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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company was founded in Washington, DC in 1980. Now in its 37th Season, Woolly is "the hottest theatre company in town” (Washington Post), “known for its productions of innovative new plays” (New York Times). We’ve garnered this reputation by holding fast to our unique mission:

To ignite an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing, and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.

Thanks for your interest in joining “Washington’s most daring theatre company” (New York Times).


Open Positions


Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to both the theatre’s Managing Director and Artistic Director as well as serving as a key member of the administrative staff as office manager. The Executive Assistant facilitates the work load of both executives by scheduling and monitoring tasks and communications with external stakeholders. This position reports to the Managing and Artistic Director and is an exciting opportunity to support the key functions of running a nonprofit theatre organization and learn about the role of leadership at a leading organization.

During the 2017-18 season Woolly will be undertaking a comprehensive search process to replace the Artistic Director and co-founder of the theatre. The Executive Assistant will play a pivotal role in supporting this process and the needs of the Search Committee.

We are looking for candidates who are available to start in July or August, 2017


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the AD and MD including:
    • Managing an active calendar of appointments and deadlines
    • Review and streamline received correspondence
    • Composing and preparing correspondence
    • Processing receipts and paperwork and maintaining the executive budget
    • Arranging travel plans, itineraries, and agendas
    • Support fundraising outreach
    • Take meeting notes at select board, management and artistic meetings
  • Support the work of the AD Search Committee including scheduling and travel support for candidates and management of the search budget
  • Support onboarding and orientation for all new employees and board members
  • Assist the Development Department in supporting and executing meetings of the full Board and fully supports all Board Committee meetings
  • Manage a variety of special projects and research for the AD and MD
  • Administrative office support, including maintaining office supplies and equipment
  • Provide general administrative support to the operations of the theatre. 

Skills and experience Needed

The successful candidate will have a college degree and experience in an administrative coordination or project management capacity. Specifically, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Good organizational skills, with attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to be assertive with reminders and deadlines
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Facility with the Microsoft Office suite of programs

HOW TO APPLY

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to resumes@woollymammoth.net.  Please include “Executive Assistant” in the title of your email. No phone calls please.


AUDIO VISUAL (AV) Engineer

This position will plan, implement, and maintain all audio and video technical elements required for each production and the facility. This position reports to the Director of Production and supervises the Sound Engineer, Sound Operator, and any over hire Sound or Video employees. You will work with a well-tuned team producing work that is interesting and challenging and certainly not “the same old thing.”


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with the designers throughout the production process to coordinate and execute all sound and video technical elements for each production
  • Must be able to execute designs independently
  • Assist sound and video designers as necessary throughout the tech and preview periods
  • In coordination with the Director of Production, schedule labor hours for the Sound Engineer and other sound or video over hire personnel
  • Maintain and coordinate repairs and upgrades to all sound and video equipment and programs
  • Maintain and track sound, video, and labor budgets as provided by the Director of Production
  • In conjunction with Front of House staff, help develop, implement, and maintain lobby technology systems

Skills and experience needed
  • Two to five years’ experience for a similar sized regional theatre
  • An excellent working knowledge of Isadora and Qlab 3
  • Expertise with Yamaha Digital Consoles
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with artists
  • Familiarity with Premiere Pro a plus
  • Competency with DSLR camera technology

HOW TO APPLY

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Director of Production Jenn Harris at jenn.harris@woollymammoth.net with “Audio Visual Engineer” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


TRANSMEDIA CONTENT SPECIALIST

Woolly’s Transmedia Content Specialist will be responsible for creating videos, images, and written stories intended to provide context for and insight into The Arsonists for Woolly audiences; developing an editorial calendar for deploying that content onto Woolly’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Medium); deploying the content as needed; and engaging in digital conversations about the content with Woolly patrons. The Transmedia Content Specialist will report to Woolly’s Director of Brand and Marketing and collaborate closely with its Marketing and Communications Manager, its Graphic Designer, and its Civic Organizer in executing the above responsibilities.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Transmedia Content Specialist will be expected to collaborate with Woolly’s marketing department in developing a slate of videos, photo essays, and Medium posts to produce and distribute. The intent of the content to be developed will be to encourage discussion about, interest in, and an understanding of Woolly’s production. Sample content might include the following:

  • A trailer for the production
  • A stop-action video of the set construction process
  • Video interviews with cast and creative team members
  • Testimonial videos with audience members
  • Behind-the-scenes photos of readings, rehearsals, costumes, props, and set pieces
  • Medium posts about a variety of subjects:
  • The 60+-year history of The Arsonists
  • Themes in The Arsonists and the ways in which they connect to any issues of the day
  • Interviews with artists working on the production

Woolly and its Transmedia Content Specialist will collectively determine how much content can be created during the available contract period.


Skills and experience Needed
  • Videography and video editing; experience creating trailers for theatrical productions is not necessary, but it’s preferred
  • Photography
  • Writing; of particular importance will be writing for social platforms and for an educated general audience
  • Social media engagement
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment

Additional Information

The fee for this work will be $5,000.


HOW TO APPLY

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications, along with any other portfolio materials you believe will support your application to Director of Brand and Marketing Gwydion Suilebhan at gwydion.suilebhan@woollymammoth.net with “Transmedia Content Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Production Management Apprenticeship

The Production Management Apprentice will work closely with the Director of Production to provide support for the Production Department, Artistic Department, and the local and visiting artists involved in the 2017-18 season. This position is a full-time, paid, 10 month long apprenticeship. This is a wonderful opportunity for a budding Production Manager looking to gain experience and insight into a nationally recognized arts organization and the daily tasks associated with developing and maintaining a healthy theatre company. Applicants should be self- motivated, passionate theatre administrators with a strong interest in company and production management.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage the use of apartments, corporate apartments, and donor housing units and housing budgets for the 17-18 season
  • Coordinate travel for visiting artists
  • Assist with execution of production meetings, readings, and workshops
  • Provide administrative support to the Production Department for day to day tasks
  • Help to execute casting steps for the following season 

Skills and experience Needed
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • A valid driver's license
  • Night and weekend availability
  • Great work ethic

Additional Information

This position reports to the Director of Production, and the 10-month contract runs from July 2017 to May 2018.


HOW TO APPLY

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. Please email cover letter and resume to Director of Production Jenn Harris at jenn.harris@woollymammoth.net.  Please include “Production Management Apprenticeship” in the title of your email.