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Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Two River Theater, a mid-sized professional LORT theater, located in Red Bank, NJ, is seeking Emerging Professionals applicants for our 2024-2025 season.

Two River’s Emerging Professionals program is a springboard for professionals at the start of their career. The program offers practical applications in multiple career fields, including: costuming, props, lighting, sound, artistic development, management and more. The season-long positions-in-residence receive weekly pay, housing, and are supported by mentors who help them learn and connect with leading industry professionals, allowing them to grow within their specific fields.


Compensation for all positions includes weekly pay of $355.20 plus local fully furnished and all utilities paid shared housing which is valued at $250 per week, calculating to $605.20 per week in total taxable compensation, equal to $15.13 an hour for a 40-hour week. This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours at a time and a half rate of $22.70. Reimbursement may be available for travel expenses. Benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous paid time off, an employee assistance program, local business discounts, and a 403 (b) retirement plan.


Candidates should submit a cover letter (include where you saw this job posting), detailed resume, and contact information for 2-3 references to Kyle Osmon, Associate Production Manager at kosmon@trtc.orgSubject line should read: “Emerging Professionals.” No phone calls please.

TRT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.


The Wardrobe/Costume Shop Assistant works closely with acting companies, wardrobe crews, costume designer, and costume shop throughout the season. Primarily responsibilities include working in both the costume shop and on the wardrobe crew. Candidates should be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, and professional with a willingness to learn.



The Production Management Assistant works as an integral part of the production management team. Responsibilities include but aren’t limited to: expense tracking and payment of bills, managing space requests, maintaining the facility calendar, fielding inquiries about renting TRT spaces, event contracting, facilitating pre-event communications and meetings between renters and theater staff, serving as a point person on the day of rental events, and working as part of the company management and Covid safety team. Candidates should be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, and professional with a willingness to learn.



The Prop Assistant will assist the prop shop staff in a hands-on environment of building, altering, and acquiring props for a busy season. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to painting, sewing, upholstery, multi-media craft projects, woodworking, welding, furniture building and repair, and paper prop creation. This position shops locally and online for materials and props for productions, provides support for the rehearsal and tech process, including load-in and strike, and helps to maintain and organize a large stock of hand props and furniture. The Prop Assistant will also gain experience working on run crew for in-house productions and rentals, as assigned. Candidates must be detail oriented, a team player, organized and punctual. Confidence in basic woodworking and crafting skills with a desire to learn new prop building techniques. We are seeking candidates who are flexible and comfortable with ever-changing priorities, self-motivated and excited to learn in a high paced and multi-tasking environment.



The Lighting Assistant works closely with the lighting supervisor, designers, and the sound crew, as needed. The ideal candidate is positive, self-motivated, organized, collaborative and professional. Duties include working as a member of the lighting crew on all aspects of hang, focus, tech notes, and strike, as well as assisting sound. The Lighting Assistant will also serve as board operator, spotlight operator, or other positions as needed for the run of TRT’s mainstage and black box productions and rentals. Other duties include helping to maintain inventories and assisting other departments as needed.



The Production Assistant (PA) works alongside the AEA Stage Management (SM) team to attend and assist with all scheduled rehearsals, technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances to ensure all call times are being met and all production equipment is kept in appropriate working condition. The PA helps with setting up the rehearsal room, taking notes, copying, and other duties as assigned; filling out accident reports for any incidents that occur; prepare documents including run sheets, tracking, and other duties; and inventory and stock various first aid stations throughout the theater. Candidate must be resourceful, flexible, organized, collaborative, positive and professional.