Job Dates

05/09/22 – 09/05/22

Totem Pole’s 2022 summer series of shows run from May 9th through September 4th. Contract dates vary with some flexibility regarding start dates and end dates, but applicants should ideally be available for the entire length of the summer series.

– Staff salaries are competitive and dependent on prior experience.
– Most staff positions provide housing in private bedrooms within shared staff houses.
– Please be honest about your abilities. Inability to follow through with prescribed duties will result in termination.

To apply, please e-mail a Cover Letter, Resume (including three references), and examples of your work in a single PDF document to:
Joshua Zietak
Production Manager/Technical Director
*Totem Pole Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on sex, gender identity, disability, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or parental status.

Totem Pole Playhouse is following CDC guidelines and State and Local guidelines to help protect and mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

The Scenic Artist is responsible for working with the Paint Charge and Production Manager / Technical Director to accomplish all scenic painting for a fast-paced 5-show summer series. The candidate should have knowledge of all traditional scenic painting and finishing techniques, be able to work independently and maintain a clean and safe work environment. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and other tasks as assigned. The candidate will need to work on tall ladders, lift at least 50 lbs., and work long, hard hours. Start date of May 9th.

About Totem Pole Playhouse

Totem Pole Playhouse, America's Summer Theatre, located in the spectacular 1,200-acre Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, is seeking a full slate of technical staff positions for this legendary summer theatre's 70th summer series of shows.

Totem Pole Playhouse produces Equity productions and presents non-union guest productions as part of a summer subscription series. Totem Pole has an excellent reputation within the industry; the New York Times called Totem Pole "the Cadillac of summer theaters."