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Olney Theatre Center

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Full-Time Opportunities
Assistant Technical Director

Job Description:

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER is seeking a full-time Assistant Technical Director (ATD) to assist the Technical Director with all duties associated with design, production and installation of an 8-show season. Duties also include collaborating with The National Players touring company in preparing their yearly tour.
 
Qualified candidates will have demonstrated ability in the areas of drafting (Vectorworks a plus), scenic construction, rigging, and welding. ATD will take the lead in the supervision of carpenters and apprentices and must have strong leadership skills. BA in Technical Theatre plus 2-4 years of theatre experience preferred. 
 
Position includes full-time salary (commensurate with experience), vacation, and health benefits. Search will continue until position is suitably filled.
 
Contact: Send resume, cover letter, and three references with the subject "ATD Search" to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Part-Time Opportunities


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


REQUIREMENTS

  • 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


COMPENSATION

  • $8.50/hour

HOW TO APPLY

Please email the following materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 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

Olney Theatre Center is currently accepting applications for Music Directors, Conductors & Keyboardists for POSSIBLE openings in our 2014 & 2015 seasons.  A handful of applicants will be invited to attend an audition/interview in the Fall and the rest of the resumes will be kept for future consideration.  All conductor applicants need to be proficient on piano and all applicants must have local housing.   Please submit resumes and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Volunteer

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Olney Theatre Center Institute Advanced Training Program

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.

 

Auditions
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.

In addition to holding auditions onsite, Olney Theatre Center representatives attend the League of Washington Theatres auditions, the Greater Washington/Baltimore AEA Liaison auditions (in Washington, DC) and AEA principal auditions in New York City.  Actors may also submit their pictures and resumes electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Materials may also be sent by US Mail to the Theatre address.
 
National Players

Celebrating their 66th season National Players is "America's Longest Running Touring Company." National Players tours from mid-September to mid-May with three 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.

Play Submissions

Olney Theatre Center does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.