How To Apply

Ordway requests that interested applicants apply for current, open positions, which are listed and updated on our employment page. Please be sure to indicate the title of the specific position you are applying for. Ordway does not accept general inquiries as applications. Also note that Ordway does not keep applications or resumes on file.

Full Time Positions

Complete an online application, links to this online application can be found on our Career Center site. Click here to visit this site and apply online!  You will see all current openings posted, click on the position to learn more and if you would like to apply, click the “Apply” icon at the top of the job opening.  You will need to create a login username and password to apply.

Send email to Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for, and include a cover memo, complete resume, and references in the body of your email. If you send an attachment, it must be a WORD document or PDF document.

US Mail 
Send a cover letter, resume, and references to Human Resources, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102.

In Person 
The Ordway is located at 345 Washington Street, on the corner of 5th and Washington streets in downtown Saint Paul. Stop by the 5th Street side entrance —the Stage Door— and ask the security attendant to show you the job notebook with listings of positions available, and supply you with an application form. You can complete the form and leave it with the attendant at the Stage Door. The Stage Door is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Required Materials

Download Ordway Application (PDF)

To apply for a paid position, you must either submit an Ordway application form, or a resume, cover letter, and list of references. To apply for a volunteer position, you must submit an Ordway Center Volunteer application form. A minimum of three work-related references is preferred, including the name and phone number of each reference and a description of how the reference knows you. We do not accept friends or family members as references. Depending on the position you are applying for, you may also be asked to provide your salary history and requirements with the application. Be sure to include a working phone number, and email address if applicable, where you can be reached.

Affirmative Action 
The Ordway is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and women, people with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply for positions.  Applicants will be asked to complete a voluntary Self-Identification Form upon applying for all positions at the Ordway.

Background Checks

To protect the safety of its employees and customers and to protect the assets of the business, background checks will be conducted on all applicants to whom a contingent offer of employment has been made.  Human resources will conduct the background check through its resources and in full compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

If there is any substantive information included in the background check received, human resources along with the appropriate Ordway personnel will, in their sole discretion, determine the relevance of such information to the vacant position’s responsibilities and the hiring decision. 

Having a criminal history, a criminal conviction, or a motor vehicle violation does not necessarily preclude employment. The nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it and its relevance to a particular position are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. An evaluation shall consider, but shall not necessarily be limited to, the following factors:

  1. Date of conviction(s).
  2. Subsequent employment record.
  3. Number and gravity of crime(s) committed and the nature of the crime(s) in relationship to the nature of the work to be performed.
  4. Potential opportunity, through possible abuse of work-related functions or situations, to cause financial or property loss or other harm.

All decisions relating to the background check received shall be made in Ordway’s sole discretion.