Working at the 5th
Information for Current Employees
Are you a current 5th Avenue employee or a contractor with questions about payroll, employee benefits or other HR issues? Send us an email.
Simply click the Info for Employees box to the right and use the form provided. Your email will be answered promptly by our Finance & HR Department staff.
Employment at The 5th
The 5th Avenue Theatre is proud to employ more than 800 actors, musicians, designers, technicians and administrators every year.
Click the Current Openings box to the right to see detailed information about openings at The 5th.
Internships at The 5th
The 5th Avenue Theatre offers a comprehensive, full-time and part-time internship program.
The 5th Avenue strives to create internship opportunities that take into account the applicant's specific skill set, and seeks to nurture and develop future musical theatre professionals.
Working as an Intern
Interns at the 5th Avenue receive a variety of benefits and opportunities including:
Internships By Department
Each departrment and work group at The 5th can offer an intern a unique and different perspective about the world of musical theater and careers in the arts. Click the links below to find out more about each team.
Volunteer for The 5th
Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering. Volunteering for The 5th Avenue Theatre is a wonderful way to support The 5th. It is also a great way to earn tickets to select performances.
It takes an incredible number of dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters to create the musical theater you see on our stage. The 5th Avenue staff is made up of an energetic, hard-working, and diverse group of individuals. We take pride in our fun and dynamic work environment. We want to make volunteering at The 5th a rewarding experience -- one where you can use your talents and skills and share your love of theater.
The 5th relies heavily on its volunteers all year long. Here are some of the opportunities for volunteers:
You will work at the Will Call window in the box office where you will be responsible for giving patrons their tickets as they arrive for performances. You must be a detail-oriented person for this role as you will need to find tickets quickly, alphabetize correctly, and match the right tickets with the right patron. This role also requires the ability to be tactful and stay calm under pressure.
Producer’s Club Concierge
The Producer’s Club Concierge works in the Producer’s Club lounge before curtain and at intermission. You will welcome patrons to the lounge and answer basic questions about the production and the theater.
During the afternoons (and on some weekday mornings) volunteers staff the Front Desk in the Administrative Office. You will answer the phone, greet visitors, sign for packages, and prepare mail and packages for pick-up.
Show Talks with Albert Evans
Show Talks with Albert Evans are free pre-show talks for every production, hosted by Albert Evans. These events are run by the Education Department. Show Talks feature a variety of guest speakers and cover a wide range of topics from the historical background of a show to the technical secrets of the staging. Your job will be to help set up and take down chairs if needed as well as to direct guests to the show talk.
Volunteers are frequently needed in our Administrative Office to assist on an as-needed basis. The work could include stuffing envelopes and gift bags, filing, or preparing envelopes for large mailings.
The Marketing/PR, Education, and Development Departments regularly need volunteers to help with special events. The work could include set-up and take-down, checking in guests, supporting catering staff and assisting with the smooth running of the event. The volunteer duties will vary depending on the event you are working. Some events take place at the theater; others take place at off-site locations around town.
Marketing in the Community
Volunteers are sometimes needed to pass out flyers and put up posters around Seattle. Volunteers may also be needed to staff a 5th Avenue Theatre booth at a community parade or festival.
As an usher, you will assist the Front of House staff pre-show, during intermission, and post-show. You will check tickets, distribute programs, and assist with seating patrons. This work requires standing, lifting stacks of programs, and other moderate physical activity. You will be able to watch the show while you usher.
Earning Tickets to Performances
For some of our volunteer tasks there are opportunities to earn credits toward tickets for select performances. This is covered and explained in our orientation.
How to Get Started
In order to volunteer at The 5th Avenue Theatre, you must attend an orientation.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when the next orientation is taking place.
We hope to see you email@example.com@5thavenue.org
Open Call Auditions
Our 2014-2015 singer open calls will be held in May, August and November (dates TBA). If you would like to receive information about our open singer and dancer calls please send us an email (contact info below) to be added to our mailing list. Our season open dance call will be announced at a later date.
Our 2014-2014 youth auditions will be announced at a later date. If you would like your child to be added to our mailing list please send us an email (contact info below) with your name and phone number, and your child’s name and age. You will receive information when auditions are announced.
All auditioners must bring:
A resume and a recent 8x10 headshot (headshots and resumes will not be returned).
Please prepare one contemporary musical theatre song and one song from the “Golden Age” of musical theatre.
An accompanist will be provided. Taped accompaniment or singing a cappella will not be permitted.
The 5th Avenue Theatre values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage auditions from people of all ethnic and cultural groups. Dedicated to nurturing talent and hiring locally, The 5th Avenue Theatre encourages auditions from both Equity and Non-Equity singers, actors and dancers.