and regional tours, facilities maintenance and renovation, possible design assignments, etc. Technical theatre and stage management experience required. Sound expertise a plus, ability to multi-task is a must. Stipend, housing assistance. Available immediately.

  • Stage Managers:

Seeking enthusiastic experienced stage managers to work with staff, interns, and volunteers on productions for three theatre facilities, national tours, facilities maintenance and renovation, possible design assignments, etc. Technical Direction and Stage Management experience necessary as duties include operating lights and sound for some shows.  Lighting skills most important, followed closely by sound.  Ability to multi-task is a must.

  • Artistic Associates:

Energetic self-starters needed to assist Producing Director with supervising internship / apprenticeship program, possible directing, arranging auditions / casting, researching projects, dramaturgy, contracting, and other duties. Stipend, housing assistance.


Please submit resume and references to:

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
Attention: Job Search
20 Windsor Street
Rochester, NY 14605-2935

Also, feel free to email us at or fax us at (585) 454-0260.

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