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Synetic Theater is an excellent place to work, volunteer or intern alongside creative professionals. Below please find our opportunities.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Seeking full length scripts and/or detailed proposals for new, scripted works of physical theater from female playwrights for new productions. A selected script may be made part of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Washington, DC. Synetic’s process is typically involved, as the textual content of the play is developed in conjunction with the rehearsal process to create pieces of total theater. Scripted work is typically “semi-devised” as the company of actors work with the director, choreographer, and playwright/adaptor to develop all story elements in a long rehearsal process. Playwrights should expect a heavy development experience if selected. Synetic is specifically seeking new adaptations of classic works that place a high premium on ensemble, physicality, and the synthesis of art forms. Full length scripts does not necessarily mean an abundance of pages — Synetic is well versed in wordless or semi-wordless productions. Please email submissions to submissions@synetictheater.org.

PART-TIME FACILITY COORDINATOR

Award-winning Synetic Theater located in Arlington, VA is looking for a part-time Facility Coordinator to oversee daily operations of the theatre and supporting facilities, including Theater, Studio, Storage, and Offices in Crystal City, Arlington, VA. The FC will oversee the use of the facilities by all users and will coordinate and organize technical aspects and other uses of the theater to ensure the safety of equipment, personnel and the general public, according to regulations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to creating and maintaining master facility use calendar, developing policies for facilities use, completing necessary repairs and scheduling any repairs with vendors, managing facility-related expenses within budget, and submitting monthly work schedules for contractors involved in facility management.

This is a part-time (20 hours a week) salaried position and may include evening and weekend hours. It may grow to full-time position over time. The position reports to the Production Manager. The Facility Coordinator will need to be available to Synetic Theater to facilitate problem solving when issues arise.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

• Specialized knowledge of and experience with theater productions, facilities, equipment and practices. College training or experience in theater arts preferred.
• Solid mechanical skills and manual dexterity.
• Intermediate proficiencies in building trades such as painting, wallpapering, plumbing, fixing seats and repairing equipment.
• Construction, carpentry and electrical experience preferred.
• Must be able to perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on all equipment.
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to maintain irregular working hours.
• Ability to lift and carry heavy equipment, climb ladders and work on the grid and the ability to work at heights using work equipment.
• Cooperative, productive, flexible and organized despite frequent interruptions.
• Basic computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheet, and data base software, and desktop publishing.
• Able to prioritize workload so as to meet established timelines.
• Valid Driver’s License

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Health, Dental, Paid Holidays & Vacation upon completion of 3-months trial period.

Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@synetictheater.org with email subject line: Part-time Facility Coordinator, <your name>.

 

PART-TIME STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Summary: Award-winning Synetic Theater is looking for a top-notch accounting professional with positive attitude to join its administrative team.

The Staff Accountant will perform accounts receivable activities and prepare bank and general ledger account reconciliations at Synetic Theater. The Staff Accountant will be an efficient, skilled and analytical accounting professional. The Staff Accountant will integrally support the financial and accounting operations of Synetic Theater. She/he must be able to ensure that accounting procedures follow the general accepted accounting principles. The Accountant reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

Hours: 20 hours per week, flexible within the 9am to 7pm Monday through Friday schedule

Job location: Synetic Theater Offices in Crystal City

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide accounting support to the organization as a whole.
  • Perform accurate and timely accounts receivable activities including cash receipt and month-end/ year-end closing schedule preparation. Interface with various members of the Synetic team including, but not limited to, development, box office, marketing, and production.
  • Conduct monthly department revenue / expense reconciliations with marketing, production, and development departments.
    • Perform bank, credit cards, and general ledger account reconciliations monthly.
    • Prepare audits and informational filings including the financial statement, A-133, and Form 990 annually.
    • Prepare vendor set-ups, ensuring receipt of W9s and verifying key information.
    • Prepare and manage various filings: Form 102 State Charitable Contribution registration, 1099 filing, and others.
    • Responsible for communication with vendors concerning Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. .
    • Must assure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company policies and procedures.
    • Processing disbursements by preparing bills summary report for review and payment selections by COO.
    • Follow-up on all previous balances that appear on each invoice and verify that payment has been made. Prepare check payments.
    • Respond to inquiries from staff regarding questions about transactions for assigned accounts.
    • Work in a cooperative manner to achieve success of accounting unit goals.
    • File all contracts and prepare payment schedules for contractors based on the schedules.
    • Process payments for contractors based on timesheets or contract payment schedules
    • Accurately maintain records in a manner that complies with established procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (could be replaced by sufficient Accounting experience).
  • Minimum two years experience in accounting and strong understanding of accounting principles.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational and follow-through skills.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word and proficiency in QuickBooks.

Salary commensurate with experience + Full Benefits (HMO, dental, vision).

Trial period of 3 months.

 

TO APPLY: email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@synetictheater.org with “Staff Accountant – <your name>” in the subject. No calls, please.

USHER

Ushers volunteer at performances to assist patrons with seating, concessions and other duties as assigned by the House Manager.  Volunteer ushers are permitted a seat to see the performance provided that the show is not sold out.  If you are interested in ushering with Synetic Theater, please contact the House Manager at ushers@synetictheater.org for training, availability and scheduling.

 

AUDITIONS

On May 18th and 19th, 2014, Synetic Theater will be holding general auditions for its 13th Season. Auditions will run in half-hour blocks. To request a time, please email auditions@synetictheater.org with your name, headshot, resume, and three time slot requests in order of preference (i.e. Sunday 6:30, 7:30, 8:00). Auditions will be from 4:30-8:30pm on Sunday, May 18th. Should demand overflow, we will hold additional auditions on Monday, May 19th. You may request a Monday slot if need be — time slots are from 3-5pm and from 8:30-10:30pm.
On both days auditions will run in half-hour blocks. Performers will be asked to accompany the choreographer in movement exercises and improvisations with their group. Following the movement section, performers will be selected from the group to perform a one-minute monologue of their choice, which can include movement or not, as the performer prefers.It should be noted that Synetic is a physical theater company and therefore all auditionees can expect to be physically challenged. Please dress appropriately for movement. The floor in the studio is a marley floor, and NO STREET SHOES are allowed.
The auditions will be held in Synetic’s Studio space:Synetic Theater @ Studio Violet
2155 Crystal Plaza Arcade T-19
Arlington, VA 22202
We highly recommend reviewing a Crystal City underground map in order to find us easily, there is one available at www.synetictheater.org/studio
Synetic is a Non-Equity theater company. Exceptions have been made in the past, but it should be noted that the vast majority of our performers are Non-Equity.
IMPORTANT:  Performers who are called back will be asked to attend the Callback Training Session on Friday, 5/23.
In this session, Synetic techniques will be introduced and the movement and creative qualities of the performers will be appraised. From this session the company will determine who from the callbacks will be invited to the ongoing company training, taking place May-June, three nights a week, with an intensive week at the end of the training period in June, marking the end of Synetic’s 2013-14 season and the beginning of the 2014-15 season.While conflicts with training do not mean denial, it is recommended that performers attend as many sessions as possible in order to absorb the technique and to have the best chance at being consistently seen — the people most likely to be cast are the ones that take to the technique and have a consistent presence in training. 

 

INTERN

OPERATIONS INTERN
The Operations Intern will assist in developing and executing projects ranging in nature from facilities to company management as well as project planning and basic accounting. Ideal candidate has an interest in arts management and small business operations. This is an ideal internship for those interested in theater management, though a background in theater is not required.
Qualifications:
- Fast learner
- Independent thinker, worker
- Superb attention to detail
- Team player, adaptability, and willingness exceed expectations

Hours and Compensation:
-Minimum 16 hours per week in Crystal City, VA
-$50 stipend per week available
-Available as soon as possible

To apply, email cover letter and resume to synetic@synetictheater.org with “Operations Intern – Your Name” in Subject line.

MARKETING INTERN
The Marketing Intern will assist the Marketing Manager with tasks such as: press list management and distribution of media materials, creation of marketing and communications collateral for print and web, assistant in the planning and execution of special events, and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
-Team player, ability to exceed expectations, and a willingness to do so.
-An interest in the arts and theater.
-Previous internship experience in Marketing or PR preferred.

Hours and Compensation:
-Minimum 2 days per week in Crystal City, VA
-Small stipend to cover transportation cost
-Available beginning January 2014

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to synetic@synetictheater.org, with “Marketing Intern – Your Name” in the subject line. Please include areas you are interested in increasing your skill set or learning about in your cover letter.

PRODUCTION INTERN
The Production Intern will assist the Production Manager with tasks such as: coordinating production elements for each show, budgeting, scheduling, and contracts.

Qualifications:

-Team player, ability to exceed expectations, and a willingness to do so.
-An interest in the arts and theater.
-Previous experience in technical theater preferred.

Hours and Compensation:
-Minimum 2 days per week in Crystal City, VA
-Small stipend to cover transportation cost
-Available immediately

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to production@synetictheater.org, with “Production Intern – Your Name” in the subject line. Please include areas you are interested in increasing your skill set or learning about in your cover letter.

DEVELOPMENT INTERN
The Development Intern is responsible for executing development activities to cultivate individual, corporate, government and institutional donors, resulting in increased contributed income to Synetic Theater to support its mission and strategic plan. Gain insight into grant writing, funding research, donation processing and acknowledgement, and event management.

Qualifications:
- Excellent writing skills
- Superb attention to detail
- A knowledge of D.C. philanthropic community preferred.

Hours and Compensation:
This is an unpaid position that requires a minimum 2 days per week in Crystal City.
A weekly stipend of $50 to cover transportation cost is available. College credit may be available depending upon school requirements.

To apply, email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to synetic@synetictheater.org with “Development Intern – Your Name” in Subject line. No phone calls please.

VOLUNTEER
Synetic Theater often needs volunteers to help us with a wide variety of tasks around the administrative office and around town. Often times, we request help with:
-Data entry and filing
-Distributing brochures, posters and postcards to local coffee shops and libraries
-Working Synetic tables or booths at events
If you are interested in helping out, we’d love to have you on board! We often offer complimentary tickets to our performances as compensation for help.
Please send an e-mail to synetic@synetictheater.org and let us know your availability and any special skills or interests.