Fort Salem Theater invites freelance artists of all experience levels to apply for our 2023 season, which includes Spring Awakening, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Footloose, Corn The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, Pirates of Penzance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and There’s No Business Like Snow Business. Typical show schedules begin 5-7 weeks in advance of each production’s opening night, plus any necessary meetings and pre-production work.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, Fort Salem Theater hires creatives on a per-show basis with a modest stipend available for each position. Directors and designers are welcome to fulfill more than one position to maximize stipend opportunities when appropriate (examples: Director/Choreographer, Music Director/Rehearsal Accompanist/Pit Musician, Lighting Designer/Lighting Op, etc.)

Average stipends:
Director: $500
Music Director: $500
Choreographer: $250
Stage Manager: $200
Rehearsal Accompanist: $500
Costume Designer: $300
Properties Designer: $150
Lighting Designer: $200
Sound Designer: $200
Lighting Operator: $100
Sound Operator: $100
Pit Musician: $40/performance (averages $440 for a 6 performance + rehearsal period)

Please CLICK HERE to apply, followed up with a resume emailed to with the subject line “Production Team 2023”.

Must have reliable transportation. 

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