Jobs & Internships

Open Positions

Director of Corporate Giving
Capital Campaign Manager
Part-Time House Manager
Education and Community Outreach Internship

Director of Corporate Giving

The Director of Corporate Giving will have responsibility for developing and implementing an effective, comprehensive corporate annual giving program. This position will have oversight of corporate giving programs and will be responsible for leading the successful execution of strategy, stewardship, benefit fulfillment and special events for all corporate giving areas. Responsible for direct fundraising targets, this position requires the experience and motivation to aggressively grow both the dollar amount raised and the number of corporate donors, continuing to build upon an annual giving program currently enjoying record-high levels of success. This position will also be a key member of the capital campaign team.

Responsibilities
Campaign Management

  • A senior member of Signature’s development operation with responsibility for oversight and success of the corporate giving programs
  • Create, execute and manage a comprehensive plan for each year’s corporate annual giving campaigns
  • Direct interaction on a regular basis with Signature Board leadership, Development staff team, Senior staff and Artistic and Managing Directors
  • Direct all aspects of highest level benefits program including stewardship, special events, cultivation, benefits fulfillment, daily donor interaction and volunteer management
  • Develop goals for each component of the corporate giving program, including the capital campaign component, as well as an overall goal through research, history and new and existing programs and special events
  • Supervise the planning and development of solicitation materials for all corporate donor communications including print material, website content, solicitation presentations, campaign correspondence and donor acknowledgments for corporate program
  • Report progress to senior management on a regular basis

Organizational Support

  • With the Database Coordinator and Deputy Director of Institutional Giving, establish and maintain methodologies and procedures for moves management in the database for institutional funders, setting quality control standards and ensuring the efficient flow of information into and out of the database including research, reporting formats, gift processing procedures, database management standards
  • Represents the Development department on internal matters and to external constituencies as needed
  • Maintains excellent relationships with Signature Theatre colleagues, senior staff members and Board of Directors

Experience and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4-7 years of progressively responsible fundraising or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute a comprehensive corporate giving plan
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, recruit and engage donors as well as experience supporting volunteer solicitors to successfully cultivate and close gifts from corporate donors
  • Excellent organization, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Track record of achieving progressively increasing revenue goals
  • Ability to handle multiple jobs in a demanding environment
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required

How to Apply
Submit a letter of application and resume to: jobs@sigtheatre.org

No calls please.

Capital Campaign Manager

Signature Theatre is currently working to raise essential private funding in a capital campaign for expanded facilities and an artistic excellence fund. The Capital Campaign Manager will support the Director of Development, Board, Executive Leadership and Capital Campaign Committee in their work on the capital campaign. This position is based at Signature Theatre’s administrative offices in Shirlington Village in Arlington, VA.

Responsibilities
Campaign Management

  • Overall campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy tracking, task assignment and maintenance of timelines
  • Researching and identifying prospects
  • Scheduling meetings, preparing talking points, assembling presentations, and full meeting preparation for Board members, campaign volunteers and Signature staff
  • Overseeing (with Development Assistant) acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges and preparation of pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements
  • Working with the Director of Development in writing all campaign correspondence including solicitation proposals, meeting requests, and meeting follow up
  • Maintaining master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep campaign committee on track
  • Organizing and monitoring volunteer assignments and follow up, and assisting in all aspects volunteer support and solicitations

Organizational Support

  • With the Database Coordinator and Deputy Director of Development, Individual Giving, establishes and maintains methodologies and procedures for moves management in the database, setting quality control standards and ensuring the efficient flow of information into and out of the database including research, reporting formats, gift processing procedures, database management standards and maintains stewardship and donor relations activities, setting quality control standards
  • Represents the Development department on internal matters and to external constituencies as needed
  • Maintains excellent relationships with Signature Theatre donors, colleagues, senior staff members, Capital Campaign Committee and Board of Directors

Experience and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible fundraising or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute a complicated project management plan, including managing executive leadership and board task lists
  • Demonstrated ability to engage donors and volunteers successfully
  • Excellent organization, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Track record of achieving progressively increasing revenue goals
  • Ability to handle multiple jobs in a demanding environment
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required

How to Apply
Submit a letter of application and resume to: jobs@sigtheatre.org

No calls please.


Part-Time House Manager

The House Manager is responsible for providing a high standard of guest service in order to achieve and maintain customer loyalty from both subscribers and single ticket buyers, as well as to maximize revenue from the shop. The House Manager reports to the Guest Service Manager and Senior House Manager. He/she will be expected to provide the best patron experience possible.

House Manager Responsibilities

  • Setting up and restoring the house prior to and after each performance
  • Working with all other departments, enthusiastically and proactively contributing to the theatre
  • To work proactively to anticipate the needs of patrons and Signature Theatre
  • Handle emergency situations in a calm and instructive manner
  • To provide detailed information to all departments on performance/front of house related issues in the form of regular performance reports
  • Train and monitor volunteer usher corps
  • To assist with other duties as assigned.

Experience and Requirements
2+ years of excellent customer service experience. Experience in cash handling and volunteer management a plus. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Weekends and evenings required.

How to Apply
For consideration, please forward a resume and cover letter to batemant@sigtheatre.org


Education and Community Outreach Internship

Signature Theatre’‘s Education Department operates year-round and has full and part-time internships available throughout the year. Education interns should be current college students who are planning on actively pursuing careers in theater. Interns are treated as a vital part of Signature’s staff and gain valuable real-life work experience at a professional, award-winning, nationally-renowned theater. All interns at Signature Theatre must be currently enrolled in school and must be receiving credit for their internship. Signature will modify the internship to meet the requirements of your university’s career or internship office.

Signature Theatre’‘s Education programs have received national recognition and respect. Interns in the Education department fill a vital role, serving in administrative, teaching and dramaturgical capacities. Interns assist with Signature in the Schools in rehearsals, in-class workshops and in preparation of study materials studied by nearly 1,800 students annually. Additionally, they coordinate free community events, summer programming, assist in supervising The Apprentice at Signature program, and oversee administration for classes and programs. They also help maintain administrative duties for all Education programs. On occasion, they may serve as a dramaturg for Signature’s main stage productions.

How To Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter stating your goals and expectations for an internship position with Signature and the time period for which you would like to be considered (fall, spring, or summer).

Also include a résumé listing your educational background, work history, and theater/arts experience with references and an official college transcript. Applications with staples will be automatically rejected.

Send application materials to:
Signature Theatre
ATTN: Internships
4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206

Or to education@sigtheatre.org.

FAQ: How will I know my application materials have been received? A member of Signature’‘s Education department will contact you to let you know your materials have been received.
How long will it take to know if a decision has been made regarding my application? It can take several weeks to hear back on the status of an application. We appreciate your patience.
Who should I use as reference? We recommend professionals or educators who know you personally and who have worked with you. Look at the intern descriptions and qualifications. Are there people who have worked with you in similar capacities? Those are the people to ask.
Are interns paid? Interns are not paid, however, Signature will work closely with your university to ensure you receive credit for your time at Signature.
Does Signature provide housing for interns? Unfortunately, we cannot provide housing for interns. There are several websites and organizations in the DC area that can aid in finding housing for internships including The Washington Intern Housing Network. We will be happy to put you in contact with other interns who may be in need of roommates.
Is Signature Metro accessible? Signature Theatre is located in The Village at Shirlington, which is not Metro accessible. However, several buses leave from the nearby Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Pentagon stations to Shirlington on a regular basis. Additionally, there is a substantial amount of free parking near the Theatre.
Is it possible to receive school credit for my internship? It is! If your school offers credit for internships, and you are interested in receiving credit for your internship at Signature, please make sure we know what’s required of you and, just as importantly, what’s required of us!
What are the hours for internships? Generally, interns will be expected to work Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM. However, occasional evenings, early hours or weekends may be expected.
Is it possible to be a full-time intern at Signature and hold an outside job? While some have done it in the past, we wouldn’‘t recommend it. Interning at Signature is a full-time job and depending on the internship, the schedule can fluctuate from week to week, making it difficult to pursue outside work.

For more information about our internship opportunities, please contact Signature’‘s Education Department at 571 527 1854 or education@sigtheatre.org.