Opportunities

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

 

EMPLOYMENT

Job Title: Part-time Box Office Associate, Synetic Theater
Location: Arlington, VA
Reports to: Box Office Manager -Maria Benzie

The Box Office Associate at Synetic Theater is responsible for helping to execute box office

operations in Crystal City.

Responsibilities:

– Maintain all box office operations and services in an efficient, professional, accurate manner
– Sell tickets over the phone and in person through the Synetic Theater Box Office during set hours and at events as required.
– Print, process and prepare Will Call tickets prior to each performance.
– Have knowledge of all Synetic Theater programs and events including general artist and program information, ticket availability, prices, etc.
– Cultivate and maintain a positive public image for the Synetic Theater with ticket buyers, renters/users and the general public.
– Handle cash and credit cards processing in an accurate manner.
– Fill out daily sales reports
– Identify, troubleshoot, reconcile and/or rectify ticket sales and revenue discrepancies, errors, etc.
– Resolve patron concerns and complaints regarding box office transactions

Knowledge and Skills:

– Demonstrated ability to problem solve and to handle varied projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
– Strong organizational skills.
– A team player with a good attitude who is able to work well with others under stressful environments.
– Excellent customer service and communication skills.
– Computer proficiency required and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
– Ticketing software knowledge helpful, but will train the right candidate.
–  Experience with handling cash transactions

Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Weekly hours during performances are Wednesday through Saturday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, and Sundays 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Additional hours/days will vary in accordance with show schedule, need, and/or special events.

This is a Part Time hourly contract position. $12/hour

Please email your cover letter and resume to boxoffice@synetictheater.org, and put Box Office Associate – <your name> in the Subject header. Please apply by May 15.

 

2015/16 Auditions:

Auditions: May 3rd & 4th
Callbacks: May 5 – 7, 12 – 14

On May 3rd and 4th, 2015, Synetic Theater will be holding auditions for the 2015 – 2016 season. Auditions will run in half-hour blocks between 1-7p with an hour break from 3:30-4:30p.

***To request a time slot, please email production@synetictheater.org with your name, head shot, resume, and three time slot requests in order of preference (i.e. 2p, 2:30p, 1:30p).***

Performers will be asked to accompany the choreographer in movement exercises and improvisations with their group. Following the movement section, performers may 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.

To gain an understanding of our company’s aesthetic please watch our company trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez1-255O8Dw

The auditions will be held in Synetic’s Studio space: Synetic Theater @ Studio Violet.
2155 Crystal Plaza Arcade T-19
Arlington, VA 22202

Please see a map of the Crystal City Underground here: http://www.synetictheater.org/studio/

Synetic is a Non-Equity theater company.

IMPORTANT: Performers who are called back will be asked to attend the Callback Training Session on May 5-7 and 12-14, 2015.

In this session, Synetic techniques will be introduced and the movement and creative qualities of the performers will be appraised.

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.

INTERN – Synetic is currently accepting applications for the following internships:

MARKETING INTERNS
The Marketing Interns 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.
-Self-starter, ability to work independently.
-Working knowledge of the social media accounts utilized by Synetic Theater.
-Creative Suite skills preferred.

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

Available beginning Fall 2015.

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

Accepting applications for Summer, 2015.

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.