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.


All Opportunities

Updated Dec. 1, 2022

Campus Resources / Leadership Opportunities

Creative project support for students

Added Sep. 15, 2022

The Creative Discovery Fellows (CDF) program is now offering creative project consultations via one-on-one appointments. Students can meet with a peer design consultant to discuss and receive feedback on projects such as infographics, podcasts, spark/website design, videography, zines, etc. To request support, please email cd-fellows@berkeley.edu. To find more resources, please visit our bCourse Student Hub.


Belonging at Cal Mentoring Program

Added Sep. 8, 2022

The L&S Mentors program is launching the Belonging at Cal community group to help address issues of belonging, imposter syndrome, and more. This unique group will be run by the graduate mentors and will meet twice a month for the Fall semester. We will aim to build community, trust, skill sharing, and demystifying the college experience from a minority perspective. 

Learn more and complete an interest form

Dance: Auditions, Workshops, Classes, etc.

Call for Proposals: United States of Asian American Festival

Applications due by Nov. 27, 2022

The United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF) presents up to 20 different programs reflecting the artistic accomplishments and cultural diversity of San Francisco's Pacific Islander and Asian American communities. USAAF showcases artists representing a diverse range of ethnic and cultural groups and aims to heighten the visibility of AAPI artists working in all disciplines. 

Learn more at APICulturalCenter.org


Space Residencies for Queer & BIPOC Dance Artists

Applications due by Nov. 20, 2022

Now in its second year, the residency will support 5 emerging/established dance artists/companies from Black, Latina\o\x, Hispanic, East Asian, South Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Indigenous, and Multiracial cultures and/or LGBTQIA2S+ communities, each with a 30-hour space residency in one of ODC's studios.

Learn more on ODC's website


Ongoing Opportunities

Internships, Fellowships, Residencies, etc.

Spring Internships: Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Priority Deadline: Dec. 6, 2022 at 11:59pm PT

Gallery interns will gain hands-on experience working in an art gallery environment and assist in all gallery operations related to exhibiting an art show and maintaining a gallery space. Internships are open to ALL enrolled UC Berkeley Students, NOT limited to Art Practice majors or upper division students. Prior experience is not required. You will be able to earn credits while learning about the day-to-day functioning of an art gallery.

See the application form for details


Summer Apprenticeships: Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.

Added Dec. 1, 2022

The CSC Apprentice Program (June 11–August 6 in Boston) is an intensive training program for early-career actors who are actively pursuing a career in theatre and have a passion or curiosity for Shakespeare. This training runs concurrently with CSC's signature event, Free Shakespeare on Boston Common. (Please note that tuition and housing fees apply. Tuition assistance is available.)

Visit CommShakes.org for details


Summer Internships: Croswell Opera House

Added Dec. 1, 2022

The Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan is hiring college student interns for Summer 2023. Interns will work approximately 13 weeks, from May to August, and will be involved in producing the Croswell's summer musicals, Jersey Boys, Beautiful: The Carole King Story, and Mary Poppins. These are paid positions with a stipend of $400 per week, plus $250 for travel expenses. The Croswell will coordinate housing.

Visit croswell.org for details


Internships at Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Added Nov. 10, 2022

LINES interns will experience a broad overview of the organization through involvement with various special projects and events, and by working in different departments at LINES, including Community Programs, Dance Center, LINES Training Program and more. Interns will be mentored in various aspects of arts administration, while developing their skills and building their network.

Learn more at LinesBallet.org


John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

Applications due by Feb. 9, 2023

The John Gardner Fellowship at UC Berkeley selects three seniors and provides each a $47,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public-sector interests for 10 months after graduation.

Learn more at IGS.Berkeley.edu


Spring 2023 Event Production Internship (Paid)

Added Nov. 3, 2022

Markham is a full-service issue advocacy and event firm serving progressive political groups, Fortune 500 companies, associations, and nonprofit foundations. Candidates must have strong organizational and logistical skills, as well as impressive interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic. This internship is based in San Jose.

Learn more and apply


Undergraduate Research Assistant with ASL proficiency

Added Oct. 27, 2022

The Black Studies Collaboratory is seeking an Undergraduate Research Assistant for one of our fellows, Mr. Antoine Hunter. We are looking for students specifically interested in dance/the arts and who are proficient in ASL. Ideally, work-study eligible, but not required.

Learn more and apply


AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship

Applications due by Mar. 1, 2023

Through our AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship, BCNM aims to transform both how entertainment careers are viewed by AAPI students, and how AAPI are viewed within the entertainment industry. Selected fellows will receive a summer stipend of $1,500 plus mentorship from industry professionals. 

See details on the application form


$6,000 Poetry Fellowship from Arts Research Center

Applications due by Nov. 20, 2022

Four poets will be chosen: three from UC Berkeley—one in each category of faculty, graduate student, and undergraduate student—plus one community poet living in the Bay Area. Applications for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 open Friday, October 7.

Learn more at arts.berkeley.edu


Chinese Music & Arts Capstone Workshop

Added September 8, 2022

The Center for Chinese Studies is launching a new Chinese Music and Arts Capstone Workshop for undergraduates in AY2022-23. Participants receive a $300 research stipend and the opportunity to apply for additional funding for major research expenses. The spring semester concludes with a student-organized mini-conference at which participants present their thesis projects.

Learn more about the workshop


Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley


Ongoing Opportunities — Greater Bay Area


Ongoing Opportunities — National & International

Jobs & Gigs

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes)

Added Dec. 1, 2022

Cal Shakes (Orinda, CA) is hiring seasonal and year-round employees. Positions include: Executive Assistant, Development Associate, Carpenters and much more!

Visit CalShakes.org for details


Aurora Theatre Box Office Associate

Added Nov. 3, 2022

This role will focus on providing exemplary customer service to all patrons of Aurora Theatre by performing individual ticket sales and customer assistance both over the phone, via email, and in person. $18/hour; approximately 4–19 hours per week, including nights, weekends, and occasional holidays.

Details at AuroraTheatre.org


Front of House at Shotgun Players (Berkeley)

Added Oct. 27, 2022

FOH team members are a group who look forward to engaging with our community: theater-goers who are thrilled to enter our spaces for a unique art experience, and who arrive ready to celebrate theater.⁠ Pay is $17/hour.

Learn more and apply


Aurora Theatre hiring for production positions

Added Oct. 6, 2022

Aurora Theatre in Berkeley is searching to fill production positions for Dustin Chinn's Colonialism is Terrible, but Pho is Delicious (Wardrobe Crew & Electrician/Programmer).

Learn more at AuroraTheatre.org


Latinx Mafia theatre collective hiring designers, stage manager

Added Oct. 6, 2022

Calling all BIPOC designers! LatinxMafia is hiring for our first, intimately produced premiere presented as part of Playground's 2022 Innovators Showcase at Potrero Stage in San Francisco (Nov. 18–20). Costume Designer ($500 stipend), Lighting Designer ($400 stipend), Sound Designer ($400 stipend), and Stage Manager ($600 stipend). Contact: hectorzavala78@gmail.com.


Cal Performances hiring part-time Usher Captains

Added Sep. 29, 2022

Cal Performances is seeking talented people with a passion for the arts to fill multiple roles at the Greek Theatre and Zellerbach Hall.

Learn more at CalPerformances.org


The Marsh hiring light/sound board operators

Added Sep. 29, 2022

The Marsh is looking for experienced light/sound board operators to work at our theatre in San Francisco. Performances are evenings, with call times typically at 5:30pm or 6pm, rehearsals are during the day or evenings, depending on the performer's and board operator's availability. Please contact jobs@themarsh.org for details.


Berkeley City Ballet hiring part-time ballet teacher

Added Sep. 22, 2022

Pre-Ballet and Adult Ballet classes are held on weekday afternoons (between 3:30-7pm) and Saturday mornings (between 9:30am-12pm). Applicants must have a background in dance (ballet preferred) and have experience working with children.

See the job flyer for details


Ongoing Opportunities — UC Berkeley

Ongoing Opportunities — Bay Area

Scholarships, Contests, Prizes, etc.

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize

Applications Due: March 1, 2023

This prize of up to $25,000 supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives motivated students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a special project after their graduation. The 2022 prize is open to Berkeley graduates in any area of study who are awarded an undergraduate degree in Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023.

Visit stronach.berkeley.edu for details

Undergraduate Prizes: Immigration

Submissions due by Jan. 20, 2023

The Future Histories Lab will award prizes of $300 to three currently enrolled or recently graduated (2020 or later) undergraduates who have completed work related to the themes of A Year on Angel Island. There are three categories: research paper, personal essay, and creative project. 

Learn more at FutureHistories.Berkeley.edu


Ongoing Opportunities

Study Away & Study Abroad

International Theatre & Dance Project

Added Sep. 29, 2022

The ITDP intensive will be held July 31–August 18 in Zakynthos, Greece. Daily classes will be held in Ancient Greek Theatre & Dance, Choro Drama & Ancient Greek Scene Study, Shakespeare & Text, Contemporary Scene Study, Acting for Film, Musical Theatre Vocal Performance, Musical Theatre Dance, and more.

Learn more on the ITDP website


InterExchange: Theater & History in the UK

Added Sep. 22, 2022

From January 5-11, 2023 join a group of traveling friends as you peer behind the curtain of England's fascinating history, with a special emphasis on theater. In addition to exploring London's theatrical past and present, you'll attend a theater workshop, two West End performances, and enjoy excursions to Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Stonehenge. Applications will be accepted until space is full.

Visit InterExchange.org for details


U.S. Programs


International Programs

Theater & Film: Auditions, Workshops, Classes, etc.

BareStage's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Added Dec. 1, 2022

BareStage Productions invites you to be a part of our spring play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead! If you would like to be a part of our cast or production team, please fill out our interest form.

Please contact the producer, Genevieve Bellavance (gmbellavance@berkeley.edu), with any questions or concerns.


Free Zoom Seminars for Student Actors

Added Nov. 3, 2022

Actors Connection is hosting a series of free Zoom webinars for student actors who are preparing to graduate. Seminar topics include showcase material selection, self-tape tips, and more.

RSVP here


Call for Proposals: United States of Asian American Festival

Applications due by Nov. 27, 2022

The United States of Asian American Festival (USAAF) presents up to 20 different programs reflecting the artistic accomplishments and cultural diversity of San Francisco's Pacific Islander and Asian American communities. USAAF showcases artists representing a diverse range of ethnic and cultural groups and aims to heighten the visibility of AAPI artists working in all disciplines. 

Learn more at APICulturalCenter.org


Casting Call: Alma Theatre Staged Reading

Added Nov. 10, 2022

Alma Theatre Co. is casting the upcoming staged reading of Colored by Kelli Colaco, set for Jan. 14 at The Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco. Actors will receive a $200 stipend for four rehearsals and the staged reading. (Synopsis: When Manzanita High School goes into lockdown from an imminent threat in the morning, African American actor Joe Palmer is scheduled to perform for Ms. Erin's English class; a racially fueled force majeure unfolds. Based on true events.)

See the casting call for details


Auditions: To Master the Art at Contra Costa Civic Theatre

Auditions held Nov. 14, 2022

CCCT presents the story of the legendary French chef, Julia Child, in the Bay Area premiere of To Master the Art by William Brown and Doug Frew from Aprril 21-May 21, 2023. The play tells the story of a larger-than-life culinary icon and her remarkable spouse as they struggle to find themselves as Americans abroad.

Learn more and sign up


Casting Call: Feature film role for forearm crutch user

Added Oct. 6, 2022

Nina Henninger Casting is currently working on a feature film from the creators of the film Captain Marvel. The story is a love letter to the music, movies, sports, politics, people, places, and memories (some true, some not) of 1987 Oakland. We are searching for someone who uses forearm crutches in their daily life for the role of NICK, a punk rocker between the ages of 18-29 who uses forearm crutches to get around.

See the full casting call here


Wardrobe Training Program at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Added Sep. 8, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is establishing a Wardrobe Training Program—our goal is to be the steppingstone to a professional wardrobe career. TheatreWorks will collaborate with IATSE Wardrobe Union Local 784 to create a comprehensive program to train students from local schools and technical training programs to prepare for the union exam and get required professional experience.

Learn more about the training program


Ongoing Opportunities

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