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Woolly Mammoth, a national innovator in the development and production of new plays, is one of the best known theaters in the country. For almost four decades, Woolly has held a rare 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). We’ve garnered that reputation by holding fast to our mission to create rousing, visceral, enlightening theater experiences that galvanize diverse artists and audiences to engage with our world in unexpected and often challenging ways.

Woolly’s core values are:

We are a radically inclusive community—across race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, socioeconomic background, and political viewpoint—in which all are encouraged to exchange ideas freely and reach for new understanding.

We are a supportive home for creative risk-taking by our company and guest artists, staff, board, volunteers, audiences, donors, and colleagues.   

Through relentless inquiry and experimentation, we strive for world-class excellence and innovation in every aspect of our work.


Open Positions


Finance & Accounting Manager

The Finance & Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the company’s finances. Of particular importance is ensuring accurate accounting and reporting of the company’s financial position to staff and Board leadership to make sound financial decisions. The Finance & Accounting Manager should be comfortable in a hands-on role with regard to accounting and financial management. With just 25 full-time employees, this is the only Finance position on staff – so the successful candidate must have a strong grasp of all key financial management functions and the ability to do everything from basic accounts payable to budget management and financial analysis. This position supports the galvanizing artistic work that Woolly Mammoth engenders by ensuring accurate and clean books with proper financial procedures. The Finance & Accounting Manager reports to the Managing Director with regular support and oversight from an outsourced Controller.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Financial Management & Accounting

    • Manage and process all finance operations, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bank deposits and transfers;
    • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, and internal controls to ensure conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
    • Manage cash flow and track fixed assets for short-term and long-term financial planning;
    • Prepare accurate financial reports for management and the Board of Directors and assist with financial forecasting;
    • Carry out the monthly closing of the books, reconciliation, and updated projections;
    • Support the creation of the annual budget and lead budget forecasting, working effectively with other departments to monitor and manage budgets;
    • Prepare annual fiscal reports and coordinate the annual audit, ensuring accuracy across reporting;
    • Support grant management, working effectively with the Development team to create, manage, and report on program budgets;
    • Work with the Board Finance Committee on investments;
    • Provide some administrative support to the General Manager with business matters including licenses, insurance, and benefits;
    • Coordinate with the Controller to establish proper accounting policies as the organization grows.

  • Required skills / capabilities

    The ideal candidate will possess:

    • Work experience in nonprofit financial management – arts preferred and/or organizations with donor restricted funding and accrual basis accounting;
    • Thorough knowledge of nonprofit accounting and accounting principles (including accrual basis accounting), practices, standards, laws, regulations, and systems of financial management;
    • High attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate the story of numbers to staff and Board members;
    • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
    • Excellent Excel skills;
    • Previous experience using Tessitura or a similar CRM system is preferred;
    • Previous experience with Sage50 Accounting is preferred;
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting or finance is preferred;
    • An appreciation for theatre and a belief in the arts as an important contributor to society.

    Compensation

    Salary starts at $58,000 (negotiable) annually for this full-time exempt position. An excellent benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability coverage; vacation, sick, and personal days.


    How to Apply

    Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references with “Finance & Accounting Manager” in the subject line to resumes@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please.


    Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Director of development

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company seeks an innovative and experienced Director of Development to join its senior leadership team and oversee the development department during an exciting period of artistic transition and growth. This position creates and implements annual and long-term fundraising strategies to advance the work of the theatre and is responsible for raising approximately half of the annual budget (currently ~$5 million). The Director of Development oversees all fundraising activities for the organization, including major gifts, direct mail and online appeals, special events, institutional giving, planned giving, and donor stewardship. The Director of Development works closely with the Managing Director, as well as with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors, to grow contributed revenue for the organization, in order to support Woolly’s ongoing creative risk taking. The Director of Development also serves as a liaison to several Board committees and helps shape the direction of the organization as a senior staff member. This position reports to the Managing Director and supervises a development department of five.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Fundraising & Donor Relations

    • Lead the planning and implementation of Woolly’s fundraising efforts, developing both annual and long-range strategies that support growth and sustainability across all funding areas.
    • Grow and optimize a robust major gifts pipeline, implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual donors.
    • Steward existing key donors and create new opportunities for donor engagement.
    • Supervise the development and implementation of annual appeals and other campaigns designed to support both donor renewal and new acquisition.
    • Oversee internal systems for prospect generation and management.
    • Oversee and actively participate in planning for major special events.
    • Build relationships with regional and national foundation partners, and proactively identify new projects and partners in collaboration with senior leadership team.
    • Develop strategies to increase support from corporations, government agencies, and community partners.
    • Work in close collaboration with the Managing Director, Artistic Director, and Board to support and encourage their active participation in fundraising.
    • Serve as the staff liaison to the Board’s Nominating & Governance Committees.
    • Marshal the varied resources and diverse talents of the theatre’s board, staff and artists to aid in achieving contributed income goals.
  • Administration & Leadership

    • Ensure that systems and procedures to track cultivation and acknowledgement are effective, timely and responsive.
    • Hire, supervise, mentor, and motivate development staff, setting the tone for a high functioning department.
    • Create department budget and manage it responsibly, including implementing metrics for benchmarking and leveraging the Tessitura CRM database.
    • As a member of Senior Staff, provide organizational leadership and contribute to season and strategic planning processes.

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Significant previous experience and measurable success in nonprofit fundraising (arts preferred), including meeting goals;
  • At least 3-5 years of senior development experience is preferred;
  • Managerial experience in the leading a strong team and setting a positive work environment;
  • Ability to set strategic direction and execute such strategy effectively;
  • Successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting significant contributions with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Previous experience with a capital campaign is preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to leverage fundraising data as a tool (familiarity with Tessitura or similar CRM is preferred);
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (verbally and in writing) with a wide range of staff, donors, vendors, and other stakeholders;
  • Positive, entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on, detail-oriented mentality;
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, organized, able to manage multiple priorities and function well in a shared workspace;
  • Highly professional and ethical standards for handling confidential or sensitive information, including knowledge of nonprofit best practices;
  • Understanding of Washington, DC and its philanthropic community is a plus;
  • Passion for theatre and alignment with Woolly’s core values are essential.

Compensation

Salary starts at $85,000 (negotiable) annually for this full-time exempt position. An excellent benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; short-term disability coverage; vacation, sick, and personal days.


How to Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references with “Director of Development” in the subject line to resumes@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Part-Time 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.

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to resumes@woollymammoth.net. No phone calls please.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Part-Time House Manager

Reports to: Audience Services Manager

The House Manager is responsible for patron safety and comfort during performances and oversees volunteer ushers during each shift. House Managers must be CPR certified, knowledge of accessibility, customer service, and standard emergency procedures are essential. This position is part-time with evening and weekend hours.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Oversee all Front of House operations before and during a performance.
  • Train and supervise volunteer ushers.
  • Communicate with Stage Management and Box Office.
  • Greet and direct patrons.
  • Ensure all patrons remain happy and comfortable.
  • Close down and lock up theatre at the end of the evening.
  • Understand and implement all house management procedures.
  • Must be CPR certified. 

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Prior experience in house management and/or customer service
  • Prior experience in supervising a team
  • Superior problem solving and communication skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Tessitura helpful; but will train right person

Compensation / Additional Information

Must be available for Weeknight hours between 6:00pm and 11:00pm, and Weekend hours between 12:00pm and 11:00pm for roughly 10 – 15 hours a week. $17 / hr.


How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Ashleigh Arrington, Audience Services Manager, at ashleigh.arrington@woollymammoth.net. Please include “House Manager Application” in the title of your email.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Box Office Associate

Reports to: Audience Services Manager

The Box Office Associate will support the Box Office Supervisor to ensure that all Box Office operations run smoothly. This will include distributing will-call tickets before performances, and assisting patrons over the phone and in person. Experience in customer service, and general knowledge of the theater are essential. The Box Office Associate position is part time, with weekend and evening hours.


Responsibilities of the position
  • Organize and distribute will-call tickets prior to performances
  • Process ticket sales and subscription sales
  • Provide excellent customer service and thorough information to patrons
  • Perform general administrative tasks as assigned. Including but not limited to ticket sales, data maintenance, and handling inbound and outbound calls

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Professional, friendly phone manner
  • Prior experience in ticket sales and/or customer service
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Tessitura is preferred; but will train right person

Compensation / Additional Information

Must be available for Weeknight hours between 6:00pm and 11:00pm, and Weekend hours between 12:00pm and 11:00pm for roughly 10 – 15 hours a week. $14 / hr.


How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Ashleigh Arrington, Audience Services Manager, at ashleigh.arrington@woollymammoth.net. Please include “Box Office Associate Application” in the title of your email.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Box Office Supervisor

Reports to: Audience Services Manager

Acts as the manager on duty for evening and weekend performances; ensuring that all front of house operations run smoothly and patrons are handled with expert care. Experience in customer service, staff management, ticketing, and general knowledge of the theater are essential. 


Responsibilities of the position
  • Process daily ticket sales and subscription sales.
  • Supervision of all front of house staff
  • Provide customer service and information
  • Understand and implement all box office procedures.
  • Perform general administrative tasks as assigned. Including but not limited to ticket sales, research, data maintenance, and handling inbound and outbound calls.

Required skills / capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Process daily ticket sales and subscription sales.
  • Supervision of all front of house staff
  • Provide customer service and information
  • Understand and implement all box office procedures.
  • Perform general administrative tasks as assigned. Including but not limited to ticket sales, research, data maintenance, and handling inbound and outbound calls.

Compensation / Additional Information

Available for Evening and Weekend hours for roughly 15 – 20 hours a week. $16 / hr.


How to Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and references to Ashleigh Arrington, Audience Services Manager, at ashleigh.arrington@woollymammoth.net. Please include “Box Office Supervisor” in the title of your email.


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Woolly complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.