Auditions & Opportunities

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Volunteers are needed in every area of the organization from admin to production, on stage and back stage – email Barbe@merrillartscenter.org if you’re interested in volunteering.


Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web By-Kids, For-Kids production (Kids ages 6-17)

  • Rehearsals Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons Sept 13-Oct 12, 2024
  • Tech week evening rehearsals Oct 14-18, 2024
  • Performances 2pm Oct 19-20 and 26-17, 2024
  • Please email dnacsr@aol.com with questions.


Paid and unpaid positions open

Director – Seeking director for fall 2024 & winter 2025 staged readings (mileage reimbursement available).
Auditions: TBA
Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays, 7-10pm
Performances: September and February @ Black Box at East Ridge HS, Woodbury
No budget reading with access to prop and costume storage. No set. Staged Reading.
Seeking director to work with living playwright and actors on new script to be produced at a later date.

Send resume, headshot, cover letter, and bio to Barbe@merrillartscenter.org

Director – Seeking director for fully-produced black box production of Spring 2025 Page to Stage Audience Pick (Finding J Mitchell  – comedy mysteries) – paid
Auditions: TBA @ Black Box at East Ridge HS, Woodbury
Rehearsals: Mondays through Fridays, January and February 2025
Performances: March 2025, Black Box at East Ridge HS, Woodbury
Strike (director included)

Send resume, headshot, cover letter, and bio to Barbe@merrillartscenter.org


Directors, Stage Managers, Sound Designers, Costume Designers, Props Designers, Set Designers, Box Office Personnel, Front of House Managers, Board Ops – ongoing search for experienced, paid personnel for future productions. Send resume, cover letter, bio and headshot to Barbe@merrillartscenter.org


ARTS GRANTS REVIEW PANELISTS WANTED:  The Minnesota State Arts Board is looking for application review panel members for their FY24 Creative Individuals and Arts Experiences programs. These review periods and panel meetings take place somewhere between mid-October through January (you do not need to be available this entire period, just some portion of it). Reviewers receive a stipend of $200, get a close look at the Arts Board grantmaking process, learn and improve grant writing skills, and play a meaningful role in our state’s public funding system for the arts. If you may be interested in serving, you can learn more here and/or fill out the online interest form today.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Dodgson | Grants Program Officer, Minnesota State Arts Board at jenny.dodgson@arts.state.mn.us or 651 539 2672.