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Literary Associate

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Denver, CO

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Company Overview

The DCPA Theatre Company champions the most exciting new voices in our field, while reaching to great stories of the past to illuminate the present. In crafting a season, we look for opportunities to celebrate together, as well as inflection points in the conversation about who Denver and the country are becoming.  The company produces eight to ten productions in three venues annually, as well as large-scale, immersive events off campus.  The Denver Center has a history of going big: seeking out large canvases that fully exploit the theatrical possibilities of the artform. Supported by one of the most skilled group of artisans in the country, that ambition is often delivered with superb craftsmanship. Increasingly, the work onstage represents the diversity of Denver and the Theatre Company consciously weaves conversation with the community into and around productions onstage.

Together, the DCPA Theatre Company, Broadway, Event Services, and Education & Community Engagement programs create a deep cultural impact on the region, realizing our mission to engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.


Culture Statement 

For more than 40 years, creativity and community have been the foundation of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ success. As a leading cultural organization in the Rocky Mountain West, we are actively participating in a cultural evolution of belonging and anti-racism. Our commitment to reflect the diversity and priorities of our community — in our workplace, audience and programming — has never been more present. 

We believe that the theater can transform us — and be transformed by us. We invite you to be part of our Team. 


It is preferred for applicants to provide a cover letter with their application.

Job Opening

The DCPA Theatre Company is seeking a Literary Associate for a 15-week job opening who will work 30 hours per week.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this position is to support, maintain, and move forward the daily operations of the DCPA Literary Department. The Literary Associate works closely with DCPA Literary Manager and artistic team to advocate both internally and to the broader theater field for playwrights and new plays. In all endeavors, works towards the DCPA’s mission and vision, and ensures that the work aligns with values of equity, access and inclusion.


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Reading and reporting on 3-5 scripts per week.
  • Research as it pertains to departmental operations.
  • Tracking, updating, and organizing literary properties.



  • Strong analytical skills and dramaturgical knowledge for a wide diversity of plays.
    • Deep appreciation and understanding of the new play development process.  
  • Excellent communication skills.
    • Able to engage in deep, meaningful conversations about work in progress. 
  • Team-oriented, collaborative worker and thinker.
    • Innovative thinker with a strong equity, accessibility and inclusivity analysis.
  • Organized administrator.
    • Computer proficiency required including work with databases and calendar programs
      • Proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel


Supervisor Responsibilities



Working Conditions

This position operates in a professional office or remote environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to read and communicate. 


Full time positions include the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance and Pet Insurance

401k Plan with employer contributions

Time off benefits including personal days, sick days, vacation days and 10 paid holidays

In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel welcome and valued. 

Denver Center for the Performing Arts


Denver, CO
80204 USA
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