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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:

Academy for Classical Acting
ACA Program Coordinator

Audience Services
Box Office Sales Associate
House Manager

Education
Resident Teaching Artist

Production
Scene Shop Foreman
Sound Board Operator
Stage Manager (August 25-November 8)
Stage Carpenter

Marketing
Associate Director of Communications & PR
Teleservices Associates (Part-time - evenings and weekends)


ACA Program Coordinator

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting (ACA) is seeking a Program Coordinator. This position is responsible for the day to day administrative functions of the ACA, located on The George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom campus. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, processing MFA candidate applications and scheduling auditions, coordinating advertising for the Academy on local and national level, processing contracts and payroll related information, arranging travel and housing for guest artists and staff, and acting as the primary liaison between the Shakespeare Theatre Company and The George Washington University. This position interacts daily with a variety of departments within the Shakespeare Theatre Company and The George Washington University. Additional information on the Academy of Classical Acting can be found at: http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/academy/.

The successful candidate will have a four year degree with a concentration in theatre or arts management, at least one year of administrative, and one to two years of production experience. Excellent planning, organization, written and oral communication, and computer skills are required. Must be able to work independently. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Box Office Sales Associate

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, performing at the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall in Downtown Washington DC, is currently seeking a full-time Sales Associate in our box office. Qualified applicants will provide the highest level of customer service to STC patrons and handle customer service problems as they arise while ensuring a positive resolution. The Box Office Sales Associate will sell and reserve tickets to all productions, process exchanges and sell and renew subscriptions for our current and new subscribers with little supervision, and will be expected to work evenings and weekends to distribute tickets during will calls, answer questions from patrons and be able to provide a wide variety of information in a helpful and professional manner. Candidates should have experience in Tessitura and Windows, an attention to detail, and a calm and pleasant demeanor.

House Manager

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, a multi venue LORT B+ theatre in downtown DC, seeks a full-time House Manager. The House Manager provides service for the audiences at performances and events, trains and supervises part-time staff and volunteer ushers, and serves as the main contact for patrons and theatre staff during performances. Evenings, weekend, and daytime hours are required. This position requires a high level of face to face customer service, human resource management, and an ability to multitask. A valid Driver’s License, ability to successfully complete CPR/First Aid training, and previous professional theatre house management experience is required. Experience in Tessitura ticketing software preferred. Full-time, year-round, with excellent benefits.

Resident Teaching Artist

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington D.C., seeks a highly skilled, well-organized, and versatile Resident Teaching Artist. The teaching artist will create and lead classroom workshops for STC, including in-school residency programs, Text Alive!, District Shakespeare, SHAKESPEARIENCE, Master Acting Classes, Camp Shakespeare, and Professional Development programs. The successful applicant must have a BA in theatre and/or arts education (advanced degree preferred) and 1-3 years teaching artist/teaching experience. Curriculum development and evaluation experience a plus, as well as a strong background in Shakespeare. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

In addition to your cover letter, resume, and references, please submit a sample lesson plan or workshop outline. You may need to submit this as one document if you apply through the link above.

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.

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.

Stage Manager (August 25-November 8)

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) seeks a Stage Manager for a project this fall. This is for a devised production of Salome, based on the Oscar Wilde, the Bible, and other sources. It is an international cast with some non-English speakers and is adapted and directed by Yaël Farber. It is a cast of 14 (including some onstage percussion and singers). There is no script, it will be created in rehearsal.

Prep starts on Tuesday, August 25th, four weeks of rehearsal, a week of tech, a week of previews, and opening on Tuesday, October 13th. Closing is on November 8th with a possible extension to November 22nd. It performs in our Lansburgh Theatre and the contract is based on a LORT B+. Round trip travel and corporate-style housing in downtown DC is included. We would prefer a PSM who has at least 5 years of LORT or Production experience, preferably with new and/or devised work. A flexible working style and facility with LORT rehearsal rules is required. Someone with a calm, mature demeanor would be ideal.

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.

Associate Director of Communications & PR

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The Associate Director of Communications & Public Relations is the key team member responsible for STC communications, public relations, publications, and brand. S/he serves as STC publicist, pitching and securing print, broadcast and digital media coverage for all STC season productions and institutional PR, locally, regionally and nationally. S/he writes and manages production of a full range of communication vehicles that support a unified communications and brand strategy for the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) including literary publications, production programs, website, newsletters and a variety of STC publications. This position will also oversee and coordinate the work of the communications team, ensuring adherence to branding guidelines and consistent written communications across all departments.

A Bachelor’s degree in either Communications or English and at least 5 years of professional communications experience is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent and diverse writing and editing skills with a command of AP style and grammar rules, as well as proven experience in public relations, maintaining a website, and developing and implementing social media strategies. A theatrical, performing/visual arts background, or experience with a non-profit organization is strongly 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 $9.50 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.