Director of Development
Olney Theatre Center, an award-winning regional theater outside Washington, DC, seeks a passionate, dynamic, collaborative, and creative professional to add to our inspired and imaginative team. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Development will be responsible for leading a department that raises more than $3M annually from individuals, foundations, corporations, and public agencies. The position is a member of the senior management team and oversees a department of two full-time staff, the Individual Giving Manager and the Institutional Giving Manager, and a part-time apprentice. In addition to annual giving responsibilities, s/he will work closely with the Managing Director, Artistic Director, and Board of Directors to develop and implement a $10M Capital Campaign, beginning in 2018, to advance and upgrade Olney Theatre's 14-acre campus, including its four buildings, to better support its exceptional programming.
- At least five years of experience as a proven fundraising professional and two years of supervisory experience;
- Experience managing all strategies for donor cultivation and solicitation;
- A demonstrated record of securing major gifts;
- A keen understanding of inspiring meaningful donor relationships through a "moves management" process
- Experience planning, leading, and/or participating in a Capital Campaign, special purpose campaigns, and annual giving campaigns
- An eagerness to build partnerships across departments;
- Success with volunteer management and fundraising events
- A remarkable capacity to take on challenges with enthusiasm and heart;
- An entrepreneurial spirit;
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent work experience;
- Knowledge of Tessitura, Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising software;
- Good sense of budget planning;
- Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
- A passionate belief that art makes our world better;
- A strong sense of collaboration and a love of enterprise;
- Occasional evening and weekend work
- Salary commensurate with experience
- Full benefits package
HOW TO APPLY
Box Office Supervisor
Olney Theatre Center is looking for an enthusiastic Box Office Supervisor to assist the Sales Director in most areas of box office management. Specific responsibilities are outlined below.
- Maintain proper relationships between the box office and Tessitura, as well as other companies responsible for other office ticketing supplies;
- Managing box office staff;
- Training new associates;
- Opening and closing the Box Office;
- Managing ticket donation requests;
- Creating the box office staff schedule and maintaining time sheets;
- Making deposits and reconciling daily credit card receipts;
- Assisting patrons with ticket sales and exchanges
HOW TO APPLY
Front of House Associate
Olney Theatre Center, an AEA COST theater with four performances facilities producing a 10-show season plus special events, seeks part-time Front of House Associates. This position will work 10-20 hours per week during shows, both weeknights and weekend shifts, as well as occasional weekday shifts and holidays.
- Set-up, operate, and close down the gift shop, concessions, and alcohol sales for the theatre during performances;
- Assist House Management staff in creating a safe and welcoming environment at the Olney Theatre Center, providing hands-on assistance as necessary/requested;
- Maintain the cleanliness of the theatres, lobbies, and bathrooms
- Excellent verbal communication skills;
- Strong and proven customer service skills;
- Experience handling cash and credit card sales;
- Computer literate;
- Ability to multitask and work under pressure;
- Experience with performing arts organizations and/or the restaurant and hospitality industries
- All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must have, or be currently pursuing, a high school diploma or equivalent
HOW TO APPLY
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.
Celebrating their 68th 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). More information about National Players auditions can be found here.
Olney Theatre Center does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.