Get involved with Book-It! Check out the listings below for job openings, volunteer opportunities, and audition notices.

Please note that there are no in-person internship or volunteer opportunities currently planned for the 2020-21 season.

Employment

Book-It is a great place to work with offices in the heart of Seattle Center and a wonderful team of co-workers. Click on a job title to view and download a complete job description and application instructions.

There are no openings at this time.

 

Board of Directors

Book-It Repertory Theatre is a non-profit service organization that seeks board members to help further its mission to transform great literature into great theatre, through simple and sensitive production, and to inspire its audiences to read. Through its mainstage and arts education programs, the theatre reaches approximately 75,000 adults and youth across Washington State annually.

Board members are desired to serve as ambassadors for the organization, helping to connect the community with Book-It and its programs, and providing financial and strategic leadership. The Board of Directors meets monthly and members typically participate on at least one standing committee per year. An annual financial commitment is required as is assistance recruiting guests to events and shows.

For more information, click here for the job description.

Ushering

Ushers assist the House Manager in light duties, which may include scanning tickets, handing out programs, helping people to their seats, selling concessions items, and tidying up the theatre after the show.

All volunteer ushers get to see the show they usher. However, if the show sells out and no seats are available, ushers may sit in the lobby and watch the show on live feed.

You can now sign up to volunteer for upcoming shows online!

Volunteer Sign Up Volunteer Newsletter

Administration

Projects may include assisting the Marketing & Communications, Development, or Education departments in assembling mailings and or informational packets, advertisement materials distribution, or other projects. Please let us know if you have special skills or areas of interest.

Special Events

Book-It often hosts special events to engage with our community and get to know our patrons and donors. We can often use assistance with setup, food and wine service, and cleaning up. And you might just get to listen in on a talkback with an author whose work you love or a panel of experts who can illuminate a book for you in a new way.

Questions? Email us at housemanager@book-it.org.

About our Internship Program

Our Internship Program gives participants hands-on experience in the world of professional theatre. Interns are mentored by Book-It staff members to help them increase their skills in their given areas and get practical experience in the theatre as a whole. Book-It is searching for reliable, self-motivated, committed people who have acquired basic skills in their area of interest but wish to enhance their learning, their resumes, and their experience.

Book-It is not currently looking for interns as of June 2020.

Book-It Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Book-It Repertory Theatre is committed to supporting a diverse work force. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, political ideology, or any other legally protected status.

Questions? Please contact Education Director Gillian Jorgensen.

Book-It Repertory 2021-2022 Season General Auditions Notice


Update 5/12/21: All audition slots are filled. To be added to the waitlist, please email casting@book-it.org


We are holding open auditions for our 2021-2022 season. Book-It is proud to have safely produced an all-audio season in 2020-2021, adapting to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For our 2021-2022 season, we will continue with two audio plays in the Fall of 2021, and we plan to return to in-person gatherings with three live performances in Winter/Spring 2022.

My name is Zenaida Rose Smith (she/her), and I am the casting associate for Book-It. I am offering 15-minute audition appointments, one-on-one via Zoom. However, I ask you to prepare a little differently for this audition. Please, read the full description below.

Whether you’ve worked with Book-It before or not, I’d like to see you! All experience levels are welcome, and preference will be given to local artists. If you are a member of AEA (Actors’ Equity Association), please note that we will hold Equity generals later in the year.

Come prepared for the following:
A conversation. I want to know the stories that get you excited. I want to know how you like to create. What stories do you see yourself in? What is it about these stories that draws you in? What excites you about storytelling? What questions do you have about Book-It?

Read a scene with me. Choose one (1) of the five (5) provided selections from the Book-It catalogue. Please, review your selection prior to your appointment, at which time we will read it aloud together. My goals for this exercise are (A) to get a sense of how you collaborate, and (B) to give you a sense of the Book-It adaptation style, if you are not familiar with it.

No headshot or resume is required for these appointments.

Scheduling your audition:
Schedule your 15-min audition appointment here:
Schedule Your Audition

You will receive an email reminder 24 hours before your appointment, which will include the Zoom meeting link. These are the dates/times that are available to book:

Monday, June 7   1:00-4:00 PM, PDT
Wednesday, June 9   6:00-10:00 PM, PDT
Thursday, June 10   6:00-10:00 PM, PDT
Saturday June 12   12:15-5:30 PM, PDT
Monday, June 14   1:00-4:00 PM, PDT
Wednesday, June 16   6:00-10:00 PM, PDT
Thursday, June 17   6:00-10:00 PM, PDT
Saturday, June 19   12:15-5:30 PM, PDT

Choosing your audition side:
The five (5) selections from the Book-It catalogue can be found HERE. Choose only one to read at your appointment. The character(s) you are invited to read are listed at the top of each PDF. Please, read the sides carefully, and I encourage you to read for the character with which you most identify. You do not need to be familiar with the book from which the piece is adapted.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

If you have questions, please feel free to email Zenaida at casting@book-it.org.