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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 2023-2024 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 $350 plus local fully furnished and all utilities paid shared housing which is valued at $250 per week, calculating to $600 per week in total taxable compensation, equal to $15 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 $22.50. Reimbursements may be available for travel expenses. Medical and vision insurance plans are available. This position accrues sick leave in accordance with the NJ State Earned Sick Leave law.


Candidates should submit a cover letter (include where you saw this job posting), detailed resume, and contact information for 2-3 references to Erica Leigh, Assistant Production Manager at eleigh@trtc.orgSubject line should read: “Emerging Professionals.” No phone calls please. All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and must provide proof of vaccination if hired.

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 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. Candidates must have experience working with theatrical lighting systems. Experience programming the ETC ION is essential. Experience with Lightwright, Vectorworks and Q-Lab is helpful. 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 op, spotlight op, or other positions as needed for the run of our mainstage and black box productions and rentals. Other duties include helping to maintain inventories, and assisting other departments as needed. Contract dates are August 7, 2023 to July 7, 2024.