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Olney Theatre Center

Full-Time Opportunities | Production Opportunities | Part-Time Opportunities 
Volunteer | Olney Theatre Institute Advanced Training Program | Auditions | Play Submissions


Full-Time Opportunities 


Director of Development

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, an award-winning regional theater and Maryland’s longest running performing arts institution, has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, collaborative, creative, and proven fundraising professional. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Development will be responsible for leading a department that raises more than $3M annually. S/he will also work closely with the Managing Director, Artistic Director and the Board of Directors to develop and implement a $10M+ capital campaign, beginning in 2018.


  • Responsible for development and implementation of all fundraising and stewardship activity, including a comprehensive annual giving program that includes cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and institutional prospects and donors as well as any capital of special purpose campaigns
  • Works with other Senior Staff members to provide support and collaboration where appropriate, required, and beneficial
  • Manage a staff of three, including the Individual Giving Manager, Institutional Giving Manager, and the Development Apprentice
  • Responsible for coordinating fundraising activities with various Department Heads where their involvement and participation provides artistic, production, and institutional interface with donors


  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as a proven fundraising professional and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience
  • Will have a demonstrated record of securing significant gifts from individuals and institutions, as well as government agencies
  • Experience planning for, leading, and/or participating in a successful capital campaign is strongly desired
  • Advanced knowledge of Tessitura, Raisers Edge, or other similar fundraising software is strongly preferred
  • Experience in an arts organization, particularly a performing arts organization, is preferred
  • Bachelors degree is required; Masters degree is preferred


Salary commensurate with experience


Please email your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please.


Music Directors, Conductors, and Keyboardists

Olney Theatre Center is currently accepting applications for Music Directors, Conductors & Keyboardists for POSSIBLE openings in our 2016-17 season.  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..


Part-Time Opportunities


Education Associate

The Education Associate assists the Director of Education in the daily administration of Olney's expanding educational programs. Along with hosting the longest-running touring company in the country (National Players), Olney Theatre Center's educational programs include an elementary-school Arts Integration and Collaborative Playwriting Program, now in preparations for its fifth year, as well as an inaugural Summer STOCK theatre camp. Olney Theatre is dedicated to unleashing the creative potential of artists, audience, and students; the Education Associate works closely with Olney Theatre Center staff, National Players, school principals and teachers, and teaching artists to make that possible for thousands of kids annually.


Duties to administer the Arts Integration Program:

    • Develop personalized curriculum geared toward individual student populations
    • Recruit new teaching artists as necessary
    • Train current and new teaching artists in lesson plan development, classroom management, etc.
    • Cultivate current relationships with partner schools and build new relationships with future schools
    • Function as a lead teacher in at least one partner school

Duties to assist with National Players:

    • Develop lesson plans for three Teacher Toolkits annually
    • Train future Players in effective lesson plan development, classroom management, and effective reporting

Duties to administer Educational Camps:

    • Work with the Director of Education to develop curriculum for Summer STOCK camp and potential Winter STOCK, Spring STOCK, and School's Out STOCK camps
    • Recruit and train necessary staff for the camps
    • Teach and administer camp classes as necessary
    • Communicate with family members as necessary

Additional Administration:

    • Attend all weekly education staff meetings
    • Work within budget requirements for all programs
    • Ensure continued knowledge and implementation of government laws and regulations regarding student safety
    • Manage other duties as assigned by the Director of Education


  • Education: Bachelor's Degree (BA, BFA, or BS Ed) in theater education or allied field; Or equivalent professional experience. Masters degree preferred.
  • Experience: 5 years experience in the classroom either as a teaching artist, para-educator, or classroom teacher. Extra consideration will be given to candidates who have administrative and managerial experience.
  • Skills and Technical Knowledge: Position requires in-depth knowledge or curriculum writing and development for elementary and middle-school students, experience with training teaching artists, expressed ability to take initiative and complete projects individually.
  • Time Requirements: Year-round, part-time job (average of 20 hours per week). Approximately half this time is in the classroom teaching or observing other teachers, and half is administrative. Some telecommuting hours are possible.


Please email your resume and cover letter to Jason King Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please.


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 68th 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.