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Full-Time Opportunities

Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator

Olney Theatre Center (OTC) and National Players (NP) seek an organized, thorough, and driven Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator to connect Olney's regional and national programs to a variety of communities. Reporting to the Artistic Director of National Players (75%) and the Director of Marketing and Communications (25%), the Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator will take a holistic approach to bridging OTC/NP programs with local and national communities. The Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator will build a touring route for future tours of National Players in performing arts venues, schools, and community centers across the nation -- and will work with those partners to expand the reach of the tour beyond the stage and into their communities. Locally, the Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator will develop and manage unique community engagement opportunities into the local community, such as public and private schools, worship organizations, family and youth centers, and other such community-focused groups. The ideal candidate for this position is a person with a passion for building bridges in the local community and knowledge of national touring.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/CORE FUNCTIONAL AREAS

  • NATIONAL PLAYERS: Hailed as the nation's longest-running touring company, National Players brings theatre performances, workshops, and community engagement experiences to scores of communities across the country -- from high schools in New England to performing arts centers in New Mexico. The Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator will work closely with dozens of community partners and performing arts presenters across the country to book National Players' activities into a variety of venues annually. Key strategies include:
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    Marketing: Work with Marketing and National Players team to generate and distribute marketing materials, including but not limited to National Players' brochures, student matinees materials, educators' outreach events, and website content.
    - Conference Attendance and Communication: Travel to a variety of conferences such as Arts Midwest, PAE, IPAY, and APAP to cultivate relationships with presenters and to secure booking for future tours.
    - Routing: Work with the National Players Artistic Director to build a touring route that optimizes mileage, depth of community engagement, and presenter requests.
    - Venue Contracting: Working with OTC General Manager to execute and update contracts with each venue.
  • REGIONAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: The Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator will work with the Marketing and Communications Department to build and implement a comprehensive and sustainable community engagement strategy for Olney Theatre Center, focused on making lasting connections with the variety of communities and affinity groups in our diverse geographic region. Such events could include the following:
    - Producing unique community events for each Olney Theatre Center production.
    - Soliciting new group sales for Olney Theatre productions and managing relationships with group leaders (in concert with the Director of Sales).
    - Coordinating with local vendors and arts partners to participate in OTC's annual Summer Celebration.
    - Creating and implementing new local engagement programs.
  • STUDENT MATINEES: The Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator will work with Marketing, Sales, and Education departments to schedule student matinees and connect appropriate school group to available performances. Additionally, the Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator will work with the Education department to schedule subsequent talkbacks and other supplemental educational activities tied t the student matinee. This person would be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with schools in Montgomery County, Howard County, and Prince George's County, among others.
  • ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
    - Database Updating and Archiving: Maintaining accurate records for status tracking, historical reference, and archival - from initial marketing contact to post-performance dialogue.
    - Mentorship: Co-Mentoring the Education Administration Apprentice.
    - TYA: Working with Olney Theatre's Production Department and outside Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) touring companies to create a 3-show TYA season on Olney's Historic stage.
    - Season Planning: Working with the National Players Artistic Director to select plays for future tours.
    - Artistic Ambassadorship: The Community Engagement and Touring Coordinator, both internally and externally, will identify and communicate key artistic visions to stakeholders, locally and nationally. This work will include keeping clear lines of communication with the Marketing and Development departments of the theater, as well as peer theaters in the DC area.
    - Alumni Relations: Managing alumni relationships with former National Players and Apprentices.
    - Artistic and Marketing Team Support: Supporting the National Players Artistic Director or Director of Marketing and Communications of OTC on other projects as needed.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field
  • Experience: At least three years of professional experience in a related field; professional arts experience encourages
  • Physical Requirements: Sit for extended periods of time, operate a computer keyboard for extended periods of time, ability to speak on the telephone for extended periods, ability to ambulate comfortably and with frequency
  • Time Requirements: Full-time position (Monday - Friday), with occasional evening and weekend work requirements.
  • Travel: Moderate amount of travel for conferences and site visits.
  • Transportation: Due to Olney Theatre Center's location, access to a motor vehicle.
  • Other: Knowledge of the booking process preferred; exceptional research and communication skills; previous database experience and training in Tessitura preferred; experience in educational theatre and working with young professionals strongly encourages; experience in leading teams and collaborating across departments strongly encouraged; exceptional interpersonal skills required; excellent public speaking, presentation and group leadership skills strongly encouraged; strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion required.

Anticipated start date of August 1, 2017, but will continue searching until the right candidate is found. Salary commensurate with experience. Olney Theatre Center offers a full benefits package. Olney Theatre Center and National Players are Equal Opportunity Employers and strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter to Andrew, HR & Finance Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No calls, please. Due to the high volume of responses we are only able to respond to candidates we wish to interview.

 

Music Directors, Conductors, and Keyboardists

Olney Theatre Center is currently accepting applications for Music Directors, Conductors & Keyboardists for POSSIBLE openings in our 2016-17 season.  A handful of applicants will be invited to attend an audition/interview in the Fall 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
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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

Please email a cover letter and your resume to Josiah Hernandez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please. Due to the high volume of responses, we are only able to respond to candidates we wish to interview.

 

Box Office Associate

Olney Theatre Center is looking for personable, positive, part-time Box Office Associates. This position will work 10-20 hours per week during Box Office hours (Wed. - Sun., Noon - 6pm), including up to showtime, occasional special events and holiday shifts. Specific responsibilities are outlined below.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Processing single-ticket and subscription sales in person and over the phone
  • Assisting patrons with exchanges and other requests
  • Working will-call for productions
  • Providing support for membership mailing campaigns

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong and proven customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to multitask and to work well under pressure
  • Experience with performing arts organizations, retail, restaurant, or hospitality experience preferred
  • 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

Please email a cover letter and your resume to Josiah Hernandez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please. Due to the high volume of responses, we are only able to respond to candidates we wish to interview.

 

 

 
Volunteer

Friends of Olney Theatre (FOOT) is a volunteer community outreach program which supports the mission of Olney Theatre Center.  Committees include housing, welcoming, administrative, opening night, special events, family theater outreach, public outreach, and lobby ambassador. Join today! Please call Julie Via at 301.924.4485 x156 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 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.

Play Submissions

Olney Theatre Center does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.