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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Available positions include:
Resident Casting Director
Individual Campaigns Officer
Associate Director of Communications & PR
Associate Director of Audience Development & Promotions
Teleservices Associates (part time - evenings and weekends)
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, an established LORT B+ theatre in Washington, D.C. seeks an in-house Casting Director. The Resident Casting Director will coordinate local casting for all mainstage shows, readings, special events, and developmental workshops. Along with production-specific casting, the Resident Casting Director will hold general auditions, attend local productions, and maintain the theater’s casting files. The casting director will also coordinate New York casting in collaboration with the theatre’s Associate Director and New York Casting Directors. Other administrative responsibilities will include negotiating offers with agents and maintaining the Actor Budget. The successful candidate will have at least three years of casting experience and an excellent eye for talent. Knowledge of classical theatre and/or local acting talent is a plus. This is a full-time, year-round position, offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The Resident Casting Director will be expected to live in Washington DC.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in Washington, DC, seeks an experienced Individual Campaigns Officer (ICO) to join our very successful Development Department. The ICO will manage a portfolio of 100-150 donors ($1,500+) to the annual fund for personal cultivation and solicitation as well as identify new major gift prospects, conduct and analyze research, draft and design solicitation materials, maintain prospect lists, manage meetings and events, and participate in cultivation activities. This position also provides support for the Board of Trustees and works with members of the Development Committee to identify and cultivate prospects.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience with individual giving for a comparable non-profit organization. Preference will be given to candidates with local arts knowledge. The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, interact well with people, and handle high-pressure situations with diplomacy and tact. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Some evenings and weekends required.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), located in Downtown Washington, DC, 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 and special effects in the manner directed by the Stage Operations Supervisor. Employee must be able to lift 75+ pounds unaided and have a full range of motion. 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.
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, and 2 years in props and/or scenery is preferred.
The Shakespeare Theater Company Stage Operations Department is seeking experienced stage hands to expand its overhire pool for upcoming calls. Qualified candidates should have the ability to lift 50 lbs, have experience with power and hand tools, and understand basic stage directions. Additionally, candidates must have a good working attitude, be able to take direction, and always work with safety in mind. Experience with running shows, rigging, and counterweight systems a plus. Please send your availability and background; resumes are helpful but not essential.
The Associate Director of Communications & Public Relations is the key team member responsible for STC communications, public relations, publications, and brand. S/he serves as STC publicist, pitching and securing print, broadcast and digital media coverage for all STC season productions, STC Presentation Series programming and institutional PR, locally, regionally and nationally. S/he writes and manages production of a full range of communication vehicles that support a unified communications and brand strategy for the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) including literary publications, production programs, website, newsletters and a variety of STC publications. This position will also oversee and coordinate the work of the communications team, ensuring adherence to branding guidelines and consistent written communications across all departments.
A Bachelor’s degree in either Communications or English and at least 5 years of professional communications experience is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent and diverse writing and editing skills with a command of AP style and grammar rules, as well as proven experience in public relations, maintaining a website, and developing and implementing social media strategies. A theatrical, performing/visual arts background, or experience with a non-profit organization is strongly preferred.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Associate Director of Audience Development & Promotions This newly created position will develop and execute creative, distinctive marketing and promotional campaigns with two primary goals: to increase ticket sales for each STC production and to increase patron engagement with STC programs and performances. The position will work closely with the Associate Director of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer to further relationships with core audience segments and attract a diverse array of audience types through unique marketing initiatives that this position creates. Ongoing collaboration with internal departments as well as community, promotional, and media partners is essential to the success of this position to develop new and manage existing audiences. Further, this position will develop messaging and lead initiatives that advance group sales efforts.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management, Marketing, or Theatre is required. The ideal candidate will have an additional 5-7 years of professional marketing experience with an emphasis on: using new and social media to attract and retain audiences, using Tessitura performing arts ticketing and customer relationship management software, and an extensive knowledge and experience in professional theatre including marketing, box office, subscriptions, ticket sales, group sales, and teleservices.
If you love great theatre and have sales experience...we have a great part time job for you that rewards you with hourly pay, commissions, bonuses and free tickets! The Shakespeare Theatre Company performing at the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall in Downtown Washington DC, the nation’s foremost classical theatre, is currently seeking energetic, articulate theatre lovers for our current sales and fundraising campaigns. Join DC’s finest performing arts sales and fundraising team and call from our Capitol Hill administrative offices, conveniently located just 2 blocks from the Eastern Market Metro stop on 8th Street Southeast. Relaxed professional atmosphere, 12 to 20 hours per week earning $9 to $15 /hr, and of course free tickets to all STC productions. This is a great opportunity for you to provide fun and rewarding support to one of DC’s leading arts institutions.
Please call 202-547-3230 x2345 for more information. Please specify where you saw the ad and your availability. The Shakespeare Theatre Company recognizes the value of a work force made up of highly skilled people from a variety of backgrounds.
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.