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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:

Production
Scenic Carpenter
Stage Carpenter

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

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.

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. Employee must be able to lift 75+ 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, especially during the two weeks of load-in and technical rehearsals.

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.

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.