Childsplay is continually searching for the most creative, happy and intelligent beings on the planet to join its team!



The following openings are available:


Development Associate

Childsplay seeks a proactive, creative individual to join our Development Team. This full time position will support the fundraising efforts of Childsplay through management of ongoing institutional giving and support of individual giving programs. Additional responsibilities will include working with Childsplay’s ensemble to deepen donor relationships, expand donor opportunities, and generate support for the company’s work onstage and in the classroom. In this role, the Development Associate will become part of an ensemble organization that celebrates learning, creativity and education, be encouraged to innovate and grow as a professional with multiple opportunities for creative engagement, and become an integral part of Arizona’s arts and education community. CLICK HERE for more information. 


YETi Council Creative Advisor

Childsplay seeks a versatile youth facilitator to serve as an advocate and creative guide for Youth Ensemble Theatre, Inc. Creative Advisor works alongside a team of enthusiastic young people assisting them through the process of producing a play. Reporting directly to Childsplay Theatre Academy Manager, the Creative Advisor is the primary mentor for youth council members and provides support through the entire artistic season. Creative Advisor is responsible for modeling professional theatre standards, coaching business etiquette procedures, piloting group collaboration, and providing youth supervision. YETi (Youth Ensemble Theatre, inc.), a student run theatre company, engages young people in the business of producing theatre. CLICK HERE for more information about this part-time (5 hour a week) position in the Theatre Academy program. 



Childsplay will be holding general season auditions for the 2017/2018 season on Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Campus For Imagination and Wonder, 900 S. Mitchell Drive in Tempe. Callbacks will be held late afternoon on Thursday May 11th and Friday May 12th.


Auditions are for ADULT non-Equity actors only.


Actors should prepare two contrasting 1-minute monologues OR one monologue and 16 bars of an up-tempo song. A CD player and iPod connection will be available for accompaniment.


PLEASE NOTE: Childsplay is a professional adult theatre company that serves families and schools. All positions are paid and all actors are considered full time employees.  Rehearsals and performances are held during daytime hours. School tours will include overnight trips outside of the metro Phoenix area. 


Appointments are required for an audition. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail your headshot, resume, and preferred audition time to Anthony Runfola at arunfola@childsplayaz.org. No phone calls, please.


  • GO, DOG. GO! NATIONAL TOUR: August 28th, 2017 – April 25th, 2018
  • THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH: August 21st  – October 15th, 2017
  • TOMAS AND THE LIBRARY LADY: August 28th – December 26th, 2017
  • THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS: December 26th, 2017 – March 11th, 2018
  • MADDI’S FRIDGE: January 15th, 2018 – May 20th, 2018
  • FLORA AND ULYSSES: March 26th, 2018 – May 20th, 2018


Childsplay values equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our organization, programs, and audiences. We are committed to giving underrepresented artists a safe space to create art and community.


By welcoming people with differences in religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, gender, ability, and age we are better able to celebrate that which brings humankind together: imagination and wonder.


Bilingual Early Childhood Teaching Artist 

Be a part of a groundbreaking program using drama to teach language acquisition in early childhood education! Childsplay is assembling a team of highly qualified, bilingual Teaching Artists to collaborate in the implementation of a dual language preschool literacy program. Funded by a grant through the Helios Foundation in partnership with Arizona State University, and the Osborn School District, this program will contribute to research surrounding the impact of dual language acquisition on literacy development in early learners. Beginning in the fall of 2016, Childsplay will implement the EYEPlay program (Early Years Educators at Play) in 20 dual language preschool classrooms throughout the Osborn School District. EYEPlay is a job-embedded professional development program for preschool educators to learn to facilitate drama strategies as a part of their foundational literacy practice. CLICK HERE for full details. 


Teaching Artists

Childsplay seeks creative, innovative and qualified theater teaching artists for part-time employment in a variety of educational programs. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and employment is based on departmental need. Click HERE for more Information. 


Production Department

Over hire production staff. Please be sure to state your area of experience (i.e., carpentry, electrics, rigging, wardrobe, etc.)


Guest Artists/Designers

Please include production shots, if available.



Summer and semester internships are available in marketing, development and education. 


Internship Opportunities

Childsplay offers internships in arts administration, production, marketing and education. As an organization, we are committed to building internships around the skills, interests and learning needs of each individual. Click HERE for full details. 


Please send resume and cover letter to info@childsplayaz.org



Childsplay, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.