Music Associate

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT), a CORST X AEA resident summer music theatre, is looking for a MUSIC ASSOCIATE for our 2020 season.

Employment Dates: Thurs 5/14 – Sun 8/23

MSMT offers a weekly salary, free housing with internet and the beautiful Maine coastline.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting Music Directors with all the music for said productions
  • Assisting with the rearranging of the scores when necessary
  • Assisting with transpositions when necessary
  • Ensuring (or assisting with) that all music rehearsals, singing and dancing, are accompanied
  • Playing at rehearsals as determined by the Musical Director of each production
  • Playing at all assigned performances
  • Assist MD with Concerts, TYA productions, and the Intern Singers
  • Music Direct and/or Assistant Music Direct assigned TYA’s and/or concerts
  • Play for special events/cabarets as needed and as determined by management

Successful candidate will have superior knowledge of:

  • The musical theatre cannon
  • Accompanying for musical theatre
  • Basic keyboard programming – i.e. Apple Mainstage
  • Basic computer music notation skills (Finale) – knowledge of orchestrating & arranging a plus!
  • Organizational and communication skills
  • Working collaboratively as part of a hard working team is absolutely necessary and candidates should be self-directed and motivated.


Please send the following:

  • 3 recordings of your playing (video strongly preferred). Pieces should be from the musical theatre genre – at least one dance break/excerpt OR overture excerpt. Please show different styles and send recording of only you playing
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 work related references (not written), which includes their phone numbers and email addresses, to

TO:, or Employment Department, Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm Street, Brunswick, ME 04011


MAIN STAGE:  Titanic; Mamma Mia!; Sound of Music; Something Rotten

CONCERTS:  Christine & Patsy Together Again; Red, Hot & Cole Porter; Piano Men

TYA:  Robin and Clark’s Beauty and the Beast; Frozen Jr.; Shrek, Jr.

MSMT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, political persuasion or belief, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or status as a whistleblower.