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Olney Theatre Center

Full-Time Opportunities | Production Opportunities | Part-Time Opportunities 
Olney Theatre Institute Advanced Training Program | Auditions | Play Submissions

 

Full-Time Opportunities
Assistant Technical Director

Olney Theatre Center, an award-winning regional theater outside Washington, DC, seeks a full-time experienced Assistant Technical Director to assist the Technical Director with all duties associated with the planning, building, and installation for a 10-show season plus special events in their proscenium theatre and their Lab space.

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated ability in the areas of technical design/ drafting (AutoCAD, and AutoCAD 3D is a plus), shop work, rigging, and welding. ATD must have strong leadership and communication skills; ability to supervise carpenters and apprentices on a daily basis, and work cooperatively with the Shop Foreman on devising and executing the load-in.

BA in Technical Theatre, plus 2-4 years of regional theatre experience preferred.

Search will continue until position is suitably filled.

Compensation/Benefits

  • Full-time position with industry competitive salary
  • Paid vacation
  • Health Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, three references, and salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please.

 

Carpenter

Olney Theatre Center, an award-winning regional theater outside Washington, DC, seeks a full-time experienced carpenter to join their year-round staff.  Olney Theatre Center 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.

Compensation/Benefits

  • Full-time position with industry competitive salary
  • Paid vacation
  • Health Benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please.

Music Directors, Conductors, and Keyboardists

Olney Theatre Center is currently accepting applications for Music Directors, Conductors & Keyboardists for POSSIBLE openings in our 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. A handful of applicants will be invited to attend an audition/interview  and the rest of the resumes will be kept for future consideration.  All conductor applicants need to be proficient on piano and all applicants must have local housing. Please submit resumes and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Part-Time Opportunities
Teaching Artist

Olney Theatre Center is seeking Teaching Artists for its expanding Arts Integration programming in the 2018-19 academic year. We are seeking part-time teaching artists with a passion for and background in theatre education/enrichment with elementary school-aged students. We are specifically seeking Individuals adept in implementing established programming, classroom management, writing, acting, and directing for youth. Training and lesson plans are provided, and schedules in the classroom span the same day of the week over the course of 18 classroom sessions October through May. Applications from educators with theatre experience and artists with education experience welcome.

About Olney Theatre Center’s Collaborative Playwriting Program:  
The Collaborative Playwriting Program is a comprehensive arts learning experience targeted at upper elementary classrooms. Teaching artists use theatre/improv games to introduce creative collaboration, guide student groups through the composition of an original play, and direct students as they become performers to bring their own work to life. Teaching artists use (and modify as needed) OTC lesson plans to meet established learning objectives and partner with classroom teachers to further ensure that school learning priorities are addressed.

Compensation

Hourly wage.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jason King Jones, Senior Associate Artistic Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

Learn more about the program and available apprenticeships here.

 

Auditions
 
National Players

Celebrating their 69th 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). There are no auditions occurring currently. This page will be updated with more information in the future.

Play Submissions

Olney Theatre Center does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.