Mission & Values






Located in the midst of beautiful redwood forest 40 minutes south of San Francisco, PVTC 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.


Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory seeks to expand and diversify our pool of directors, choreographers, music directors, producers, teaching artists, designers, technicians, stage managers, playwrights, and acting instructors. We also seek to hire in the areas of community engagement (managing a robust high school internship program & volunteer program), fundraising, marketing/communication, and administration. 


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 ride share fees. If you’re willing to travel, we want to help you get here!


COVID protocols are in place: all employees must be fully vaccinated. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Performers may unmask for approved performances after testing. We follow recommendations from the CDC and San Mateo County.


Now the fun part! We are looking to hire a variety of artists throughout 2022 with the hope of offering part-time employment across many projects. All artists will participate in trainings and conversations surrounding PVTC culture, protocols and procedures, and I.D.E.A. (inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility). Additionally, PVTC will offer professional development opportunities throughout the year. We strive 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. 


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


Statement of Inclusivity: PVTC is committed to creating an artistic space where all feel welcome, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, 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.


Currently seeking:

  • Directors, choreographers, and music directors for youth projects, TYA shows, and MainStage adult/community shows

  • Producers or those interested in learning more about producing to shepherd specific projects from inception through post-production 

  • Acting instructors in after school, outreach, and summer camp settings

  • Musical theatre dance and/or voice instructors for a classroom setting

  • Theatre instructors who specialize in programing for nuerodiverse students 

  • Teaching artists with for a passion for working with the very young via theatre and creative movement (ages 2-6)

  • Designers and technicians of all types, especially those who are interested in mentoring high school students who want to grow in their disciplines 

  • Stage managers who are excited to mentor and collaborate with high school or college students as ASMs and crew members

  • Playwrights seeking opportunities to write short pieces customized for a specific age group, number of performers, or theme. This may include adaptations of existing stories. 

  • Community Engagement Director, responsible for managing our robust internship program for upwards of 30 high school students across all theatrical disciplines as well as building out a volunteer program

  • Director of Development to lead our annual campaign, fundraisers, development events, work with donors, and oversee grant opportunities 

  • Director of Marketing & Communications who gets the word out about classes, outreach programs, MainStage shows, workshops, and special events. Also oversees PVTC’s annual magazine and social media channels.

  • An Administrative Associate to interface with families, manage databases, prepare templates & documents for classes & camps, oversee registration, and generally help with daily operations needs


Interested in joining the PVTC team? Please reach out to with a brief note of introduction so we can talk. 

Still in high school? Check out our internship program.