Online Career Resources & Professional Organizations

Metamorphoses Production PhotoActors' Equity Association
The Actors' Equity Association is the labor union representing 40,000 American actors and stage managers working in professional theatre.  Equity's website contains information about the union and its various departments, programs and contracts, industry-related news and casting notices.

Actor's Fund
This resources offers a wealth of information for actors, dancers, musicians, producers, directors, carpenters, stage hands, singers and others in the spotlight and behind the scenes.

American Alliance for Theatre Education (AATE)
The mission of AATE is to promote standards of excellence in theatre and theatre education, connecting artists, educators, researchers, and scholars with each other.

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
Website for the major union dealing with television and radio artists.

American Theatre Wing's Guide to Careers in the Theatre
Created in partnership with the Lincoln Center Library, this vast site consists of printed and video interviews with theatre professionals in over 30 different aspects of the art form.  Helpful theatre articles and related website links.

American Theatre Works
A non-profit organization that publishes a variety of theatre directories.

Art Job
Comprehensive, up-to-date national listings of jobs, internships, fellowships and other employment opportunities in the arts.  Subscription/registration required.

The publication from the Theatre Communication Group for full-time, part-time, seasonal, year-round and internship opportunities in the performing arts.  Theatre students may contact the department for username and password for online version.

With a neat and well organized series connecting icons, Artslynx has master folders dealing with Dance, Visual Arts, Writing, Film, Arts Administration, Music, Arts of Social Responsibility, Education and Arts Advocacy.

Arts Net
Artsnet is a clearinghouse of arts management resources available on the internet.

Association for Theatre in Higher Education
ATHE is an organization of individuals and institutions that provides vision and leadership for the profession and promotes excellence in theatre education.

Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Excellent site for those interested in the arts administration positions in the performing arts.  Includes a job bank.
Features performance news, audition announcements, technical opportunities, and career support services for both New York and Los Angeles.

Backstage Jobs
Free job listing service for all behind-the-scenes jobs in the live entertainment industry.

Music Man Production PhotoCurrent Jobs in Performing Arts
A national employment bulletin for jobs in the performing arts.  Subscription/registration required.

Entertainment Careers
Jobs, internships, and career information in the entertainment industry.

Entertainment Employment Journal
An online, interactive database of jobs and internships focusing exclusively on careers in the creative, professional, production and technical areas of the entertainment industry.
Online site to connect with others in the performing arts.

Hollywood Actors Network
Jobs for actors, singers and dancers posted for a variety of locales.  Useful in examining what the performing arts scene looks like.

Lincoln Center Directors Lab
THE LCT Directors Lab is a developmental program for nurturing stage directors from around the country and the world.

Literary Manager and Dramaturgs of America
LTMD is the most up-to-date way of conversing with dramaturgs, theatre artists and administrators, our colleagues in other art forms, government officials, educators and ethnologists, historians, and many others.
Film and TV production resources.

Musical Theatre Audition
Music theatre resource including audition information, advice and extensive descriptions of musicals and audition pieces that work for a wide variety of actors, singers and dancers.

NYFA Interactive
Free national information resources for artists in all disciplines and for everyone who supports them in any way.

National Performance Network
NPN brings to national attention some of the most exciting and stimulating new work in dance, theatre, music and multidisciplinary art being created in the United States through both direct and indirect support to touring artists.

New Dramatists
New Dramatists is a unique resource for the American Theatre.  The company is dedicated to the playwright and serves as an artistic home, theatre research and development center, and writers colony for the national theatre just a few steps from Broadway.  The company finds and nurtures new talent through a competitive, membership selection process and a seven-year playwright development program.

1940's Radio Hour Production PhotoPlaybill Online
This site claims to be "the source on the web for Broadway Theatre information."  Provides a wealth of information for both theatre goers and professionals.  Check out their "Casting and Jobs" section.

The Playwrights Center
An incubator of new work for the stage and the nation's most powerful resource for playwrights.

Screen Actors Guild
The primary role of the Screen Actors Guild concerns the members' wages and working conditions, on their jobs.  However, the website has a terrific links page.

Second City Training Center
Chicago's famed improvisational theatre training program offering weekly improvisational classes and performance opportunities.

Showbiz Jobs
Search engine for all types of jobs in the entertainment industry.

Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD)
A website dedicated to fight directors and choreographers including information about training, workshops and certification.

Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC)
Major union of stage directors and choreographers.

Southeastern Theatre Conference, Inc. Job Contact Service
Search for full-time and/or summer employment in theatre, including technical, academic positions and administration/management.

StrawHat Auditions
StrawHat is an organization that supports the careers of non-equity actors and technical artists looking to start and continue their professional careers in the theatre. Its main activity is to produce the StrawHat Auditions, which are held in New York every spring.

Shelter Dance Production PhotoTheatre Communications Group
The national organization for the American theatre with over 440 member theatres offers a wide array of services.

Theatre Crafts
The aim of is to eventually be the best resource for practical information and advice about technical theatre techniques for theatre folk at any level.

Theatre Jobs is a source for employment in the entertainment industry.  Online database includes 100's of ads in all fields of theatre.  Subscription/registration required.

United Scenic Artists (USA)
Represents designers and scenic artists nationwide.

University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA)
URTA is the country's oldest and largest consortium of professional theatre training graduate programs and associated professional theatre companies.

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
Association of design, production and technology professionals in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

Working Actor's Guide (Los Angeles)
This website is the online version of the 14th edition of The Working Actor's Guide to Los Angeles, a resource for performers and other entertainment industry professionals.