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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
Stage Carpenter

Audience Services
Concessions Attendant (Part-time)
Sales Associate (Part-time)

Development
Institutional Fundraising Coordinator

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

Stage Carpenter

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) 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.

Concessions Attendant (Part-time)

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company is seeking individuals with a love of the Arts for a position of up to 29 hours per week. We are especially in need of employees who are available most evenings and weekends in addition to some holidays. Must possess the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment, as well as have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of theatre front-of-house operations preferred. The ability to stand for long periods of time and some heavy lifting of up to 20 lbs. may be required.

Duties include:
• Participate in the set-up of the bar, arrange inventory, advise Manager of any inventory deficiencies or pending shortages
• Greet guest approaching bar
• Acquaint guest with items for sale and use suggestive selling techniques
• Take and prepare orders and serve guests
• Perform clean-up duties to maintain the quality and appearance of the work area
• Demonstrate flexibility by rotating to other bars when necessary
• Properly record all transactions via the point of sale system
• Take money from guest and provide correct change
• Accurately account for all transactions, maintain accurate cash count, and balance floats at end of session

Sales Associate (Part-time)

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company is seeking individuals with a love of the Arts for a position of up to 29 hours per week. We are especially in need of employees who are available most evenings and weekends in addition to some holidays. Must possess the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment, as well as have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of Theatre front-of-house and retail operations preferred. The ability to stand for long periods of time and some heavy lifting of up to 20 lbs. may be required.

Duties include:
• Properly record all transactions via the point of sale system
• Acquaint guest with items for sale and use suggestive selling techniques
• Light cleaning to maintain the quality and appearance of the Gift Shop
• Accurately account for all transactions, maintain accurate cash count, and balance floats at end of session
• Maintain inventory and merchandise per needs of the business

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. For this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample saved into one document.

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.