Jobs & Internships

Assistant Production Manager

Signature Theatre, a Tony Award®-winning theater in the Washington DC metro, seeks an experienced Assistant Production Manager. Signature produces an average of eight mainstage productions each season in the 250 seat Max Theatre and the 112 seat Ark. We also produce a series of cabarets, a student production through our education department, and facilitate a series of readings and workshops of new works. The Assistant Production Manager assists the Production Manager in all aspects of planning and executing the mainstage season, and takes a leadership role in managing readings, cabarets, educational programming, and special events.

Qualified applicants will possess a diverse background in technical theater, excellent problem solving and communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, and be a strong collaborator. Must have valid driver’s license. Full time, annual position with benefit package; EOE. To apply, email cover letter and résumé to Jim Gross at jobs@sigtheatre.org. No mail or phone submissions, please.

Technical Director

Signature Theatre, a Tony Award®-winning LORT C theater in the Washington DC metro area, seeks an experienced Technical Director. Signature produces an average of eight mainstage productions each season in two flexible-seating spaces: the 250 seat MAX Theatre and the 112 seat ARK Theatre. We also produce a series of cabarets, a student production through our education department, and facilitate a series of readings and workshops of new works. The Technical Director is responsible for all aspects of planning and executing scenery for company productions, participates in the design and engineering of new seating configurations for the theatres, and works closely with the Production Manager in budgeting and planning scenery needs for the season.

Qualified applicants will possess a diverse background in scenic construction, engineering, overhead rigging, and automation; excellent problem solving and communication skills; proficiency with Autocad and Creative Conners systems; and be a strong collaborator. Must be able to lift 75+ pounds and possess a valid driver’s license. Full time, annual exempt position with benefit package; EOE. To apply, email cover letter and résumé to Jim Gross at jobs@sigtheatre.org. Please include the phrase, “Technical Director:” in your subject line. No mail or phone submissions, please.

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.