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Our mission is to celebrate the complexity of our shared human experience.

We envision a world awakened by the wonder of theatre.


Belonging: Portland Playhouse works to be radically inclusive onstage and offstage. We serve together. We rise together. We lead with kindness.

Gratitude: We are here by the grace and generosity of our community. We honor, join with, and are guided by those who came before us as well as current and future generations.

Courage: We challenge the status quo; we take risks. We listen and learn with an openness to change.


Portland Playhouse is partnering with Portland Public Schools to operate a 5-week-long after-school program for students enrolled in PPS’ Summer Acceleration Academy at James John Elementary School.

A deep cup of patience is a must and a true desire to play, create fun stories, and lead kids through their first encounter with theatre-making is essential. PPS’ summer programming theme is Create ∗ Learn ∗ Play! 

Please read the individual job descriptions for more information on specifics of each role. 

Lead Teaching Artist 

Summer Camp Director 

Teaching Support & Paraeducator Staff 


  • June 24th-28th: All Staff Orientation & Training Week – 12:00-4:00 PM
    Held at Portland Playhouse (REQUIRED)
  • July 1st: First day of Camp
  • August 1st: Last day of Camp
  • August 2nd: 2 hour debrief with social gathering to follow – 12:00-4:00 PM


To apply, email a single pdf of your resume and cover letter to In the subject line include the name of the position for which you are applying, any area of specialization you wish to be considered for (theatre, music, arts/crafts, games) and reference where you heard about this position. 


Please visit out Auditions page information on how to audition for our 2024 – 2025 season.

Interested in Getting Involved?

We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.

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