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The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-4849
(402) 344-7255 (fax)

Careers, Internships and Apprenticeships

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The Rose is committed to enriching the lives of children and families through live theater arts education. We are continually seeking talented artists with a similar focus and passion.

If you have a high standard of excellence and a dedication to innovative education, we want to meet you.

The Rose proudly recruits, nurtures, maintains and honors a diverse, highly qualified resident staff of theater artists, administrators, educators and operational staff members. We focus on providing fair and competitive compensation and opportunities for growth. Positions are updated as they become available. On an as-needed basis, we also have a variety of internships and apprenticeships available. We post information about auditions as they become available. See the Audition page for information.

Staff Employment Opportunities

Full-Time Positions

Marketing and Communications Director

What We Believe:

It is our goal to ensure all children have access to the arts regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, gender, or accessibility needs. We believe children are the key to the future and deserve to see themselves represented in all areas of the theater. This work is accomplished by an inclusive and diverse, professional staff of artists, educators, technicians, and administrators, devoted to live theater and arts education for young people. These are equal parts of the whole that make us The Rose Theater.


Company Description: Operating out of a beautiful historic theater, The Rose is one of America’s largest theaters for multigenerational audiences. Utilizing a company of full-time teacher artists, The Rose creates professional productions and world-class theater instruction in creative dramatics, acting, dance, and voice. Our 900-seat house is home to eight professional mainstage productions each season. The Rose opened a 27,000 square foot education studio in 2020. We are radically dedicated to financial accessibility, embodied in our Membership Program which effectively reduces cost as a barrier to attendance, as well as our Every Single Child Program which reaches more than 60,000 young people each season at no cost to most schools. Omaha is ranked by Forbes as the overall best city in America (#1) to move to in 2024 and by Wallet Hub as one of the 20 best cities based on affordability, education and health, quality of life, and safety.


Job Summary:

The Rose Theater seeks a strategic thinker, leader, and marketing professional to serve as Marketing & Communications Director and oversee all aspects of the marketing and promotion of The Rose Theater and The Rose Studios for Youth Artists.

The position creates, develops and executes day-to-day and long-term strategic marketing plans. Responsible for marketing, branding and public relations, including Rose mainstage productions, Rose Studios for Youth Artists programs, and more. The position supports fund development, event planning, advertising sales, signage, social media and other theater activities.

Supervisory duties include a full-time marketing assistant and leading the theater’s marketing team. The position serves as a key member of The Rose’s senior management team.


Essential Job Duties

– Collaborative thought partner for The Rose Managing Director and Artistic Director, conducting oneself as an organizational leader among the staff, board and community.

– Awareness of the importance of inclusion and equity in all aspects of marketing campaigns, promotions and communications.

– Conceive and execute robust membership and single ticket campaigns to meet or exceed budgeted goals.

– Develop show graphics, write copy and design the brochure and web pages for main stage season.

– Design and distribute member recruitment materials, including corporate campaigns, direct mail, and corporate/community partnerships.

– Identify opportunities for special promotions to promote memberships and shows.

– Work closely with the Education department to maximize revenue by creating and coordinating marketing strategies for educational programs.

– Develop season-long advertising schedule, to include print, television, radio, outdoor and digital advertising.

– Work with area media to promote shows and programs.

– Write and distribute news releases, calendar announcements, public service announcements, media kits and news advisories as per media calendar.

– Develop and execute crisis communication plans and handle emergency communications in the event of a crisis.

– Serve as the theater spokesperson and media liaison, in addition to the Managing Director and Artistic Director.

– Maintain databases on all media contacts and area media outlets

– Arrange photo shoots and media interviews.

– Plan, monitor and analyze annual marketing budget.

– Write and design the year-end sustaining campaign letter for members and donors.

– Develop additional ideas for fundraising activities, including text-to-give opportunities, website campaigns, and social media asks.

– Oversee sales of show program advertising.

– Develop social media and digital marketing strategy for all aspects of the theater’s activities.

– Plan, organize, and design e-mail marketing campaigns.

– Serve as the webmaster of The Rose website, maintaining all site content and updates, suggesting improvements, and working with outside web developers.

– Oversee the production of digital promotions, videos.

– Plan and coordinate events for audiences, students and members.

– Collaborate with education and outreach staff to ensure students and audiences of all abilities engage with Rose classes and productions.

– Develop visuals for building signage, including digital marquees, lobby concierges, and exterior banners.


Preferred candidate will demonstrate:

– Record of achievement and growth in arts marketing.

– Demonstrated management and leadership skills.

– Evidence of maturity, drive and enthusiasm.

– Capacity for strategic thinking in a deadline-driven, multi-task environment.

– Superlative communication skills, especially in writing.

– Strong analytical abilities, intellectual curiosity and attention to detail.

– Proficiency in digital media best practices.

– Experience with Adobe products (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator).

– Experience with Microsoft products (Word, Excel), Canva and Asana.

– Experience with photography and videography.

– Love of theater for young audiences.


Education, Training & Experience:

– Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field, or equivalent experience.

– Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud.

– Experience with public relations and graphic design.


Skills and Abilities:

– An understanding and commitment to Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices.

– Ability to develop positive relationships with staff and vendors.

– Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

– Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple priorities.

– Ability to interact and communicate effectively with employees at all levels within the organization.

– Excellent time management skills.

– Serve as a representative of the Theater, providing excellent customer service to members, patrons, vendors and staff.


Other Job Duties:

– Attend all necessary meetings, including department heads, and all-staff meetings.

– Work flexible schedule depending on responsibilities.

– Participate in company events/activities as required.

– Perform other duties as assigned by the Managing Director.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

– Ability to stand or kneel for extended periods of time.

– Must be able to lift at least 10lbs.

– On-site attendance is required.


Salary & Application Instructions:

This is a full time, exempt position. Relocation support will be provided. Benefits include Life, Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance as well as 401K plan and paid time off. Children of employees may enroll in education programs free. The salary range is $55,000-$70,000.

The Rose Theater is committed to diversity across our artistic and educational programs as well as within our staff and leadership. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We ask for a resume, cover letter or video introduction. Applicants may also submit any material that represents their work and passion for this job. This material can include a video, a letter of interest, a video letter, resume and/or portfolio. The Rose is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community and enriching our insights into how to best serve our city’s young people, so we ask you to also share ways you imagine bringing a commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion to your work. Please submit your materials thru this form:

If you have questions, please reach out to and include Marketing and Communications Director Application in the subject line.

Applications being accepted on a rolling basis with negotiable start date


Dance and Voice Coordinator

What We Believe 

It is our goal to ensure that all children have access to the arts regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, gender or accessibility needs.  We believe children are the key to the future and as such, deserve to see themselves represented everywhere.  We engage in a wide range of stories and productions to broaden experiences and learning opportunities.  We offer a variety of classes to meet young people where they are.  Providing each student with the chance to learn and grow in creativity, imagination, resilience, empathy, tolerance, and connections is what we do.  This work is accomplished by an inclusive and diverse, professional staff of artists, educators, technicians, and administrators, devoted to live theater and arts education for young people.  These are equal parts of the while that make us The Rose Theater.

Job Summary 

Responsible for coordinating dance and voice classes and workshops.The position hires and supervises teachers and co-directs end of year concerts, while teaching as needed. 

Essential Job Duties 

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and schedule dance and voice teachers.
  • Develop curriculum, create lesson plans and teach classes/workshops in dance, voice, or related musical theater disciplines.
  • Co-direct end of year dance and musical theater concerts as well as coordinate voice recitals.
  • Working within the departmental budget, manage costume expenses and dance competition team expenses.
  • Provide coordination and administrative support to the dance competition team. 
  • Working collaboratively with the marketing team, develop and execute strategies to increase student enrollment.

Other Job Duties 

  • Support the work of the department administratively, including front of house coordination for youth productions, brochure content creation, parent communication, and front desk assistance.
  • Attend all necessary meetings including department, all-staff and other meetings as needed.  
  • Work flexible schedule depending on responsibilities.  
  • Participate in company events/activities as required.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Artistic Director. 

Education, Training and Experience 

–       B.A. or B.F.A. in theater or equivalent professional experience. 

  • Dance, voice, or theater experience.
  • Problem solving and customer service skills. 
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people.  
  • Time management and organizational skills to prioritize tasks and assignments.   

Skills and Abilities 

  • An understanding and commitment to Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices.  
  • Ability to meet deadlines.  
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with employees at all levels within the organization.  
  • Basic computer skills.  
  • Ability to use Word, Excel, Google Forms, Google Sheets.  
  • Act as a representative of The Theater at all times, providing excellent customer service to members, patrons, vendors and staff. 
  • Maintain current certification in CPR/1st Aid. 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions 

  • Ability to stand or kneel for extended periods of time.  
  • Must be able to lift at least 25lbs.  
  • On-site attendance is required. 

Position Salary Range 

  • $40,000 – $45,000 

Salary and Application Instructions

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position.  Flexible schedule which can include evenings and weekends.
  • The Rose Theater is committed to diversity across our artistic and educational output as well as within our staff and leadership. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
  • Interested applicants may submit materials via this form:
  • This is the preferred method for receiving applications. 
  • Alternatively, a cover letter and/or resume may be emailed to
  • Please let us know if you have access needs not met by either of these application methods.

Part-Time Positions

There are currently no full-time positions available.

Temporary & Contract Positions

Over Hire Technicians

The Rose is always in search of individuals interested in working with the theater for shorter periods of time. We look to hire additional personnel to assist with various production/technical needs such as scenic & prop load-in and lighting/sound change over.

Compensation: Varies, $10+ per hour.

Click here to be notified about technical and backstage opportunities.

For information, email

About The Rose Theater

The mission of The Rose is inspiring young people and their families to discover the magic of theater, to find their voices and enrich their communities. Operating out of a beautiful historic theater, The Rose will produce seven professional productions next season. It is also one of the largest and most storied theaters for multigenerational audiences. The Rose has opened the new, 27,000 square foot Rose Studios For Youth Artists, intensifying the company’s commitment to education. The Rose delivers robust in-school and out of school programming focused on using creative dramatics, acting, singing, dancing, playwriting, and design to help young people change the world.

The Rose cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. We have a demanding work environment, but we love providing live performances and education opportunities for young people. We want all staff to be committed to this theater and our community. Along with valuing hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure, we also want people who are invested in theater for young audiences. Many of the plays produced at The Rose are by BIPOC artists. The Rose has undertaken work to accelerate and formalize its growth to becoming a fully anti-racist organization, and that work is undertaken by all staff members in a variety of ways.

Omaha is ranked by Forbes as the 7th best city in America to raise a family and by Wallet Hub as one of the 20 best cities to live based on its affordability, economy, education & health, quality of life, and safety. With a deeply engaged community as well as James Beard-nominated restaurants and bustling night life, any applicants considering relocation will find a city that meets their needs.

Assistant Director Positions

Assistant Director Positions

The Rose is committed to providing mentorship opportunities to artists of all kinds. Our professional, main stage season shows feature resident and guest directors from all over the country. Assistant director positions are primarily a learning experience. No compensation, housing, transportation or honorarium will be offered for these positions. Complimentary tickets and networking opportunities will be available. Interested applicants do not need to possess a specific level of experience but should be enrolled in a degree program or be an early career theater professional. Placement for assistant directors is based on the anticipated quality of the match between the director and prospective assistant director. Experiential learning will not be uniform across all assistant director positions. Some will function more as observerships and others will be more hands on, depending on the production’s needs and the applicant’s level of readiness and schedule availability. Several shows have evening and weekend rehearsals but most require daytime rehearsals. The majority of our productions rehearse for four weeks total.

If you are interested in assistant directing, please send a letter of interest, resume, portfolio and availability to Artistic Director Matt Gutschick at 


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Artist Educator Internships & Fellowships

By interning at The Rose Theater, students and early career professionals can learn about opportunities in educational theater while increasing their job experience. Former interns have gone on to perform as professional actors, to earn MFAs in education theater, to teach high school theater, or to work full-time at The Rose.

Summer Theater Education Intern

About the Internship
May 20, 2024 to August 2, 2024. Full time 40-45 hours, 5 days per week

High School Graduates studying or pursuing professional theater, education, creative writing, or related fields who are interested in educational theater. All interns must be able to work as teachers.

What would I do?
Interns can assist with directing youth theater production camps (ages 6-18), will co-teach week-long creative drama camps (ages 3-18), will supervise before and after camp childcare, will complete mock auditions or interviews, and will attend professional development in lesson planning, classroom management, resume building, acting and more.

How much?
$480/week. Housing is provided via a paycheck deduction of $500 per month.

Priority is given to applicants who submit their materials by January 19th, 2024.

To apply for the INTERNSHIP, please fill out this form.

Questions? Email  


A teaching artist in a sequined jacket with tails performs for a small child.

Year-Long Teaching Artist Fellowship

About the Fellowship
August 19, 2024 to May 10, 2025. Full time 40-45 hours, 5-6 days per week

Individuals with degrees or commensurate experience in professional theater, education, creative writing or related fields. Candidates should have an interest in educational theater.  All fellows will be asked to work as teachers and actors.

What would I do?
Fellows will co-teach and lead teach drama classes (ages 3-18), teach middle school after-school program, participate in productions, co-direct a Teens ‘N’ Theater or Youth Production, perform in one/two theater-in-education productions, lead in-school drama workshops to teach curriculum, work with an arts administration team, receive one on one mentorship from theater professionals, attend workshops in lesson planning, teaching, theater for social change, accessibility, resume building, acting and more.

How much?
$560/week. Housing is provided via a paycheck deduction of $500 per month.

Priority is given to applicants who submit their materials by January 19th, 2024.


To apply for the FELLOWSHIP, please fill out this form.Questions? Email 

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Professional Apprentice Program

Now accepting applications for our 24-25 season.

The Omaha Theater Company sponsors a Professional Apprentice Training Program in technical theater. The program provides a practical, “hands-on” experience that gives emerging theater artists an opportunity to work directly with designers, technicians and professionals in their respective fields.

Compensation: Gross compensation is $520 per week, minus $125 for housing, for the first four weeks of the month. Weekly take-home is $395 before taxes. For a four-week month, total gross pay is $2,080, minus $500 ($125 x 4 weeks) for a gross total of $1,580 before taxes. Rose Theater payroll dates are the 15th and the last day of each month. 

  • Housing is provided via a paycheck deduction of $125/week
  • A personal vehicle is recommended but not required

Contract period: Mid August to late May. This is a full-time position, requiring 40 hours per week, up to six days per week.


  • The Apprentice Program does not offer a degree
  • Apprenticeships are 38 weeks starting mid August through late May
  • Apprenticeships are full time (40 hrs per week)
  • Apprentices’ weekly schedules may vary with their duties, and the requirements of the overall production schedule and will include some nights and weekends
  • Each apprentice will receive complimentary tickets to all Rose Theater productions
  • The apprenticeships are a full-time commitment. An outside job cannot be relied upon as an income supplement


An apprenticeship is a full season commitment, lasting from mid-August to May. The Omaha Theater Company’s apprentices will participate as staff members within their assigned roles on a variety of shows and projects. Apprentices are an integral part of the production team with the Omaha Theater Company and in order to create well-rounded theater professionals, our technical theater apprentices work backstage in a variety of roles. They are encouraged to develop good marketable habits, refine their interpersonal skills and develop relationships with theater professionals. Formal evaluations are given in the fall and spring, providing an opportunity for the apprentice and their supervisor to discuss future goals and objectives for the program. Resume and portfolio reviews are given throughout the season. Apprentices also receive specialized training in their chosen specialty and are able to take on leadership roles with the Teens ‘N’ Theater program, including designing lights and sound, leading load-ins and training the board ops. 


The Omaha Theater Company is one of the largest professional children’s theater companies in the country. It makes its home at The Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center (The Rose Theater). Live performances take place on two stages:

  • The Buffett Auditorium is a 30’ x 60’ proscenium stage that seats 900. The company’s eight-show mainstage season of educational theater and family musicals takes place on this stage.  
  • The Hitchcock Theater is a flexible black box space that seats 150. This space supports the award-winning Teens ‘N’ Theater program, two Pre-K theatrical productions and other special events.
  • The Youth Artists Studio is located in West Omaha and has 27,000 square feet of classroom space, 10 spacious dance, creative drama and voice studios, a 200 seat performance space, and so much more.

In addition to the two stages and studio, the Rose Theater houses an electrics studio, costume studio and rental shop, as well as multiple classroom and rehearsal spaces. The Rose Theater Scene Shop is located three blocks from The Rose Performing Arts Center and contains scenic and paint studios, a props shop and ample storage space. The Rose Studios for Youth Artists is a satellite location for various classes in dance, voice and professional musical theater and is often used as a rehearsal space for main stage productions.


Stage Management Apprenticeship

Stage Management Apprentices work as an assistant stage manager and run crew on various mainstage productions. Starting with pre-production meetings through rehearsals and performances, they will work closely with actors, students, directors, and choreographers. Assignments also include the opportunity to stage manage a mainstage production later in the season. When not assigned to a show, Stage Management Apprentices assist with administrative/production management work and other areas of production as needed.  This includes helping with load-ins, strikes, and light hang/focus. Applicants should be able to interact with a wide variety of personalities and adapt to various working styles. Additionally, the apprentice must stay focused, take initiative, and maintain a professional demeanor in the workplace. Applicants must possess strong writing and computer skills as there is an emphasis on producing quality paper work. The ability to read music is desirable and prior stage management experience is required. A practical knowledge of electrics and a basic understanding of power tools is a plus. This apprenticeship is suitable for those working towards careers as professional stage managers.

 Electrics/Audio Apprenticeship

The Electrics/Audio Apprentice will work directly under the supervision of the Resident Lighting & Sound Designers to implement the lighting and sound design for each mainstage production. This apprentice will also gain hands-on experience with audio implementation. This position includes assisting with the hanging and focusing of lights, reading and drafting the light plot, assisting the lighting designer with paperwork, assisting the sound designer with programing and digital mixing, and general maintenance of our inventory and spaces, along with working scenic load-ins and strikes. Electrics/Audio Apprentices may have the opportunity to act as a lead electrician, A2, and/or serve as run crew on mainstage productions. Assignments also include the opportunity to design lights for a mainstage production later in the season and a portion of our youth productions. Applicants should have a practical knowledge of electrics and a basic understanding of electricity, along with the ability to read and interpret lighting paperwork. Familiarity with ETC Ion lighting console and Vectorworks is a plus. Experience or interest in sound design and implementation is a plus. This apprenticeship is suitable for those working towards careers as lead electricians and lighting designers.

To apply please send the following to or to Please submit materials no later than March 1st, 2024 with priority given to individuals who submit materials prior to Jan. 19th, 2024.

  • Professional resume with references
  • One letter of recommendation describing the candidate’s working style, an evaluation of skills and, if applicable, an evaluation of design abilities (Can be sent separately)
  • A personal statement of at least 250 words describing the candidate’s expectations of the apprenticeship program and how it relates to their individual career goals

*Positions are open until filled.
Deadline for applications is March 1, 2023.