Summer Positions

To apply for any position, email cover letter and resume to jeharrison@travelingplayers.org

Short Term Director (1 opening): directs the Mythology Ensemble’s production of The Monkey King by Judith Walsh White.  Director serves as most senior faculty member of small ensemble of 13 performers, supported by a design team and two assistants, as well as the playwright, herself an experienced theatre teacher, who will mentor and guide the process.  The session will culminate in a two-day performance tour. 

Ideal candidate will have a graduate degree, training in Shakespeare/Greek Theatre, experience directing students (ages 9 – 12), a strong belief in the power of the ensemble, and a relish for working outdoors.  $375-$475/week base salary.  DATES: July 23 – August 3.

Theatre Teacher & Counselor (1 opening): functions as assistant director/acting coach for a Commedia dell’Arte adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, teaches classes in area of specialty, and serves as one of three staff members for the ensemble’s nine-day performance tour.  Ideal candidate will have BA or MFA, training in Commedia dell’Arte, experience teaching acting to students (ages 13-18), a strong belief in the power of the ensemble, and a relish for working outdoors.  Experience with ensemble-building, low ropes, technical theatre, or Leave No Trace camping skills a plus.  $235-$400/week base salary.  DATES: July 16 – August 17; on tour August 9 – 17

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TPE has a transportation system and performance tours, so some positions will require the employee to acquire a commercial driver’s license (CDL).  Training for CDL is provided.

*****Compensation for CDL drivers will increase pay by $175/week*****

All applicants are eligible (above the age of 21). 

  • Camp days are Monday through Friday, with overnight campouts every Thursday.  Mandatory orientation is June 11 to June 15 (including a Thursday overnight) and strike is on August 10.  TPE is in residence at The Madeira School in McLean, VA.  Thursday overnights are at Lake Fairfax Park (Reston, VA).  Transportation is provided from DC-metro area (space permitting).  Staff housing is not included or provided by TPE. 
  • TPE provides training in First Aid, CPR, low ropes safety, Leave No Trace practices and CDL. 
  • TPE can supervise your work for internship or college credit.

To apply: Please email cover letter/resume to Jeanne Harrison, Producing Artistic Director; jeharrison@travelingplayers.org.  Phone calls welcome: 703-987-1712.

Internship Opportunities

Marketing Intern: assists artistic directors in re-writing program descriptions, revising website, placing ads, writing press releases and reviewing marketing plan and presenting recommendations.

Program Manager Intern: assists managing director and artistic director by serving as registrar for arts education programs, human resources for summer personnel and assisting in marketing program through by responding to inquires and attending publicity events.

Finance Intern: assists managing director and artistic director by submitting payroll, bookkeeping in QuickBooks, managing accounts payable, re-organizing list of accounts in QuickBooks to more seamlessly transfer into documents needed for most grants applications, analyzing fiscal health of organization and presenting recommendations.

Commitment: 2-3 days/week (24 hours max/week); occasional evening or weekend hours.  Ideal candidate will be an arts management student; detail-oriented, highly organized, able to multi-task, initiate and collaborate; possess strong communication skills; have some experience in specific field and have a reliable vehicle (no public transportation available).

Compensation: Unpaid; however, TPE can supervise your work for internship or college credit.  TPE is a growing organization and internships can lead to future employment (we’ve hired interns before!)