Auditions / Employment


Managing Director – full time position

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

Salary: Competitive

Job Description

The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors and with the Artistic Director is responsible for the overall success of Main Street Theater, including its operations, brand, facility, financial stability, and impact.  This individual is the organization’s lead fundraiser, creating development strategies and implementing action plans to deepen relationships in all segments of the philanthropic community. The Managing Director manages strategic partnerships, marketing, development, finances, operations, and the supervision and development of all human resources.  The person in this role is an active community member in Houston who builds visibility and financial support for Main Street Theater, working collaboratively with the Artistic Director, Board and staff members, other arts organizations, and community members to fulfill the organization’s mission.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of increasing responsibility in a senior management role, either in the corporate world or at a similar theater, arts, cultural, or nonprofit organization.
  • Direct experience in a nonprofit theater would be an asset. Strong command of the business and financial side of a nonprofit organization, including financial management, staff development, communication skills, and stakeholder relations.
  • Demonstrated experience and results in audience and philanthropic development, such as PR, marketing, hospitality, or community engagement work.
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills and experience.

Main Street Theater’s mission is to create theater that challenges its audience to think and its artists to grow. We accomplish this by presenting an articulate and compelling product in an intimate setting, creating significant employment for Houston-based artists, and memorable theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages. Founded in 1975, the strength of the company lies in its three core programs: intimate MainStage (producing under an AEA SPT contract), Theater for Youth (professional adults performing), and Education and Outreach, which focuses on children and teens and provides enrichment and engagement for Houstonians of all ages.

Send cover letter and resume to Rebecca Greene Udden at

Weekday & Weekend Front of House Staff

Main Street Theater is hiring personable and professional individuals for front of house positions.

The candidate must have great interpersonal skills and love children.

$10/hr. Flexible schedule.

Serious applicants should email their resume to No phone calls accepted.


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 head shot and résumé to:

Rebecca Greene Udden
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005

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