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Olney Theatre Center

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


Full-Time Opportunities

Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director

This search is currently closed pending candidate interviews.


Associate Master Electrician

Olney Theatre Center, now in its 80th season, located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, is in search of an Associate Master Electrician. The Associate Master Electrician will assist OTC's Master Electrician in the following area: assist in managing the Electrics Department, including the setup and maintenance of all lighting systems and equipment, serve as programmer for all OTC productions on our four theater campus, and assist in the recruitment and mentorship of OTC's annual Electrics Apprentices. This position works closely with OTC's Master Electrician, all Light Designers, OTC Production Department Heads and will report directly to the Director of Production.

A successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience working within the field of theatrical lighting, have advanced knowledge of lighting software, including but not limited to Vectorworks, and ETC systems. They should have a record of training and progressively more responsible positions, as well as have strong leadership skills and be a team player. Olney Theatre Center is an equal-opportunity employer. This position start date is negotiable.


  • Full-time competitive salary
  • Vacation
  • Health Benefits
  • Retirement Plan


Please send a cover letter, a resume, and three references 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 2017-18 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

Box Office Associate

Olney Theatre Center is looking for personable, positive, part-time Box Office Associates. This position will work 10-20 hours per week during Box Office hours (Wed. - Sun., Noon - 6pm), including up to showtime, occasional special events and holiday shifts. Specific responsibilities are outlined below.


  • Processing single-ticket and subscription sales in person and over the phone
  • Assisting patrons with exchanges and other requests
  • Working will-call for productions
  • Providing support for membership mailing campaigns


  • Strong and proven customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to multitask and to work well under pressure
  • Experience with performing arts organizations, retail, restaurant, or 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


Please email a cover letter and your resume to Kristina Erwin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please. Due to the high volume of responses, we are only able to respond to candidates we wish to interview.


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.


National Players

Celebrating their 69th 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). There are no auditions occurring currently. This page will be updated with more information in the future.

Play Submissions

Olney Theatre Center does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.