Work With Us


Interns at Detroit Public Theatre take on several duties, including but not limited to assistance with:

Social media postings and promotional e-blasts.
Data integrity projects.
Events; these include rehearsals, performances and fundraising events.
Distribution of promotional materials.
Management of advertising partnerships.

Candidates should have experience working with the public and have strong organizational and communication skills; must be able to work independently and with a supervisor; box office, administrative or other theatre experience helpful. Candidates must be able to commit to working 10 hours per week. Compensation is a $100 per month stipend. Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to

Volunteer Ushers

Volunteer ushers work with front-of-house staff to welcome, guide, and ensure the safety and comfort of all patrons.

As ambassadors for DPT and the DSO, Volunteer Ushers play a critical role in ensuring patrons, donors, artists, students, staff, and all guests enjoy an exceptional experience at every performance and event. 

Volunteer Ushers are encouraged to usher for both DPT and DSO events, although ushers interested only in DPT events are welcome! All volunteer ushers working at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center must attend an orientation session.

Volunteer ushers are welcome to watch the performances they usher, provided those performances are not sold out. In the event of a sell out, each volunteer usher will be given a complimentary ticket to another performance of that show.

Please email to get the registration process started today!

This activity is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs + National Endowment for the Arts.


We are grateful for the support of our season sponsors.