Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for an exciting career in show business?


If so, come work at Circa '21! Every position at Circa '21 is part of the

show! We all work together as a team to give our guests the best

possible experience. Listed below are the positions currently available.

Below the positions currently available, you will find the many

departments in which positions are occasionally available.

If you are interested in working in show business, bring in your

resume, download an application & drop it off or fill out an application
at our ticket office located at 1828 3rd Ave, Rock Island.
You may also email your resume to dlaake@circa21.com.

Circa '21 is an equal opportunity employer!

Positions currently available:

Resident Stage Manager: Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island, IL  
(180- miles west of Chicago) in its 43rd year, is seeking a Resident Stage Manager
with professional experience and a degree in theatre.  Must be a self-starter,
hard worker, dedicated, patient, with excellent people and organizational skills, positive attitude, good sense of humor and a broad knowledge of theatre. Full time, year- round, non-AEA, resident position. Stage manage, prop &  run light board for mainstage productions, children's shows & special events. Normal mainstage schedule only 5 shows/week. Design skills and experience with short changeovers very helpful. Possibility of the position becoming P.M/ SM, with the elimination of props responsibility. Vacation, insurance and retirement plan available. Email for complete job description. Please submit electronically, cover letter, resume, as well as names and contact information for at least 2 professional references, to dpjh@circa21.com.

Kitchen help: Kitchen help is needed for buffet runners and prep helpers. 
Workers help set up, tear down and fill the buffet tables during dinner. 

Must be available evenings and weekends. Food Handler Certification is

needed within 30 days of employment. If interested, please come to Circa ’21,

1828 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, between the hours  of 10 – 4, Monday – Saturday, to complete an application or download an application from our website.

Costume Shop: Seeking experienced stitchers to help build the costumes on a per-show basis. Experience with home sewing machines necessary and industrial sewing machines preferred. Able to take construction direction and have experience with a variety of fabrics and theatrical construction techniques. Other duties may include pulling items from stock, polishing/dying shoes, hand sewing, labeling costume pieces, repairs of costume pieces,  alterations of existing pieces, etc. Working from home is also a possibility for certain projects.


Wardrobe Laundry (part time): Washes, dries, and presses/steams costume pieces for the Circa ‘21 stage productions. Weekly obligations are usually Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. The time frame varies from show to show, somewhere between 2 and 5 hours per laundry day. Flexibility required, particularly during the closing of a show and the rehearsal period for the new show. Additional laundry duties are required during performances of our productions for children. Those laundry days are usually Tuesday afternoons and Saturday afternoons, depending on the performance schedule.

To apply for either position, please send your resume to dlaake@circa21.com or pick up an application at the ticket office.

Changeover Crew: Crew members are needed for the show changeover. The next changeover date is March 14. Must be 18 or over, with proof of health insurance to apply. Help needed in areas such as dismantling and loading scenery; unloading and assembling scenery; rigging scenery to fly; hanging and focusing lights; and much more. Experience is very helpful, but not necessary. If you are interested, please reply via email to dpjh@circa21.com.

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309-786-7733       1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201