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Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) celebrates the glorious richness of our world by cultivating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity as they inspire the creativity that nurtures great art, artists, and audiences.


Director of Development

Assistant Director of Color Fellowship Program

Consensus Organizer

Weekend Box Office Staff

Weekend/Evening Front Desk Staff

Birthday Party Hosts

House Manager


Director of Development

The Director of Development (DOD) of Adventure Theatre MTC is responsible for ensuring ATMTC meets its fundraising goals. To achieve this, the DOD coordinates all fundraising activities utilizing the Managing Director, the Artistic Director, the Senior Leadership, the Board of Directors, and volunteers. In addition, the DOD is responsible for developing and growing individual giving.

As a member of the Senior Staff, the DOD serves as a public face of ATMTC promoting the program and managing partnerships, ensures clear communication with other departments, and contributes to strategic planning for the organization.

General work hours are Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm, with additional evening and weekend work, as required.

The DOD reports to the Managing Director (MD) and supervises the Institutional Giving Manager as well as development contractors.

• Work closely with the MD to develop a comprehensive fundraising plan;
• Grow overall fundraising year over year 3 – 5%;
• Manage a team of staff and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major, mid-level and small
donors, foundations, corporations, and government grants;
• Provide prospect research to team members in advance of key meetings;
• Maximize CRM implementation to support donor cultivation and stewardship;
• Cultivate relationships with individual donors and prospects from the Washington Metropolitan area.
• Oversee the preparation of all fundraising collateral materials.
• With MD, develop partnership relationships that strengthen Institutional Advancement opportunities;
• Hire and supervise the Institutional Giving Manager.
• Serve as an ambassador of ATMTC at public events including but not limited to symposia, networking
events, conferences, and workshops.

Special Events
• Manage special events to ensure an exceptional guest experience within budget and with a focus on
cultivation and stewardship.
• Plan and execute annual Gala.
• Coordinate donor experiences at First Rehearsals, and VIP Openings.
• Plan and execute additional special events as needed.

• In coordination with the MD, manage the budget for all Development activities;
• Maintain the staff calendar;
• Manage department invoices, and submit payment requests; and
• Coordinate with the Communications Department as needed to support campaigns.

• 3- 5 years’ progressive development experience;
• Successful record of managing a team;
• Demonstrated positive attitude and self-directed with a strong work ethic;
• Excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work in a team environment;
• Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously;
• Demonstrated attention to detail;
• Proficiency of MS Office Suite software;
• Proficiency in CRM or Fundraising software;
• Ability to work evenings and weekends;
• Demonstrated love of theatre and children;
• Demonstrated ability in Budget Management;
• Clearance to work with minor children via Federal and State Background Check;
• Previous event management experience preferred; and
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812, Attn: Director of Development Search or email with the subject line Director of Development Search. No phone calls please. ATMTC is an EOE.


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About the Fellowship

• Assistant Direct one mainstage show during the FY 19 Season (September ‘18 – June ‘19)
• Integrated into the Adventure Theatre production staff including but not limited to:


• Participate in production meetings for all 5 mainstage shows


• Participate in the annual Adventure Theatre Full-Staff Retreat

• Invited to participate in all FY 19 creative team meetings including but not limited to:


• Workshops


• Auditions


• First rehearsals, and


• Tech rehearsals

• Dedicated mentorship meetings


• Session with Artistic Director


• Session with Managing Director

• Networking opportunities in the DC Theatre community including but not limited to:


• Social gathering with all the Fellows


• Attend rehearsals with the Artistic Director on outside projects


• Invited to attend DC Area theatre happenings

• Stipend included


• Theatre Artist of Color;
• 2–3 years of previous directing experience;
• Self-starter with a strong personal drive to succeed;
• Excellent writing, organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to do research and learn new skills;
• Ability to work in a team environment;
• Honesty and integrity;
• Clearance to work with minor children via Federal and State Background Check;
• Bachelor’s Degree in theatre preferred.

Candidates should summit cover letter and resume to Scott Little, Director of Productions at by May 15, 2018.


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Project Purpose and Description
The current racial tensions in the country make the conversion of Big River into a TYA musical necessary. This adaptation focuses on the friendship between Huck and Jim, a slave. Several important changes—removing the N-word, making Jim the same age as Huck—will help introduce young people to a difficult yet important time in this nation’s history. The show will acknowledge the past, while working to help young people build bridges across cultures.

ATMTC is seeking help with “consensus organizing” to engage community partners in all aspects of the production from the script development, design, casting, communications, study guides and outreach. The goal is to create a set of mutually shared stakes by making Big River TYA more responsive to the community’s needs and incentivizing project partners to help build relationships between ATMTC and the community.

Proposal Guidelines
• Outline of relevant experience and/or resume(s) of key personnel
• Description of proposed methodology
• Proposed pricing structure


Objectives & Deliverables
• Through Consensus Organizing, organize, at minimum 50 new African American community partners to
engage in the development of Big River TYA version
• Reach out to, at minimum, 90 contacts (organizations, businesses, community leaders and influencers)
• Visit target schools for field trips
• Schedule and attend community meetings, production & staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, etc. to
achieve Consensus Organizing goals
• Organize / curate an advisory committee for the production Provide relevant information, feedback,
quotes, photos, and/or videos back to ATMTC that can assist with the creation/content for pre/post show
emails, study guides and "questions for the ride home”
• Curate with patrons services the pre performance experience as it relates to the show and help develop the community engagement project
• Distribute ATMTC collateral material as appropriate
• Organize and implement three “Talkbacks” and one “Post Show Talk” during the production
• As needed, facilitate group tickets and special performances of the production
• Assist with sponsorship efforts for production
• Be present at each performance you organize
• Collaborate with ATMTC staff, across departments; adhere to company protocols and policies
• Document and track work
• Provide periodic updates to the Artistic and Managing Directors
• Write a final report.


Proposal Timeline
• Email bids to Leon Seemann at by 5 pm on Sunday 3/18 with
“Community BID” in Subject line
• Finalist will be invited to speak with key stakeholders in late March.
• Engagement will begin in Early April
• Engagement will continue through the run of Big River (approx. March 2019)


Bidder Qualifications
• At minimum, three years’ experience as a cultural worker / activist / community organizer in the greater
Washington DC area
• Experience working with diverse communities leading equity, diversity and inclusion efforts, authentically
and with track record of success
• Proven track record of achieving deliverables on par with the goals and expectations of these positions
• Deadline-, results-, and detail-oriented
• Ability to articulate your own core values and personal mission
• Excellent verbal and presentation skills
• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent listening skills
• Excellent research and learning skills
• 360-degree thinking, ability to connect the dots across agendas
• Relentless ability to follow up and close a deal
• Self-starter; tremendous drive
• Honesty and integrity
• Team player


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ATMTC is looking for responsible, organized, and friendly individuals to work in the Box Office on weekends. Responsibilities will include: ticket sales and answering patron questions about events both over the phone and in person; using Tessitura, to process orders and exchanges; and run Will Call for weekend performances as scheduled.  Will assist with all Box Office projects as needed.  Will sell merchandise from the Box Office after each show and will maintain a merchandise log, including reconciliation at the end of the day.  Must have strong customer service experience and must be a team player.  Interested parties should send an email of interest, resume, and availability to Heather Williams,, ATMTC. NO CALLS PLEASE. TESSITURA EXPERIENCE PREFERRED.



Adventure Theatre MTC is looking for responsible, organized, and friendly individuals to join our part-time ATMTC Academy front desk staff. This position serves as a frontline resource for the Academy and provides quality service to all individuals including students, teachers, parents, rentalsand guests. Scheduled hours would be on weekday evenings as well as Saturdays or Sundays in our Wintergreen Plaza, Rockville location. Duties include answering phones, greeting patrons in person, providing information about ATMTC programs upon request, assisting staff with administrative and promotional tasks as assigned, setting up/taking down rooms for rentals and performing closing duties of the Academy. Adventure Theatre MTC is a leader in children’s theater and theater education; this is a GREAT opportunity to start your career with us, or work part-time at a fun place. Interested parties should send an email of interest, resume, and availability to Dannielle Hutchinson,, ATMTC. NO CALLS PLEASE




ATMTC is looking for friendly people to work as birthday party hosts on Saturdays or Sundays. Responsibilities include setting up and cleaning up the birthday party room, greeting the parents and children, assisting the parents with the 1 hour birthday party, and escorting the party to and from the theatre. Applicants must be 18 years or older and be willing to submit a background check and finger prints. 
Interested parties should send an email of with a cover letter, resume, and availability to Heather Williams, NO CALLS PLEASE



ATMTC seeks house managers.  House Managers will make sure the lobby and theater are in proper order before the show begins, between shows, and at the end of the day.  The House Manager will communicate with the Box Office and Stage Manager to determine when to open the house, help patrons find a seat in the general admission theatre, and make sure rows are reserved for special parties.  During the show, they will work with the Box Office and the Stage Manager to coordinate late seating.  Dress code is business casual. Interested parties should send an email of interest, resume, and availability to Heather Williams,, ATMTC. NO CALLS PLEASE.



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