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.
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Available positions include:
Associate Director of Communications
Associate Director of Audience Development & Promotions
Teleservices Associates (part time - evenings and weekends)
The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) in Washington, DC seeks an experienced Company Manager. The Company Manager is responsible for representing STC to our artists for our core mainstage season and international presentations, insuring their comfort and safety throughout their residency. S/he cultivates hotel and housing relationships, serves as a main point of contact for all actors and stage managers, and arranges travel and accommodations for all visiting artists. The Company Manager is also responsible for artist related budget projecting and tracking and administering artist contracts. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Management or a related field, 2-3 years professional company management experience, and a keen instinct for customer service. Must be able to work well in an active, team-based environment while being able to concentrate and perform under deadlines. Creative problem solving, diplomacy, and business sense are required. Evenings and weekends required. The Company Manager supervises the CM intern and reports directly to the Chief Production Officer. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Retail Manager responsible for the daily operation of the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall Gift Shops. This position involves some daytime office hours, but primarily works during performances and selected events. This position will maintain and improve the performance of the shops by increasing merchandise turnover and maximizing profitability. Duties include but are not limited to: ordering, cash management, payment of invoices, product development and managing a part-time staff. Must have strong organizational, oral and written communication skills. Experience in store operations, evening and weekend hours and valid drivers license required.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Associate Director of Communications to join our Marketing staff. This position is the key team member overseeing STC communications, public relations, publications and brand. S/he composes, edits, and manages the content and production of a full range of communication formats that effectively support a centralized communications strategy for the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the Harman Center for the Arts (HCA) including; website, brochures, direct mail/email communications, newsletters and publications. This position will also oversee and coordinate the work of the communications team, which includes our Publicist and Web Designer, ensuring adherence to branding guidelines and consistent written communications across all departments.
A Bachelors 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.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Associate Director of Audience Development & Promotions This newly created position will develop and execute creative marketing and promotional campaigns that will yield ticket sales for individual productions. This position will develop and execute plans to identify and attract a diverse array of audiences with the intent to convert them into ticket buyers; further this position will lead group sales efforts. This position would work to retain, cultivate and expand relationships with various audience segments to maximize sales. This position will work closely with other departments to maximize opportunities and best utilize resources in order to develop new and manage existing audiences. A Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management, Marketing, or Theatre is required. The ideal candidate will have an additional 5-7 years of professional marketing experience with an emphasis on: using new and social media to attract and retain audiences, using Tessitura performing arts ticketing and customer relationship management software, and an extensive knowledge and experience in professional theatre including marketing, box office, subscriptions, ticket sales, group sales, and teleservices.
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.