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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:

Administration
Systems Administrator

Audience Services
Receptionist & Usher Coordinator
Assistant House Manager (Part-time)

Marketing
Event Sales Manager
Teleservices Associates (part time - evenings and weekends)

Systems Administrator

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company is seeking a Systems Administrator. This position is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure, and ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff.

The Systems Administrator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: Windows Server installation, maintenance, support and troubleshooting; PC maintenance, troubleshooting and administration; Microsoft Exchange administration; knowledge and experience with VMware virtual servers and Vsphere Client; knowledge and experience with NetAPP storage solutions, Cisco Call Manager, Unity Voicemail and Cisco Contact Center systems, Cisco routers and switches, and Symantec Backup Exec and HP Tape library. This position also provides helpdesk support to a diverse staff at multiple locations, printer and copier support, completes PC builds and imaging with Symantec Ghost, and assists the Director of IT in accomplishing short and long range projects.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7/Windows 8 and the Windows Server platform including: Server 2003, Server 2008 and Server 2012. Extensive knowledge of networking concepts preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with Microsoft certification (MCTS,MCDST,MCSA,MSCE) and Cisco Certification. Knowledge of MAC OS is a plus. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 3-5 years applicable experience is required.

Receptionist & Usher Coordinator

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Receptionist & Usher Coordinator for our Harman Center for the Arts located in Downtown Washington, DC. This position will act as reception for the front lobbies, facilitating security measures for guests and contractors as well as directing patrons to the Box Office. Other tasks include the daily operation of the Gift Shop, and coordinating usher schedules, including attendance tracking as well as new usher sign up and training. A Bachelor’s degree with equivalent managerial experience is required, and an additional 1 to 3 years theatre or volunteer coordination experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be organized and attentive to detail, have experience working with Tessitura, be able to lift 20 lbs unaided, and must be able to obtain and maintain a DC ABRA Manager license.

Assistant House Manager (Part-time)

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company 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 at least one weeknight and weekend shift.

Event Sales Manager

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in in the heart of Washington DC's vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood, seeks an Event Sales Manager to join our Marketing & Communications Department. The primary function of this position is venue rental sales for the Lansburgh Theatre (450 seats) and Sidney Harman Hall (775 seats).

The ideal candidate will be a creative, entrepreneurial professional with the ability to successfully work across teams and departments to deliver real results. Supported by a robust marketing department and reporting to the CMO, the successful candidate will be an independent, confident sales professional with event savvy and a terrific sense of humor. The Event Manger will successfully market, recruit, and sell the spaces for business, industry, consumer, government, and performing arts events. A dedicated production team will help execute these events and the Event Sales Manager will manage the client experience through each event's successful completion. A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience are required; candidates with sales, event, and hospitality career experience are encouraged to apply including catering account executives, hotel sales leaders, and destination marketing professionals. Familiarity with performing arts management and a passion for the arts 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 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.