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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Box Office Sales Associates
The Shakespeare Theatre Company is currently seeking part-time and full-time Box Office Sales Associates. These positions provide the highest level of customer service to STC patrons and handle customer service problems as they arise, while ensuring a positive resolution. Responsibilities include selling and reserving tickets to all productions, processing exchanges, selling and renewing subscriptions for our current and new subscribers with little supervision, distributing tickets during will calls, checking and responding to all messages in the email and voicemail box, answering questions from patrons, and providing a wide variety of information in a helpful and professional manner. Full-time associates will also be required to cover the reception desk at the Sidney Harman Hall 1-2 times a week. Reception duties include receiving and sending packages and mail, maintaining the lobby, performing sales in the gift shop, and opening and closing the building. All associates are required and are paid to see our productions during preview week, which this season include The Amen Corner, Timon of Athens, Romantics Anonymous, and Much Ado About Nothing.
Candidates should have experience in Tessitura and Windows, prior customer service experience, an attention to detail, a calm and pleasant demeanor, and a desire to help others. Please note that the part-time position is primarily weekends. Some weekday evening and possible weekday daytime hours may be available on an as needed basis. Please note that the full-time position is primarily weekdays, however weekend shifts may be required on occasion.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an experienced Company Manager to support an incredible array of local and visiting artists from across the country and around the world who create the renowned work on our stages. The Company Manager is responsible for welcoming the artists for our core mainstage season and international presentations into the STC community, ensuring their comfort and safety throughout their residency. They will cultivate our hotel and housing relationships, serve as a main point of contact for all actors and stage managers, and arrange travel, accommodations, and visas for all visiting artists. The Company Manager is also responsible for artist-related budget projecting and tracking, and the negotiation and administering of artists contracts. This position reports to our General Manager, and is supported by the Company Management Fellow.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts Management or a related field and/or 3-4 years professional company management experience, with knowledge of Equity and/or League of Resident Theatre agreements, 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, as well as the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, a home for leading classical arts and a training ground for the next generation of theatre artists and arts administrators, seeks Concessions Attendants to join the Concessions team. This part-time position will be in a workspace that is more akin to a movie theater than a restaurant bar, with up to 29 hours per week. Ideal candidates must be available to work nights, weekends, holidays and special events. Must be 21 years or older and be confident discussing our shows and events with patrons. This position is paid $14.00 per hour plus tips, and has the added bonus of being able to see all of our shows for free.
Responsibilities and duties are as follows:
- Before service, the Concessions Attendant will stock and restock both food and drink items as needed, communicate with the Supervisor/Lead about any items that are low in stock, and make sure all sanitation procedures are followed and set up.
- During Service, the Concessions Attendant will provide excellent guest service while working in a very fast-paced environment, serve food, beverages, and desserts to large number of patrons in small window of time, and be able to serve and learn the alcohol concessions provides.
- After Service, the Concessions Attendant will wipe down all counters, tables and chairs from service and assist the Lead with shut down
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Lift up to 25lbs
- Strong communication skills
- Adherence to the uniform policy
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment preferred
Major Gifts Officer
Are you an innovative self-starter who loves people and theatre and wants to work with a great team? The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) with great relationship skills, a creative bent and positive energy to join our 12-member Development Team as we raise funds for our new Artistic Director Simon Godwin’s debut season. The MGO manages a portfolio of donors ($2,500-$50,000) to the STC Annual Fund (approximately $2.5 million), including Bard Association members made up of professionals within the legal community. This demanding and fulfilling role focuses on developing and deepening relationships with a portfolio of current and prospective donors to meet measurable goals and contribute to STC’s long-term success.
The MGO is the first point of contact for donors in their portfolio, building donor trust through consistent and meaningful engagement. The MGO is responsible for maintaining donor record integrity through contact reports and moves management to plan acquisitions, renewals and upgrades. With the Associate Director of Development and the Senior Director of Development, the MGO helps plan, orchestrate and evaluate events to achieve revenue results including two annual Mock Trials featuring members of the Supreme Court and our Annual Gala, which has honored celebrities such as Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, Sir Patrick Stewart, Annette Bening, and Laura Linney.
This exciting opportunity is perfect for someone with a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience in English, Theatre, Communications, Business, Marketing, etc. Three or more years of fundraising experience in an arts-based non-profit is preferred but not required.
Overhire Scenic Carpenter
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks Overhire Scenic Carpenters to assist with the build and load-in for our upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing . We are looking for carpenters available from February 24 – April 24, 2020; wood-working and/or steel-working experience at a professional theatre preferred. The pay rate is $16.00 per hour.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an experienced Scenic Carpenter to join our Helen Hayes award-winning scene shop. The professional scenic carpentry staff handles carpentry, metalwork, rigging, mechanics, and automation for five large, artistically ambitious productions built in a 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 person will work day to day with many departments and be integral to the completion of many highly regarded productions. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits.
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 automation knowledge. Must be able to regularly lift at least 50lbs. 10 hour days M-Th, with occasional weekends and evenings
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.