Theatre Jobs

There are more career opportunities for theatre majors than just performing and teaching. Below are a number of possible careers for theatre majors. If you need more information about these careers, you should talk to your theatre instructors.

Performing

  • Actor/Actress
  • Comedian
  • Dramatic artist
  • Extra
  • Ingenue
  • Live theatre
  • Motion picture performer
  • Musicals
  • Commericals
  • Radio
  • Voice-over artist

Behind the Scenes

  • Broadcast technician
  • Carpenter
  • Costume designer
  • Electrician
  • Hairstylist
  • Lighting designer
  • Makeup artist
  • Property designer
  • Rigger
  • Scenic artist
  • Set designer
  • Sound designer
  • Special effects artist
  • Stage director
  • Stage manager
  • Technical director
  • Wardrobe supervisor

Education and Theatre

  • College/university professor of theatre
  • Drama coach
  • Public school drama teacher

Business Side of Theatre

  • Advertising
  • Agent
  • Box office manager
  • Business manager
  • Casting director
  • Company manager
  • Executive director
  • Fine arts manager
  • General manager
  • House manager
  • Managing director
  • Marketing
  • Personal manager
  • Press agent
  • Producer
  • Production assistant
  • Public relations
  • Publicist
  • Talent manager
  • Touring manager

Other Theatre Careers

  • Broadcaster
  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Disc jockey
  • Drama therapist
  • Drama/theatre critic
  • Magician
  • Model
  • Mime
  • Playwright
  • Puppeteer
  • Radio/television announcer
  • Screenwriter
  • Singer
  • Stunt performer