Jobs & Internships
Signature Theatre, a Tony Award-winning theater company in the Washington DC metro area, seeks an experienced Facilities Coordinator.
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, and coordinates with the Arlington County facilities team on shared responsibilities.
Qualified candidates will have general experience in 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.
To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Jim Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line: “Signature Facilities Coordinator:”
No mail or phone submissions, please.
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 300 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. Some weekend and evening availability required. 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 email@example.com. 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:
4200 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
Or to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.