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Olney Theatre Center for the Arts (OTC), an award-winning regional theater, now celebrating its 81st season, seeks a seasoned and dynamic fundraiser with passion and drive to lead a $20+M capital campaign that will dramatically increase the Theatre’s capacity to meet growing community and field demand. The Campaign Director (CD) will be responsible for organizing and managing a vigorous, comprehensive and well-planned five- to seven- year campaign to support renovation, new construction and programmatic initiatives. As a member of the theatre’s senior staff, s/he will report to the Managing Director, and work closely with Olney Theatre Center’s Artistic Director and Board Leadership.

Working in tandem with OTC’s Director of Development, the CD will design a campaign that complements OTC’s significant annual contributed income goals and play a lead role in designing and implementing the campaign, of which a third is already secured. The ideal candidate has the ability to cultivate and solicit gifts from the top echelon of potential donors, as appropriate to the Theatre’s mission and vision.

The Campaign Director is responsible for providing right hand support to the Managing Director to achieve the fundraising goals of the campaign, while also providing partnership to the Director of Development to deepen donor relationships that are integral to the success of annual, capital and long-term institutional advancement goals. The ideal CD is a proven leader with success in major gifts and comprehensive campaigns.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Managing Director and Director of Development on campaign strategy; assess and leverage fundraising opportunities; assume responsibility for managing the campaign plan, timeline, budget, gift pyramid, prospect lists, income reports, printed/digital materials, naming opportunities and cultivation/recognition events

  • Establish strong working relationships with the Artistic Director, Board and Campaign leadership, as well as colleagues in OTC’s development department. Guide the campaign solicitation process, working closely with the development department and the Owner’s Representative to ensure gifts and construction plans are aligned

  • Proactively take the lead in prospect identification and qualification, drawing in part from personal knowledge of the Washington DC/Baltimore philanthropic community; provide cultivation and solicitation support to Olney Theatre Center’s Managing and Artistic Directors

  • Communicate the goals, progress and success of the campaign to various constituencies; prepare talking points and presentations for the Artistic Director, Managing Director, Board of Directors, Campaign Co-Chairs and Campaign Committee

  • Ensure that capital campaign efforts are transparent and pursued in partnership with other internal OTC departments. Work with the Finance Department on pledge and payment reporting accuracy and reconciliation

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership as a major gift professional; proven track record of success planning and managing a successful campaign similar to the size and scope of Olney Theatre’s.

  • Proven ability to motivate and direct a committed group of volunteer fundraisers; comfortable providing direction and support to others doing the solicitation

  • A personal record of success in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major individual and institutional gifts

  • Experience in the Baltimore-Washington DC metro area with a deep knowledge of the philanthropic community

  • A collaborative nature with the ability to quickly establish credibility and gain the respect and support of colleagues, donors and volunteers.

  • A good listener; comfortable receiving input from many sources and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan.

  • Proven ability to work with a diverse group of personalities

  • A quick study; extremely well-organized; a creative self-starter, capable of handling multiple tasks and establishing priorities

  • A track record as an effective communicator who is enthusiastic, articulate and persuasive, with excellent writing skills

  • Affinity for the performing arts and arts education


  • Full-time position
  • Paid vacation
  • Health benefits
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to No phone calls, please.



Olney Theatre Center seeks a Properties Master for its year-round 9-show season and National Players touring company.  Primary responsibilities include: performing as OTC's principle props artisan; building and procuring props and furniture; recruiting, training, and mentoring annual Props Apprentice; managing and maintaining furniture and prop stock, managing both show and annual budgets; overseeing overhire artisans; ensuring safety standards in the workplace; working cooperatively with all Production Departments on schedule and shared resources, and on all special projects as assigned by the Director of Production.

Experience: Minimum of three years of progressively more challenging positions within the Properties field.

Physical Requirements: Able to lift 50 lbs, as well as climb ladders and stairs.

Time Requirements: Full-time position, with some evening and weekend work required. 

Benefits: Competitive salary, two-weeks paid vacation, health insurance, and retirement plan.

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to, no phone calls. Start date: Ideally mid-December, 2018 but flexible.



The Sound & Projection Supervisor is the theatre’s primary “systems” engineer for all sound and Projection, along with Production’s internal communication systems, and Patron Services’ audio assisted systems.  It is the Sound & Projection Supervisor’s responsibility to assemble, maintain, and troubleshoot all house, show-specific, and special event sound and Projection systems; to make recommendations for keeping current systems producing sound and Projection at the highest professional level possible; to proactively keep appraised of industry standards and advancements; to make long term recommendations for maintaining and advancing our systems; and to serve as the theatre’s emergency Sound Engineer. 

The Sound & Projection Supervisor is a Production Department Head charged with managing the area’s budget, planning departmental work schedules, and overseeing the recruitment and ongoing training of the annual Sound Apprentice in association with the Sound Engineer. This position works with the Director of Production (Supervisor), Associate Artistic Director for Musical Theatre, as well as other OTC Department Heads. Additionally, this position works cooperatively on a per show basis with the Director, Musical Director, Sound Designer, Projection Designer, Sound Engineer, Stage Manager, Sound Apprentice (A-2), actors, and musicians.


  • Maintain sound & projection systems in each of the theatre’s producing spaces (Main Stage, Theatre Lab, Historic Theatre, and Root Family Stage).
  • Proactively work with the Sound Designer and Projection Designer to render show-specific sound and projection system designs. Systems are to be fully functional no later than the first technical rehearsal, or in the case of a musical, the first EQ session with the actors and/or musicians, whichever comes first.
  • Have internal theatre communications set-up and operating in advance of technical rehearsals.
  • Work with the Patron Services Manager to troubleshoot, and repair if possible, the theatre’s audio assisted listening systems prior to the first preview performance.
  • Participate in all Production/Design meetings as requested by the theatre, including post-technical rehearsals and post Preview performances.
  • Work with the Director of Production and Production Office to manage the budget and general direction of the Sound & Projection Department.
  • Actively participate in the Education Department’s recruitment and selection of the annual Sound Apprentice. Take a proactive mentorship role with the Apprentice, and participate in their ongoing training and evaluation process.
  • Work cooperatively with the National Players to help plan and execute in-house performances and tours. Act as a mentor to the individual Player(s) overseeing sound for the National Players operation.
  • Assist the Director of Production with Special Events as needed.
  • Act as the theatre’s emergency Sound Engineer should the theatre’s Sound Engineer become unable to carry out his or her duties.

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to, no phone calls.


Part-Time Opportunities



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, an AEA COST theater with four performance facilities producing a ten-play season plus special events, seeks seasonal parking attendants to assist patrons in parking and navigating the campus. 

This position will work 10-20 hours per week before shows, both weeknights and weekend shifts, to assist patrons with parking.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide the company’s standards of service with each patron including maintaining the required uniform appearance, stating the company greeting, answering questions, resolving issues and thanking each customer upon exit.
  • Physical Demands: as part of performing the duties associated with this position, the employee will be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands-to-fingers, reach with hands or arms, talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25lbs.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be subjected to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes and airborne particles.


  • Parking attendants are paid hourly and work hours depend on their availability and the Theater's schedule
  • $12.00 per hour


  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Ability to read and comprehend verbal instructions and written correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and through written correspondence.
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and friendly demeanor when working with other employees and the parking customer.
  • Ability to provide customer resolution in a professional and friendly manner.

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.

Learn more about the program and available apprenticeships here.

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