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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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.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an experienced Audio/Video Technician. The Audio/Video Technician is an often client-facing position that provides support for internal and external groups utilizing our spaces for meetings, performances, and special events. This position also provides crucial support to the Audio/Video department, including equipment maintenance, show load-in and strike, show operations, and audio/video editing. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits, with an anticipated start date of September 5, 2019.
A successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in audio and/or video production and engineering (or equivalent professional experience) with an additional 1-2 years of professional experience, ideally in a theatrical environment. Preference will be given to those with proven knowledge of video projection, video capture, and audio/video editing software. The ability to lift 50lbs is required; some evenings and weekends are also required for this position.
Development Data Manager
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Development Data Manager to join our busy Development department. Reporting to the Director of Development Events and Operations, this position oversees the department’s use of our Tessitura database by setting best-practice data entry standards, ensuring data is uniformly entered according to these standards, and conducting regular data hygiene. They also manage annual plans for donors and prospects, manage donor records, and provide lists, reports, and analysis to support the department including donor listings, campaign lists, financial reports, outstanding pledges, prospecting, moves management, and contact reports. Along with the Director of Development Events and Operations and the IT Database Administrator, this position will help create strategic plans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Development Department including managing the department’s relationship with its wealth screening tools—Windfall and Wealth Engine.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, plus an additional 1-2 years in a non-profit development department, specifically working within a CRM database. The qualified candidate will be highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a strong customer service-oriented demeanor are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, a willingness to engage with donors, solicit donor feedback, and ensure donor satisfaction is a must. Database experience is required, and preference will be given to those with proven Tessitura experience. The ability to be a leader and remain calm under pressure will turn a qualified candidate into an excellent candidate.
Retail and Concessions Manager
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Retail and Concessions Manager responsible for the daily operation of the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall gift shops and concessions bars. The Retail and Concessions Manager is responsible for 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, and reporting on spending and income. Staff management is a key compenent, which includes supervising the Assistant Retail and Concessions Manager as well as hiring, scheduling, and supervising concessions and retail attendants.
Candidates for the 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 license and first aid/CPR/AED training. Extended evening and weekend hours required.
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 seeks an Associate Director of Production (ADP).
The Shakespeare Theatre Company is seeking an experienced Wardrobe Supervisor. The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising the wardrobe overhire staff. This position is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the wardrobe department, supervising and running STC productions as well as events and rentals, 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. Evening and weekend hours required; this is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits.
The successful candidate will have a 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.
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.