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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
Human Resources Coordinator
Operations/IT Assistant

Audience Services
House Manager

Production
Scene Shop Foreman
Sound Board Operator

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


Human Resources Coordinator

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, a multi-venue LORT B+ theatre, seeks a Human Resources Coordinator. The HR Coordinator’s chief responsibility is to process a complex weekly payroll; other duties include creating and maintaining personnel paperwork and files, benefits administration, completing various reports and surveys, processing billing and check requests for HR, and preparing journal entries for our accounting department. The HR Coordinator will also assist the HR Manager with the execution of various staff events throughout the year, and complete other projects as assigned.

A Bachelors’ Degree plus 1-3 years of Human Resources, Payroll, or related administrative experience is required. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, a strong attention to detail, a working knowledge of Excel, and experience with payroll/HRIS software. This position requires a great amount of confidentiality and applicants will be required to pass a background check for consideration. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally. The start date for this position will be July 1, 2015.

Operations/IT Assistant

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, in Washington DC, seeks an experienced Administrative Assistant to work in our building operations and information technology departments. This position is the initial contact for all internal help requests as well as the primary contact for all vendors for these two departments. The Assistant will be responsible for tracking budget expenses and check requests, coordinating with vendors and contractors, managing schedules and help desk requests, ordering supplies, troubleshooting printers and PC’s, and some database management. The ideal candidate will have two to three years’ experience in office management or help desk support, be extremely organized and attentive to detail, have basic computer skills, and an excellent communication style. Strong multitasking skills are required. Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred. This position is full time with benefits.

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.

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.

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.