VOLUNTEER WITH US

Delaware Theatre Company is always on the lookout for new volunteers to usher during performances, as well as to help with various tasks in marketing, production, education, and more.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Elisabeth Kersey

Patron Experience Manager 

302.594.1100

Send an email

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Thank you for your interest in submitting a script to Delaware Theatre Company. DTC only accepts scripts submitted by literary agents at this time. We regret that we are unable to read unsolicited scripts and those not submitted by literary agents, including letters of inquiry, summaries, or page excerpts.

 

Read time for solicited materials is approximately six months.

 

We are interested in new full-length plays/musicals with an approximate maximum cast size of ten actors.

 

Literary agents may send plays to:

Script Submission

Delaware Theatre Company

200 Water Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

TECHNICIANS

If you would like to be added to our roster of part-time, hourly (aka overhire) technicians, please email a resume to production@delawaretheatre.org along with information about which kind of work you are qualified for and interested in. We generally have the greatest need for load-in/strike carpenters, electricians, build carpenters, and stitchers, but would be glad to know more technicians, of all persuasions.  

AUDITIONS/CASTING

We hold annual open calls for each season through Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs), which are posted on the Actors' Equity Associate website each spring. While AEA members are given priority and can make appointments in advance, we typically have time to see all walk up non-union members, as well.  

 

Outside of EPAs, we generally audition for specific roles by invitation only. We are happy to accept year round casting submissions. To be added to our casting database for future consideration, please fill out this form: 

https://airtable.com/shrtyMMTZt4jdwpsi.

If you have any questions about casting, please email us at 

casting@delawaretheatre.org

JOB OPENINGS

PATRON EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE

Position Type: Part-Time for around 15 hours/week, primarily during the run of theatrical productions for a 5 show season. Weeknight and weekend availability is needed, with the possibility of daytime work.

Salary: $14.00/hour

About Delaware Theatre Company:
Delaware Theatre Company creates theatre of the highest professional quality in Delaware and thereby enriches the vitality of the area through artistic programming, education, and community service. At its heart, theatre is community. By telling our stories, by shining a light on our shared experiences, theatre strengthens the bonds between us. Connects us. That's what community is about - and that's what we're about. Delaware Theatre Company has been connecting people for more than 40 years.

In 1979, Delaware Theatre Company found its first home in an abandoned firehouse in downtown Wilmington. After minor renovations funded by the city, individual donors and sweat equity, the company was ready to put on a show. From that very first day, the goal was to show that theatre—an ancient, powerful art form—could touch every human emotion. DTC has succeeded in doing so ever since.

About the Position:
The Patron Experience Associate is a customer-facing position serving in the Box Office, Concessions and as the House Manager. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Report to the Patron Experience Manager.

  • Provide exceptional Customer Service for sales/orders/exchanges of single tickets, subscriptions, group tickets, and gift certificates via telephone, email and/or in person.

  • Screen visitors and telephone calls and direct to appropriate staff members. Respond to requests for information as directed.

  • Serve as Box Office Associate/House Manager/Concessioner during respective shifts. Hours vary, including days, nights and weekends. In addition to performance days, the Box Office is open Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm for in-person sales & patron services.

  • Additional duties on performance days include addressing patrons’ needs in an efficient and courteous manner; managing volunteer ushers; keeping the theater, lobby and public spaces neat and tidy.

  • Perform Settlement and box office cash drawer count out at start and end of each shift.


Required Qualifications:
Candidates should meet all these qualifications to apply:

  • Retail and/or administrative experience, preferably working with the general public.

  • Night and weekend availability.

  • Professional demeanor with excellent telephone manners.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Organizational skills with an attention to detail and accuracy.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
These are the qualifications we think will contribute to success in this position, but are not strictly all required. Candidates who meet only some of these qualifications are encouraged to apply. Please highlight which qualifications you meet in your cover letter.

  • Excellent computer skills (Windows/Office/Email/Internet/etc.).

  • Knowledge of Box Office software

  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a dynamic, creative environment.

  • A passion for live theatre and the arts.

  • Cash register experience

 

To Apply:

Send email with cover letter and resume to Elisabeth Kersey, Patron Experience Manager, ekersey@delawaretheatre.org

COVID-19 Considerations:

DTC is mandating that all employees and guest artists be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning work, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved by DTC.

 

Notes: This is a local position; housing is not provided. We appreciate the interest of all applicants for this position. However, only candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. Delaware Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

TECHNICIANS

If you would like to be added to our roster of part-time, hourly (aka overhire) technicians, please email a resume to production@delawaretheatre.org along with information about which kind of work you are qualified for and interested in. We generally have the greatest need for load-in/strike carpenters, electricians, build carpenters, and stitchers, but would be glad to know more technicians, of all persuasions.