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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
Associate Director of Production
Electrician
Overhire Carpenter
Overhire Stitcher
Overhire Wig Technician
Scene Shop Foreman
Stage Technician/Flyman (Overhire)

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


Associate Director of Production

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in Washington, D.C., seeks an Associate Director of Production. This position is part of a team of two Associates that assist the Director of Production with all aspects of the theatre’s productions, with a particular focus on rentals and presentations. Responsibilities include budgeting, schedules, staffing, problem solving, advancing, serving as point-of-contact, day-to-day facilitation, safety, and the management of all production departments. The position requires the ability to take direction, work well with others as part of a team, work under deadlines, and react productively to change. As needed by productions, this position will be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends, and is expected to be on call outside of normal work hours.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in theatre or arts management with at least two years of experience in production management, theatrical rentals, and presentations is required, with additional experience in production trades being preferred.

Electrician

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Electrician to join a 4 person team. The Electrician will work on STC productions and presentations, as well as rental events, at our Lansburgh theatre. The successful candidate will have at least three years of professional electrics experience and at least two years of professional console programming. The primary responsibilities include programming and running shows on an ETC Eos console.

Applicants must have significant ETC Eos/Ion programming experience, experience with networked lighting controls, and be comfortable managing and maintaining large and complex plots for several weeks at a time. Applicants should also have familiarity with Vectorworks, Lightwright, moving lights, color scrollers, atmospherics, adaptability with renters and high profile one-day events, and experience with standard shop tools. This position requires a team player, who is available to work varied hours (including many evenings and weekends), able to regularly lift 50+ lbs unaided, comfortable on lifts and ladders, and who can work successfully with both staff and visiting artists in a fast-paced environment. The position is seasonal, full-time with excellent benefits.

Overhire Carpenter

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in Washington, DC, seeks Overhire Carpenters to assist with upcoming projects on 9/18-9/23, 9/27, 10/2-10/6, and 10/10-10/27/15. Shifts may vary, including weekends and evenings. Responsibilities will include the setup, maintenance and striking of entertainment related elements including staging, video, and scenic; setting and/or striking all equipment including sound, lights, video, set, stage, wardrobe, and furniture; loading and unloading trucks, dumpsters, and trailers; other duties as assigned. All duties are to be performed in accordance with Stage Operations policies, practices, and procedures.

Job requirements include: ability to work indoors and outdoors while exposed to varying environmental conditions; physical ability to withstand prolonged walking, standing, and kneeling; ability to maintain physical stamina and proper mental attitude while working under pressure; working knowledge of hand and power tools. One year of experience as a stagehand and previous forklift, rigging, carpentry, or run crew experience preferred.

Overhire Stitcher

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in Washington, DC, seeks overhire stitchers to assist with our costume builds of Kiss Me Kate, The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound, and Othello. Project dates are October 14-November 16, December 2-January 4, and January 6-February 22 respectively. Costume shop hours are Monday- Friday 8:30-5:00 with the possibility of overtime and occasional Saturday work calls.

Expertise in costume construction techniques, knowledge of period costume construction and tailoring skills as well as an understanding of various types of fabrics and materials is required. Must be able to follow direction, possess an eye for detail and have a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Overhire Wig Technician

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in Washington, DC, seeks experienced full and part-time wig technicians for the build of Kiss Me Kate. Project dates are October 14- November 8. Hours are flexible. Applicants must possess a proven level of skill and a firm grasp of wig construction, including extensive experience with ventilating and lace front wigs. Applicants must be self-motivated.

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 Technician/Flyman (Overhire)

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Stage Technician/Flyman to assist our Stage Operations team for our upcoming production of Kiss Me Kate. This position will work October 19-January 3, with a possible extension. Key responsibilities include: delivering stage requirements, working with double purchase fly systems, preparing stage equipment for use, installing and rigging all stage equipment and scenery, attending meetings, rehearsals, and performances, and running productions as scheduled.

Candidates should have experience working with stage and flying equipment, including counterweight flying. Previous technical experience in both a repertory theatre and receiving house, and previous experience with automated flying preferred.

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 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 evening and weekend shifts 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.