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Full-Time Opportunities

Associate Director of Production

The Associate Director of Production serves as the right hand to the Director of Production, who oversees all production aspects of the Theatre’s producing spaces. Olney Theatre Center produces, presents, and tours extraordinary performances for a diversity of audiences as well as educates and inspires the next generation of theater-makers. The Associate Director of Production will work closely with production staff and visiting artists to help them accomplish artistic goals and meet deadlines in a timely and cost-effective way. The Associate Director of Production works with the Director of Production to plan and oversee all aspects of Olney Theatre Center’s production operations. The successful candidate will join a growing regional theatre that emphasizes artistic rigor, prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusion, and places collaboration at the center of our work. As a part of a welcoming and creative organization the Associate Director of Production will:

  • Assist with the day to day management of the Production Department and stand-in on occasion for the Director of Production as the calendar and circumstances warrant
  • Assist with financial management and record keeping
  • Assist with production calendar management
  • Assist with production contracting
  • Share oversight and mentorship of the Production Management Apprentice with the Director of Production
  • Participate in recruitment and training of the Production Management Apprentice
  • Staff functions include, but are not limited to attendance at orientations, staff meetings, production meetings, and evaluations
  • Chair the Safety Committee
  • Work with the Associate Master Electrician to staff rentals
  • Completing Capital Campaign duties as assigned, dealing primarily with maintaining operations, mostly production. The Associate Director of Production works with Owners' Representative, as time allows during construction, allowing the Director of Production to remain focused on the Mainstage shows and ensure operations aren't impacted as the Associate Director of Production handles construction-related issues

Essential Skill Level & Experience:

  • Previous experience in theatre or other similar live events.
  • A positive team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage expenditures and budgets
  • Prior knowledge of financial software preferred, but not required
  • Ability to create schedules and meet deadlines
  • A strong sense of humor
  • A talent for juggling multiple projects
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Google Suite

Salary:  Full time position with a competitive salary, vacation, and health benefits, and retirement plan with employer contribution. This position is available December 1, 2019.

Interested applicants should email three references, a cover letter, and resume to pma@olneytheatre.org

 

Digital Brand Journalist

Olney Theatre Center, one of the DMV’s most exciting theater companies, is seeking a Digital Brand Journalist to tell our story in new and creative ways. Olney Theatre produces, presents and tours extraordinary performances for a diversity of audiences, and educates and inspires the next generation of theater-makers. We are seeking a Digital Brand Journalist to expand our marketing team and become an important creator/producer of content to be distributed online that speaks to our multiple audiences, our colleagues in the field of American regional theatre and our community partners. The successful candidate will join a growing regional theatre that emphasizes artistic rigor, prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusion, and places collaboration at the center of our work. As a part of a welcoming and creative organization you will:

  • Tell the story of Olney Theatre Center through video and online content in ways that attract new audiences and deepen the connection with existing audiences.
  • Book and oversee production of multi-camera BRoll shoots of all season shows and National Player productions. Supervise out-sourced editing for quick turnaround of 30-60 second trailers.
  • Conceive, Storyboard, Produce, Shoot and Edit at least 2 videos per production for distribution that take our audience behind-the-scenes of a show, build excitement and deepen engagement. These videos must be highly-shareable social content for distribution to multiple channels.
  • Strategize and manage OTC’s social media as part of OTC’s marketing plans.
  • Create additional content for Olney Theatre’s different operations including National Players, development, special events, company management, community engagement, education and others. You will also be central to the important storytelling of Olney Theatre’s first capital campaign in more than twenty years: Staging the Future, A Campaign to Transform Olney Theatre Center
  • Create and optimize OTC’s email campaigns to promote current and upcoming performances, educational programs, and fundraising objectives.
  • Drive OTC to innovate on existing and emerging social platforms and be able to enhance the Theatre’s unique POV on each. 
  • Join the editorial team and contribute content to the Olney Theatre Center blog.
  • Maintain library of BRoll and distribute as necessary.
  • Report on effectiveness of social media campaigns using monitoring services and platform-generated results.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Experience creating videos from 3 seconds to 10 minutes in length. Must submit a demo reel of at least 5 work samples. 
  • An Instagram account that communicates your personal narrative through visuals that are clever, composed and appealing.
  • A list of organizations or companies that you think are creating the most compelling content on Social Media and the ambition to compete with the best of them.
  • The ability to adopt and cultivate the organizational voice of OTC, which is friendly, rigorous in its artistry and accessible.
  • The desire to work collaboratively, around creative people with strong opinions and big personalities who treat each other with respect and professionalism.
  • An ability to carry out a concept from start to completion, on your own and as a manager of talent and technical staff.
  • Great communication skills. 
  • A proven ability to meet deadlines. 
  • A talent for juggling multiple creative projects and switching easily between decisions for each.
  • Exceptional computer skills. Knowledge of Macintosh operating platform a must. PC understanding a plus. Thorough knowledge of the following software applications is desired: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro (or other video editing software) and Microsoft PowerPoint and Word. Experience with Wordfly, MailChimp or similar email program. 

Requires 2-5 years of experience in video production, photography and digital media. A BA/BFA degree is not required but useful with coursework emphasis in video production, photography and digital media. Seeking candidates that bring diverse perspectives, experiences and knowledge. This position involves lifting and maneuvering video equipment that can weigh up to fifty pounds.

This position is full time and reports directly to the Director of Marketing and Communications. Salary is competitive and includes benefits including health and dental insurance, 403(b) with employer match, paid vacations and holidays along with opportunities for professional development.

Olney Theatre Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all races, faiths, abilities, sexual and gender identities to apply. 

Start Date: November 1, 2019 or later. Search will continue until position is filled

How to Apply

Please email jobs@olneytheatre.org a resume and cover letter with:

  • links to clip reel or 5 pieces of your work or work you had significant responsibility for producing 
  • links to social media accounts of organizations you think are doing great work

No phone calls.

 

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 pma@olneytheatre.org

 

Sound and Projection Supervisor

The Sound and Projection Supervisor is OTC’s point-person in the following areas: systems manager for both sound and projections for all OTC productions and special events on our four theater campus, including the setup and maintenance of all sound and projections systems and equipment, management and leadership of the Sound/Projections Department, including: budget management, equipment maintenance, strategizing new acquisitions, recruitment and mentorship of OTC’s annual Sound Apprentice, plus serve as OTC’s Standby Engineer.

This position works closely with all Sound Designers, Projection Designers, OTC’s Resident Sound Engineer, and reports directly to the Director of Production.

A successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 years of experience in the field of sound and projections, have strong leadership skills and be a team player.

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

Full time position, competitive salary, vacation, health benefits, and retirement plan with employer contribution. The position start date is negotiable.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to pma@olneytheatre.org.
 

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.

Requirements

  • 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

Compensation

  • 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 jvia@olneytheatre.org

  • 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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