Trollwood Performing Arts School, located at Bluestem Center for the Arts, is a unique arts organization committed to providing high quality arts education, exceptional community entertainment, and serves as a community events and exposition center.

Trollwood serves as the managing arm for Bluestem Center for the Arts, a world-class facility headquartered in Moorhead, MN. The campus includes river views, grassy meadows, woods and wildlife, outdoor stages, a 2,500-seat amphitheatre, and the beautiful Marcil Commons which serves as an educational center and rental space including warm, knotty pine rooms with beautiful park views.

Trollwood Performing Arts School’s youth programs are committed to providing high quality performing arts education and exceptional community entertainment.

Since 1978, thousands of young people have spent their summers learning, growing, and making friends at Trollwood. Trollwood offers nine annual arts education, youth leadership and performance programs.

The school deliberately incorporates the outdoors because it is our belief that a connection to the natural environment fosters creativity, self-discovery, and an understanding of a healthy way of being alive. With nature as a model, students gain a better appreciation of the value of diversity, adaptability, cooperation, and interdependence.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume,​ three phone references, and portfolio information to  Or mail information to Trollwood Performing Arts School, 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560.

For more information on the application process or questions please call 218-477-6500 or email us at

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Join professionals from across the nation at Trollwood Performing Arts School, a unique youth arts organization that produces a high quality Broadway-style musical production each summer attracting over 25,000 audience members in outdoor amphitheater located at Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead, MN. Seeking Scenic Run Crew members for Disney’s FREAKY FRIDAY directed by Michael Walling, NYC based regional theatre director and Artistic Director for award winning Trollwood Performing Arts School.  Working under the direction of the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager/Deck Chief, prepare the stage for safe and productive rehearsals and performances. Perform all necessary stage shifts throughout tech week and performances. Assist in keeping the stage, the backstage area and understage clean, organized, and safe for a successful rehearsal process and show run. Serve on the strike team for the scenic department. Serve as a leader and positive role model to all students, including cast, crew, and orchestra. This is an educational theatrical production, and the candidate must possess the ability to teach youth.

Contract: July 1 – August 2, 2018. Not affiliated with any unions
Salary: Competitive. Travel stipend and housing provided.

To apply send cover letter, resume and three phone references to with SCENIC RUN CREW in the subject line. Or mail information to Trollwood Performing Arts School, 801 50th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to handle visual analysis and complete visual creation assignments as related to essential job functions listed above, to effectively represent Trollwood.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is almost continuously required to stand, talk, or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach, climb, walk and stand. The employee is often required to work on ladders, man lifts, boom lifts, and at heights of up to 50 feet. The employee is often required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must often lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.