Shakespeare Theatre Company
Washington, DC 20003
The Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Associate Director of Communications to complement its Marketing and Communications department. Do you have a passion for promoting theatre? Are you personable and easy to talk to? Do you take the Oxford comma seriously? Then STC may be the place for you. The Associate Director of Communications is a key team member responsible for STC’s external communications and publications. This position acts as liaison between STC and the press, requires relationship building, story-pitching, and liaising artists and STC staff members with the outside world. As a writer and editor, the position manages a full range of communication pieces that support a unified communications and brand strategy for STC including production programs, website, newsletters and a variety of STC marketing pieces. This position works with all departments at STC and ensures adherence to branding and style guidelines, maintaining consistent written communications. The remaining shows in STC’s current season include the world premiere of Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, new productions of Our Town, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing and Red Velvet, as well as the pre-Broadway world premiere of Once Upon a One More Time. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $55,000.
A successful candidate for this position will be well-organized and a good team player, able to adjust on the fly and work with colleagues throughout the organization. Some projects are massive and require months of lead time and coordination, while other projects are spur-of-the-moment and require smart decisions and quick actions. A Bachelor’s degree in either Communications or English is preferred and at least 3 years of professional experience is ideal. The model candidate will have excellent and diverse writing and editing skills with a command of Chicago style and grammar rules. A theatrical, performing/visual arts background, or experience with a non-profit organization is also preferred but not essential. Please note, Shakespeare Theatre Company requires that all employees must be fully vaccinated.
Shakespeare Theatre Company is committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist organization that better reflects the community where we reside and work. To learn more about our on-going efforts and to read our Anti-Racist Action Plan, please visit https://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/equity-diversity-inclusion/. If you are interested in this position, please apply on our website at http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/careers-and-casting/jobs/, or you may send a cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com.