Join the PAA Team!

Do you love to work with students in theatre?
Looking for a fun, creative challenge?
Apply to join PAA’s Faculty and Staff Today!


PAA is seeking experienced, passionate theatre professionals who love to work with students and are excited to work in non-traditional theatrical spaces.

● Candidates must have a willingness to learn, be highly organized, self-motivated, and committed to working as part of larger teams. Programs are designed for ages 3 – grade 12 with some adult classes too!

● PAA’s programs and classes encompass a wide variety of experience levels.  With the exception of the advanced level, musical theatre programs have placement auditions that usually occur at least 4 weeks prior. More information on each program is located throughout the website. 

● PAA operates as an independent 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization located at 8817 South Broadway in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

● PAA hires 50+ contractors annually on a rolling basis and will only respond to selected applications.

● Due to the nature of PAA’s activities, all hired employees and contractors are background checked every 1-3 years.

Current Openings

Staff Position - Resident Costume Designer and Costume Department Manager

Resident Costume Designer and Costume Department Manager
This position is in charge of the design (creating or supervising), logistics, scheduling,
and implementation of all costume related elements for PAA’s year-round programming.
It also includes management, teaching, and stock management. High level attention to
details, ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines, creativity, out of the box on the
fly problem solving, advanced collaboration and communication skills, and love of
working with students are essential qualities for this position.

Job Duties:
● Work with the artistic director to recruit and hire costume faculty
● Oversee and mentor costume faculty
● Support costume faculty in their design and builds when needed and/or
● Design and build (execute) one show at St. Luke’s, one Afterschool (at a local
elementary school) and at least two summer productions per season (option to
design all summer programs with two assistants)
● Teach costume classes (at least one per season) and work with the Artistic
Director to standardize/set goals and criteria for existing classes and
develop/design new classes
● Work with the Resident Production Manager/ Technical Director in the scheduling
and implementation of costume design into productions
● Work with the Resident Production Manager/ Technical Director in the inventory,
organization and maintenance of costume-related offsite storage
● In charge of the organization, cleaning and maintenance of the shared costume
work space and loft area at St. Luke’s, in collaboration with St. Luke’s manager.
● Create and oversee a plan and schedule for laundry/dry cleaning of costumes
and restock of costumes post-shows, including summer. This includes supporting
the other costume designers in this when applicable and doing the
implementation of it when the Resident Costume Designer is also the show
● Work with the Artistic Director and Resident Production Manager/ Technical
Director to develop a long-term growth strategy for the costume department.
● This position is required to come to staff meetings when there are productions
underway. A detailed schedule of when this is will be created with the Artistic
Director upon hiring and may be subject to change
● This position’s roles and responsibilities will be evaluated at regular intervals with
the Artistic Director as it is a new position, and adjustments may be made as
needed as well as other duties as assigned

Physical Job Specifications:

  • Often needs to be in stationary positions (standing and sitting), sometimes for several hours at a time.
  • Frequently moves costumes and costume racks, wheeled and non-wheeled.
  • Needs to be able to lift and/or wheel costume-filled tubs into and out of storage and vehicles, as well as transport tubs to and from various locations including on and off site storage and production locations.
  • Needs to be able to co-lift filled costume racks, sometimes up and/or down stairs.
  • Needs to be able to ascend and descend a ladder.
  • Frequent work in noisy environments.
  • Must be able to operate sewing and other job-related equipment

Start Date: Immediately
This is a part time, non-exempt, salaried position.

Please submit (use Apply button, below):
● A cover letter that explains why this position is exciting to you, and what you
would bring to it that is unique and beneficial to PAA. The more detail and
specificity the better. Please limit to one page in length.
● A resume
● References (at least 3)
● Link to portfolio/work samples (bringing a hard copy in to interview is fine as well;
please note this in the cover letter)

Freelance Faculty Positions
The Performing Arts Academy is hiring faculty for the 2020-2021 season!
Join our team!

We are seeking experienced theatrical teaching artists for classes and musical theatre productions. Contracted freelance positions are available in artistic, design, tech and management.

Work dates/times and duration vary by program.
Local hires only; no housing or transportation available from PAA.
Student ages vary by program from ages 3 – grade 12, and some 18 yrs+ adult classes.
Background checks are performed on all hired faculty.

APPLY using the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page
Please make sure to include:
A cover letter detailing why you would like to work with us and highlighting relevant experience.
A CV/resume
3 References with contact information
Optional: reels, photographs, and other supporting documentation

Please note, due to the volume of applications, we will contact only those selected for an interview.

The Performing Arts Academy is an award-winning educational theatre company founded in 2006, located in Highlands Ranch CO. Providing quality theatre education in acting, dance, voice and behind the scenes tech and design, Through high quality class and performative opportunities, PAA focuses on the growth of students as individuals, and as active participants in the world.

Come join the team at PAA!

PAA is an inclusive community that welcomes participation without regard to gender,
sexual orientation, race, national origin, color, religion, disability, sex, creed,
transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, military status,
political service, and affiliation. PAA is strongly committed to Equal Employment
Opportunity. All employment decisions, terms, and conditions are made without regard
to race, national origin, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability,
Veterans’ status, marital status or other factors protected by applicable Federal, state,
or local law.

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