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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
Scene Shop Foreman
Stage Carpenter

Marketing
Assistant House Manager (Part-Time)
Teleservices Associates (Part-time - evenings and weekends)


Scene Shop Foreman

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Scene Shop Foreman. Under general direction, the Foreman is responsible for the repair, maintenance and organization of shop equipment. In coordination with the Scene Shop Administrator, the Foreman will maintain the supply of materials and hardware for the shop; act as a crew leader, trainer, and carpenter; monitor the safety of the facilities and the work practices of the crew.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater or equivalent professional experience equal to 5 years of experience in Technical Theatre (carpentry and welding) and one year of supervisory experience, with the following knowledge and skills acquired: good interpersonal skills, proficiency with all hand tools, woodworking and metalworking machinery and practices employed in technical theater, ability to troubleshoot and/or repair shop tools and equipment, and knowledge of safe and efficient work practices for scenic construction. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds unaided and in repetition; may be required to occasionally work in extreme conditions. Experience with Automation (motors, hydraulics, pneumatics and control) preferred.

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. 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. This is a full-time, seasonal position.

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. Employee must be able to lift 75+ pounds unaided and have a full range of motion, as well as a valid driver’s license and clean driving record in order to operate company vehicles.

Assistant House Manager

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company at the Harman Center for the Arts, a multi-venue LORT B+ theatre, seeks part-time weekday 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 weekday shifts including student matinees, special events, and other weekday activities on a part-time basis.

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.