Opportunities

Opportunities

Opportunities available:

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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

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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