Young Playwrights' Theater Seeks a Production Assistant.
- Part-time, contract position
- Begins August 2017 and ends June 2018
- Up to 30 hours/week
- Hours: M-F, 9:30-5:30, with nights and occasional weekends
- Pay: $12.50/hour
Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT), the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education, seeks a Production Assistant. The Production Assistant will directly support YPT’s Artistic Director in helping to ensure the success of all of YPT’s productions and classroom performances. For all productions, they will be responsible for maintaining YPT’s prop and costume stocks, responding to needs addressed in rehearsal reports and helping source necessary prop, costume and set items. They will create rehearsal and tech schedules, attend walk-throughs, communicate YPT’s needs and expectations with all contractors and performance venues, ensure that tech runs smoothly and assist as either run crew or a board operator during every performance. Throughout the year, they will be responsible for casting actors for YPT’s in-classroom opportunities, maintaining YPT’s casting database and keeping accurate and complete files for artistic contractors. They will draft artist contracts and rehearsal schedules, process and track artist payments and relay information clearly and effectively to all involved parties. In addition, they will help set up, promote and co-audit YPT’s monthly audition workshops, aid in the selection of audition sides and attend DC’s annual non-Equity auditions on behalf of YPT.