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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
Receptionist & Usher Coordinator

Production
Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor
Over Hire Stagehands

Marketing
Bookings & Group Sales Manager
Associate Director of Audience Development & Promotions
Teleservices Associates (part time - evenings and weekends)

Receptionist & Usher Coordinator

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Receptionist & Usher Coordinator for our Harman Center for the Arts located in Downtown Washington, DC. This position will act as reception for the front lobbies, facilitating security measures for guests and contractors as well as directing patrons to the Box Office. Other tasks include the daily operation of the Gift Shop, and coordinating usher schedules, including attendance tracking as well as new usher sign up and training. A Bachelor’s degree with equivalent managerial experience is required, and an additional 1 to 3 years theatre or volunteer coordination experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be organized and attentive to detail, have experience working with Tessitura, be able to lift 20 lbs unaided, and must be able to obtain and maintain a DC ABRA Manager license.

Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in downtown Washington DC, seeks an Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor. This position is primarily tasked with ensuring oversight, maintenance, and optimized use of the company’s +$2million audio/video inventory. This includes all equipment in the Harman and Lansburgh theatres, as well as all projectors and video equipment, paging systems, intercom systems, monitor systems, and associated cable infrastructures in both spaces. Additionally, this position fills a range of supervisory, operational, and support roles throughout the sound / video department. These roles include show operations; running sound and/or video for rental and internal events; load-in and load-out planning and execution, production engineering support, labor management, and scheduling. 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.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Sound with specific training in sound system engineering/design is required, as well as 4 years in sound engineering at a LORT level or on touring productions and experience with multi-projector systems in a theatrical setting is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: knowledge of sound and video system design and ability to troubleshoot those systems; familiarity with how to run both analog and digital sound consoles; Clearcom and other intercom systems (wired and wireless); Qlab playback program; Digital Audio Workstation programs for both PC and Mac (i.e., Sound Forge, Cool Edit Pro, Digital Performer, Pro Tools); RF technology and theory (specifically, wireless microphones). Video system implementation and programming of Watchout, QLab, and editing software like Final Cut Pro; understanding and implementation of proper soldering techniques, specifically simple electronic repairs and cable construction; acoustical engineering and critical listening skills (i.e., towards sound system balancing and equalization); understanding of the physics of sound and basic electrical principals; knowledge of recording techniques for a wide variety of subjects and locations and familiarity with a wide variety of microphones; basic knowledge of drafting and CADD programs, with specific training in reading and creating sound system signal-line diagrams; understanding of theatrical rigging with specifically knowledge in hanging loudspeakers and projectors.

Over Hire Stagehands

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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.

Bookings & Group Sales Manager

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in Washington, DC, seeks a Bookings & Group Sales Manager to join our Marketing & Communications Department. This position has two primary functions: group sales for all STC season productions and Presentation Series productions and venue rental sales for The Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall at Harman Center for the Arts. Secondarily, this position strategizes with the Call Center Director to maximize sales via our fully-staffed call center.

This position requires an entrepreneurial individual who will research internal patron data and sales history, as well as community resources for potential group ticket sales and venue rental opportunities, both small and large-scale. Potential venue rental clients include large performing arts organizations (WPAS, Washington Ballet, etc) as well as corporate or private functions (lectures, weddings, receptions, and the like.) Success will be measured by tangible income growth in group sales, venue rentals and increased Call Center sales.

The individual holding this position will be supported through communications and graphic design resources from the marketing/communications department and production support for venue rentals from the production team at the theatres. A Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years of experience, and knowledge of and prior success in performing arts management, group sales and production logistics are required.

Associate Director of Audience Development & Promotions

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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.

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 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.