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


Full-time Marketing Manager
Award-winning Synetic Theater seeks superior dynamic candidates to apply for the position of Marketing Manager to lead all of its marketing efforts and audience development. Marketing Manager will plan and execute marketing strategy to meet sales goals set annually within the expenses defined in the annual budget.

Marketing Manager is responsible for all web and print advertising, website management, social media, and establishing promotional partnerships that help maximize audience growth and reach revenue goals. S/he also manages Front of House staff and develops and implements the Theater’s Group Sales efforts.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate a capacity for high volume, multiple project management and a keen ability to prioritize and follow through to achieve desired outcomes. Proficient knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign on Mac operating system and ability to create printed materials such as playbills, banners, display advertising and postcards is required. A successful applicant will have superior writing skills and experience in Marketing and/or Communications for the arts or a related non-profit organization.

The Marketing Manager will report to the Managing Director. The Box Office Manager and House Manager will report to this position.

The position is full-time and will include benefits after the initial 3-month trial period. The successful applicant would start immediately.


To Apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@synetictheater.org, and please put “Marketing Manager – <your name>” in the Subject header. Please include information about your level of experience with Photoshop and InDesign in your cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please.



Synetic Theater will be holding open auditions for the 2016/2017 season on Sunday, May 22nd and Monday, May 23rd

The 2016/2017 season is comprised entirely of shows without dialogue and includes the following shows and performance dates:

Dante’s Inferno (Sept. 28 – Oct. 30)

Sleeping Beauty (Dec. 7Jan. 15)

The Taming of the Shrew (Feb. 15 – March 26)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (May 10 – June 18)

Carmen (July 19 – Aug. 13)


Sunday, May 22

Monday, May 23

Auditions will run in 30 minute blocks between 1:00-7:00pm with an hour break between 3:30-4:30pm.


To request a time slot, please email your namehead shotresume, and three time slots in order of preference (i.e. 2p, 2:30p, 1:30p) to: auditions@synetictheater.org


Auditions will be held in Synetic’s Studio space:

Synetic Theater @ Studio Violet.

2155 Crystal Plaza Arcade T-19
Arlington, VA 22202

If this is your first visit to Synetic’s Studio, please review a map of the Crystal City underground prior to your audition. A map is available from this link –Synetic Studio Violet is located at #2. 


Auditions will be held in groups, based on scheduled time slot. Performers will be asked to perform a one-minute monologue of their choice, which can include movement or not, as the performer prefers.  They will also be asked to accompany the choreographer in movement exercises and improvisations with their group.  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 here in advance of the audition.

*Synetic is a Non-Equity theater company*

IMPORTANT:  Performers who are called back will be invited to attend the Callback Training Session on May 25-27 (7-11pm) and May 28 (12-5pm). During Call Back Training, Synetic techniques will be introduced and the movement and creative qualities of the performers will be appraised.


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:

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.
-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 2016.

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.

The Production Intern will assist the Production Manager with tasks such as: coordinating production elements for each show, budgeting, scheduling, and contracts.

-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
-Available should be flexible around May 31st

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to phill@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.

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.

– 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.

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.