The Shakespeare Theatre Company recognizes the value of a workforce made up of highly skilled people from a variety of backgrounds. Diversity enriches our work environment and our stage productions. It invigorates the services we provide to the community. Therefore, the Shakespeare Theatre Company strives to increase accessibility for all segments of the community, both to join the organization and to grow professionally within.
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Box Office Sales Associate
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, performing at the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall in Downtown Washington DC, is currently seeking a full-time Sales Associate in our box office. Qualified applicants will provide the highest level of customer service to STC patrons and handle customer service problems as they arise while ensuring a positive resolution. The Box Office Sales Associate will sell and reserve tickets to all productions, process exchanges and sell and renew subscriptions for our current and new subscribers with little supervision, and will be expected to work evenings and occasional weekends to distribute tickets during will calls, answer questions from patrons and be able to provide a wide variety of information in a helpful and professional manner. Associate will be required to cover lobby reception and gift shop once a week; accepting deliveries, selling merchandise, handling incoming calls, and directing patrons and visitors as needed. Candidates should have experience in Windows, an attention to detail, and a calm and pleasant demeanor. Preference will be given to candidates with proven Tessitura experience.
Concessions Attendants (Part-time)
The Shakespeare Theatre Company is seeking individuals with a love of the Arts for a position of up to 29 hours per week. The Concessions Attendant will participate in the set-up and supervision of the bar, arrange inventory, advise Manager of any pending shortages; greet guests and explain items for sale with suggestive selling techniques, take and prepare orders, perform clean-up duties, properly record all transactions and perform accurate cash handling, and demonstrate flexibility by rotating to other bars when necessary. We are especially in need of employees who are available most evenings and weekends in addition to some holidays. Must possess the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment, as well as have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of theatre front of house operations preferred. The ability to stand for long periods of time and some heavy lifting of up to 20 lbs. may be required.
Major Gifts Officer
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to join our Development Team. The MGO manages a portfolio of major donors ($1,500+) to the STC Annual Fund, as well as capital and special project fundraising. The MGO identifies, cultivates, and solicits new major donors to meet approved fundraising targets, and plays an integral role in development of overall major gifts strategy. Responsibilities include developing an ongoing list of potential major gift prospects; creating and executing strategies for successful solicitation of these prospects; keeping Tessitura and other tracking systems up to date; planning and executing cultivation and stewardship activities in conjunction with the Individual Giving team – including both one-on-one and small group events – within approved budgets.
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience in English, Theatre, Communications, Business, Marketing, etc. and at least 3 to 5 years of individual giving experience.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company is seeking overhire Costume Stitchers to assist with our builds of Twelfth Night from October 16 to November 13, 2017; Hamlet from December 18, 2017 to January 13, 2018; and Camelot from April 17 to May 21, 2018. Stichers work with a 3-4 person team on costumes that span all eras and construction methods. Intermediate skill level in costume construction techniques, knowledge of period costume construction, tailoring skills, as well as time management skills required. Must be able to follow directions and possess an eye for detail and a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Senior Director of Development
Under the leadership of award-winning Artistic Director Michael Kahn and of Executive Director Chris Jennings, STC marries its passionate commitment to the power of the arts with rigorous analysis of the partnerships and programs through which it can best bring them to ever-widening audiences. STC is seeking a Senior Director of Development to join this effort, creating data-based fundraising plans that advance the theatre and the engagement of local, national, and international communities with the classic drama that it creates, preserves, and promotes.
The Senior Director of Development will lead the design, development, and execution of strategies that grow a comprehensive fundraising program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director will manage and motivate a full-time staff of 13 professional fundraisers and guide the work of consultants, volunteers, and the Board of Trustees to meet annual and campaign fundraising goals. Both the lead ambassador to many of the Theatre’s most important supporters and a key member of the senior executive team, the Senior Director plays a critical role in sustaining the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ability to produce excellent theatre and to connect classic drama to the modern human experience.
The ideal Senior Director of Development will have:
At least 7-10 years of experience leading a world-class development program in a non-profit organization.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a set of comprehensive fundraising strategies that lead to diversified funding and sustainable growth.
Record of personally securing 5- and 6-figure gifts from a national pool of individuals and institutions as well as government agencies.
Experience planning for, leading, and/or participating in a successful capital campaign.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with senior management teams, Board members, and volunteers in ways that deepened engagement in and success of a fundraising program.
Record of building and leading a high-performing fundraising team that has achieved goals and demonstrated continuous growth.
Experience in an arts organization; experience with a performing arts organization is desirable.
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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, a Tony Award winning multi-venue LORT B+ theatre in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced Wardrobe Supervisor. The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for hiring, training and supervising the wardrobe overhire staff. The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the wardrobe department, supervising and participating in running STC and rental productions, and maintaining the artistic integrity and vision of the Designers and Directors.
Further duties include developing and updating STC wardrobe paperwork, organizing and overseeing load in, laundry, maintenance, and strike. The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for the supply and maintenance of wardrobe equipment and spaces.
Required: Bachelors’ Degree (or equivalent professional experience) and at least 3-5 years professional experience as Wardrobe staff in an equivalent theatre, opera, ballet, or touring company. Basic sewing skills, strong organizational skills, and interpersonal skills also required. Evening and weekend hours required; year round position with excellent benefits.
Young Performer Supervisor
Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Young Performer Supervisor (YPS) for each of the following upcoming productions:
• YPS will begin approximately November 4, 2017, and must be available through December 20, 2017.
• There will be two young performers in this production: one boy and one girl, approximately 12 years old, who will alternate in one role.
• YPS will begin approximately January 20, 2018, and must be available through March 25, 2018.
• There will be one young performer in this production, a boy approximately age 13.
• YPS will begin approximately May 12, 2018, and must be available through July 15, 2018.
• There will be one young performer in this production, a boy approximately age 10-12, plus one understudy for the role.
The YPS will be responsible for supervising the young performers while they are called for rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals will take place 6 days per week; it is anticipated due to the size of the roles that young performers will be called for most or all rehearsals. Duties may include, but are not limited to, monitoring the performers while offstage (including during 10-minute breaks and intermissions, but not meal breaks), reviewing lines and blocking with them, ensuring they make their proper entrances, serving as the primary point-of-contact for their parents/guardians and coordinating drop-offs and pick-ups each day they are called. The YPS will work with STC’s stage management teams to ensure a safe and productive experience for the young performers and the production.
This position is paid hourly with overtime as applicable. The selected candidate(s) will be required to undergo a background check.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company to employ individuals without regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor made unlawful under applicable fair employment laws. In accordance with such laws, reasonable accommodations are made for persons with disabilities.