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

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER

The Bookkeeper is responsible for all bookkeeping and payroll functions, banking and contractor payments. The Bookkeeper will perform accounts receivable activities and prepare bank and general ledger account reconciliations at Synetic Theater. She/he must be able to ensure that accounting procedures follow the general accepted accounting principles. The Bookkeeper reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and works with the external CPA who reviews all monthly reconciliations.

Hours: 24 hours per week, flexible within the 9am to 7pm Monday through Friday schedule, with some hours available for remote work

Job location: Synetic Theater Offices in Crystal City

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide accounting support to the organization as a whole, including weekly bills and timesheets processing.
  • 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.
  • Assist with preparing for 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 with other staff members.
  • 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 Bookkeeping experience).
  • Minimum two years experience in accounting and strong understanding of accounting principles.
  • Ability to function in high-paced environment.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks Online.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word.

Pay: on the contract basis for the first 5 months commensurate with experience, option to switch to employment with Full Benefits (HMO, dental, vision) after.

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

 

PART – TIME CONCESSIONS ASSOCIATE

Award-winning Synetic Theater seeks superior dynamic candidates to apply for the position of part-time Concessions Associate to sell concessions before the performances in our theater lobby.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Sell concessions in the theater lobby before performances;
  • Oversee volunteer ushers if assigned to help;
  • Enforce and implement all regulations for the sale of wine, beer and alcohol as determined by the Virginia ABC;
  • Accurately track the sale of all food and beverage items;
  • Maintain accurate sales and cash records for concessions;
  • Maintain up-to-date inventory lists and submit purchase requests as needed

The Concessions Associate will report to the House Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Sales and retail experience; experience serving beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages preferred; ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, problem-solve, manage multiple tasks, respond quickly to requests; computer proficiency in word-processing and spreadsheets; ability to work evenings/weekends during Synetic performances.

Please note this position is part-time and seasonal.

Pay: Hourly commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to ushers@synetictheater.org, and put “Concessions Associate – <your name>” in the Subject header. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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.

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

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.
-Creative Suite skills 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.

EDUCATION MARKETING INTERN

The Education Marketinf Intern will assist both the Marketing and Education Managers with tasks relating to the Synetic Studio location in Crystal City. Tasks include: maintenance of social media accounts with regular posts and updates, distribution of Studio specific 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 with the ability to work with little supervision and maintain on task.
-Knowledgeable about Social Media marketing and networking a plus
-Creative Suite skills 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 “Education Marketing Intern – Your Name” in the subject line. Please include areasyou 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.