This full time position collaboratively leads the production of costumes for GREAT’s shows, educational outreach, camps, and other programs. You will shift between acting as costume designer for two to three shows and as shop lead on four to five productions per season. This collaborative position works closely with costume shop staff, volunteers, students, and production teams to create amazing professional quality costumes in an educational and supportive environment. If you have excellent creativity, imagination, and costume design skills, previous experience or involvement with a community theatre, are passionate about equity, teaching and developing others, and committed collaboration – this might be the job for you!

Costume Designer & Shop Lead Position Description

To apply please email your resume and cover letter, along with a link to your design portfolio or samples of your work, to with your name and the position title in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled as they are received. 

Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager

Do you have experience as a stage manager or looking to gain experience as an assistant stage manager? We are actively looking to grow our team. Please send interest and resume to


We’re currently seeking accompanists to join our team. Please email if you’re interested.

Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT), is a non-profit community theatre that enriches lives by bringing people together to build lasting connections through theatrical storytelling that challenges, educates, entertains, and inspires. Through dynamic on-stage programming that consists of producing 8-10 full-scale shows featuring local talent, multiple production collaborations, and innovative off-stage educational outreach throughout Central Minnesota, we invite people to be part of the story to build a more vibrant community, celebrate differences, and create a sense of belonging for everyone. By reaching more than 60,000 people each year, GREAT brings our community together through the transformative power of the arts.

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. Additionally, we are committed to anti-racism through ongoing and consistent action, moving with urgency while identifying both immediate and long-term strategic actions, both as individuals and collectively as an organization.