Assistant, Theater Producing and Programming (Temporary)

Washington DC
Aug 07, 2018
Oct 09, 2018
Full Time

This position serves as the assistant to the Vice President, Theater Producing and Programming and in delivering a variety of services that ensure the efficient operation of the Theater Programming office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

30% Manages the VP's calendar and ensures that the VP is well-informed of upcoming events and commitments, the VP's schedule is maintained, and internal and external constituents are provided with access as required or are appropriately referred to other members of the Theater team and/or members of the Center's leadership team.

20% Serves as administrative contact for the department, answering department inquiries, managing house seats books and orders, routing all internal and external materials for approval, and maintaining all office files and archives as necessary.

15% Coordinates communications between VP and agents, managers, talent, and creative teams for all produced and presented shows.

15% Researches and drafts written materials for the VP's completion, creating professional-level materials that require minimal editing prior to presentation.

10% Handles travel arrangements (domestic and international) for the VP and processes all corresponding expense reports

10% Assists in the day-to-day operations of the Theater department, including general administrative tasks such as billing, shipping, and ordering supplies and materials


  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Minimum of two years' work experience in a related field.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a variety of internal and external constituents

  • High-level organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Expert level written communication skills

  • Strong decision-making capability

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player as well as the ability to work independently to both anticipate the SVP's needs and pre-empt problems

  • Knowledge of and interest in the performing arts

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premiere performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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