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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Assistant Technical Director
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Technical Director (ATD). The ATD will assist the Technical Director to assure that scenery for all STC productions and projects is constructed and completed in a timely, artistically excellent, and fiscally responsible fashion. The ATD will create mechanical and working drawings from which the Scene Shop staff can build scenic elements, and will design effects, automated mechanical systems, and structural surfaces for the productions, as well as assisting the Technical Director with supervising the operations of the Scene Shop and distributing work among the Scene Shop staff.
The successful candidate will have an MFA in Technical Direction OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent professional experience. An additional 1-2 years of professional experience as a technical director, assistant technical director, or carpenter in an equivalent major theatre, opera, ballet company, or commercial scene shop is required. In all cases, the experience should include: understanding of the scenic design process; expertise in AutoCAD (2D and 3D); and knowledge of automation, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and rigging system design, installation and maintenance. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Associate Director of Production
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Associate Director of Production (ADP).
This position will assist the Senior Director of Production with all aspects of the theatre’s productions and manages the day-to-day aspects of the theatre’s core season productions, presentations and special events including problem solving, daily operations and facilitation, staff, production schedules, budgets, designer contract negotiations, materials, and safety. The ADP is the primary point of contact for designers, directors, and production staff with regard to STC’s produced plays. The ADP regularly represents production management in meetings, tech rehearsals, informal conversations and performances, and they should feel comfortable making decisions and resolving conflicts. The position requires the ability to take direction, work well with others as part of a team, work under deadlines, work autonomously, and react productively to change. During the weeks of load in, technical rehearsals, and previews the ADP will be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends, and is expected to be on call outside of normal work hours.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Arts Management with three years or more of experience in Production Management is required. Three or more years’ experience in production trades and experience in working with AEA, USA, and SDC contracts is preferred.
Corporate Giving Officer
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a motivated and dedicated individual to execute an ambitious strategic fundraising plan as our Corporate Giving Officer. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Giving, this position is integral to the Company’s corporate sponsorship and philanthropic giving initiatives, pursuing research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate donors and in-kind partners for production sponsorship, education and outreach programs, our annual Free For All, the Annual Gala, Will on the Hill, and other projects. Competitive salary commensurate with experience; some evenings and weekends required
The successful candidate will have a history of successful cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate partnerships, excellent verbal and written communication skills, high-level relationship building skills, and the ability to handle high-pressure situations with diplomacy and tact. Ability to coordinate and execute special events/corporate meetings preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required and at least 2 years related experience in both sponsorship and arts fundraising is recommended. Knowledge of Shakespeare, classic theatre, and working knowledge of the DC political landscape is helpful.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Graphic Designer (GD) to join our Marketing and Communications team. The GD works with the Senior Director of Marketing and Communications to maintain the creative direction for STC and its communication vehicles, including production identities, print advertising, direct mail, electronic communications, video and web assets. The GD also maintains STC’s visual brand, designing and managing multiple creative and design projects in support of STC. The GD is part of a Graphics Design team which includes another Graphic Designer and a Graphic Design Fellow, all of whom are supervised by the Associate Director of Communications.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or a related visual arts degree, with 2-4 years graphic design experience, and expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects or Premiere Pro. Experience working with printers, web developers and photographers is preferred but not essential. Please submit a portfolio along with your cover letter and resume, as it is required to be considered.
Group Sales Manager
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Group Sales Manager to handle all group sales and increase group sales revenue. This position will work with our Box Office and Marketing department to identify and maximize sales opportunities. Duties will include managing sales campaigns while creating and fostering relationships with new and current groups, database analysis of group buying trends, researching opportunities in tourism and the group sales market, providing concierge service to groups, building strong relationships with group leaders and implementing group retention activities, leading occasional tours of the theaters, developing relationships and sales opportunities with outside vendors and neighborhood partners, and representing STC at public-facing events at the theatre and in the community. Some evenings and weekends will be required.
The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated salesperson, should possess a strong sales drive, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be pro-active and self-directed. Previous sales experience and at least one year of box office experience is required, as well as strong interpersonal skills, an understanding of ticketing and general accounting practices, and computer proficiency in MS Word and Excel. Experience with the Tessitura ticketing system is a major plus.
Props Painter and Sculptor
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Props Painter and Sculptor. Under the direction of the Props Director and according to design specifications, the Props Painter and Sculptor paints and treats all furniture, hand props, weapons, and set dressing, and fabricates three-dimensional props of all sizes. This position also executes projects for which artistic direction is minimal, cannot be well-conveyed in blueprint, and/or is especially aesthetically nuanced, and will use mold-making and casting techniques to create consumables, create anatomical pieces, and construct artificial weapons, while staying within budget. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience painting and sculpting, with proficiency with Adobe Suite preferred. This position requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a 15 foot box truck and minivan, a willingness to be trained to drive a forklift and operate a personal lift, and the ability to lift 50 pounds and work at heights. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required. This is a full-time, year-round position with excellent benefits.
Please submit a portfolio along with your resume and cover letter, as it is required to be considered.
Stage Operations Supervisor
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks candidates for the position of Stage Operations Supervisor. Under general direction, the Stage Operations Supervisor oversees technical stage operations in the theatre facilities of STC. They will oversee run crew, rail and automation operation, and ensure that all scenic elements and properties are maintained to the highest standards. They will communicate and problem-solve frequently with stage operations staff, production staff and other departments. They are responsible for maintaining departmental assets, departmental administration, short and long range scheduling and planning, and hiring and managing staff. Additionally, they will provide assistance with the planning and lead the execution of technical stage elements for special events and a diverse range of outside rentals of the theatre facilities. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in technical theatre or equivalent professional experience. An additional 3-5 years of experience as a stage operations supervisor, technical director, production supervisor, crew chief, head carpenter or equivalent in a major theatre, opera, ballet or touring company is preferred. Candidates should have experience with the following knowledge and skills: stage carpentry, rigging, properties maintenance, basic understanding of stage electrics, ability to read and follow technical drawings, and knowledge of motors and automation systems. Proven abilities to work well under pressure and react quickly to changes in a fast moving environment are musts. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekend as needed is required.
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.