Employment Opportunities

Paper Mill Playhouse is committed to hiring high caliber individuals of diverse backgrounds. We strive to provide our staff with a nurturing and inclusive environment, equal for all employees and optimal for their success. Paper Mill celebrates diversity and believes it enriches our work environment and the work on our stage.

Note: Covid-19 vaccinations are mandatory for employees of Paper Mill Playhouse, including booster shots for those eligible to receive them. Exemptions are allowed for medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief with approval from management.

Full-Time Opportunities

Finance Associate

Part-Time Opportunities

Cabaret Host

Head Bartender & Mixologist

Staff Usher

Carriage House Positions


Paper Mill holds auditions on a show-by-show basis in New York City throughout the year. The audition notices with dates and location are posted on this website and in the usual professional publications such as Backstage and Playbill. We operate under the AEA COST Agreement (Tier 4) and hold required AEA calls accordingly. On large musicals, we are allotted a small number of Equity Membership Candidate contracts and see non-union performers at the Equity Principal Auditions and Equity Chorus Calls (time permitting), and occasionally hold “open” calls. We work with several NYC casting offices and the casting director for each individual production is listed on the audition notice with information regarding submissions. Please note that we do not accept video submissions nor do we provide housing due to our proximity to New York City where we audition and rehearse. Please direct any inquiries to Patrick Parker, Associate Artistic Director: PParker@PaperMill.org.

Child and Teen Performers

Are you interested in performing? Please see the Education menu above for information on acting classes and auditioning for the Paper Mill Summer Conservatory. For more information, please email our Education Department at Classes@PaperMill.org


Volunteers are needed to assist us during performances in the theater and during office hours in administration. There are many different kinds of opportunities available for people with different areas of interest, skill sets, and time availability.

Learn More About Volunteering


To apply for an internship please e-mail your resume along with a cover letter which describes your areas of interest, your relevant skills, and details about your availability to: internship@papermill.org

For high school students

Paper Mill’s Theater School Internships are open to high school students who assist with Theater School classes for two hours per week. A number of special benefits, including complimentary tickets and shadowing opportunities are available to Theater School Interns. Theater School internships run from September through April and applications are usually available the preceding June.

For college students and college graduates

Paper Mill offers non-paying internships in all areas of administration, including education programming, marketing, fundraising and finance, company management, casting, and non-union production management. Internships are available only during the presenting season from September through June. Paper Mill Playhouse does not provide housing for interns and internships are not available during the summer months.