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Now Hiring


For seventeen incredible summers, the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute has welcomed extraordinary high school theatre students from across the US to beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a month-long professional theatre experience that shapes these young people as both performers and people. A staff member at SSTI is more than just an industry professional. You’re a mentor, a teacher, and a valued member of a community that values integrity, fun, and passion.


Come see why SSTI Feels Like Home.


To be considered for any of these positions, please email your resume, portfolio (if applicable), and references with your name and the job title in the email subject to:


Why SSTI? 


The staff at SSTI consists of upperclass college students, graduate students, and professional designers, directors, and educators working regionally, on Broadway, and in some of the nation's premiere musical theatre programs. The collaborative experience of working together at SSTI is quite often the spark for a lifetime of collaborations in the field.


For professionals looking to enhance their versatility and gain portfolio-defining images, the large scale productions at SSTI are vastly different from what you might imagine at a 'summer camp'. Working at SSTI gives staff members the chance to not only flex their creative muscles and take on new challenges, but also the opportunity to teach and share their knowledge with our incredible students.


There are many opportunities for summer work. but how many of those are housed minutes away from '2021's #1 Island in the United States'? South Carolina's beautiful Lowcountry offers something for everyone with beautiful beaches, water activities, and endless nature. Each employee has required time off weekly to insure they are able to enjoy their island home.

2024 PositionsT

This list is constantly changing and evolving. Please check back as positions will be added/removed as interviews continue and prior staff elect to return.

All jobs include a private bedroom in 4br/2ba apartment housing, dinners nightly, and a travel stipend or round-trip airfare.


Most positions at SSTI will involve the ‘teaching as you work.’  While you won’t have a traditional classroom at which to report, you will be teaching our high school apprentices the safe and best practices for taking a professional designer’s work, and bringing it to life on a stage. At SSTI, we are shaping the next generation of theatre technicians, and every staff member bears the responsibility of supporting that task daily. A staff member at SSTI should possess the strong leadership skills needed to serve as a role model for the collegiate and high school students working within their department, with a keen ability to ‘read the room’, make game-time decisions, and diffuse any situation that may arise during the course of a long production process.


SSTI is committed to creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.



Technical Apprentices (POSITIONS FILLED)

Resident Life and Housing Operations


Company Manager (POSITION FILLED)

Student Life Team Members (POSITIONS FILLED)

Stage Management


Production Stage Manager (POSITION FILLED)

Tech Production


Technical Director (POSITION FILLED)

Assistant Technical Director (POSITION FILLED)

Tech Education Specialist (POSITION FILLED)


Scenic Paint Charge (POSITION FILLED)


A1 Audio Engineer (POSITION FILLED)

Lead Electrician (POSITION FILLED)


Wardrobe Department Assistant (POSITION FILLED)

Wig and Makeup Assistant Designer (POSITION FILLED)

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