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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:

Audience Services
Assistant House Manager (Part-time)

Production
Run Crew
Scenic Carpenter

Marketing
Teleservices Associates (Part-time - evenings and weekends)



Assistant House Manager (Part-time)

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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 at least one weeknight and weekend shift.

Run Crew

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a new member of our Run Crew for one year-round position. Along with the Stage Carpenter, Run Crew performs all pre-show, show running, and post-show responsibilities pertaining to any in-house performances or external events, and assists in repairs to production related materials as needed. Duties include running the onstage technical and props needs, assisting with load-in and strike of onstage technical elements, assisting in maintaining and repairing scenery, props, etc. as needed, shopping for consumable props as directed, acting as fly-person for productions.

This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent work experience. Additional 1-3 years of experience in stage operations with experience in the following: carpentry, rigging, run crew, properties, and basic paint knowledge. Must be able to lift 50+ pounds unaided and have a full range of motion. 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.

Scenic Carpenter

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an experienced Scenic Carpenter to join a busy team. The professional scenic carpentry staff handles carpentry, metalwork, rigging, mechanics and special crafts for five large, artistically ambitious productions built in a very well-appointed 23,000 SF scene shop. Projects can range from building flats to tearing apart a car to creating large skateboard parks to traditional indoor sets, and everything in between. This position requires an Associates Degree in Technical Theatre, or equivalent experience, and at least 3 years’ professional experience in a shop environment. Preference will be given to candidates with MIG experience and mechanization knowledge. Must be able to regularly lift at least 50lbs. 10 hour days M-Th, with occasional weekends and evenings. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits, with a start date at the end of April.

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.