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The Shakespeare Theatre Company recognizes the value of a workforce made up of highly skilled people from a variety of backgrounds. Diversity enriches our work environment and our stage productions. It invigorates the services we provide to the community. Therefore, the Shakespeare Theatre Company strives to increase accessibility for all segments of the community, both to join the organization and to grow professionally within.

Please submit resume below OR email cover letter, resume, and references to employment@shakespearetheatre.org.

Available positions include:

Development
Director of Individual Giving
Major Gifts Officer
Membership Coordinator

Production
Overhire Props Artisan
Scenic Carpenter


Director of Individual Giving

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a motivated leader, fundraiser and manager to create, develop and execute a strategic fundraising plan for individual giving and special events. The Director of Individual Giving oversees a staff of six, and is responsible for major donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, supervision of all direct marketing fundraising activities, and oversight of special events including the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala, Mock Trials, opening nights and more.

The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, interact well with people, and handle high-pressure situations with diplomacy and tact. The position requires at least five years of demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising and working with boards, as well as three to five years experience in event planning, supervising multiple employees, and developing and tracking budgets. Knowledge of Shakespeare and classic theatre is helpful. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

Major Gifts Officer

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company, winner of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, seeks a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to join our Development Team. The MGO manages a portfolio of major donors ($1,500+) to the STC Annual Fund, including stewardship and solicitation of annual donors as well as capital and special project fundraising. The MGO identifies, cultivates and solicits new major donors, and plays an integral role in development of overall major gifts strategy. Responsibilities include developing an ongoing list of potential major gift prospects and upgrades; creating and executing strategies for successful solicitation of these prospects; keeping Tessitura and other tracking systems up to date; planning and executing cultivation and stewardship activities in conjunction with the Individual Giving team – including both one-on-one and small group events – within approved budgets; managing the Theatre’s fundraising efforts for the Academy for Classical Acting and Friends of Free For All. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience in English, Theatre, Communications, Business, Marketing, etc. and at least 3 to 5 years of individual giving experience.

Membership Coordinator

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks a talented Membership Coordinator to help acquire, renew, and upgrade individual annual fund donors via the Theatre’s membership program. This position coordinates an annual campaign for gifts of $75-$1,499, executing direct mail, telephone, and internet fundraising efforts, serving as primary point of contact for the Theatre’s members, ensuring they receive exemplary customer service and donor stewardship, and identifying prospects for cultivation as major gift donors.

The successful candidate will be highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and deadlines and a proven commitment to customer service. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Bachelor’s degree in arts management, business, marketing, communications or equivalent professional experience and at least one year of non-profit or arts fundraising experience required. Additional 1 to 3 years of arts fundraising/membership experience recommended. Experience with using Tessitura database and email deployment programs highly desired. Knowledge of Shakespeare and classic theatre is helpful but not necessary.

Overhire Props Artisan

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks overhire props artisans for upcoming projects. Intermediate to advanced skill level in carpentry and welding required.

Scenic Carpenter

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The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an experienced Scenic Carpenter to join a busy team. The professional scenic carpentry staff handles carpentry, metalwork, rigging, mechanics and special crafts for five large, artistically ambitious productions built in a very well-appointed 23,000 SF scene shop. Projects can range from building flats to tearing apart a car to creating large skateboard parks to traditional indoor sets, and everything in between. This position requires an Associates’ Degree in Technical Theatre, or equivalent experience, and at least 3 years’ professional experience in a shop environment. Preference will be given to candidates with MIG experience and mechanization knowledge. Must be able to regularly lift at least 50lbs. 10 hour days M-Th, with occasional weekends and evenings. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits, with a start date at the beginning of January.


The Shakespeare Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the Shakespeare Theatre Company to employ individuals without regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor made unlawful under applicable fair employment laws. In accordance with such laws, reasonable accommodations are made for persons with disabilities.