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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Foundation and Government Relations Officer
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, a non-profit organization, is seeking a Foundation and Government Relations Officer to join our Development Department. Reporting to our Senior Director of Development, this position has the primary responsibility for generating all foundation and government annual and capital campaign fundraising proposals and reports, with duties including prospect research, development and submission of proposals, letters of inquiry and reports, and funder stewardship. This position works collaboratively with the rest of the Development department and other departments across the company to meet fundraising goals, and participates in Development cultivation and fundraising events throughout the season. With the Director of Corporate Giving, this position supervises the Grant Writing Coordinator.
The ideal candidate will maximize the philanthropic potential of Shakespeare Theatre Company and its new Artistic Director, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, working to build a sustainable funding stream for the organization and support for new initiatives. A Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management, Theatre, Communications, English/Creative Writing, Journalism or equivalent professional experience is required, as well as an additional 1 to 3 years’ experience in grant writing. They should also possess excellent writing, editing, proofreading and communication skills, as well as the ability to articulate a compelling case for STC’s mission, productions, and programs.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a General Manager. This position reports to and works directly with the Senior Director of Administration to oversee and support the general operations of the Theater. The General Manager’s responsibilities include supervising Company Management, general artistic administration, negotiating and preparing contracts, commissions, licensing agreements, supporting season planning, acting as a liaison for all artist unions and the League of Resident Theaters (LORT). Responsibilities also include supporting the senior staff to develop financial strategies including, but not limited to, annual budgeting and capital planning, working with the Senior Director of Administration to assist in the day to day management and operations of the Theater’s finances and other administrative functions.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or Theatre Management . Extensive knowledge of Excel is required. Experience with Great Plains and Tessitura is preferred. Knowledge of GAAP and FASB is preferred, but not mandatory. Preference will be given to candidates with industry knowledge.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington D.C., seeks a Membership Manager. This position will work with the Associate Director of Development to acquire, renew, and upgrade individual annual fund donors via our Membership program. Responsibilities include creating and executing direct mail, telephone, and internet fundraising efforts to meet an annual fundraising goal, as well as serving as the primary point of contact for the Theatre’s members. The Membership Manager ensures that all members receive exemplary customer service and donor stewardship, and identifies prospects for cultivation as major gift donors.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Arts management, Business, Marketing, or Communications, or equivalent professional experience. An additional 1 to 3 years of arts fundraising/membership experience, and experience with with Tessitura (or other database programs) and email deployment programs is strongly preferred. Knowledge of Shakespeare and classic theatre is helpful but not necessary.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company is seeking overhire Costume Stitchers to assist with our builds of Richard III and Vanity Fair: January 7th -February 25th. 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.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a new Run Crew member to join our six-person Stage Operations team. This position is based at our Lansburgh Theatre; along with the Deck Chief, the Run Crew performs all pre-show, show running, and post-show responsibilities pertaining to any in-house performances or external events, and assists in repairs to production related materials as needed. Duties include running the onstage technical and props needs, assisting with load-in and strike of onstage technical elements, assisting in maintaining and repairing scenery, props, etc. as needed, shopping for consumable props as directed, and acting as fly-person for productions. Together, the Stage Operations team maintains our two theatres between productions and ensures the smooth transitions between shows and events. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits.
This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent work experience. Additional 1-3 years of experience in stage operations is required, with experience in carpentry, rigging, run crew, properties, and basic paint knowledge preferred. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds unaided, have a full range of motion, and possess a valid driver’s license. As the position involves the running of shows, the employee will work mostly evening and weekend hours, and may potentially work over 40 hours per week.
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.
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 weekends as needed is 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.