Actors & Teaching Artist

Discovery Theater produces three to five shows per season. General auditions are usually held during the summer; as well as throughout the year on an as-needed basis. If you are interested in auditioning for Discovery Theater, please email us a recent headshot and resume to: Info@DiscoveryTheater.org.

Stage Managers, Tour Managers, & Technicians

We are always looking for stage managers, tour managers, and technicians for our produced shows. These are contract positions for projects on an as-needed basis. Please see the job descriptions linked below for more information.
Stage Manager | Tour Manager

Directors & Designers

If you are a Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Props Designer, or Costumer Designer – we’d love to have your resume on file for our upcoming produced shows. Please send a recent resume to: Info@DiscoveryTheater.org.


Intern with the largest museum theatre program in the country, at America’s most prestigious cultural institution! Smithsonian Associates’ Discovery Theater presents a 10-month season of over 30 educational programs for children with 300 performances on weekdays. As an intern you learn by doing, training, and utilizing skills in Box Office, House Management, Production Assistance and Arts Administration. Group ticket phone sales, project management skills, editing and proofing in an intimate office setting are also part of the average day. Opportunity for hands-on work abounds in a small, educational theatre setting. This unpaid Smithsonian internship can be arranged for full-time or part-time; and for the full school year, one semester, or a summer internship.

Ideal for undergraduate and post graduate students interested in the fields of arts education, museum theatre, children’s programming, and arts administration.

For more information on applying or about internships with the Smithsonian Associates and Discovery Theater, please click here. If you have any questions about internships, please email Associates-Internships@si.edu.


We currently do not have any full-time positions available.