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Director of Finance & Administration
Education and Community Outreach Internship

Director of Finance & Administration

Signature Theatre, an award-winning theater company in the Washington DC metro area, seeks an experienced and detail-oriented Director of Finance & Administration to support the organization in financial stewardship, planning, analysis, risk management and human resources functions.

The ideal candidate will have high-level nonprofit financial and operations management experience including financial reporting, projections, and cash flow forecasting. The position requires strong strategic and analytical skills and a firm understanding of restricted vs. unrestricted grants, multi-year pledges, Foundation grants, NPV and allowance for doubtful accounts. Candidate will provide strong leadership and development opportunities to a staff of two.


  • Maintain responsibility for all financial records
  • Protect assets and ensure financial accuracy by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures and internal controls
  • Coordinate and lead the external audit and tax return processes, liaise with accountants and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate GAAP and regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and projections with senior management
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reporting
  • Manage day to day accounting operations including A/R, A/P, payroll, reconciliations, cash management and maintenance of the general ledger
  • File and pay Monthly Sales and Meals taxes
  • Oversee Human Resources
  • Manage asset schedules and property tax return
  • Preside over all organizational insurance and workers compensation packages
  • Manage all permits and licenses including business licenses, sales tax exemptions, Food and Restaurant permits, liquor license, Solicitation of contributions permits etc.


The ideal candidate should have 5+ years of 501©3 nonprofit financial management experience, expert computer skills in MS Office and QuickBooks, Tessitura Experience a huge plus, working knowledge of GAAP, audits and other regulatory requirements, and have experience managing others.


The Director of Finance & Administration is a full time, annual exempt position. Signature Theatre offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, retirement, and paid leave.


To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Maggie Boland at Please use the subject line: “Signature Director of Finance & Administration”.


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

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