Opportunities

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Opportunities

    • Arts Management Intern
    • 2017-18 Arts Apprenctice
    • Teaching Artist for After School Enrichment Programs

      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.”

      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 Saturday, July 15, 2017 to Sara Duke, Executive Director, at jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Arts Apprentice—Your Name.”

      Teaching Artist for After School Enrichment Programs
      Job Summary: Encore Stage & Studio seeks energetic, imaginative, and organized Teaching Artists for after-school enrichment programs throughout the 2017/2018 school year.

      Qualifications: Applicants must have a college degree and previous theatre or teaching experience. Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management, creativity, flexibility, and a passion for working with elementary school children. 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 curriculum.

      Teaching Artists will be required to submit to a background check before beginning work as an independent contractor with Encore.

      To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan to jobs@encorestage.org with the subject line “Teaching Artist application—Your Name.”

Opportunities for High School Students

  • Stage Manager for 2017-2018 Season
  • Encore Cares Student Project Leader

    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.

  • Encore Cares Student Project Leader

    Have you always been impressed by Encore’s directors and how they bring together a vision onstage? Do you love theatre and wish that everyone had the chance to experience it? Are you an organized and driven individual who’s ready for a creative challenge? Then you may be just the candidate to become our next Student Director in the Encore Cares program.

    The Student Project Leader, if selected, will choose a script to produce with the assistance of Encore Stage & Studio. The Leader will organize and hold auditions, schedule rehearsals, create blocking, guide their actors, and communicate marketing needs to Encore’s staff. A large component of this position is a community service element, in which the Director and their cast will be responsible for fundraising to cover production costs, as well as to support a children’s organization in the area. Previous performance locations have included the Boys and Girls Club, as well as similar organizations.

    Age Requirement:
    Applicants must be at least 12 years at the time of application. Preference may be given to older students, or to students with more experience.

    Technical Qualifications:
    A minimum of two shows on technical crew is recommended prior to applying. If you have questions, please contact an Encore staff member who is familiar with your work.

    Character Qualifications:
    The Student Leader is 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 Encore Cares 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.

    A Student Leader is a driven individual who are captivated by the “big picture” aspect of productions who are ready to put their creative skills to the test. They work well with their peers in a leadership capacity. Effective communication and preparation are key, as the Encore staff will be available to assist Student Directors, but not complete their duties for them. Leaders also have a love of sharing theatre and a desire to give back through the community service aspects of Encore Cares.

    How to Apply:
    Students should plan to submit an application during the season before they would like to serve as a Student Project Leader (i.e. if you wish to work direct during the 2017-18 season, please submit your application during the 2016-17 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 Encore Cares Student Director application.

    Selection Process:
    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 calendar for the season. Only one candidate will be selected each production season.

    Questions:
    If you have any additional questions about participating in Encore Cares, please contact Encore’s Production Manager, Rebecca Pfeil at rebecca.pfeil@encorestage.org.

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