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, 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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Academy for Classical Acting Program Coordinator
The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting (ACA) is seeking a Program Coordinator. This position is responsible for the day-to-day administrative functions of the ACA, located on The George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom campus. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the Program Director with scheduling, communication, and personnel management; supporting student and guest artists, faculty, and staff; processing MFA candidate applications and scheduling auditions; coordinating advertising for the Academy on local and national level; processing contracts and payroll related information; arranging travel and housing for guest artists and staff; working with our Development department on fundraising and scholarships; and supporting communications between the Shakespeare Theatre Company and The George Washington University. This position interacts daily with a variety of departments within the Shakespeare Theatre Company and The George Washington University. Additional information on the Academy of Classical Acting can be found at: http://aca.shakespearetheatre.org. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $40,000.
The successful candidate will have at least one year of experience in administration and one to two years of production experience. Excellent planning, organization, written and oral communication, and computer skills are required. Must be able to work independently, and professionalism and maturity are of paramount importance for the successful candidate in this position. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. Must be able to support and further the ACA’s anti-racism practices and procedures. Excellent opportunity for an aspiring arts leader to grow.
Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor. This position will assist the Audio/Video Supervisor with the planning and execution of the installation, configuration, use, and maintenance of the company’s extensive audio and video inventory at the Sidney Harman Hall and Michael R. Klein Theatre. This will include production audio equipment, wireless microphone systems, projectors, video distribution systems, paging systems, intercom systems, and the associated cable infrastructures in both spaces. The Audio/Video Department consists of a supervisor, this position, and two full-time Audio/Video Engineers who will run most performances. As such, the Assistant Supervisor can be called upon to fill a range of supervisory, operational, and support roles throughout the Audio/Video Department. These roles will include running audio and/or video for performances, rentals and internal events, load-in and load-out planning, production engineering support, labor management, and scheduling. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $49,000.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Production, Audio or Video Production is strongly preferred, or equivalent experience and training. An additional 1-2 years of professional experience as an audio/video supervisor, A1/FOH mixer, or audio/video technician in a theatrical environment is required. In all cases, experience should include understanding of the theatre production process, audio and video signal flows, digital audio console programming and operation, sound system tuning, wireless microphone use, frequency coordination, installation of audio/video systems and basic audio/video equipment care and maintenance. Additionally, experience in audio or video design, wired and wireless intercom systems, Qlab programming, and audio/video recording and editing is strongly preferred. This position will be regularly required to lift up to 25lbs, and occasionally up to 50lbs. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required.
Assistant Technical Director
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Technical Director (ATD). The ATD will assist the Technical Director to ensure that scenery for all STC productions and projects is constructed and completed in a timely, artistically excellent, and fiscally responsible fashion, often working closely with the Charge Scenic Artist and Properties Director as well. The ATD will create mechanical and working drawings from which the Scene Shop staff can build scenic elements, and will design effects, automated mechanical systems, and structural surfaces for the productions. The ATD will also assist the Technical Director with supervising the operations of the Scene Shop and distributing work among the Scene Shop staff, which includes a Scene Shop Administrator and two Scenic Carpenters. Due in large part to the closure of our shop during the pandemic, the ATD will also supervise and participate in maintenance of tools and machinery. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $60,000.
An MFA in Technical Direction or a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre are strongly preferred, or equivalent experience and training. An additional 1-2 years of professional experience as a technical director, assistant technical director, or carpenter in an equivalent venue or shop is required. In all cases, the experience should include understanding of the scenic design process and expertise in AutoCAD (2D and 3D). Knowledge of automation, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and rigging system design, installation and maintenance, as well as experience designing these systems, is strongly preferred. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks two experienced Audio/Video Engineers. Under the supervision of the Audio/Video Supervisor, the Audio/Video Engineers will be responsible for the day-to-day audio/video operations for the Sidney Harman Hall and Michael R. Klein Theatre. The primary duty of these roles is the operation of audio/video equipment for all of the company’s theatrical performances, plus any other rentals or internal events that occur in the company’s spaces. Typical activities will include programming digital audio consoles during rehearsals, audio mixing, operation of audio and video playback systems, load-in and load-out of audio/video equipment, and basic audio/video maintenance and care. Additionally, the Audio/Video Engineers may be called upon to perform “A2” duties, fitting wireless microphones to performers and maintaining them during performances. These are full-time positions with excellent benefits and a rate of $20.00 per hour.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Audio or Video Production is strongly preferred, or equivalent professional experience and training. An additional 1-2 years of professional experience as an A1/FOH mixer or audio/video technician is required. In all cases, experience should include an understanding of the theatre production process, audio/video signal flows, digital audio console programming and operation, wireless microphone use, installation of audio/video systems and basic audio/video equipment care and maintenance. Additionally, proven experience as an A1/FOH mixer for voice and music for a variety of musical and performance styles is strongly preferred. This position will be regularly required to lift up to 25lbs, and occasionally up to 50lbs. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends is essential.
Box Office Sales Associate
The Shakespeare Theatre Company is currently seeking a full-time Box Office Sales Associate. This position provides the highest level of customer service to STC patrons and handles customer service problems as they arise, while ensuring a positive resolution. Responsibilities include selling and reserving tickets to all productions, processing exchanges, organizing group sales, 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, keeping the lobby clean, safe, and accessible during daytime hours, and providing a wide variety of information in a helpful and professional manner. All associates are required and are paid to see our productions during preview week, which this season include Once Upon A One More Time, Our Town, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, and Red Velvet. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an hourly rate of $17.00.
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 this position requires evening and weekend shifts.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The Shakespeare Theatre Company Marketing and Communications Department seeks a Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Do you have an inquisitive mind? A passion for organizing? A witty way with words? If so, we’re looking for you to support the marketing and communications efforts for our 2021/22 season… and beyond!
This position provides administrative and office support for the department’s Associate Directors. We are looking for an individual with some theatre experience or a passion for the performing arts who thrives in an energetic environment and enjoys finding creative solutions for data gathering needs and administrative processes. Duties may include, but are not limited to: coordinating print and publicity projects, maintaining schedules, proofreading, social media support, press and marketing research, proofreading, representing the theatre at public events, generating creative ideas, writing/editing, maintaining department financials, assisting with events, proofreading, and proofreading. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $40,000.
Strong office administration skills, including knowledge of Excel, Outlook, and Word, are a must; bonus points for a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business, English, or Theatre, and/or a familiarity with Tessitura (or a similar ticketing software), WordPress, and Wordfly (or a similar emailing system). Some weekends and evenings may be required for certain events like Opening Nights, Public Programs, Pride Festival, accompanying artists to media events, etc.
Resident Casting Director
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, an established LORT B+ theatre, seeks an in-house Casting Director. The Resident Casting Director will coordinate local casting for all mainstage productions, readings, special events, and developmental workshops. Along with production-specific casting, the Resident Casting Director will hold general auditions, attend showcases in D.C. and New York, and maintain the theater’s casting systems. The Resident Casting Director will also coordinate New York casting in collaboration with the theatre’s Associate Artistic Director and various New York Casting Directors, and in order to identify new talent, they will be expected to attend many productions in D.C. and New York.
The Resident Casting Director will also have administrative responsibilities including coordinating actor offers with STC’s management office, handling actor budgets, and supervising all logistics of the casting process. Additionally, they will work with STC’s Development department to coordinate artist involvement in galas and special events. In the upcoming season, the Resident Casting Director will complete casting for Our Town, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merchant of Venice, among other projects. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $58,000.
The successful candidate will have at least three years of casting experience and an excellent eye for talent. Relationships with top agents and managers are important, and knowledge of classical theatre and/or local acting talent are a plus. The Resident Casting Director will be expected to live in Washington DC, but the job will require significant travel to New York.
Shakespeare Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of 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.