Creating and connecting opportunities for theatre-makers and institutions, strengthening the theatrical workforce, and fostering lasting collaboration.

Theatre Work is an initiative designed to drive interest and retention in professional work in the Washington, DC theatre industry, creating and connecting opportunities for theatre-makers and institutions, strengthening the theatrical workforce, and fostering lasting collaboration.

Current Opportunities

Associate General Manager|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$55,000 annual|More Info

Deck Chief|Olney Theatre Center|$700 per week|More Info

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Grant Specialist|Young Playwrights' Theater|$40,000 per year|More Info

Assistant Company Managers|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$825 per week|More Info

Assistant House Manager (Part-Time)|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$15.20 per hour|More Info

Associate Artistic Director|Signature Theatre|$85,000 - $95,000 per year|More Info

Director of Artistic Development|Signature Theatre|$85,000 - $95,000 per year|More Info

Deputy Director, Digital Media|Signature Theatre|mid $60,000 per year|More Info

Production Assistant|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$18.00 per hour|More Info

School Programs Manager|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$54,000 annual|More Info

Overhire Wig Technicians|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$18.00 to $20.00 per hour|More Info

Overhire Wardrobe|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$18.00 per hour|More Info

Teaching Artists|Signature Theatre|$50 per hour|More Info

Paid Usher|Signature Theatre|$13 per hour|More Info

House Manager|Signature Theatre|$15 per hour|More Info

Box Office Associate|Signature Theatre|$15 per hour|More Info

Executive Assistant|Signature Theatre|Low $30,000 per year|More Info

Ticket Office Associate|Theater J|$16.00 per hour|More Info

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to: Chad Kinsman, Director of Patron Experience, Theater J. Email address:

Scenic Carpenter|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$20.50 per hour|More Info

General Overhire|Olney Theatre Center|$18 per hour|More Info

House Engineer / A1|Olney Theatre Center|$850 per week|More Info

Concessions Attendants|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$15.20 per hour plus tips|More Info

Box Office Sales Associate (FT)|Shakespeare Theatre Company|$17.00 per hour|More Info

Front of House Staff|the Puppet Co|$20-25 per hour. Health, Vision, and Dental insurance available.|More Info

Teaching Artist|Keegan Theatre|Starting at $20 per hour|More Info

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Mentorship Program

If you are exploring a new discipline or skill, early in your theatre career, or a recent arrival to the Washington, D.C. area, our mentorship program was developed with you in mind. We will carefully match you with a mentor who shares interests with you, and can remember what it felt like to be where you are now. Through this program, Theatre Washington strives to build community between individuals – if this just feels like “networking”, we’re doing it wrong! The mentee-mentor relationship is meant to be authentic, informed and guided by our collective work and connections as a community.

Our next program will run from April 5, 2021 to July 26, 2021 and is now closed for applications.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee in a future program, please look through the program expectations.

Questions? Email Britt Willis.

Theatre Work Database

When the full Theatre Washington website launches, the Theatre Work database will be a robust, profile-driven network to connect talented theatre-makers with available work. We hope this will increase access to opportunity, promote equitable compensation, and drive industry and artist recovery after an unprecedented period of shutdown.

If you are a Washington, DC-area theatre maker and you’d like to be included in the Theatre Work database, please let us know using this form. We will be in touch when it’s time to complete your profile.