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 Retail and Concessions Manager
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, a multi-venue LORT B+ theatre in Washington DC, seeks an Assistant Retail and Concessions Manager responsible for the daily operation of the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall gift shops and concessions bars. The Assistant Retail and Concessions Manager will work with the Manager to boost the financial performance of the gift shops and concessions. Responsibilities include managing the budgets and maximizing profitability in both areas, sourcing, developing and ordering product, payments to vendors, cash handling, staff management, training new associates, and other duties as assigned. Reporting on spending and income is also an important component.
Candidates for the Assistant Retail and Concessions Manager should be highly organized, have great communication skills, be analytical in regards to cost versus revenue, and creative in product sourcing and development. At least 3 years’ experience is required in the following areas: staff management, customer service and store or food vendor operations. Knowledge of theatre is a plus. This position requires regular lifting of up to 25 lbs, the ability to move quickly on stairs and flat areas, and a valid driver’s license. Applicants must have or be able to obtain an ABRA and food safety licenses within 60 days of hire, as well as completing first aid/CPR/AED training. Candidates must have open availability; can work any days, nights and weekends.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington, DC, seeks an experienced Audio/Video Technician. The Audio/Video Technician provides technical support and guidance to organizations utilizing our spaces for meetings, performances and special events. The Technician will also provide support for the sound department, including maintenance, load-in, strike, and show operations. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Audio/Video Production & Engineering (or equivalent professional experience) with an additional 3 years of Audio/Video engineering experience. Proven knowledge and experience with modern audio projection and video equipment as well as experience in a production environment is recommended. Preference will be given to candidates with events engineering or theatrical experience. A Valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 50lbs required. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits.
Director of Development Events and Operations
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Director of Development Events and Operations to manage the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and execution of the Theatre’s annual donor and fundraising events and the department’s financial and database operations. Development events include the Shakespeare Theatre Company Gala, Opening Nights, and other events for donor prospecting, cultivation and benefit fulfillment. With support from the Special Events Coordinator, the Director manages overall event logistics including guest lists and invitations, printed and promotional materials, coordination on programming with the artistic and production departments, budget development and tracking, and other duties as assigned. The Director is responsible for Development’s annual calendar and creates timelines and deadlines for each event. The Director also supervises the Development Operations Manager to ensure accurate and timely budgeting and reporting, and oversees the administration and use of the donor database (Tessitura).
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Arts/Business Administration/Hospitality and 3-5 years nonprofit event planning and development operations experience. The candidate will have a firm understanding of the role special events play in an organization’s fundraising and donor cultivation strategies. The Director must be diplomatic, with excellent communication and customer service skills, and able to interact well with high-touch VIPs and donors. They must be highly organized and detail-oriented, thrive on multi-tasking and be proficient in budgeting and database use/management. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required, experience with Tessitura and event management software such as Social Tables is highly preferable. Frequent evening and weekend hours are expected. The Director must have a current driver’s license, be able to lift up to 30 pounds, and stand for extended periods of time.
Development Operations Manager
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in Washington DC, seeks a Development Operations Manager (DOM). The DOM ensures accurate and timely budgeting and reporting, and oversees the administration and use of the donor database (Tessitura). The DOM sets best-practice data entry standards, ensures data is uniformly entered, and conducts regular data hygiene. The DOM manages annual plans for donors and prospects, donor records, gifts and pledges, and provides lists and reports to support the department including donor listings, campaign lists, financial reports, prospect management reports, and analysis. With the support of the Development Operations Coordinator, they will manage prospect research and wealth screenings, provide ongoing management of prospect research databases, donor stewardship fulfillment, gift accounting, and pledge remittance.
The ideal candidate has 2-4 years of work within a nonprofit fundraising environment with a high degree of proficiency in Excel and Tessitura experience. They must be highly organized and detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and possess excellent communication skills. Frequent evening and weekend hours required; arts experience strongly preferred.
Live Mix Engineer
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, performing at the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall in Downtown Washington, DC, seeks an experienced Live Mix Engineer. The Engineer is principally responsible for FOH mix operations for an 800 seat venue, including both playback and live mix performances and events. The successful candidate will have proven experience with live mixing of voice and music for a variety of musical and performance styles, as well as competency with digital mixing, wireless microphones, system tuning, control and effects processing, advanced troubleshooting, and QLab playback systems. Experience with video and projection is preferred. BA with a focus on theatre or music production, or equivalent professional experience, and at least 3 years of live mixing experience required. Must have a valid driver’s license, excellent hearing, and the ability to lift 50 lbs.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington DC, seeks an experienced administrative assistant to work in both our building Operations and Information Technology departments. The Assistant will be responsible for tracking budget expenses and check requests, coordinating with vendors and contractors, managing schedules and help desk requests, ordering supplies, troubleshooting printers and PC’s, timesheet processing, and some database management. The ideal candidate will have two to three years’ experience in office management or help desk support, be extremely organized and attentive to detail, have basic computer skills, and an excellent communication style. Strong multitasking skills are required. Proficiency in MS Excel a must. Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred. This position is full-time with excellent benefits.
Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an experienced individual to serve as a Scenic Artist. Under the direction of the Charge Scenic Artist, the Scenic Artist is responsible for executing the surface treatments of the scenery based on set designs. Responsibilities include mixing paint to match color, large scale drawing and painting on the floor from a standing position, sculpting, faux finishing, and digital image manipulation. Duties also include research and record keeping, cleaning and maintaining the shop and tools, priming, sanding, back painting, base coating, and moving scenery pieces.
Candidates should have a BFA with a concentration in practical scene painting, a certificate from a scene painting studio program, or comparable experience, plus two years of professional scene painting. Familiarity with basic painting tools and paint mediums is required. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs, climb ladders/use genie lifts when painting, and be able to wear a respirator. Some evenings and weekends required. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits. Please do not submit a portfolio unless asked.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) seeks a Stage Carpenter to join the Stage Operations team. Under general supervision, this position will maintain the quality and integrity of stage, set, and prop elements for STC productions, presentations, and rentals, and will sustain a working understanding of the theatre and its procedures and equipment. Job functions include: maintain quality and function of scenic and prop elements on a daily basis with special attention to safety of weapons; maintain pre- and post-show set up; act as lead run crew for productions; maintain petty cash and delegate the acquisition of consumables for any given production; execute and maintain all pyrotechnics, automation, and special effects in the manner directed by the Stage Operations Supervisor. As the positions involves the running of shows, the employee will work mostly evening and weekend hours, and may potentially work over 40 hours per week, especially during the two weeks of load-in and technical rehearsals. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or equivalent professional experience. An additional one year of basic carpentry, three years working backstage in theatre, two years in props and/or scenery, and good crew leadership skills is preferred. Employee must be able to lift 75+ pounds unaided and have a full range of motion, as well as a valid driver’s license and clean driving record in order to operate company vehicles.
Teaching Artists (Part-Time)
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks to assemble a team of Teaching Artists for our school and training programs that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. STC’s education programs impact students at every grade level, so we welcome candidates with a wide range of teaching experiences. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for theatre education and youth empowerment, and possess performance and teaching experience. Familiarity with Shakespeare is a plus, but not required. Bilingual artists and individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, teaching and/or acting resume, and head shot.
For more information about the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s School Programs visit: http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/education/schools-and-teachers/
Theatre Services Manager
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, a multi-venue Lort B+ theatre in Washington DC, seeks an experienced Theatre Services Manager (TSM) to lead our professional House Management team. The TSM manages the daily operations of house management, volunteer ushers, accessibility programs and performance/event related operations in our two houses. The TSM represents the company to our patrons and guests, and manages daily tasks such as budgets, schedules, and supply needs for front of house.
This position requires an ability to multitask and respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations. At least 3 years of supervisory house management experience in a large theatre environment is required. The most important talents a candidate can bring to this position are excellent communication skills, rapid decision making and critical thinking, and outstanding customer service. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in multi-venue houses and/or houses of 700+ seats. This position requires regular lifting of up to 25 lbs, the ability to move quickly on stairs and flat areas, and a valid driver’s license. Applicants must have or be able obtain an ABRA license and first aid/CPR/AED training. Extended evening and weekend hours required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.
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.