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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:

Production
Sound Board Operator

Audience Services
Bartenders (Part-time)
Assistant House Manager (Part-time)

Marketing
Event Sales Manager
Teleservices Associates (part time - evenings and weekends)

Sound Board Operator

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Sound Board Operator for the Lansburgh Theatre. This is a full time, seasonal position. The Board operator will be responsible for meeting all audio and video needs for all productions and events in the Lansburgh Theatre. The Board Operator will be responsible for any equipment maintenance and repairs that are necessary, as well as performing load in and load out. The Board Operator will also ensure accurate archival of performances, including show data and paperwork.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Technical Theatre, or equivalent professional experience. They must have knowledge of QLab or similar audio playback software. They must have a basic understanding of intercom, paging and production video equipment. Knowledge of recording and London Architect preferred.

Bartenders (Part-time)

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks part-time Bartenders. Responsibilities for this entry-level position include filling basic drink and food orders, cash handling, working with a Point-of-Sale system and maintaining a high level of customer care under the direction of the Retail and Concessions Manager. The successful candidate will have superior people skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure in a fast paced environment. A background in face-to-face customer service is required. Bartending experience is not required, but work in a food service industry would be helpful. Knowledge of theatre is a plus. Must be available for at least one weeknight and weekend shift.

Assistant House Manager (Part-time)

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks part-time Assistant House Managers. Responsibilities for this entry-level position include training ushers, greeting and seating patrons and maintaining a high level of customer care under the direction of the Lead House Managers. The successful candidate will have superior people skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure. A background in face-to-face customer service is preferred, knowledge of theatre is a plus. Must be available for at least one weeknight and weekend shift.

Event Sales Manager

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in in the heart of Washington DC's vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood, seeks an Event Sales Manager to join our Marketing & Communications Department. The primary function of this position is venue rental sales for the Lansburgh Theatre (450 seats) and Sidney Harman Hall (775 seats).

The ideal candidate will be a creative, entrepreneurial professional with the ability to successfully work across teams and departments to deliver real results. Supported by a robust marketing department and reporting to the CMO, the successful candidate will be an independent, confident sales professional with event savvy and a terrific sense of humor. The Event Manger will successfully market, recruit, and sell the spaces for business, industry, consumer, government, and performing arts events. A dedicated production team will help execute these events and the Event Sales Manager will manage the client experience through each event's successful completion. A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience are required; candidates with sales, event, and hospitality career experience are encouraged to apply including catering account executives, hotel sales leaders, and destination marketing professionals. Familiarity with performing arts management and a passion for the arts 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 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.