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Full-Time Opportunities

Company Manager

Olney Theatre Center, a Helen Hayes award winning theatre, located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD is in search of a Company Manager. The Company Manager will provide assistance in: writing contracts, coordinating travel for artists, providing hospitality during tech week, overseeing payroll for production departments, facilitating resident room turnovers, and up keeping housing for two company properties. The Company Manager will report to the Director of Production. They will work closely with the General Manager and will provide mentorship to a full-year Company Management Apprentice.

A successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience working within the field. They must be proficient with, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Suite. They must possess a valid driver's license. Knowledge of Quickbooks and of AEA, SDC, USA, and AFM agreements is preferred. The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative, maintain a positive outlook, and demonstrate leadership skills.

Olney Theatre Center strives to be an advocate for all people of different backgrounds including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion.

Full time position, vacation, health benefits, retirement plan with employer contribution, and company provided housing. This position is available mid-November 2019.

Interested applicants should email three references, a cover letter, and resume to


Part-Time Opportunities

Front of House Associate

Olney Theatre Center, an AEA COST theater with four performance facilities producing a ten-play season plus special events, seeks part-time Front-of-House Associates.  This position will work 10-30 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: Set up, operate, and close up the gift shop, concessions, and alcohol sales for the theatre during performances.  Can include set-up and breakdown of remote bars, serving beverages and concessions.
  • 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. Ensuring patron safety in the event of emergency in accordance with company procedure.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of all public spaces.  This includes but is not limited to theatres, lobbies, dressing rooms, and bathrooms.
  • Collaborating with House Managers, reporting safety or facilities issues or patron concerns.
  • Occasional work with development team.


  • Cheerful attitude and evident willingness to serve and engage with theater patrons.
  • Excellent listening, problem-solving, and verbal communication skills.
  • Desire to work as part of a team.
  • Reliability and punctuality.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Previous experience in customer service roles preferred.
  • Cash handling experience and computer literacy.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and must have, or be currently pursuing a high school diploma or equivalent


  • Front of House Associates are paid hourly and work hours depend on their availability and the Theater's schedule.
  • $12.00 per hour

How to Apply

Please email the following materials to

  • 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 or cover letter


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.

We will post info for the 2020-21 apprenticeships in January 2020.

Learn more about the program and available apprenticeships here.

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