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Children's Theatre of Charlotte is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Employment Application

General Employment Application
(PDF for fax or mail only)

NOTE: Some positions have specific applications; see individual job postings for links to those applications.

Online applications preferred, but you may fax or mail Résumés and Applications to:

Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Attn: Human Resources
300 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fax: 704-973-2850

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte are available to all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, veteran's status, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. In addition, we will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions listed below. To apply, follow the specific Application instructions for each position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Most applications are completed via our online General Employment Application, though certain positions will use other, specific Applications which are also available from this page. Most positions will require attachments to the Application form, such as résumés, cover letters and letters of recommendations. Attachments should be in Word or PDF format. You may also mail or fax application materials using the Printable General Employment Application (PDF). No phone calls, please.


Development Grant Writer

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, a non-profit professional theatre company serving young people and families, is seeking a Development Grant Writer and Manager. The position is 35 hours weekly and can allow some flexibility in work schedule.

The position is responsible for the research, development, execution and management of viable funding sources from local, regional and national foundations as well as the North Carolina Arts Council, Arts & Science Council and other entities. The position will prepare grant proposals that articulate the vision, value, professionalism and relevance of Children’s Theatre programs, resulting in the creation of exciting partnership and funding opportunities. This individual will be a team mate in a four-person development department and support the overall development efforts of the Theatre.

In addition, this position is responsible for:

  • Working closely with the Development team regarding strategy and priorities for restricted and non-restricted grant support.
  • Researching and analyzing grant-making organizations to identify likely funding sources.
  • Maintaining a strong working relationship with program staff to obtain a deep understanding of programs or projects for which funding is being sought.
  • Working closely with the Director of Finance to ensure grant budgets and funding are properly planned, executed, documented and reported.
  • Developing a sound knowledge and understanding of CTC and utilizing that knowledge and understanding to articulate the programs and projects for which grants will be sought.
  • Writing grant applications that exhibit strong expository writing skills, a high-level command of grammar and spelling, as well as budget preparation for grants.
  • When funded, ensuring exceptional stewardship of grant funds through effective and timely management and reporting.
  • Maintaining data for grants in progress and tracking the status of applications in the pipeline.

Education/Experience:
B. S. or B.A. or equivalent, relevant work experience
Proven successful fundraising and/or grant writing and management experience, preferably within an arts/education organization.

Additional Skill Requirements:

  • Effectiveness and persuasiveness in both written and oral communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with volunteers and colleagues.
  • Ability to organize own work, coordinate projects with others, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and establish procedures for good information management and research.
  • Highly proficient in use of Microsoft Office software; proficient in use of fundraising software.

Application must be accompanied by an original written Case Statement (250 words maximum) that could be utilized by Children’s Theatre.

To apply, applicants must submit the CTC General Employment Application.For this position, please attach a Cover Letter, Resume, and Case Statement to you application (or mail them if you use a printed/mailed application). Applicants may be required to take a skill test.

You may also fax or mail a printed copy of the General Employment Application (PDF) to:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
attn: Human Resources
300 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fax 704-973-2850


Summer Camp - Junior Intern Positions

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is now accepting applications from current high school students for Junior Intern positions with our summer camp programs. These are volunteer positions which require a minimum three week commitment.

Application deadline is May 2, 2014. Applicants will be contacted by May 15, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

To be considered, applicants must complete the Summer Camp Junior Intern Application.


Costume Shop Over-Hire Positions

The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is updating and expanding our over hire list for a variety of costume shop positions. These are costume shop technicians who work on a project-by-project basis, based on the work available and their skill set. We are seeking to add the individuals who are qualified for the following positions:

Cutter/Draper - Individuals with the ability to interpret, pattern and cut costumes from a designer’s rendering through draping, drafting and commercial patterns. Individual must be familiar with theatrical costume techniques, be able to work with all fabrics and interlining materials, fit patterned costumes and alter patterns as necessary. A cutter/draper must be able to communicate the pattern and the construction of the costume to a first hand as well as supervise and instruct stitchers. It is desirable for this team player to have a working knowledge of commercial garment alterations and tailoring techniques.

Stitcher – Individuals with strong sewing skills to assist in building of costumes and some crafting. Applicants must have a strong stitching skills and ability to take direction. Previous costume shop experience and/or professional sewing experience preferred.

First Hand – Individuals with strong sewing skill s to assist in building of costumes. Individuals in this position will be required to cut garments using commercial and shop-drafted patterns, use tailoring skills and be able to execute advanced sewing and construction skills. Ability to work with a variety of difficult fabrics is a plus. Applicants must be able to take direction and work in a collaborative environment. Previous costume shop experience and/or experience sewing for the public required.

Wig/Makeup Technician – Individuals with experience in wig shaping, styling and maintenance to create wigs, hairpieces and facial hair for upcoming productions. In addition knowledge of theatrical makeup techniques, and knowledge of special effects makeup is a plus. Applicants must be able to take direction and work in a collaborative environment. At least 2 years professional experience preferred.

Craftsperson - Must have experience building costume properties. Must have the ability to work with various crafting techniques including millinery, latex molds and puppetry. Professional shop experience required.

Wardrobe – Individuals with wardrobe experience to work as dressers during shows. Applicants will be responsible for assisting actors into and out of costumes, presetting backstage changes, performing quick changes, resetting costumes at end of show and light repair on costumes. Previous experience preferred.

To apply, applicants must submit the CTC General Employment Application. Applicants may be required to take a skill test.

You may also fax or mail a printed copy of the General Employment Application (PDF) to:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
attn: Human Resources
300 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fax 704-973-2850


On Call Technical Theatre Positions

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is currently accepting applications for on-call Theatre Technical Staff with previous experience in any technical theatre fields including lighting, sound, loading, rigging and carpentry.  These positions are for occasional work only.  The typical expectation is to work only a few events a year, with a call that can last for 1-2 days to 3-4 weeks.  These positions allow on-call staff complete flexibility in scheduling, supplemental income, and variety in the workweek.  

To apply for this position, fill out the online CTC General Employment Application.

You may also fax or mail a printed copy of the General Employment Application (PDF) to:
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
attn: Human Resources
300 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Fax 704-973-2850

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