Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, a 501(c)3 organization, is passionately dedicated to presenting the highest quality theatrical performances to entertain and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of the greater New Orleans area. By offering a full season of contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, musicals, and children’s productions, as well as master classes and special events, the theater embraces the work of the city’s professional artists both onstage and backstage, all the while nurturing and mentoring up-and- coming talent with its array of outreach programs. 

New Orleans’ most historic playhouse, Le Petit Théâtre Du Vieux Carré, has played an important role in our nation’s theatrical history since 1916. Located just off Jackson Square, we have called our current stage at 616 St. Peter Street home since 1922. 

Le Petit Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Current Openings:

Associate Artistic Director—Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré

Le Petit is currently seeking an Associate Artistic Director to support the artistic mission and magnify the producing activities of New Orleans’ leading resident professional theater company during the 2019-2020 season.

With an annual operating budget of $1.7m, Le Petit Theatre produces a 5-play mainstage subscription series supplemented by a vigorous array of special events, readings, an annual production of A Christmas Carol, and educational initiatives, including fall and spring Young Conservatory sessions, and a Theatrical Workforce Development Program providing skills training in technical theatre. 

The Associate Artistic Director, reporting to the Artistic Director, and in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Production Manager and senior staff, has an opportunity to impact the culture of professional theater in New Orleans during a time of innovative organizational growth.

The Associate Artistic Director will take a leading role in producing LPT’s Open Book and August Wilson Project staged-reading series and will take a primary role in assisting the Artistic Director in all aspects of producing, casting, literary management, season planning, company management, and other duties as assigned.

For the 2019-2020 season, this position is contracted for 10 months, and will ideally start Sept. 3, 2019. For downloadable application instructions and a description of this position, please click here.

COMPENSATION: This is a 10-month seasonal contract. The compensation is $20,000, paid on a bi-weekly schedule. There is potential for growth into a full-time salaried position in the future.

TIME COMMITMENT: It is expected that the Associate Artistic Director will fulfill an average of 80-100 hours per month. Exact hours will vary depending on LPT’s production schedule. Inclusive of responsibilities at the theater, the AAD is expected to spend 2 days administrative work per week at the LPT offices and participate in the weekly staff meeting.

TO APPLY: Submit CV, cover letter and contact information for 2 references to jobs@lepetittheatre.com.  Submissions will stay open until August 26, 2019. 

Associate Director of Finance & Operations:

The Associate Director of Finance and Operations will work closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director and an outside Finance Consultant on creating and maintaining sound financial policies and plans to move the organization forward as it develops new programming and a comprehensive education program. The position is responsible for day to day operations in the finance department including general accounting, cash flow management, projections, and budgeting. Click here for full job description and application instructions. 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Le Petit relies on a core group of volunteers to assist during every production. Ushers play an essential role at Le Petit, and we look forward to welcoming new and returning volunteers during each show. Our volunteers receive complimentary tickets to our productions, and get a first look into upcoming events at the theatre. To join us, please submit the Volunteer Application Form and you will be contacted with details on how to sign up.