Student Opportunities

This page is updated regularly as TDPS is notified of opportunities that may be of interest to our students. If you would like to list an opportunity or resource, please email tdps@berkeley.edu

For information about TDPS production opportunities, visit the Callboard.

Updated: January 25, 2022

Dance (Auditions, Events, Resources, etc.)

Auditions for PUSH Dance Company (San Francisco)

Submissions accepted on a rolling basis

PUSH is currently accepting video auditions for its 2022 season. We are seeking women, men and non-binary individuals with experience on stage. This is a paid position that may lead to ongoing work. PUSH is a contemporary modern dance company that doesn't require conservatory training or technique in Western dance forms such as modern contemporary dance or ballet in order to join our artist roster.

Learn more at PushDance.org


Shawl-Anderson Dance Center Class Scholarships

SADC offers two programs to provide financial support for adult students so that everyone can dance regardless of economic means. The Stephanie Jacob Adult Scholarship Program provides 4 or 8 class cards and the Discounted Training Program is for those earning $45,000 or less per year, reducing the cost to $8/class. Each application takes about 5 minutes to complete online.

Learn more and apply at shawl-anderson.org

Internships / Fellowships / Residencies

Art of Advocacy Workshop

Applications due Jan. 31, 2022

Art of Writing at UC Berkeley is partnering with alumnus and communications professional Matthew King to host the Art of Advocacy Workshop this February and March! Ten to twelve undergraduates will be selected to learn how to research, write, and pitch stories on public policy topics of their choosing and become AoW's inaugural cohort of Art of Advocacy Fellows.

Learn more at ArtOfWriting.Berkeley.edu


Santa Cruz Shakespeare Summer Internships

Applications due Feb. 11, 2022

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is an independent non-profit repertory theatre company that matches unparalleled professional performances with unparalleled outdoor beauty in the heart of Santa Cruz. Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theater artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity. We provide internships in acting, directing, production, design, dramaturgy, administration, and stage management.

Details at SantaCruzShakespeare.org


Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley


Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area


Ongoing Opportunities — National & International

Jobs / Gigs

Office & Facilities Manager at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

Added Jan. 20, 2022

The Office & Facilities Manager reports to the Executive Director and will provide hands-on care, stewardship and maintenance of SADC's primary location in Berkeley.

Learn more at shawl-anderson.org


Summer Counselors at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp (Michigan)

Added Jan. 20, 2022

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is looking for college students to serve as camp counselors for the summer of 2022! Counseling staff positions are for a full 9-weeks in residence (June 13 – August 14). Salaries range from $2100-$2450 for the season, with housing and meals provided. Season-end bonuses are available for those who qualify.

Learn more at BlueLake.org


Managing Director for Jess Curtis/Gravity (San Francisco)

Application reviews begin Jan. 31, 2022

Gravity is an international Dance/Performance company based in San Francisco and Berlin. Founded in 2000 by choreographer-director Jess Curtis, Gravity creates exceptionally engaging body-based art that physically explores and addresses issues and ideas of substance and relevance to anyone with a body. Gravity also serves emerging artists and helps make the performing arts more accessible to people with disabilities through Gravity Access Services and Artist Services Programs.

See the full job posting here.


Features Curator for Theatre Bay Area

Added Jan. 14, 2022

Report to the Executive Director and Marketing and Communications Officer on editorial planning and managing of content creators for TBA's bi-monthly newsletter. The Features Curator is responsible for the creation of at least two articles per newsletter.

See the full job posting here.


Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley

Ongoing Opportunities — Bay Area

Scholarships / Prizes / Contests

BAMPFA Student Committee Film Festival

Submissions due Feb. 7, 2022

Films must be 15 minutes or less and completed in the last 2 years (from 2019–present). Selected shorts will be screened at the one-day festival on April 8 at the Barbro Osher Theater at BAMPFA.

See the submission form for details.


Sudden Fiction Contest

Submissions due March 5, 2022

Berkeley Fiction Review is accepting submissions of previously unpublished flash fiction pieces of 1000 words or fewer. The top three finalists and honorable mentions will be published in the journal. First place wins $150, second place wins $100, and third place wins $50. There is a $5 entry fee for each submission.

Learn more at BerkeleyFictionReview.org


Ongoing Opportunities

Theater (Auditions, Events, Resources, etc.)

BareStage Spring Opportunities

Added Jan. 25, 2022

BareStage Productions is UC Berkeley's oldest and largest student-run theater group. Each semester we:

  • Put on two fully staged productions, a play and a musical—this semester the shows will be Titus Andronicus and Legally Blonde: The Musical
  • Host two performance ensemble groups—BareTroupe, a democratically-run musical theater ensemble, and BarePage (new this semester!), a troupe dedicated to staging student-written and -directed short works

We have tons of opportunities for interested actors, writers, technicians, and musicians of all levels of experience. If you're interested, you can fill out our interest form. You can also visit our website and follow us on social media @barestageproductions.

See the BareStage Interest Form for more information.


Auditions & Jobs for Cal Shakes' 2022 Season

Added Jan. 20, 2022

Cal Shakes (Orinda, CA) is hiring for its 2022 Season—sound, lighting, scenic, and much more! Join us outdoors in the spring for Romeo y Juliet followed by Lear in the fall! We're accepting taped submissions from Equity and non-Equity actors through January 21.

Learn more at CalShakes.org


Auditions for jericho! improv and sketch comedy

Added Jan. 20, 2022

Oh bother, jericho! improv and sketch comedy is holding auditions again! We invite you to join us for an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of improv at our public workshop. Then, come see us at Improvaganza, a performance showcasing all five of Berkeley's improv and sketch comedy teams. Reach out to us @jerichoimprov on Instagram for any queries. Important Spring 2022 dates:

  • Zoom Info Night: 1/26
  • Improvaganza: 2/5
  • Public Workshop: 2/7
  • Auditions: 2/12 and 2/13

Call for Submissions: BIPOC Expressions, A Showcase of Short Plays

Submissions due by Feb. 28, 2022

The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco welcomes playwrights 18 years of age and older, residing in the Bay Area, and who identify as BIPOC to partake in our showcase. We are looking for ten-minute plays with no more than five characters per play. We will do our best to cast appropriate actors for all plays from our talent pool. Twelve plays will be chosen from all plays received through a carefully vetted process by our literary readers. The selected participants will be paid a $50 stipend, and all submitters will receive a one-year membership to PCSF.

Learn more at PlaywrightsCenterSF.org


Summer 2022 Opportunities at College Light Opera Company (Massachusetts)

Applications due Feb. 15, 2022

The College Light Opera Company is recruiting a diverse and inclusive company of theatre performers, technicians, and administrators for our 55th season, running from June 10 through August 20, 2022. Our nine shows will include: Cinderella, All Shook Up, Orpheus in the Underworld, She Loves Me, Kiss Me, Kate, and more! Company member benefits include room, board, and stipend.

Details at CollegeLightOperaCompany.com


Ongoing Opportunities

Volunteering / Leadership

Teach with Cal CREATE in Spring 2022

Applications due Jan. 30, 2022

Cal CREATE (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Empowerment) is a student-led group from the Public Service Center, sponsored by ASUC and the City of Berkeley, that is passionate about arts education. Through weekly trainings and help from mentors to advise on curriculum, you can learn how to teach classes in visual arts, theater, or creative writing to elementary and middle-school aged students in local Berkeley schools. Working with a partner, you have the opportunity to teach your own afterschool arts program to not only gain teaching experience, but also give back to your community.

Anyone interested in the arts (visual arts, theater, or creative writing) and/or teaching is encouraged to apply and no prior experience is needed.

Learn more at PublicService.Berkeley.edu


Volunteer with Dance for All Bodies

Added Jan. 25, 2022

Dance for All Bodies is a non-profit that organizes dance classes designed for people with disabilities. We are dismantling the ableism in dance and in the world one dance class at a time! Current volunteer positions include: Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager, and Dance Class Host.

Visit DanceForAllBodies.org for details.


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Please Note: These listings do not imply endorsement of any organization or individual by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Whenever possible, we will do basic vetting of opportunities and provide links to information about the sponsoring organizations. If you have a concern regarding an opportunity, please contact Ben Dillon, Director of Marketing and Communications: tdps@berkeley.edu