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Want to get involved at the Kitchen and see shows for free? Sign up to be an usher for one of our performances! Volunteer ushers scan tickets, pass out programs, direct patrons around our space, and help clean up after shows. Ushers are the hosts of the Kitchen community, making sure all our patrons feel welcome, safe, and cared for while at the theater.  For more information or to add your name to our usher list, email ​Associate Producing Artistic Director Emily Jackson at To sign up for shifts, visit

Other Opportunities

Kitchen Theatre Company would not be able to present the excellent theater you see on stage without the help, generosity, and dedication of our talented volunteers. We're looking for people who can:

  • Distribute posters and brochures

  • Participate in newsletter mailings

  • Help build sets and hang lights

  • Deepen our community engagement by acting as institutional ambassadors

If you are invested in joining the volunteer team, please email or call (607) 272-0570.


Staff Positions

Kitchen Theatre Company is not hiring for any staff positions at this time. We do accept rolling applications for part-time positions in front of house operations and technical theatre. Please submit a resume and email of interest to

Creative Positions

Kitchen Theatre Company holds Equity Principal Auditions in Ithaca. Members of Actors' Equity Association should check with AEA for announcements of EPAs and make appointments to be seen by emailing

Directors and Designers

We are always looking to expand our pool of theatrical directors and designers. Feel free to send us an email of interest, resume, and links to your work or website to



Kitchen Theatre Company is committed to contributing to the field of American theater by producing new plays. KTC seeks plays that complement our mission of creating bold, intimate, and engaging theater. We generally produce full-length plays with character-driven narratives that start "important conversations." While we do plays of varying cast sizes, we are specifically looking for small (2-3 actors ideal, 5 actors max) pieces. Check out our production history to get a better sense of our work. Please send materials, including a short synopsis, character breakdown, and development history, to


Resident Professional Fellowship Program

Kitchen Theatre Company’s Resident Fellowship Program is committed to training future generations of theater professionals. At the Kitchen, the Fellows play a vital role in the production and administration process and are mentored by members of the staff. KTC Fellows have gone on to MFA programs and to professional theater careers throughout the United States. This program is on hiatus for the 2023-24 season.

Trainee Program

Young people ages 18-24 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent are given first time work experience and knowledge on multiple disciplines of technical theatre and front of house activities. Successful applicants work 15-20 hours a week for an hourly wage, performing duties related to customer service, opening and closing the theatre, handling computerized ticket sales, lighting, sound, and other technical aspects of theatre. This program is on hiatus for the 2023-24 season.

Kitchen Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Kitchen Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in Tompkins County and beyond.

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