Opportunities

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Opportunities

    • Development Manager
    • Scenes for Tweens Teaching Artist
    • It’s Elementary Teaching Artist
    • It’s Elementary Dance Teacher
    • Education Intern
    • Elementary Education Intern
    • Arts Management Intern
    • Technical Theatre Intern
    • Scenes for Tweens Dance Teacher
    • Stage Door Choreographer
    • 2017-18 Arts Apprenctice

      Development Manager

      Encore Stage & Studio is seeking a dynamic development professional to join our team. The Development Manager is a full time position responsible for implementing a comprehensive fundraising program and increasing Encore’s profile in the community as we head into our 50th anniversary campaign. The Development Manager will report to the Executive Director and will work to ensure Encore’s continued growth as guided by our current strategic plan. We are looking for someone who is flexible, team-oriented, and has a passion for children and theater.

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
      -Develop and implement annual fundraising plan to meet Encore’s revenue needs while building long-term sustainability.
      -Support the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
      -Manage Encore’s special events and 50th anniversary celebration.
      -Develop comprehensive solicitation campaign focused on annual fund giving.
      -Cultivate individual and institutional donors through events and one-on-one meetings.
      -Identify new prospects through research and discussions with Board members/existing donors.
      -Maintain accurate database of donors and giving history.
      -Oversee prospect research and grant writing for private foundations and corporate funding sources.
      -Provide regular reporting and analysis on fundraising activities.
      -General support and teamwork around Encore’s programming.
      -Other duties as assigned.

      Qualifications
      -Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years previous development experience in a nonprofit organization.
      -High level of comfort in direct solicitation efforts and supporting volunteers in their fundraising activities.
      -Detail-oriented and highly organized with excellent communication and customer service skills.
      -Demonstrated capacity to work independently without close oversight, while also a team player who will productively engage with other staff members.
      -Flexibility, creativity and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.
      -Capital Campaign experience a plus.

      How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@encorestage.org. “Development Manager” in the subject line.
      Salary: commensurate with experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 401k, paid holidays, paid annual and sick leave.
      Encore Stage & Studio is an equal opportunity employer. Check out our website: www.encorestage.org.

      Scenes for Tweens Teaching Artist

      Encore Stage & Studio seeks energetic, imaginative, and organized Teaching Artists for summer camp programming for children ages 8—12.
      Applicants must have a college degree and previous teaching experience. Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management and time management abilities, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with children in 4th through 8th grade. Successful applicants will have experience in designing and implementing age-appropriate lesson plans around a provided camp theme, and in helping students to stage a cohesive final performance.
      Camp runs at locations throughout Arlington in one and two-week sessions, Monday—Friday, beginning June 26 and ending September 1. Please indicate your current availability in your cover letter. For more information about our camp programs, please visit http://www.encorestageva.org/camps/summercamps/
      Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.
      To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Scenes for Tweens Teaching Artist application—Your Name.”

      It’s Elementary Teaching Artist

      Encore Stage & Studio seeks energetic, imaginative, and organized Teaching Artists for our It’s Elementary summer camp program.
      Applicants must have a college degree and previous teaching experience. Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management and time management abilities, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with children in kindergarten through 4th grade. Teaching Artists must be responsible individuals committed to fostering creative expression in students. Successful applicants will have experience in designing and implementing age-appropriate lesson plans around a provided camp theme.
      Camp runs at locations throughout Arlington in two-week sessions, Monday—Friday, beginning June 26 and ending September 1. Please indicate your current availability in your cover letter. For more information about Encore’s camp programs, please visit http://www.encorestageva.org/camps/summercamps/
      Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.
      To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan for elementary school aged children to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “It’s Elementary Teaching Artist application—Your Name.”

      It’s Elementary Dance Teacher

      Encore Stage & Studio seeks an energetic, imaginative, and organized Dance Teacher for our It’s Elementary summer camp program.
      Applicants must have a college degree, previous teaching experience, and a background in dance. Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management and time management abilities, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with children in kindergarten through 4th grade. Successful applicants will have experience in creating choreography and modifying movement for young students, and in choosing fun, age-appropriate music to fit the theme of each camp session.
      Camp runs at locations throughout Arlington in two-week sessions, Monday—Friday, beginning June 26 and ending September 1. Please indicate your current availability in your cover letter. For more information about Encore’s camp programs, please visit http://www.encorestageva.org/camps/summercamps/
      Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.
      To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a sample movement-focused lesson plan for elementary school aged children to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “It’s Elementary Dance Teacher application—Your Name.”

      Education Intern

      The Education Intern will have the opportunity to work as a vital member of Encore’s education team on a variety of summer camp programs for children ages 4-15. Throughout the summer, the Intern will work collaboratively with Encore’s teaching artists and camp directors to develop curriculum, implement daily lesson plans, conduct rehearsals, organize performances, and promote learning and creative exploration through theatre.

      The Intern will be responsible for teaching and/or assisting in Encore’s summer camps, working with Camp Directors on administrative items and camp logistics, and helping to supervise high school camp aides. The Intern may also be asked to assist the programs staff with research or development of educational materials to be used throughout Encore’s 50th anniversary 2017/18 season. In addition to basic acting skills, Encore’s camps cover themes including comedy, playwriting, musical theatre, stage combat, classical theatre, and more. If you have a specific interest in or particular love of one (or more!) of these subjects, please indicate your interest in your cover letter.

      Qualifications: The Intern must be a current undergraduate student or recent college graduate. Desired skills include strong interpersonal and organizational skills, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with children. The Intern should be comfortable working as part of a team of educators to foster creative expression in students. Preference may be given to candidates with previous teaching experience, as well as to candidates majoring in theatre or education.

      Commitment: Late June through early September 2017, with flexible start and end dates. Camp hours are Monday—Friday, 8:30am—5:30pm.

      Location: Encore’s offices are located at 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA. Camps are held at locations throughout Arlington. Transportation is the responsibility of the Intern; access to a car is strongly recommended.

      Stipend: $150/week.

      To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume no later than Friday, March 10, 2017 to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Education Intern—Your Name.”
      Note: If you would also like to be considered for Encore’s Elementary Education Intern position, please indicate your interest in your cover letter.

      Elementary Education Intern

      The Elementary Education Intern will have the opportunity to work as a vital member of Encore’s It’s Elementary camp team to generate and implement high quality programming for children ages 4—9. Throughout the summer, the Intern will work collaboratively with Encore’s teaching artists and Camp Director to develop curriculum, implement daily lesson plans, create scripts, organize performances, and promote learning and creative exploration through theatre.

      The Intern will be responsible for teaching or assistant teaching in camp classes, working with the Camp Director on administrative items and camp logistics, and helping to supervise high school camp aides. The Intern may also be asked to assist the programs staff with research or development of educational materials to be used throughout Encore’s 50th anniversary 2017/18 season.

      Qualifications: The Intern must be a current undergraduate student or recent college graduate. Desired skills include strong interpersonal and organizational skills, creativity, flexibility, and a genuine passion for working with elementary-aged children. The Intern should be comfortable working as part of a team of educators to foster creative expression in students. Preference may be given to candidates with previous teaching experience, as well as to candidates majoring in theatre or education.

      Commitment: Late June through early September 2017, with flexible start and end dates. Camp hours are Monday—Friday, 8:30am—5:30pm.

      Location: It’s Elementary will be held at Theatre on the Run and Swanson Middle School in Arlington, VA. Transportation is the responsibility of the Intern; access to a car is strongly recommended.

      Stipend: $150/week.

      To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume no later than Friday, March 10, 2017 to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Elementary Education Intern—Your Name.”
      Note: If you would also like to be considered for Encore’s Education Intern position, please indicate your interest in your cover letter.

      Elementary Education Intern

      The Elementary Education Intern will have the opportunity to work as a vital member of Encore’s It’s Elementary camp team to generate and implement high quality programming for children ages 4—9. Throughout the summer, the Intern will work collaboratively with Encore’s teaching artists and Camp Director to develop curriculum, implement daily lesson plans, create scripts, organize performances, and promote learning and creative exploration through theatre.

      The Intern will be responsible for teaching or assistant teaching in camp classes, working with the Camp Director on administrative items and camp logistics, and helping to supervise high school camp aides. The Intern may also be asked to assist the programs staff with research or development of educational materials to be used throughout Encore’s 50th anniversary 2017/18 season.

      Qualifications: The Intern must be a current undergraduate student or recent college graduate. Desired skills include strong interpersonal and organizational skills, creativity, flexibility, and a genuine passion for working with elementary-aged children. The Intern should be comfortable working as part of a team of educators to foster creative expression in students. Preference may be given to candidates with previous teaching experience, as well as to candidates majoring in theatre or education.

      Commitment: Late June through early September 2017, with flexible start and end dates. Camp hours are Monday—Friday, 8:30am—5:30pm.

      Location: It’s Elementary will be held at Theatre on the Run and Swanson Middle School in Arlington, VA. Transportation is the responsibility of the Intern; access to a car is strongly recommended.

      Stipend: $150/week.

      To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume no later than Friday, March 10, 2017 to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Elementary Education Intern—Your Name.”
      Note: If you would also like to be considered for Encore’s Education Intern position, please indicate your interest in your cover letter.

      Arts Management Intern

      The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about all facets of Arts Management in a dynamic and professional environment. The Intern’s primary responsibility is to assist full time staff with marketing and development efforts in conjunction with Encore’s summer production of The Music Man, summer camps, and the 50th anniversary season. The Intern will also be an active participant in activities involving education programs, donor relations, community outreach, box office, production research, and more.

      Qualifications: The Intern must be a current undergraduate student or recent college graduate. The Intern should have a friendly, professional demeanor, and feel very comfortable interacting with patrons, students, and families. Excellent writing and communication skills and familiarity with Excel and word processing software are a must. Ability to work independently on projects is essential. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud programs, graphic design, photography and video editing skills are required. Preference may be given to candidates who are majoring in marketing, communications, or arts management.

      Commitment: Eight—ten weeks between mid-June and late August/early September, with flexible start and end dates. Must be available some evenings & weekends.

      Location: Encore’s offices are located at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Ln. Arlington, VA 22207). Transportation is the responsibility of the intern; access to a car is strongly recommended.

      Stipend: $150/week.

      To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume no later than no later than Friday, March 10, 2017 to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Arts Management Intern—Your Name.”

      Technical Theatre Intern

      The Technical Theatre Intern will have the opportunity to work as an integral member of Encore’s production team by serving as the Assistant Stage Manager(ASM) for The Music Man. As the ASM, the Intern will work with the production staff to deliver a fully-staged musical. The Intern will be responsible for supervising and working with a variety of ages. Our summer production involves high schoolers, college students, and adults in both the cast and crew. The Intern will be expected to participate in production meetings, auditions, rehearsals, shop days, load-in, and strike throughout the course of the production.

      Qualifications: The Intern must be a current undergraduate student or recent college graduate. The Intern should possess demonstrable knowledge of technical theatre and previous experience as an SM or ASM. The Intern should be personable, well-organized, cooperative, flexible, and able to think on their feet. Encore expects that the Intern will maintain a professional demeanor at all times. Excellent writing and communication skills and familiarity with Excel and word processing software are a must. Carpentry experience is a plus.
      Commitment: Mid-May through the end of July 2017. The start date is negotiable. Must be available evenings and some weekends for performances. The Intern will spend Monday through Friday evenings at either rehearsal or the scene shop. It is anticipated that the Intern will work around 20-25 hours a week at either rehearsals or in the scene shop with time in the office if needed. Hours during tech week will deviate slightly from this schedule.

      Additional Opportunity: For the right candidate, the opportunity is also available to work as a teaching assistant at Encore’s Tech Camp. Tech Campers learn basic technical theatre skills while preparing for productions of Singin’ in the Rain Jr. and The Little Mermaid Jr. If interested in working at Tech Camp, please indicate your interest/experience in your application materials. Additional stipend available.

      Location: Various locations throughout Arlington, Virginia. Transportation is the responsibility of the Intern; access to a car is strongly recommended.
      Stipend: $100/week.

      To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume no later than Monday, March 13, 2017 to Rebecca Pfeil, Production Manager, by email to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Technical Theatre Internship – Your Name.”

      Scenes for Tweens Dance Teacher

      Encore Stage & Studio seeks a dynamic, skilled Dance/Musical Theatre teacher for Scenes for Tweens: Summer Showstoppers, our musical theatre summer camp program for students ages 8—12. Applicants must have a college degree and previous experience teaching dance and/or musical theatre.

      Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with late elementary and middle school children. The ability to teach musical theatre dance techniques and styles is required. Preference may be given to candidates who can also have a background in choreography.

      Teaching Artists must be responsible individuals who are able to work independently and as part of a team of educators to foster creative expression in students. Successful applicants will have experience in designing age-appropriate lesson plans around a provided camp theme. Camp will culminate in a cabaret-style performance of various scenes and songs.

      Camp dates are Monday—Friday, July 24—August 4, 2017. Encore offers competitive pay. Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.

      To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan for this age group to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line, “Scenes for Tweens Dance Teacher application.”

      Stage Door Choreographer

      Encore Stage & Studio seeks a dynamic, skilled Choreographer/Dance teacher for Stage Door, our musical theatre summer camp program for students ages 11—15.

      Applicants must have a college degree and previous experience teaching dance and/or musical theatre. Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with middle school children. The ability to teach musical theatre dance techniques and styles is required. Preference may be given to candidates who can also have a background in choreography.

      Teaching Artists must be responsible individuals who are able to work independently and as part of a team of educators to foster creative expression in students. Successful applicants will have experience in designing age-appropriate lesson plans around a provided camp theme. Camp will culminate in a full-scale production of The Little Mermaid, Jr.

      Camp dates are Monday—Friday, July 31—August 18, 2017. Encore offers competitive pay. Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.

      To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan for this age group to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line, “Stage Door Choreographer application.”

      2017-18 Arts Apprentice
      Job Summary: Encore Stage & Studio seeks an Arts Management Apprentice for the 2017-18 season. The Apprentice will be involved in all aspects of our non-profit Children’s theatre company, and will gain experience in education and teaching (toddler – high school), marketing and outreach, box office and front of house operations, production and technical theatre, donor relations and development, event planning, and more.

      Qualifications: The apprenticeship is designed as a full-time, hands-on experience. The Apprentice should be a recent college graduate with experience in the performing arts, a passion for working with children, and a desire to learn about the inner workings of an arts organization. Strong candidates will have a friendly, professional demeanor, positive attitude and feel very comfortable interacting with patrons, students, and families. Excellent writing and communication skills and familiarity with Excel and word processing software are a must. Ability to work independently on projects is essential. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud programs, photography and video editing skills are a plus. Please list any theatre related skills (such as choreography, stage combat, lighting design etc.) on your resume.

      Commitment: Late August/early September – Mid-June, with flexible start and end dates. The Apprentice should expect to work approximately 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends as required.

      Location: Encore’s offices are located at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (4000 Lorcom Ln. Arlington, VA 22207). Transportation is the responsibility of the intern; access to a car is strongly recommended.

      Stipend: Compensation includes a weekly stipend of $250, mentorship from Encore’s staff, opportunities for professional development, and complimentary tickets to all Encore productions. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the Apprentice.

      To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 to Sara Duke, Executive Director at jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Arts Apprentice—Your Name.”

Opportunities for High School Students

  • Camp Aides
  • Stage Manager for 2017-2018 Season
    2017 Summer Camp Aide

    Camp Aides help make camp a smooth, successful, and fun experience for campers! Each day, Aides have the opportunity to lead or assist teaching artists with classroom activities including theatre games, warm-ups, and craft projects. Aides may also help campers to rehearse scenes, learn choreography or movement combinations, or prepare for the final camp performances. Aides also frequently take on administrative tasks, including helping to run check-in and check-out, preparing class materials, and setting up or cleaning up camp spaces. Aides are expected to be punctual and fully present for each day of camp, and to model good behavior for campers.

    Applicants must be at least 14 years old. Applicants for Stage Door, Tech Camp, and One Act Wonders must be at least 16 years old.

    At Stage Door, Tech Camp, and One Act Wonders:

    Beyond the duties laid out above, Camp Aides at programs for 11-15-year-old students have additional responsibilities. At these programs, Aides will have enhanced responsibility for the success of the final production, which may include serving as dance captain, teaching technical theatre skills to small groups of campers, monitoring backstage areas during technical rehearsals and performances, or being asked to SM or AD the show. Aides at these programs are expected to be proactive and look for ways to use their individual talents to help the camp’s artistic staff and contribute to the camp environment.

    When applying for an Aide position, please keep the rest of your summer schedule in mind. If you plan to participate as an actor or crew member in Encore’s summer production of The Music Man, you may want to avoid working at camp during tech or performance weeks, as Aides will not be released early from camp in order to meet a call time.

    Click here to download the Camp Aide application 2017

    Stage Manager

    The Stage Manager is an essential link for the cast and crew from the rehearsal process through the final performance. While the Stage Manager assists all production staff, his/her primary responsibility is to the Director and Technical Director of the show. The Stage Manager is involved in keeping the show running in an efficient, organized way from the first day of auditions all the way through Strike.

    Responsibilities include: assisting the production staff at all audition and callback sessions including the pre-audition workshop, arriving early and staying late to set up and clean up the rehearsal room, keeping blocking notes and recording cues in an organized fashion, working with the technical staff to ensure a smooth transition from rehearsal room to the stage, attending all production meetings, and participating in Strike. The Stage Manager is also responsible for helping to create and maintain a positive and professional environment for the cast and crew.

    Age Requirement
    Applicants must be in high school and at least 14 years old by the audition week of the production for which they are selected. Preference may be given to older students, or to students with more experience.

    Technical Qualifications
    A successful applicant will have worked at least four shows on Encore’s crew. This includes work in the following positions:
    • One show as the Light or Sound Board Operator
    • One show as an Assistant Stage Manager
    For the purposes of this application, positions such as Production Assistant may also count towards the four-show requirement.

    Character Qualifications
    Stage Managers are leaders, and are expected to serve as role models for their peers. Encore considers each student’s maturity, initiative, and ability to see the project through to completion when selecting Stage Manager candidates. In addition to carefully reviewing each student’s application, the Technical Director, Artistic Director, and Producer will be aided in their decision by observing the student in a production setting.

    Stage Managers should be respectful and responsible, and capable of working in an independent fashion without parental involvement. They enjoy and are invested in the work of producing a show, and are able to establish camaraderie with the cast, crew, and production staff. They are able to exercise discretion when discussing matters related to the show, or to individuals working on the cast, crew, or staff.

    How to Apply
    Students should plan to submit an application during the season before they would like to serve as a Stage Manager (i.e. if you wish to work as an SM during the 2015-16 season, please submit your application during the 2014-15 season.) It is also strongly suggested that interested students speak with the Artistic Director, Technical Director, or Producer to express their interest prior to applying.

    Completed applications should be emailed to Encore’s Production Manager, Rebecca Pfeil, at rebecca.pfeil@encorestage.org. Click here to download the Stage Management application 17-18.

    Selection Process
    Stage Managers are chosen by the Encore staff, and will be notified by the Technical Director, Producer, or Artistic Director when selected. Whenever possible, Encore tries to identify all Stage Managers for the upcoming season no later than early September of that season. Stage Managers are paid a stipend for their work.

    The staff bases their decision on a number of factors, including the quality of each student’s previous work with Encore, the applicant’s general demeanor and ability to interact in a friendly and professional way with both their peers and with staff members, and the student’s personal schedule as related to the production schedule for the season.

    Questions
    If you have any additional questions about stage managing with Encore, please contact Encore’s Production Manager, Rebecca Pfeil at rebecca.pfeil@encorestage.org.

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