Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Bloomington's Professional Theater Company

Administration & Cardinal Box Office

411 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47408
(812)336-9300 Box Office
(812)336-7110 Admin

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Production Opportunities

Cardinal Stage, located in Bloomington, IN, is seeking Production Staff and Technicians in all production/technical theater fields for their upcoming season.  Technicians will work closely with Cardinal’s Production Manager and Technical Director in carpentry, painting, lighting, and wardrobe for productions. 

The ideal candidates will have strong communication skills, ability to work quickly and have a positive attitude. Local applicants from the Bloomington/Indianapolis area or South-Central Indiana preferred, as housing for guest artists is limited.

Seeking Production Staff/Assistants/Technicians in the following areas:

  • Technical Director (Seasonal contract, Oct 1-June 30) 
  • Stage Management (project-based)
  • Master Electricians (project-based) 
  • Covid Compliance Officer (project-based)
  • Electricians (hourly) 
  • Carpenters (hourly) 
  • Scenic Charges/Painters (hourly) 
  • Stitchers / Dressers (hourly/project-based)
  • Stage Hands (hourly/project-based) 
  • Production interns (hourly/credit)  


Production dates:

Frog and Toad at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Load-In & hang begin: Monday, December 13,  2021

Focus: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Tech: December  16-19, 2021

First Preview: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Opening: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Closing/Load-out: Jan. 2-3, 2022


The Mountaintop* at the Waldron Auditorium

Load-In & hang begin: Monday, February 7, 2022

Focus: Thursday, February 10, 2022

Tech: February 10-16, 2022

First Preview: Thursday, February 17, 2022  

Opening: Saturday, February 19, 2022

Closing/Load-out: March, 6-7, 2022


Ada and the Engine* at the Waldron Auditorium

Load-In and hang begin: Monday, March 21, 2022

Focus: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Tech: March 24 – 30, 2022

First Preview: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Opening: Saturday, April 2, 2022

Closing/Load-out: April 17-18, 2022

Hedwig and the Angry Inch* at the Waldron Auditorium

Load-In and hang begin: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Focus: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Tech: June 2-8, 2022

First Preview: Thursday, June 9, 2022

Opening: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Closing/Load-out: June 26-27, 2022


*All 2022 dates are still to be confirmed and may change slightly.  


Technical Director for the 21-22 Season will be hired on a seasonal contract (Oct 1-June 30). Design Staff, Stage Management, and Master Electrician positions will be hired by contract on a per-show basis. Production Staff will be hired as hourly positions or as Overhire as needed. Internships and part time paid positions are both available.

Cardinal Stage produces work in venues that range from 80-500 seats. Cardinal Stage’s mission is to produce high-quality professional theater that engages audiences and strengthens the cultural, educational and economic vibrancy of South Central Indiana. We believe that greater diversity of viewpoints and lived experiences will result in a better, more relevant organization, and we encourage people across lines of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religious tradition, and more to apply.

For more information or to apply for the above positions, please email Corey Hollinger, Production Manager ([email protected]).  Applicants may consider submitting any one (or more) of the following: a cover letter/letter of interest, resume, website, portfolio, personal profile, and/or video. Please include up-to-date contact information and references.