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Woolly Mammoth, a national innovator in the development and production of new plays, is one of the best known mid-sized theaters in the country and “the hottest theater company in town” (Washington Post). For almost four decades, Woolly has held a unique position at the leading edge of the American theater, earning a reputation for staying “uniquely plugged in to the mad temper of the times” (New York Times). At present, we have several open positions.


Open Positions


Properties Master

The Properties Manager is a valuable member of the Woolly Mammoth Production Department and collaborates with other production staff on the planning, construction, maintenance, storage, and deconstruction of the props used in any production. This position reports to the General Manager and supervises all props overhire, props interns, and the wardrobe supervisor. This position works closely with the Set Designer and Director for each production, along with other designers whose work directly aligns with props, to determine concept, design, and aesthetic for the overall design.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Consult with the Creative team to help create a unified vision for the piece
  • Provide samples, working models, mock ups to the set designer and director
  • Create and find rehearsal props for stage management
  • Plan and execute the construction or purchasing of the props, specifying the materials and methods to be used and identifying the safety concerns
  • Train SM staff on functionality and maintenance of props
  • Maintain budgets for each show including yearly stock and equipment purchases
  • Organize and maintain the props storage throughout the facility
  • Track all petty cash spending for show related consumables
  • Collaborate with other production staff members to plan and execute design elements that overlap
  • Manage schedules and task for props overhire and interns
  • Attend all design meetings, production meetings, staff meetings, designer run throughs, tech rehearsals, previews, and strike
  • Represents the theatre’s technical resources for the theatre programs including; lobby displays, special events, and building rentals

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong skills in all the disciplines needed for creating and modifying properties, especially carpentry, sewing, painting, casting and molding, sculpting, upholstery and refurbishing furniture
  • Good Photoshop skills
  • Creative problem solver and ability to research
  • Excellent organization skills with attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and collaborative attitude
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Valid Driver’s license is strongly preferred.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to our General Manager, Jenn Harris, at jenn.harris@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Community Programs & Rentals Manager

The Community Programs and Rentals Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing the Woolly Mammoth rentals program and for line producing community events held in conjunction with internal Woolly Mammoth departments. This position reports to the General Manager and offers the opportunity to help an exciting and innovative theatre company build partnerships for its surrounding community by providing assistance with logistical support, while aiding the financial strength of the institution. This is a salaried position, with a standard work day from12-8pm along with the possibility of weekend hours and early morning/late nights based on Woolly’s event schedule.


Responsibilities of the position
Rentals
  • Manage communication with in-bound rental clients by fielding telephone calls and email inquiries, scheduling necessary calls and meetings, giving venue tours, selling event space, and interacting with clients prior to, during, and after an event
  • Coordinate with the General Manager and Associate Production Manager about space and equipment availability
  • Create work orders for each event
  • Make rental contracts, invoice for services, and collect fees
  • Supervise roster of part-time rental and event staff, including scheduling, payroll, and training
  • Maintain all budgets pertaining to both expenses and revenue from rentals
  • Build positive relationships with clients and partnerships for future exchange
Community Programs
  • Work with multiple departments to identify technical and logistical needs for internal events such as opening nights, pre- and post-show programming and other community engagement and Connectivity events
  • Coordinate with department managers to understand each event budget and appropriately staff events
  • Track all material and payroll expenses
  • Attend Bi-weekly events meeting to gather details surrounding timing and needs of events and ask questions to better provide for the event
  • Create Event reports
  • Work with Front of House staff to ensure beverages and food are provided if requested
  • Collect necessary tax documents from community partners that are being paid
  • If necessary, organize travel for non-local community programming participants

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Previous experience in arts management, production, or sales
  • Ability to be a strategic thinker
  • Proficiency with Tessitura a plus
  • Good communication skills, both in person and on the telephone
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people representing all aspects of the theatre’s work

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to our General Manager, Jenn Harris, at jenn.harris@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Group Sales & Audience Services Associate

The Group Sales and Audience Services Associate is responsible for soliciting, processing, and supporting group sales; maintaining box office operations during regular box office hours; and training and scheduling volunteer ushers. The Group Sales and Audience Services Associate will cultivate relationships within the DC community to draw groups into our theater and ensure that patrons are provided excellent service. Experience in customer service, ticketing, volunteer management, and general knowledge of the theater are important for success in this role.

This position reports to the Audience Services Manager.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Serve as the point person for all group sales inquiries and outbound group sales
  • Meet group sales targets for Woolly productions
  • Provide personalized service to group leaders, including (but not limited to) scheduling post-show conversations, backstage tours, and arranging small receptions
  • Create and distribute discount codes to Woolly’s community partners
  • Execute daily box office operations
  • Provide excellent customer service and thorough information to patrons
  • Understand and implement all box office procedures
  • Manage cash banks and reconcile sales reports with cash on hand
  • Schedule, train, and maintain core of volunteer ushers
  • Coordinate ticket donations for external requests
  • Ensure box office staff is adhering to data standards and following set procedures
  • Perform general administrative and reception tasks as assigned, including (but not limited to) handling inbound and outbound calls, receiving guests, and accepting deliveries

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 2+ years ticket sales and/or customer service experience
  • Professional, friendly phone manner
  • Ability to problem solve and resolve issues in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Prior experience in volunteer management strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Tessitura strongly preferred
Salary and Hours

Salary for this position is $17.00/hour with Health Insurance Benefits, and hours vary based on whether or not a show is currently running.

  • When a show is running:
    • 10 am - 6 pm Wednesday - Friday
    • 12 pm - 6 pm Saturday - Sunday (36 hours/week total)
  • When no show is running:
    • 10 am - 6 pm Wednesday - Friday (24 hours/week total)

Additional shifts may be available, not to exceed 40 hours in a week.


To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and references to Audience Services Manager Heather Newhouse at heather.newhouse@woollymammoth.net, with "Group Sales and Audience Services Associate Application" in the subject line. No phone calls please. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Concessionaire

The Concessionaire reports to the Audience Services Manager and is responsible for the sale of beverages, food, and merchandise during performances and special events. This includes set-up of the workspace, sales during pre-show and intermission, and clean-up and restocking at the end of every shift.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Provide excellent customer service to all patrons
  • Sell concessions and merchandise to patrons before shows and during intermission
  • Proficiently handle monetary transactions
  • Re-stock inventory prior to shows and at the end of each shift
  • Maintain a clean and organized concessions space

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Prior experience in food handling, bartending and/or customer service
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Familiarity working in a performing arts setting
  • Ability to multi-task and work as part of a team
  • Applicants must be age 21 or older
  • Weeknight and weekend availability is a must
  • Hours vary from 10-20 hours a week, depending on show schedule and availability.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Audience Services Manager Heather Newhouse at heather.newhouse@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.