Auditions and Jobs

Employment opportunities:
Audience Services Manager
Volunteer Ushers
Upcoming auditions:
Child Actors

ADMINISTRATIVE, OFFICE, and OPERATIONS POSITIONS

AUDIENCE SERVICES MANAGER
Posted September 14, 2018

The Audience Services Manager oversees the box office; subscription and ticket sales and record-keeping; and the front-of-house operations at performances in our gorgeous Baltimore theatre and our outdoor summer home in Ellicott City at the PFI Historic Park. At Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, we work hard to provide a theatre experience that welcomes and engages audience members, beginning at their first point of contact. This position is critical for delivering superior customer service and involves direct interaction with the public as well as responsibility for ticket, subscription, and concessions sales.

The Audience Services Manager supervises Box Office Associates, ticket sellers, and all front-of-house staff, including house managers, bartenders, and volunteer ushers. Major responsibilities of the position include ticket selling; overseeing and managing the collection of ticket and concessions revenue; record-keeping; reporting ticket sales data; creating and emailing patron communications; recruiting, hiring, and training support staff; scheduling front-of-house staff and volunteers for each performance; managing inventory and ordering stock for the company bars/concessions; maintaining business relationships with partners and vendors; and upholding and refining box office policies and procedures. The Audience Services Manager updates and maintains the performance and sales data in our PatronManager event and ticketing system for each season, in partnership with our marketing and technology staff.

During performances, the Audience Services Manager ensures the delivery of patron services. Each week, the Audience Services Manager collaborates with stage management/production, education, finance, marketing, development, and event and community engagement staffs. Our small but dynamic team seeks a colleague who is a detail-oriented problem-solver with a warm and professional manner on the phone, in person, and online.

Box office experience is preferred; PatronManager event and ticketing management systems experience is a serious plus. We are seeking a friendly, patient, collaborative administrator with strong people skills and computer skills, who is attentive to details and accurate with numbers. A car is necessary for the commute to the summer venue in Ellicott City.

POSITION AND BENEFITS:
This is a full-time staff position: 40 hours per week including days, nights, and weekends based on the theatre’s performance schedule.

  • Salary commensurate with experience, starting in the low $30s, paid on the 15th and 30th of the month
  • Two weeks paid vacation, plus last week of the year.
  • Health insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Parking

REPORTS TO: Communications Director

EVALUATION: After first six months; annually thereafter

Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs (at) chesapeakeshakespeare.com

Attention:
Jean Thompson
Communications Director
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
7 South Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

No calls, please.
 
 
2018-2019 AUDITIONS
 
CHILD ACTORS:  Needed for roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Posted September 6, 2018
 

 

We’re seeking child actors ages 7 to 14 for roles in A Christmas Carol.  Auditions will take place on Sunday, September 16, from 10am – 1pm. Child actors will play members of the Cratchit family, young Ebenezer, and ensemble roles. Two casts of child actors will be engaged and will generally alternate rehearsals and performances. These roles are unpaid.

A Christmas Carol “with a Baltimore twist” will run December 5-23, 2018. There will be 10am matinees for local schools Dec. 5 and 6 and Dec. 11 and 12. The show opens to the general public on Dec. 7 and generally performs Thursday-Saturday nights and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. There is a preview performance on Dec. 5.  Rehearsals will begin around Oct. 29. Rehearsals are held in the evenings, Monday-Thursday, from 7:30-10:30pm,  Saturdays from 10am-2pm, and Sundays from 6pm-10pm. The tech and dress rehearsal process begins Nov. 27 and a full schedule for that will be available in early November. Note that until tech rehearsals begin, the youth company will not be called every day.

It is expected that parents or guardians attend the first rehearsal with their child so that CSC policies and procedures can be shared with them as well as their child.

The auditions will be held on Sunday, September 16, from 10am-1pm, and will entail readings from the script. Auditions will be scheduled in 7-minute slots.

The audition location is in The Studio at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 206 E. Redwood St., Baltimore, MD 21202.  Please provide a recent photograph and relevant theater experience at auditions.

To schedule an audition or get more information, please contact Kyle Rudgers  by email at  rudgers@chesapeakeshakespeare.com.  Please, no phone calls.

 

VOLUNTEERS: USHERS
 
Posted on September 14, 2018
Interested in getting involved with CSC? Volunteering is a great place to start! Our dedicated volunteers enjoy the theatre experience and share that passion with our audiences–so they get to see shows for free! We’re recruiting ushers now for our weekday morning school matinees, as well as our evening and weekend mainstage performances. Ushers help to greet and seat our patrons and also share the history of our award-winning theater, a Baltimore landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cheerful, friendly, positive people (ages 16 and up) who love theatre can enjoy this volunteer opportunity. Ushers get to wear our spiffy CSC red scarves and see our plays for free.  Training is provided.
 
Send us an e-mail  to get started as we prepare to open our 2018-2019 season.
 
 
PROFILE:
Founded in 2002, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is the leading classical theater company in Maryland. CSC is one of the six largest theater companies in the state. This vibrant, exciting arts organization serves Baltimore and points surrounding with innovative mainstage seasons, a vigorous education program that serves students in the theater and in the classroom, and a substantial community engagement effort.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has three venues. Its indoor performances are presented at the 265-seat Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, with a thrust stage uniquely designed for Chesapeake Shakespeare performances. Next door to the theater will be the Studio at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, with offices, classrooms, rehearsal space and an alternative performance area. CSC’s outdoor venue is located in nearby Ellicott City, Maryland. This 275-seat outdoor theater is home to CSC’s summer performances and educational programming.