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Part-Time Audience Services Associate

The Audience Services Associate provides box office and front of house support to ensure the highest level of customer service for our patrons through every stage of their ticket purchase process and visit for performances.

Responsibilities include daily box office duties such as assisting subscribers and single ticket buyers with questions, exchanges, directions, purchases, and donations. The Audience Services Associate also participates in the annual subscription campaign, assists with group reservations and other tasks assigned by the Director of Patron Services.

During performances, ticketing responsibilities include preparing will call tickets and completing sales reports for day-of-show purchases. House management responsibilities include welcoming and cultivating patrons, overseeing front of house operations, supervising volunteer ushers, managing concessions, and aiding audience members to make their visit rewarding.

Daytime box office shifts available Monday through Friday from 12 to 4 pm, and additional box office and house managing shifts available based on the performance schedule, which includes nights and weekends.

Qualifications

  • Experience using a customer database, POS, or ticketing system.
  • Strong customer service skills in person, in writing, and over the phone.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure.
  • Direct house management and ticketing experience preferred but not required.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Brian Andrade, Director of Patron Services at Brian@theaterj.org. No phone calls please.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer

Please consider joining Theater J’s dedicated team of volunteer ushers!

Our ushers arrive one hour before the show to help greet patrons, take tickets, pass out programs, sell concessions, and create a pleasant theater going experience for our audiences, as well getting to see the performance.

If you are interested in becoming an usher, please contact Director of Patron Services, Brian Andrade at or 202.777.3268.

Theater J internships offer a unique opportunity for individuals to gain hands-on experience in the country’s largest and most prominent Jewish theater. Interns gain practical knowledge of the daily activities of the theater and receive expert training and mentorship from Theater J staff.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the appropriate contacts listed below under the description for the desired internship area of focus. Theater J accepts applications on an ongoing basis from college-aged applicants and above.

 

Marketing/Development Internship

The Theater J Marketing/Development Internship is a project oriented program allowing individuals to receive an in-depth view of the administrative and management side of a professional theater.

Duties include:

  • Support theater staff with the day to day administrative activities of a professional theater in the areas of marketing, development, patron services, and general management.
  • Assist in the creation and disbursement of marketing and publicity materials.
  • Assist with developing content for Theater J’s social media presence.
  • Support theater staff with implementation of new strategies and initiatives for both fundraising and marketing.
  • Provide support around research and expansion of new marketing initiatives.
  • Assist with the creation and disbursement of fundraising documents such as our annual appeals, donor reports, proposals, letters of inquiry, etc.
  • Assist with prospective donor research and cultivation, as well as stewardship for our current donors.
  • Assist with research into foundations and grant programs.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Support staff in the execution of special events at Theater J including opening nights, donor cultivation events, and the annual benefit.
  • Attend rehearsals and performances of Theater J productions.

Qualifications include:

  • A working knowledge of theater making and practices.
  • Exceptional written communications skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Self-Starter.
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment.
  • Team-player.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • A sense of humor is required.
  • Knowledge of database management, graphic design, marketing, and/or communications a plus.
  • The ideal candidate is interested in a career in theater administration.

This is a volunteer internship position. Housing is not provided. Accepted interns will work 16-20 hours per week. Current students and young professionals are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Theater J Managing Director, Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg.

 


 

Artistic/Producing Internship
The Theater J Artistic/Producing Intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge of the artistic needs and daily producing considerations of the theater. This internship provides hands on experience in the areas of casting, production, literary, outreach, company management, and line producing.

Duties include:

  • Support artistic staff with the day to day producing activities of a professional theater including communications, payroll, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Assist in the casting of the 2017-2018 season.
  • Assist with research in engagement activities and special projects, Assist Theater J administrative staff on marketing, development, and management projects as needed.
  • Dramaturgical research for Theater J productions as needed.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Support staff in the execution of special events at Theater J including opening and closing night parties as well as the annual benefit.
  • Attend rehearsals and performances of Theater J productions.

Qualifications include:

  • A working knowledge of theater making and practices.
  • Exceptional written communications skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Self-Starter.
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment.
  • Team-player.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office Outlook,Word, and Excel.
  • An interest in professional theater producing.
  • A sense of humor is required.

This is a volunteer internship position. Housing is not provided. Accepted interns will work 16-20 hours per week. Current students and young professionals are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Theater J Associate Producer, Kevin Place.

Theater J does not accept unsolicited scripts. Most of the new plays we consider for production have come out of meaningful relationships we have developed with emerging and established playwrights. Instead of reading unsolicited scripts, we devote our resources to attending readings and productions, participating in the New Play Exchange via NNPN, and reading plays that are recommended by our close colleagues and the artists who we work with.

We will continue to accept agent-submitted scripts. Please email those to LitOffice@TheaterJ.org.

Theater J auditions each year for the upcoming season. During two days of Equity Principal Auditions, there are opportunities for both AEA and non-AEA members to audition on a first come, first served basis. Actors Equity Members will be given priority in scheduling with Equity Membership Candidates and then non-union actors being seen as time allows. Please note that Theater J casts DC local hires only.

If you are unable to attend audition, please submit your picture and resume to Theater J’s Casting Director, Jenna Duncan: jennamichele.casting@gmail.com

All received photos and resumes are reviewed, and actors are contacted individually to schedule auditions based on their experience and training.
Check back for updated dates and opportunities.