Type: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt
Reports to: Producing Executive Director; Director of Operations and Finance
Work Location: Downtown Baltimore; up to one day/week of remote work may be possible
Schedule: Business hours with occasional evenings and weekends required
Start Date: Immediate
About Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
The leading classical theatre company in Maryland, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is now celebrating our 20th-anniversary season as well as our ninth year in our historic, award-winning theatre in Downtown Baltimore. With an operating budget of over $2 million, CSC now serves over 32,000 patrons and students annually through indoor and outdoor mainstage performances, an extensive education program, and other community outreach.
The Executive Assistant is the primary administrative support for the Producing Executive Director and the Director of Operations and Finance. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors, oversees special projects, provides general office support, and handles some routine financial recordkeeping.
The Executive Assistant will interact with and gain knowledge of all parts of the organization and will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on our programs and policies as well as to gain a comprehensive perspective on theatre company management at a dynamic and growing organization. As this is a new position, the inaugural Executive Assistant will work with leadership and existing staff to create and develop new workflow and systems.
For the Producing Executive Director:
- Represent the office of the Producing Executive Director in an inclusive, welcoming, and helpful manner
- Manage the Producing Executive Director’s calendar, including making appointments and prioritizing the most sensitive matters. Keep her informed of and prepared for important meetings
- Coordinate all aspects of meetings (agendas, location, catering if needed) providing relevant details and materials to all participants and prepare any necessary materials or information in advance of meetings, events, speaking engagements or projects
- Schedule, make agendas for, and take minutes at internet meetings; manage staff events
- Organize company meetings, including scheduling, sending reminders, and other logistics as necessary
- Work closely with the Producing Executive Director to keep her well-informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up as needed
- Anticipate next steps in ongoing projects and take an active role in laying the groundwork to execute them
- Draft certain communication pieces and emails, proofread articles, and help edit communication items
For the Director of Operations and Finance:
- Routine financial data entry (will train on QuickBooks) and creation of basic financial reports
- Filing and general office administration
- Attend budget meetings as requested and take notes
- Assist with tracking of job applicants
- Other duties and projects as assigned
Coordination with Board of Trustees:
- Serve as primary administrative liaison support to our Board of Trustees and its committees
- Schedule Board meetings and committee meetings
- Prepare, organize, and distribute materials for Board and committee meetings
Office Management and Other Duties:
- Light office duties as needed including greeting visitors
- Support other departments during unusually busy periods
- Support the Founding Artistic Director with travel and calendar management
- Provide backup for Box Office staff in emergency situations
Common Organizational Responsibilities:
- Participate in staff meetings, performance evaluations, and annual program planning
- Share responsibility in ensuring that an anti-racist, multicultural organizational perspective as well as the mission and vision of the Company are reflected in all areas of its work
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Some office experience preferred
- Exceptional attention to detail including excellent proofreading
- Ability to communicate effectively with a high degree of professionalism, maturity, and confidence
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office business applications, preferably in an enterprise setting
- Experience with cloud-based software platforms and/or CRM systems a plus (particularly Salesforce)
- Energetic and entrepreneurial—must be self-directed and take initiative
- Flexible and cheerfully able to pitch in with unexpected tasks
- Alignment with our equity, access, and inclusion principles
- Ability to work well in a team environment
- Experience or interest in theatre a plus
- Sense of humor a must
Where qualifications are described in terms of formal education or training, prior experience in a related field, as determined by CSC, may alternatively be considered.
Compensation and Benefits
- Salary starting at $31,000, depending on experience
- Employer-paid individual health insurance for employee
- Optional family health coverage and dental insurance available at employee’s expense
- Employer-paid short- and long-term disability insurance
- Employer-paid parking
- Generous paid time off, including paid holidays, two weeks of flexible paid leave, and paid leave Christmas through New Year’s Day
- Employer-paid professional development opportunities and complimentary theatre tickets.
- The opportunity to work in a lively, laid-back environment with passionate and friendly colleagues who are committed to making Shakespeare fun and Baltimore better
Submit resume and cover letter discussing background, qualifications, and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. Submission of a writing sample is also encouraged but not required. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about CSC, please explore this website. No phone calls, please.
Reports to: Box Office Manager
Work Location: Downtown Baltimore
Schedule: Evenings, and weekends required
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) bartender is a part-time, hourly position with tips and works for the Box Office Manager. CSC has two bars that are in operation simultaneously before and during events and performances. Bartenders are public representatives for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and as such must provide the best in customer service to our patrons. Bartenders for CSC are punctual, courteous, organized and must work well under pressure with a smile. No mixed-drink prep or knowledge required.
This hourly position pays $9/hour plus tips.
- Make sure the bar, the back bar and supply are clean and uncluttered.
- Prep bars for upcoming events and performances by setting up the bar to sell concessions: soda, snacks, coffee and alcoholic drinks. Before doors open the bartender must: make coffee ahead of time, stock all fridges and snack baskets from the supply closets and set out CSC merchandise for sale. The bartender will notify the Box Office Manager of any product or supplies that are running low or are out of stock.
- Before, during and after the performances and events, the bartender will quickly retrieve and pour drinks that the patrons request in addition to any snacks they may want. Preparation of mixed drinks is not required.
- The bartender will quickly and accurately ring up all patron sales; credit card or cash sales.
- The bartender will make sure that anyone requesting an alcoholic beverage is 21 years of age or older by asking for the proper identification.
- The bartender will keep their bar clean and tidy during their shift. They will also clean up the bar and clear it off before leaving for the night.
- Must be 21 years of age or older.
- Previous retail and/or bartending experience preferred but not required.
- Experience with handling cash and cash registers preferred experience with Square a plus.
- Must be able to lift 30 pounds and stand for long periods of time.
- The schedule will be mostly evenings and weekends; must have a flexible schedule.
Submit resume to email@example.com. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about CSC, please explore this website. No phone calls, please.
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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER 2023
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If you would like more information about future internships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olive Branch & Laurel Crown, the Veterans Ensemble at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, seeks ACTOR submissions for The Murder of Gonzago by Alan Irvine.
The Murder of Gonzago is two interlocking plays, one designed as a regular stage show, the other as street theater. Irvine borrows the title from the most famous play never written - the play that Hamlet asks the players to put on. It premiered at the 2015 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival and won the Spirit of the Fringe award.
Rehearses: March 18- May 25 (online via Zoom and in-person) select evenings/weekends.
Tech – Dress: May 30-June 1
Performances: June 2 and 3 at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore
Pay: Small stipend
Those who submit should have either a direct connection with the US military (veteran, active service, guard or reserve) or an indirect connection (spouse, caregiver, immediate family).
SUBMIT a recent picture (headshot) and theatre resume to: Veterans@chesapeakeshakespeare.com
Gonzago - 45-75 wealthy merchant, narcissist, slightly demented, demeaning.
Lucianus - (Gonzago’s nephew) 20-45 incompetent, gambler, romantic with Maria.
Baptisa - (Gonzago’s Wife) 45-65 concerned/compassionate, conspiring, dangerous.
Maria - (Pronounced mo-RAI-a) 20-40 strong, deceitful, manipulative, romantic with several.
Stephano - (Steward) 35-75 serious, resentful, haughty.
Toby (Gardener) 25-55 lazy, loyal, hero.
D’Berry (Inspector ) 35-75 naïve, absurd, ignorant.
Mistress Ardolph / Miss Volio / Ursula - 35-75, strong, seductive.
Istole / Zookeeper - Ardolph’s enforcer, violent, proud, feminist.
Nymph / Zookeeper / Tranio - Ardolph’s spy / servant, fiercely loyal.
Launce / Robin (Second Footman) 20- 45 servants, unsteady.
Olive Branch & Laurel Crown brings US military veterans together to explore and share classical theatre as a way toward general health and wellness. OBLC exists within the ranks of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company as Resident Artists. OBLC will consider new members upon completion of the CSC Education class, Basic Training: Vets Ensemble. (Sp23 class begins March 18)
Interested in learning more about OBLC / CSC Education?
Contact: Ron Heneghan, Director of Education, 410.244.8571, ext. 113. email@example.com
PERFORMANCE USHER: This is the most common volunteer option. Help us welcome in our patrons to both our Downtown Theatre on Calvert Street, and our summer outdoor venue at the PFI Historic Park in Ellicott City, MD. Duties for the downtown location include but are not limited to scanning tickets, checking vaccination or health records, showing patrons to their seats, handing out parking vouchers and wine slips, and greeting our patrons as they arrive. At our outdoor location, we also ask volunteers that are able to help set up and take down folding chairs for each performance.
EDUCATION EVENTS: Assist the education team as they usher in Baltimore area students for our 10am student matinees. These events are not ticketed and are set up in accordance with school curriculum to introduce young audiences to the magic of Shakespeare. Performances are often only 90 minutes and include a Q & A session following. Other Educational opportunities may include events located in our Studio space around the corner from the theatre on Redwood street. This space plays host to the Black Classical Acting Ensemble, CSC Summer Camps and Classes as well as our Veterans programming.
GENERAL OFFICE HELP: A few times a season we may need help folding, stuffing, and sealing envelopes for large business or development mailings. This is a fun way to get to know the staff and help us grow our reach in Baltimore and beyond!
DISTRIBUTING POSTERS/FLYERS: Occasionally we will want to place a poster of our show or stacks of postcards within various neighborhoods to reach an audience that may not know us yet. Often, you might live or work in that area and can ask local businesses to place these posters or postcards in an approved location where patrons can access them. This opportunity is arranged with the consent of our marketing department to targeted neighborhoods decided on a show-by-show basis.
If you are interested in any of the above-mentioned opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have you support our team.