Playbill is an acting and film-industry news site with a great job board
Expected pay: NA
Commissions & fees: none
Where: Nationwide (remote)
Playbill is a news site for people interested in the theater. Specializing in live shows, the site publishes stories about both professional and some student productions nationwide.
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The site also has a very nice job board, where actors can search for jobs and find out where to apply for them.
The jobs range from roles in ongoing productions to teaching positions for theater and film. It’s important to note that some of these are volunteer — not paid — positions. So be sure to check the right-hand side of the listing for the “paid” button. If it’s not there, you’re working for free.
How it works
There’s no need to sign up or pay a fee here. You can simply read industry news, or hit the “jobs” tab to search for available positions.
You can search jobs by state, whether the job is union or non-union, internships, etc. There’s also a “category” sort that allows you to look simply for writing or academic positions, for instance. The categories also include musician, technical and non-theatrical positions.
In short, the job listings are beautifully organized and free. You can have job listings sent to your email, as well, if you so choose.
However, the site also doesn’t provide any marketing services. This is not a place, for instance, where you can post your resume and headshots.
We highly recommend regularly checking the job board here.
If you’re looking for a site to post your resume and seek work, you may want to set up a free profile at Actor’s Access.
Backstage also has a casting service, which allows you to subscribe, set up a profile and apply for acting positions. The site charges a fee for membership. However, at roughly $150 annually, it’s less than the cost of good headshots. (Backstage also has frequent membership deals, where you can subscribe for less than $100 annually. You can sign up with Backstage here.)
Looking for “below the line” positions, such as production or writing assistant jobs, jobs in lighting, set design, etc.? Check out ArrayCrew.