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Full-Time Opportunities



Olney Theatre Center seeks a full-time experienced carpenter to join their year-round staff. OTC produces 10 shows a year plus special events in their proscenium theatre and their Lab space. Essential skills include metal-working, wood-working, some plastic-working and MIG welding. Rigging experience a plus.

The position offers industry competitive salary with paid vacation, health benefits, and a 403(b) retirement plan.

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


Part-Time Opportunities

Sound Engineer A-1

Olney Theatre Center, a Helen Hayes award-winning regional theatre outside
Washington DC, seeks an experienced A-1 Sound Engineer for its upcoming 450-seat Mainstage production of Cabaret (August 19th – October 6th with a possible extension to October 13th).

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated ability in the area of mixing and trouble-shooting Broadway-style musicals. The OTC Sound Team consists of a Designer, Department Head, A-1, and A-2. It is important that the individual have good communication skills and be a team player.

2-4 years of mix experience in the theatre preferred. Concert work will be considered.

Position is contract based. Rate is negotiable.

Search will continue until position is suitably filled. Olney Theatre Center is an equal opportunity employer which celebrate peoples of all races, religions, sexualities, gender orientations, and differently-abled people.

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


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.

The apprenticeships for the 2019-20 season are filled. 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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