Seeking In-Person Performers for Young Audiences


In-Person Performers in mainstages interactive shows are passionate about bringing theater to diverse communities of children.

We are looking for performers who are dynamic character actors with a contagious personality and innate ability to connect with children.

currently available jobs at mainstages

Our performers bring an abundant amount of energy and excitement to every performance and facilitate a safe and inclusive space for all participants.

Time Commitment:

In-person performances are held typically on weekday and weekend mornings and afternoons with the occasional evening performance.

Ideal Candidates:

  • You enjoy highly interactive theater and have previous experience performing in youth theater, improv or hosting game shows.
  • You are able to greet and interact with audiences of all ages in a professional manner.
  • You are comfortable with set-up and breakdown of audio, visual and display equipment.
  • You have a lot of energy, and an ability to excite and engage children no matter their mood.
  • You are comfortable managing large groups of children.
  • You are confident in your time management skills.
  • You are organized and detail-oriented.
  • You enjoy working as part of a team.

Applicants should be able to self-report to Astoria, Queens for vehicle and supplies pickup, and those with access to a vehicle are also strongly encouraged to apply.

currently available jobs


$100-200 per session depending on the number of performances. All performers are considered independent contractors.

We offer flexible scheduling, high per diem rates, and other growth opportunities.


mainstages is committed to providing programming that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We are committed to celebrating all cultures and creating an inclusive environment for learners of all abilities. We strongly encourage people of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and backgrounds to apply.