Main Street Theater (MST) is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion, and offers employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetics or veteran status. We encourage performers of all ethnicities and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition. Houston-based actors only, please, union and non-union.

Generally, Main Street Theater holds auditions for each production by calling likely candidates currently in our actor files. To get in the actor files you should do one or all of the following.

If you are interested in auditioning for the Theater for Youth (which requires daytime availability, non-Equity only), please send your résumé and headshot to:

Vivienne M. St. John
3400 Main St., Ste. 283
Houston, TX 77002

You must be 18 years of age or older to audition for the Theater for Youth

If you are interested in the MainStage (Equity* and non-Equity), you should send a headshot and résumé to Rebecca Greene Udden

via Airtable Form

or via snail mail to

2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005

*Main Street Theater’s MainStage program works under an Equity SPT-2 Contract.


Main Street Theater is in its 47th year of production. Our MainStage program utilizes a 99-seat theater at 2540 Times Boulevard in Rice Village for six productions each season.  Our Theater for Youth (TY) season produces six productions at Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH) plus one regional touring production. Main Street Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other basis.  We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.  Successful candidates will commit to an equitable and inclusive workplace.


Main Street Theater, a nationally recognized professional theater in Houston, TX, is hiring a Director of Development.  We are seeking an individual passionate about the performing arts with either solid non-profit fundraising experience or related marketing or sales experience.

The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors to meet the annual operating expenses to ensure the theater fulfills its mission.

The Director of Development will be responsible for growing the individual and corporate support for the company by identifying and personally engaging with new sources.  In the same way this individual will be responsible for increasing contributions from existing donors, where feasible.

The Development Director plans, directs and coordinates the annual fund campaign.

The Director of Development will enhance donations through targeted donation requests and donor engagement activities and communications.

The Director of Development will act as liaison between the staff and the board of directors by communicating theater’s fund development strategic plan, providing on-going education to equip board of directors in identifying donor and board prospects, and actively working with the finance committee to create a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization.


We are looking for excellent communication skills and a thorough understanding of the sales nature of this position.

A proven track-record of nonprofit fundraising from individual and corporate sources is ideal; however a background of at least three – five years in sales or marketing of the arts or other non-commodity products is also acceptable.

Main Street Theater allows some remote work; however, this is a Houston-based position.

Salary: $65,000 – $80,000 depending on experience

Health, Dental and Eye insurance.
Generous personal time off and paid vacation.

Please submit a letter of interest with a resume to

Resumes with accompanying cover letters will be accepted until February 15, 2023 at which time the committee will review all submissions and contact individuals for first interview.



Responsible for:

  • accounts payable and receivable
  • processing payroll and all deposits
  • managing insurance policies, including employee benefits, leases and other contracts
  • maintaining all city permits
  • reconciling company credit card on a monthly basis
  • maintaining appropriate records for annual audit
  • completing audit prep work as prescribed by auditors
  • preparing annual 990 work documents for tax preparers
  • filing all quarterly returns, both state and federal
  • preparing and filing 1099’s and W2’s
  • preparing monthly financial statements
  • onboarding new employees and vendors (contract pay) as received
  • maintaining office supplies and order as needed

Must have a strong knowledge of Quickbooks and Microsoft Office applications.

Please submit a letter of interest with a resume to


For available MainStage tech and crew positions, please email

For available Theater for Youth tech and crew positions, please email Theater for Youth positions require daytime availability.

For contract shop positions, please email

For available teaching (including teaching assistant) positions, please contact Jonathan Gonzalez, Director of Education & Youth Engagement, at


Do you like working with kids? Are you a teacher? A teaching artist? Does the idea of serving as a mentor to children in a creative and collaborative environment appeal to you? If you answered yes, click here for more information!

Main Street Theater BIPOC Fellowship Program

Main Street Theater’s Fellowship Program is a paid artistic leadership development program for early-career BIPOC individuals. Applicants will submit a resume and portfolio and three candidates will be selected in April of 2022. The selected fellows will be assigned to a production either with the MainStage or Theater for Youth programs  in their area of interest (Directing, Design, or Stage Management) while being given access to additional professional development opportunities within the Main Street Theater organization.

In addition, Fellows will participate in cohort meetings led by Main Street Theater’s Artistic Inclusion and Community Engagement Director. As part of the Fellowship cohort, participants will receive hands-on experience and mentorship from accomplished Houston-based theater professionals. Through this program, Fellows will develop important leadership skills and build a network for their future work.


Please email a résumé, 3 references, and current contact information with your email of inquiry. (Email only please, no phone calls.)

Ongoing Technical Internship Candidate Information:

If you are interested in being a Production Assistant during rehearsals for any of our MainStage or Theater for Youth shows, please mention that specifically in your contact email. Production assistants attend all rehearsals and assist the Production Stage Manager. (Please note, this is not an AEA contract, but EMC points may be gained on the MainStage.) All applicants for Theater for Youth productions MUST have daytime and weekend availability.

Technical interns are also needed to help designers with costumes, lights, carpentry, scenic painting, props, stage management, and running crew.