Opportunities available:

  • Stage Manager
  • Teaching Artists
  • Directors

    Stage Managers for Upcoming Seasons

    The Stage Manager is responsible for working with the production staff, cast, and crew to create a well-organized and exceptional show. The SM supports the director in all rehearsals by taking blocking notes, keeping time, etc. and the technical director during tech week and performances.

    This position requires excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to cooperate and coordinate with others. The Stage Manager should be able to multi-task efficiently and stay calm under pressure.

    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. At a minimum, a student needs to have worked at least four shows on Encore’s crew prior to applying to serve as a Stage Manager (one show as the Light or Sound Operator, one show as an Assistant Stage Manager, and one show training in addition to one other crew position.)

    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.

    Click here for more information and details on duties.

    Click here for the Stage Manager Application 2015/2016 in pdf form.
    Stage Management application in Word Doc.

    Teaching Artists for Elementary School Classes

    Encore Stage & Studio seeks energetic, imaginative, and organized Teaching Artists for after-school and Saturday classes for elementary school children.
    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 5th 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 class theme.

    Classes are held on weekdays after school and on Saturdays in locations throughout northern Virginia. Please indicate your current availability in your cover letter. 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 elementary school aged children to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, at caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line, “Teaching Artist application.”

    Directors for upcoming seasons

    Encore Stage & Studio seeks imaginative and resourceful directors for our current and upcoming seasons.

    Successful candidates will possess a passion for working with children, a love of theatre, excellent communication skills, and the ability to remain positive and flexible throughout the production process. Directors should be responsible individuals who are detail and deadline oriented.

    Directors should be able to work cooperatively with a cast of approximately 25—30 children ages 9—18, a student tech crew, and a professional production team. Previous directing experience and/or an advanced degree in theatre is strongly recommended. Encore’s shows rehearse in the evenings; significant evening and weekend availability is required.

    This is a contracted position and payment is on a stipend per show basis. All Directors will be required to submit to a background check before beginning employment with Encore.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, at caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line, “Director Application.”