Looking to blend your love of arts and culture with an upwardly mobile career? Consider joining the GREAT team!

We strive to be open and direct, promote a challenging work environment that develops our diverse workforce, work as a team with respect and trust for each other, win and have fun, recognize and reward accomplishments, manage performance fairly and firmly, and be an asset to our community.

Our scenic build internship program offers an exciting opportunity for a college and graduate student to gain professional experience with a hands-on learning opportunity in our Scenic Shop working on carpentry, welding, electrical and paint.

To apply for either of the technical internships, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and why you are interested in this position to Dennis@GreatTheatre.org (please include your full name and “Intern” in the subject line.) Or mail your materials to: Dennis Whipple, GREAT Theatre, 710 Sundial Drive, Waite Park, MN 56387. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Please reach out with questions to Dennis@GreatTheatre.org.

Position Summary

Paid Internship/Part-time or full time: 15-40 hours per week/ Monday-Friday
Duration: August 2019-May 2020 (flexible on start and end date)
Reports to: Technical Director

The Scenic Build Internship will experience all carpentry and electrical aspects of GREAT Theatre’s productions, and events. This includes scenic construction, shop supervision and installations of set. This person will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of professional theater artists and local volunteers. This is an opportunity to build an impressive portfolio with real results.

Job Functions
● Construction of theater sets to include wood, metal, and painting.
● Organize and maintain safe shop space.
● Transport, assemble, and strike stage scenery for productions, and events.
● Painting, crafting and electrical work.
● Ability to work both independently and as a contributing member of a team
● Ability to support GREAT’s values and operating procedures

Education and/or Experience
This position is geared towards an individual seeking a degree in scenic design, construction, welding, or similar degree looking for an opportunity to use their skills to build their portfolio.

Key Performance Indicators
● Completes assignments on time and according to quality expectations.
● Receives positive feedback from the GREAT staff, volunteers, and production team.
● Attains established goals. This position may require work on nights and weekends, as deemed necessary.

The position may require minimal travel (mostly within 60 miles of downtown St. Cloud) and some lifting (up to 50 pounds).

GREAT Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Last Updated: February 2019

Now Hiring! 2020 GREAT Summer Theatre Camp Instructor 

Position Title: Summer Theatre Camp Instructor

Status: Weekly Stipend, Seasonal 

Employment Dates: June 8 – Aug 14, 2020 (no camp June 29-July 3; 2 week to 8 week positions available)

Training Dates: May 26, May 28, June 2 (5-8pm), May 30 (9am-3pm)

Reports to: Education Director


Apply by: Feb. 28, 2020

Application: Please email work history and interest in the position and/or submit resume and cover letter to Kendra@GreatTheatre.org


Position Summary

As a summer theatre camp instructor you are responsible for creating a fun and nurturing learning environment that engages campers in creative play appropriate for their developmental ages (positions available ranging from 1st grade through High School). You’ll be responsible for implementing daily lesson plans, teaching, and directing youth in productions each week, focusing on the process of creating live theatre, developing skills and building community. 

In this role you live out GREAT’s mission of building life skills through quality arts education, ensuring accessibility and inclusion for all, and eliciting joy, empathy and self-discovery through live theater experiences. 


This might be the job for you if

  • You love working with children and are excited to nurture their growth 
  • You are creative and think on your feet
  • You enjoy storytelling and/or theatre
  • You are full of initiative and motivated to learn 
  • You are passionate about equity and creating an environment that meets the needs of all children
  • You are flexible and thrive in an environment that is different each day and may occasionally be described as “organized chaos”
  • You collaborate and communicate effectively with kids and adults


Job Functions

As a summer camp instructor, you’ll get to

  • Co-teach weekly classes of 15-32 students of all backgrounds and abilities
  • Plan and implement daily lessons to teach theatre skills through games and activities based on provided curriculum
  • Direct students through the process of creating a final sharing/performance for families 
  • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians during drop-off/pick-up times to ensure a safe learning environment for all students
  • Communicate effectively with GREAT Headquarters including utilizing the online system of Basecamp
  • Travel to various camp locations throughout Central Minnesota
  • Facilitate transportation of materials including costume boxes and/or costumes to each site weekly
  • Manage and maintain camp spaces following all facility guidelines


Special Skills (bonus but not required)

  • Experience with playwriting, improvisation, musical theatre (choreography and/or music instruction) 
  • Formal or informal experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of learning styles and abilities


Job Requirements

  • Must be at least 18, per GREAT’s Child Safety Policy. (We encourage students grades 9th-12th to apply for our Summer Internship Program which will be posted in March.)
  • Must pass a state of Minnesota background check.
  • The position will require travel (within 40 miles of downtown St. Cloud) and some lifting (up to 50 pounds).

GREAT is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. We aspire to create a team that represents the diversity of our community while creating a space that encourages and embraces inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect.