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. Whether you are a designer, director, choreographer, stage manager, teaching artist, or have another area of expertise, we would love to hear from you!

Still in high school? Check out our internship program.


Mission & Values







Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory is looking for staff for our 2019 summer season, which includes:

     Mulan JR. (June 17-July 13) - 2nd through 8th grade

     Heathers the Musical: High School Edition (July 15-August 2) - High School

     So You Think You Can Broadway (July 15-26) - 1st-8th grade

     The Literati Awards (July 29-August 9) - 6th-8th grade

     Tech Camp (July 29-August 9) - 6th-8th grade


We pride ourselves in producing high quality shows while also teaching students about the collaborative aspects of theatre and working as an ensemble to reach our goals.


AVAILABLE SUMMER POSITIONS (learn more about each position below)

Costume Designers / Builders / Educators

Lighting Designers / Electricians

Stage Managers


Designer/Technicians and carpenters wear several hats: collaborating with the directing team to create a cohesive design for each project within the constraints of an intimate space; overseeing the execution of their designs (often by rolling up their sleeves and doing the work themselves along with their team of junior staff or interns); and teaching campers about their craft in rotations throughout the camp session.


Whether you are looking for full or part-time work, consider PVTC for your summer projects.


Ideal candidates will have experience in their area(s) of interest, have a passion for creating theatre with youth, and bring a collaborative spirit to the process.


We consider applicants with MFAs, BAs, those still working towards a degree in theatre, and those who have dedicated a significant portion of their careers to theatre arts.

Competitive compensation is offered, but we unfortunately do not have housing.


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



Available shows: So You Think You Can Broadway

Type of work: Full-time during the camp session


Expectations: In the months before camp starts, costume designers collaborate closely with the director and other members of the design team to create a cohesive and functional costume design concept for each character in the show. Costume designers spend their camp days working directly with campers and interns to execute their visions, overseeing fittings, hosting a costume parade, and working through tech to ensure all actors are properly costumed. Additionally, costume designers oversee projects engaging students in hands-on co-curricular art projects that might appear in a lobby display, be used as a portion of a campers costume, or help further a student’s understanding of the story through a variety of mediums Costumers are responsible for keeping the costume room neat and orderly, for communicating needs to PVTC staff, and for overseeing costume strike for their show.


Available shows: All shows

Type of work: Part-time for the whole summer (June 17-August 10)


Expectations: Ideally, we are looking for one individual to design all four of the summer shows, plus mentor interns and tech campers through the process of lighting design. PVTC lighting designers are responsible for hang & focus for their lighting plots. Typically, designers will hang and focus in the afternoons, evenings, or on weekends and attend camp when possible on Fridays to watch stumble-thrus of the show. For summer camp tech, we ask that designers have programmed all looks in advance of the first day of tech and do their best to edit/make changes on the fly. We are looking for someone who enjoys passing on experience and knowledge to high school and middle school students.


Available shows: So You Think You Can Broadway, Heathers (HS edition)

Type of work: Full-time during the camp session


Expectations: Stage managers are responsible for tracking props, costumes, blocking, and choreography. They prepare the space daily and ensure that directors, music directors, and choreographers have what they need for a successful rehearsal. Additionally, they send out daily rehearsal reports and manage communications between designers, directors, and other staff. Stage managers oversee a team of high school ASMs, crew, and board ops. Stage managers should be organized, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working with children in theatre.


Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory

945 Portola Road

Portola Valley, CA 94028

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