Performers and Improv Hosts for Kids

Astoria, NY 11105


Taylor Ann Spencer

Job Details


mainstages, an educational theater company for children, is seeking energetic performers with strong improvisational skills to perform and lead programs at community centers, schools, and various organizations in NYC and the Tri-State Area during the year in preparation for a summer tour to camps nationwide.

We are looking for dynamic character actors with a contagious personality and an innate ability to connect with children. An ideal candidate is a self-starter who can host a game show, play three characters in an interactive performance, and lead an improv showcase performed by children (ala Whose Line is it Anyway?) all in the same day. A successful mainstages performer thrives on the unpredictable and can bring the noise, energy, and drive to make every show special for the audience. Encouraged, but not strictly required, is a working knowledge of A/V equipment.

Many of the year-round performances take place on Sundays, so weekend availability is a must. A clean driver’s license and comfort driving in NYC is required. Applicants with their own car are encouraged to apply. Performances vary week to week with dates offered in advance of employment. We have a formula and a recipe to ensure you feel comfortable and supported.

This is the perfect job for someone with camp interest or experience and/or an innate ability to connect with kids. We offer competitive compensation and opportunity for growth into administrative roles and helping to create content for shows. If you think that this is YOU, apply now at



January 3, 2020 – August 21, 2020