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Mission & Values


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 2023 Seasonal Openings

Director (Musical with high school students - July 17-August 4)

Stage Managers (Three openings between June 20-August 4)

Costume Designer & Instructor (K-8th grade musical - June 20-July 15)

Props Designer/Manager (Two shows July 17-August 4)

Associate Choreographer (K-8th grade musical - June 20-July 15)

Costume Assistant (All shows - June 20-July 15 and/or July 17-August 4)

Admin & Operations Assistants (All summer - June 20-August 11)

To Apply

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

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 Safety COVID protocols are in place. All employees must be fully vaccinated. 

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