Opportunities

Opportunities

Opportunities available:

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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 Shrek, summer camps, and the 2015/2016 season. The Intern will also be an active participant in activities involving education programs, donor relations, community outreach, box office, human resources, 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. 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 2015, with flexible start and end dates. Must be available some evenings & weekends.
Location: Encore’s offices are located at 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206. 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 13, 2015 to Aileen Pangan, Marketing Manager, Encore Stage & Studio, P.O. Box 969, Arlington, VA 22216, or email materials to aileen.pangan@encorestage.org

Camp Aide

Camp Aides work in all of Encore’s summer programs to help ensure that activities run smoothly. Aides assist with set-up and clean-up of classrooms, help to lead activities such as warm-ups, crafts, and theatre games, and work with Encore’s teaching artists to create the final camp performance. They also model good behavior for campers and contribute to the fun, friendly atmosphere of camp.

Aide positions are available all summer, June 22–September 4. Aides are assigned to specific sessions of camp, though, so they need only be available for two–three weeks at a time.

Aide positions are open to anyone ages 14 and older. If under 16, the Aide will need to obtain a work permit prior to the first day of camp. All camp aides will receive a stipend.

Camp Aide application 2015 PDF
Camp Aide application 2015 Word Doc

Development Manager

Encore Stage & Studio is seeking a dynamic development professional to join our team. The Development Manager is a flexible contract position responsible for creating a comprehensive fundraising program and increasing Encore’s profile in the community. The Development Manager will report to the Executive Director and will work to ensure Encore’s continued growth as guided by the current strategic plan.

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 annual fundraising breakfast
• Develop comprehensive mailing campaign focused on annual fund giving
• Cultivate of individual 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.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree with 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
• Experience working with marketing and social media a plus.
• Flexibility, creativity and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to info@encorestage.org with “Development Manager” in the subject line.
Salary: contract, negotiable

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 4-16. Throughout the summer, the Intern will work collaboratively with Encore’s teaching artists and camp directors to develop curriculum, implement daily lesson plans, 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 as well as 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 the 2015/16 season. In addition to basic acting, Encore’s camps cover themes including comedy, 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, classroom management, 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: Mid-June through the end of August/early September 2015, with flexible start and end dates.

Location: Encore’s offices are located at 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive in Arlington. 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 13, 2015 to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, Encore Stage & Studio, PO Box 969, Arlington, VA 22216 or email to caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line “Education Internship.”

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 for Shrek.

As the ASM, the Intern will work with the production staff to deliver a fully-staged musical. This includes helping to supervise a primarily high-school aged run crew as well as a cast made up of high schoolers, college students, and adults. The Intern will be expected to participate in production meetings, rehearsals, shop days, load-in, and strike throughout the course of the production.

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 Beauty and the Beast Jr. and The Wizard of Oz. If interested in working at Tech Camp, please indicate your interest/experience in your application materials.

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.

Commitment: Late May through the end of July 2015. Must be available evenings and some weekends. It is anticipated that the Intern will spend 20—25 hours/week in rehearsal, and an additional five hours per week in the office or scene shop. Hours during tech week will deviate slightly from this schedule.

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 Friday, March 13, 2015 to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, Encore Stage & Studio, PO Box 969, Arlington, VA 22216 or email to caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line “Technical Theatre Internship.”

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.”

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.”

Technical Theatre Teacher

Encore Stage & Studio seeks an experienced, organized theatre technician to teach technical theatre skills at our Tech Camp summer program. During Tech Camp, 14 middle/high school students learn the basics of technical theatre, then apply their skills to a fully-staged musical production.

Applicants should have previous teaching experience and an affinity for working with middle/high school students. Desired skills include strong interpersonal skills, excellent classroom management and time management abilities, creativity, and flexibility. The tech teacher will be expected to plan and implement lessons on a variety of topics such as sound and lighting equipment, set design and drawing, and basic carpentry. Successful applicants will have not only a good working knowledge of technical theatre, but also the ability to help students turn their designs into reality through the use of unconventional building materials such as cardboard, foam, and PVC pipe. The teacher will work collaboratively with other staff members to supervise and support the students and the productions. The teacher may also be responsible for managing a college intern or high school classroom aide.

Tech Camp runs Monday—Friday, June 22—July 10 and August 3—21, 8:30am—5:30pm. The Tech teacher should have evening availability on Thursday, July 9 and Thursday, August 20 for performances. Session 1 will work on a production of Beauty and the Beast Jr, and Session 2 will focus on The Wizard of Oz. Please indicate your availability in your cover letter; preference may be given to applicants who are available during both sessions. 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 to Caroline Schreiber, Programs Manager, at caroline.schreiber@encorestage.org with the subject line, “Tech Teacher application.”

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