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Assistant Technical Director
POSITION TYPE: Fulltime
REPORTS TO: General Manager
POSITION SUMMARY: The Facilities Manager ensures that the Olney Theatre Center’s buildings, grounds, systems and equipment are properly maintained in good working order. He or she also plays a major role in the development of short- and long-term strategies to upkeep the facilities and plan for facilities improvements.
Core functional areas and responsibilities include:
1. Contract Oversight and Negotiations:
- Management of facilities-related contracts (HVAC maintenance, waste removal, janitorial services, snow removal, landscaping services, elevator, security, fire alarms, etc.), which includes identification of and negotiation with vendors and monitoring of costs
- Repair and/or management of contractors for large appliances and other equipment
- Regular review of contracts to ensure most cost effective relationship between the Theatre and vendors
2. Day-to-Day Operations and Regular Maintenance:
- Day-to-day management of HVAC, security, elevator, electrical, plumbing and other systems campus-wide
- Repair/maintenance or working with outside contractors to maintain interior and exterior structures: roofs, siding, gutters, decks, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, walls, etc.
- Maintenance of grounds: periodic lawn-mowing, rubbish removal, snow removal, maintenance of outdoor furniture
- Purchase and accurate inventory of available janitorial supplies, paper supplies, lighting supplies, basic hardware, plumbing supplies, etc. for all required locations on campus
- Maintenance of public spaces, such as installation of art in lobbies, installation of donor plaques in seating areas, and preparation of public areas for special events
- Facilitate logistics of furniture and other fixtures during re-arrangement of office, theatre and housing changes
3. Management and Processing of Purchase Orders and Invoices:
- Work with Theatre Administration and Finance Office to ensure timely and complete processing and payment of all contractor, utilities and facilities-related vendor purchase orders and invoices
4. Purchasing and Installation Functions:
- Management of purchasing and installation of interior and exterior furniture, appliances, general signage, lighting
- Purchase supplies for routine repairs and maintenance
- Repair and install non-outsourced facilities equipment, plumbing and electrics
5. Administrative Duties:
- Serve as liaison for utilities management, as necessary, and with Fire Marshall for management of inspections, and keeping in readiness and repair all fire detection, suppression and alarm systems
- Ensure continued knowledge of municipal laws and rules regarding facilities
- Coordinate with other Theatre departments, such as Marketing for show signage, Production for show strike dumpsters and House Management for overflow parking, as needed
- Liaison with Theatre neighbors and others in the Olney community, as needed
- Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in allied field; OR Associate’s Degree with appropriate level of relevant experience in facilities field
- Experience: 3 to 5 years in allied position(s) required. Direct job experience working in facilities management for multi-building operation is preferred. Hands-on experience with repairs and troubleshooting maintenance issues is a plus.
- Physical Requirements: This position requires a periodic heavy lifting, climbing stairs and ladders, and operating light equipment.
- Time Requirements: Fulltime position, with some occasional evening and weekend work requirements
Front of House Associate Position
Olney Theatre Center, an AEA COST theater with four performance facilities producing an eight-play season plus special events, seeks part-time Front-of-House Associates. This position will work 10-20 hours per week during shows, both weeknights and weekend shifts, as well as occasional weekday shifts and holidays. One must have great customer service skills, and a dedication to service of the theatre and its patrons.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Front-of-House Sales: Setup, operate, and close up the gift shop, concessions, and alcohol sales for the theatre during performances
- Customer Service: Assist House Management staff in creating a safe and welcoming environment at the Olney Theatre Center, providing hands-on assistance as necessary / requested
- Maintain the cleanliness of public spaces, backstage areas, and artist residencies. This includes but is not limited to: theatres, lobbies, dressing rooms, and bathrooms
- Minimum one (1) year customer service experience
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Strong and proven customer service skills
- Cash handling experience
- Computer literate
- Ability to multitask and to work well under pressure
- Experience with performing arts organizations and/or restaurant and hospitality experience preferred
- All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and must have, or be currently pursuing a high school diploma or equivalent
HOW TO APPLY
- A resume outlining work experience and education
- The name, phone number and email address of one professional reference
- The name, phone number and email address of one personal reference
- A brief statement of interest
Music Directors, Conductors, and Keyboardists
Friends of Olney Theatre (FOOT) is a volunteer community outreach program which supports the mission of Olney Theatre Center. Committees include housing, welcoming, administrative, opening night, special events, family theater outreach, public outreach, and lobby ambassador. Join today! Please call Wesley Meekins at 301.924.4485 x130 or e-mail him at
Each class of full-time apprenticeships plays an essential role in Olney Theatre Center (OTC) operations. Working in every department of production, apprenticeships will learn standards of professionalism while building their resumes and/or portfolios, making them more marketable to future employers.
OTC Apprenticeships offer emerging theatre artists a bridge between the university and the profession. The apprenticeship aims to develop each individual’s skill and knowledge of the professional theatre world through hands-on work in a professional theatre.
Apprenticeships work alongside production staff and directly with visiting directors and designers on various productions in a variety of spaces. From a one-man show performed in a black box to a full-scale, main stage musical, OTC produces a range of theatrical productions.
Each participant will explore his or her chosen discipline (lights, costumes, etc.) while exploring other interests within the theatre. However, acceptance of an apprenticeship requires a full-time commitment. Due to the variable and extended hours of the program and the nature of theatre work, outside employment is not possible.
Learn more about the program and available apprenticeships here.
Olney Theatre Center
Olney Theatre Center is a professional, award-winning regional theater, and operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract and casts primarily from actors who are based in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area.
Celebrating their 65th season National Players is "America's Longest Running Touring Company." National Players tours from mid-September to mid-May with two shows in repertory, which may perform together or separately.
If you are interested in auditioning for National Players, you must be a non-equity actor who has completed a post-high school academic experience (i.e. college degree or certificate program). More information about National Players auditions can be found here.
Olney Theatre Center does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.