Mission & Values



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Our mission

Our mission is to create community and inspire individuals to discover their unique passion through pursuit of excellence in theatre arts. 


About PVTC 

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory boasts a robust Children’s & Youth Conservatory, as well as an intimate MainStage experience. We are always on the hunt for excellent artists who value quality, education, collaboration, and community. Join us to work with a dedicated and inclusive team eager to build the next generation of thoughtful and creative theatre makers. We have part-time and full-time summer openings and are looking to hire a diversity of folks to join in the fun!


Summer 2022 Seasonal Openings

Director - Devising Camp

Production Manager

Specialist - Youngest at HeART

Music Director

Lighting Designer & Instructor

Hair Designer & Instructor

Makeup Designer & Instructor

Props Designer & Instructor

Still in high school? Check out our internship program

Are you an emerging professional? Check out our JR staff openings

Land Acknowledgement

Located in the midst of beautiful redwood forest 40 minutes south of San Francisco, Portola Valley rests on the unceded lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone people. Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory recognizes that we currently benefit from living and working on their traditional homelands, and we affirm their sovereign rights as first peoples. 


Statement of Inclusivity

PVTC is committed to creating an artistic space where all feel welcome, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, creed, financial circumstance, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We acknowledge the historical biases that have left marginalized communities out and recognize that equity can only be fully achieved by addressing these biases. We strive to uplift and promote all communities in our artistic endeavors.


Training & Growth Opportunities

All PVTC artists will participate in training and conversations surrounding PVTC culture, protocols and procedures, and I.D.E.A. (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility). Additionally, PVTC offers professional development opportunities throughout the year. We to be a joyful and brave family who welcomes artists of all ages and backgrounds. If you’re interested in working with us, we’d love to hear from you to start a conversation. 


Pay Rates

Hourly wages range from $25-$60/hour depending on project and role. Due to our remote location in Portola Valley (on the Peninsula, same freeway exit as Stanford), we are working to offer travel assistance programs to help cover gas or rideshare fees. If you’re willing to travel, we want to help you get here!


COVID Safety

COVID protocols are in place. All employees must be fully vaccinated. Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Performers may unmask for approved performances after testing. We follow recommendations from the CDC and San Mateo County and we will continue to update this policy as the information about the virus develops.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to PVTC. The letter should outline how your goals as an artist align with PVTC’s philosophy, state your area(s) of interest for staff positions, and illuminate relevant experience listed on their resume. Letters and resumes should be submitted to 

Summer 2022 Positions