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Olney Theatre Center

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

 

Full-Time Opportunities 

Assistant Maintenance Specialist/Custodian

The Assistant Maintenance Specialist/Custodian performs routine maintenance and custodial duties for Olney Theatre Center’s interior and exterior facilities on a daily, weekly or monthly basis as needed. The position also requires the individual selected to perform minor electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and carpentry repairs as needed.

Responsibilities include:

 Core functional areas and responsibilities include:

1)   Maintenance Operations:

    • Help perform monthly inspections and maintenance necessary to building exterior (roof, façade, eaves etc.)
    • Evaluate necessary repairs (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, painting and drywall, etc.)
    • Perform minor electrical, HVAC and plumbing repairs as needed, (replace or repair fixtures, toilets, pumps, fans, etc.). Purchase supplies for routine repairs and maintenance
    • Repair and install non-outsourced facilities equipment, plumbing and electrics
    • Provide periodic maintenance of grounds to include: lawn–mowing, rubbish removal, and snow removal   

2)   Custodial Operations:

    • Vacuum, sweep, and mop flooring and stairs
    • Clean and sanitize bathrooms in all campus buildings as scheduled
    • Clean kitchen appliances, floor and surfaces as required
    • Restock supplies in bathrooms, kitchen and other common areas
    • Empty all trash cans and replace liners; clean receptacles as necessary
    • Dust and clean furniture, countertops, window sills and other horizontal surfaces as needed in campus buildings as scheduled
    • Maintain custodian closets in a clean, organized and safe manner; keep janitorial equipment clean and operable
    • Ensure that all hazardous material and chemicals are locked up and/or properly disposed of; proper labeling, dilution and use of all chemicals are required
    • Perform other routine maintenance and custodial duties as assigned
    • Assist Company Manager with rotating resident room preparation and cleaning.

 Minimum Job Requirements

    • Education: Associate’s Degree or High School Diploma with appropriate level of relevant experience in facilities field
    • Experience: 3 to 5 years in allied position(s) required. Direct job experience working in facilities. Handyman experience, such as dry wall repair, painting and familiarity with basic tools and their use. Effective communication and interpersonal skills and effective client/customer service skills. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. The ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Hands-on experience with repairs and troubleshooting maintenance issues is a plus.
    • Physical Requirements: This position requires a periodic heavy lifting of 50+ pounds, climbing stairs and ladders, and operating light equipment.
    • Time Requirements: Full-time position, with some occasional evening and weekend work requirements

How to Apply

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

 

Production Opportunities 
 
House Sound Engineer

 

POSITION TYPE: Full-Time (during musical productions)
DEPARTMENT: Production
REPORTS TO: Director of Production
POSITION SUMMARY:

The Sound Engineer is the theatre’s primary “mix” engineer during all technical rehearsals, and all performances of musicals.  It is the Sound Engineer’s responsibility to professionally render the Sound Designer’s design for every performance, and to work in collaboration with the Director, Associate Artistic Director for Musical Theatre, Music Director, Stage Manager, Sound & Projections Supervisor, A-2, musicians, and actors, to provide the highest professional sound quality possible.  This position directly supervises the Sound Apprentice (A-2) during work hours directly associated with tech and performances of musicals. 

Core functional areas and responsibilities include:

1) Pre-Production Preparation (begins on the Monday of Tech Week, or Design Run, whichever comes first)

    • Acquire and study the script, score, and recordings of the musical in order to be familiar with the project.
    • Attend the design run and associated production meeting.
    • Proactively meet as needed with the Director, Musical Director, Associate Artistic Director of Musical Theatre, Director of Production, Sound & Projections Supervisor, Sound Designer, Stage Manager, as well as the A-2.
    • Review the design and equipment setup with both the Sound & Projections Supervisor, and Sound Designer. Advise on preferences with an eye toward optimizing mix operations.

2) Technical Rehearsals (Tech week and Preview Week)

    • In cooperation with the Sound Designer, and Sound & Projections Supervisor oversee the EQ session for both actors and musicians.
    • Advise on sound issues, and assist with troubleshooting during technical rehearsals.
    • Mix sound at all technical rehearsals during tech week and preview week.
    • Attend and participate in all post-technical rehearsal, and post-preview performance production meetings.

3) Performances and Performance Related Duties

    • Turn on, test, troubleshoot the sound systems and microphones, and all associated gear no later than one-hour before each performance.
    • Direct the A-2 in mic preparation and the outfitting of the acting company
    • Mix the performance and supervise the execution of all sound cues.
    • Oversee the work of the A-2 as it directly relates to the performance.
    • At the end of performances, report any issues, equipment failures, breakage, low supplies, etc. to the Sound & Projections Supervisor.  
    • Mix post-show discussions and other associated events that directly impact the sound system during the run.
    • Work cooperatively with the Patron & Volunteer Services Manager for all Audio Described performances, and troubleshoot the Assisted Listening System.

4) Additional Responsibilities

    • Advise the directors of the Olney Theatre Center on equipment upgrades, and the future direction of sound as requested.
    • Participate in the evaluation of the work of the Sound Apprentice.
    • Participate in the recruitment of future Sound Apprentices.

 

Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Education: College Graduate with a degree in theatre, concentration in sound, or other professional training certificate, or proven track record in the professional theatre, concerts, or recording studio.
    • Experience: The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of professional live sound mix engineering experience in theatre and, or concerts.
    • Physical Requirements: This position may at times be required to lift 50 pounds, climb stairs, and utilize ladders while troubleshooting preshow issues.   
    • Time Requirements: Fulltime position during the presentation of musicals; position follows the technical, preview, performance, extension, and put-in schedule of each musical production as established by the Olney Theatre Center and its representatives.  

Music Directors, Conductors, and Keyboardists

Olney Theatre Center is currently accepting applications for Music Directors, Conductors & Keyboardists for POSSIBLE openings in our 2015-16 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 Associate Position

Box Office Associate is needed to work 15-20 hours per week during shows, primarily weeknights with occasional weekend shifts as well as holidays. Must have great customer service skills and efficient computer knowledge is a plus. Position is open and needs to be filled immediately.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Box Office Sales – Ticket sales during events/shows Must be able to sell tickets quickly in a fast paced environment via walk up and phone orders. Must also be able to sell Subscriptions/Membership packages via walk up, phone orders, or at the Subscription Kiosk during performances/outreach events.
  • Box Office/Upkeep— ensure brochures, ticket packaging materials, pencils, pens, note pads and other office materials are fully stocked at each station and box office is kept neat and orderly.
  • Must report working hours in timesheet and turn into Manager.
  • Must report any box office issues or concerns to Supervisor and/or Manager on Duty
  • Must be punctual and properly dressed according to the dress code of the FOH standards

REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma preferred but not required
  • Minimum 1 year customer service experience
  • A love of theatre
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong and proven customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to multi-task and to work well under pressure
  • Experience with performing arts organizations preferred

HOW TO APPLY

Please email the following materials to Henriette Mendo, Box Office Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Cover letter
  • A resume outlining work experience and education  
  • The name, phone number and email address of professional references (preferred, but not required)


Front of House Associate Position

Olney Theatre Center, an AEA COST theater with four performance facilities producing an eight-play 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. 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: Setup, operate, and close up the gift shop, concessions, and alcohol sales for the theatre during performances
  • 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
  • Maintain the cleanliness of public spaces, backstage areas, and artist residencies. This includes but is not limited to: theatres, lobbies, dressing rooms, and bathrooms


REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum one (1) year customer service experience
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Strong and proven customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to multitask and to work well under pressure
  • Experience with performing arts organizations and/or restaurant and 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

COMPENSATION

  • $8.50/hour

HOW TO APPLY

Please email the following materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • 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 
 
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 Wesley Meekins at 301.924.4485 x130 or e-mail him 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
Olney Theatre Center

Olney Theatre Center is a professional, award-winning regional theater, and operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract and casts primarily from actors who are based in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore area.

In addition to holding auditions onsite, Olney Theatre Center representatives attend the League of Washington Theatres auditions, the Greater Washington/Baltimore AEA Liaison auditions (in Washington, DC) and AEA principal auditions in New York City.  Actors may also submit their pictures and resumes electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Materials may also be sent by US Mail to the Theatre address.
 
National Players

Celebrating their 67th 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.

 

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