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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. .
Facilities Manager

DEPARTMENT: Administration
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

Please submit resumes and references 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.


  • 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


  • $8.50/hour


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. .


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.


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 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.

Play Submissions

Olney Theatre Center does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.