Jobs & Internships

Open Positions

Resident Casting Director & Artistic Coordinator
Facilities Coordinator
Part-Time Box Office Associate
Staff Electrician – ARK
Part-Time House Manager
Education and Community Outreach Internship

Resident Casting Director & Artistic Coordinator

Signature Theatre, an award-winning theater company in the Washington DC metro area, seeks an experienced Resident Casting Director & Artistic Coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Brainstorming and collaborating with Show Directors, Choreographers, and Music Directors to provide a comprehensive list of both local and non-local candidates for various roles.
  • Collaborating with NYC casting directors.
  • Working with Management Associate in preparing actor agreements maintaining the casting and actors’ budget. This includes meticulous attention to AEA and sister union requirements.
  • Line producing and coordinating workshops and major special events for the Theatre including our annual Open House (over 7,000 people attending), Annual Summer Hummer (a benefit for Theatre Washington’s Taking Care of Our Own initiative) and any other events as needed.
  • Assisting in season planning and budgeting as relates to casting.
  • Conducting and auditing EPA’s and Open Calls in both DC and NYC in addition to show specific initial auditions and call backs for creative team for both mainstage productions and workshops/readings.
  • Scouting, fostering, and recruiting new potential talent by attending regional productions and semi-­professional/amateur productions in the DC and NYC area.
  • Maintaining Signature’s internal digital casting database.
  • Working with Associate Artistic Director in conceiving, producing, and directing all cabaret programming.

The Resident Casting Director & Artistic Coordinator is a full time, annual exempt position. Signature Theatre offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, and retirement.

Signature Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to jobs@sigtheatre.org. Please use the subject line: “Resident Casting Director & Artistic Coordinator”

No mail or phone submissions, please.

The deadline to apply is July 7, 2017.

Facilities Coordinator

Signature Theatre, an award-winning theater company in the Washington DC metro area, seeks an experienced Facilities Coordinator.

Responsibilities
Signature operates a 47,000 square foot facility in the Shirlington development of Arlington County. We produce over a dozen musicals, plays, cabarets, and special events across four venues in the facility.

The Facilities Coordinator oversees a three-person facilities staff, performs routine maintenance and repair on the building, hires and supervises contractors and vendors as needed, coordinates with the Arlington County facilities team on shared responsibilities, and leads crews in the setup of audience facilities for each venue.

Experience and Requirements
Qualified candidates will have general experience with a broad range of tradecraft, a collaborative attitude, and strong values for safe working practices. Experience supervising others preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift 75 lbs or more unaided. Some night and weekend work may be required.

The Facilities Coordinator is a full time, annual exempt position. Signature Theatre offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, and retirement.

Signature Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Jim Gross at jobs@sigtheatre.org. Please use the subject line: “Signature Facilities Coordinator:”

No mail or phone submissions, please.

Part-Time Box Office Associate

Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre is currently seeking a part-time Box Office Associate.

Responsibilities Include

  • Day to day Box Office duties such as assisting subscribers and single ticket buyers with exchanges, directions, purchases, donations and questions.
  • Participate in annual subscription campaign, complimentary ticket requests and group sales.

  • Experience and Requirements:
  • Friendly phone manner, excellent computer and customer service skills, and detailed research skills are required.
  • Previous computerized ticketing experience preferred, especially Tessitura.
  • Weekend and evening hours required.

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to shannahane@sigtheatre.org.


Staff Electrician – ARK

Signature Theatre, a Tony Award winning LORT Theatre, seeks a qualified Staff Electrician for their 112 Seat Ark Theatre. Signature produces two to four productions per season in the Ark, as well as four to six cabarets. Additionally, we produce five productions in our Max Theatre, a series of readings and developmental work, and a student production. The Staff Electrician is part of a three person lighting team, reporting to the Master Electrician, and working in a collaborate and supportive environment to help realizing lighting and electrical elements for all of Signature’s productions.

Responsibilities Include

  • Communicate and collaborate with other departments during load-in on a daily basis
  • Act as crew supervisor during Load-in and Strike in the ARK space
  • Program all ARK shows (ETC ION)
  • Run and maintain all shows in the ARK
  • Design and run various Cabarets and rental events
  • Maintain and make necessary repairs to an inventory of DMX devices, Source 4s, and Altmans
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Experience and Requirements

  • 3-4 Years of professional theatrical lighting experience or an undergraduate degree
  • Knowledge of ETC dimming system and control
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks and Lightwright

  • Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Experience running a crew

For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to miyakeb@sigtheatre.org.


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.