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Employment Opportunities

At Quincy Community Theatre, our mission is to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation. It is, therefore, our aim to employ qualified theatrical professionals with a love of the arts and a passion for sharing that love with others.

Guest Director for THE HOBBIT

Quincy Community Theatre seeks a guest director for its mainstage student theatre production of THE HOBBIT, adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel by Edward Mast. The Guest Director will work closely with QCT’s nine professional staff and guest production team to bring this classic story to life.

Before The Lord of the Rings, there was The Hobbit. Join Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield on their legendary quest to reclaim the dwarves’ ancestral home from the sinister dragon Smaug. From the Shire, to the Battle of the Five Armies, to deep underground—where a twisted creature guards his “precious” ring—Bilbo’s journey through Middle-earth abounds with peril, unparalleled adventure, and a healthy helping of Hobbit humor.

Audition Dates: August 27-28, 2023
Show Dates: October 17-22, 2023

Stipend: $2,500

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Executive Director Burgundy Hill at

Director of Student Theatre & Head of Education

The Director of Student Theatre/Head of Education is responsible for the development and implementation of outreach workshops; for classes held in the QCT facility; and for directing student theatre productions.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Design/implement curriculum and lesson plans for outreach workshops. Lesson plans should be in alignment with the National Core Arts Standards and present cross-curricular material, when possible.
  • Serve as lead instructor for all outreach workshops; requires working with all grade levels and strong classroom management skills.

Student Theatre

  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director and Executive Director, select a season of shows of varied artistic/educational objectives that will provide unique opportunities to our students and volunteers.
  • Direct all student theatre pieces, including two productions on the mainstage, one production in the lab, and a touring piece.
  • Collaborate with the creative team on all production needs. Oversee implementation of all production elements.
  • Administer QCT on the Road including scheduling tour route, facilitating communication between the venues and QCT, and generating study guide of educational content.

QCT Classes

  • Schedule courses and select class titles. Class offerings fall in three sessions per year (spring, summer, and fall) and are available for students Pre-K through adult.
  • Serve as lead instructor for many classes. This includes researching curriculum, writing lesson plans, and preparing all class materials.
  • Hire, train, and supervise guest instructors as needed.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have attention to detail and ability to work independently on projects
  • Individual must be organized with ability to multitask, excellent time management skills are a must
  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts or a related field preferred
  • Strong theatrical background, including experience directing in multiple genres 
  • Experience teaching and/or working with youth
  • Experience working with volunteer casts and crews of all ages

Salary Range: $35,000 – $42,000

This position is a full-time, exempt position. It does include irregular and extended working hours. Benefits include 100% coverage of health insurance, paid vacation, and retirement. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Executive Director Burgundy Hill at

2023 Guest Artists

Quincy Community Theatre seeks designers for its 2023 season and 100th year celebration:

The Music Man (first performance: July 19) – lighting designer
Clue (first performance: September 7) – scenic designer
The Hobbit (first performance: October 17) scenic designer
Peter Pan (first performance: November 30)– costume designer, scenic designer

As part of QCT’s Guest Artist Program, the designers will work alongside professional staff and local volunteers to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation. Quincy is a city along the Mississippi River with a population of 40,000, where there is strong support for the arts. Quincy Community Theatre has its own facility in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, with a proscenium stage and a house size of 498.

Designers may apply for one or multiple productions. Dates of residency in Quincy are flexible. Contracted stipends range from $750-$2000. Travel stipend and housing provided.

If interested, please submit a résumé and portfolio to Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen,

Quincy Community Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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