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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.

Please submit resume below OR email cover letter, resume, and references to employment@shakespearetheatre.org.

Available positions include:

Audience Services
Box Office Sales Associate

Development
Institutional Fundraising Coordinator

Production
Live Mix Engineer
Stitcher
Assistant Stage Operations Supervisor

Marketing
Teleservices Associates (Part-time - evenings and weekends)

Box Office Sales Associate

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, performing at the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall in Downtown Washington DC, is currently seeking a full-time Sales Associate in our box office. Qualified applicants will provide the highest level of customer service to STC patrons and handle customer service problems as they arise while ensuring a positive resolution. The Sales Associate will sell and reserve tickets to all productions, process exchanges and sell and renew subscriptions for our current and new subscribers with little supervision, and will be expected to work evenings and weekends to distribute tickets during will calls, answer questions from patrons and be able to provide a wide variety of information in a helpful and professional manner. Candidates should have experience in Tessitura and Windows, an attention to detail, and a calm and pleasant demeanor.

Institutional Fundraising Coordinator

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Institutional Fundraising Coordinator (IFC) to support the day-to-day operations of foundation, government and corporate fundraising. The IFC will be responsible for researching prospects; writing proposals, letters of inquiry and reports; stewarding grants and managing donor relationships; maintaining Tessitura accounts; and participating at cultivation and fundraising events. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Arts Management, Theatre, Communications or related field and 1-2 years grant writing experience. The IFC must be very detail-oriented, diplomatic and organized and be able to effectively communicate details to other staff members and STC management in a timely manner. Strong interpersonal skills and writing skills are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required, experience with Tessitura or a similar database preferred.

Live Mix Engineer

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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 both SFX and QLab playback systems. 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.

Stitcher

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington D.C., seeks a professional Stitcher. The Stitcher will work with a 3-4 person team on costumes that span all eras and construction methods. Expertise in costume construction and period construction techniques, high quality level and understanding of various types of fabrics and materials is required. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Fashion Design OR professional experience of 2-3 years of stitching at an equivalent major theatre, opera or ballet company. Intermediate/expert skill level and time management skills required. This is a full-time, seasonal position with a generous benefit package.

Assistant Stage Operations Supervisor

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Assistant Stage Operations Supervisor. This position will assist in overseeing all stage technical operations of our two theatre facilities located in Downtown Washington DC. Duties include assisting in overseeing the execution of the carpentry/rail/properties aspects for each production, acting as Crew Chief for all STC-produced, presentation, and rental productions, performing and/or insuring maintenance for all scenic and properties elements of a production as necessary, and assisting in scheduling shifts, payroll, and other aspects of staff management.

A Bachelor’s Degree in technical theatre or equivalent experience is required. 1-3 years’ experience in carpentry or general technical theatre and 1-3 years of work with the following skills required: general carpentry, rigging, fly systems, properties, run crew, welding, basic understanding of stage electrics, strong understanding of technical drawings, strong knowledge of automation and motor systems. Additional experience in a supervisory role with proficiency in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD programs preferred.

Teleservices Associates

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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 $9.50 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.