The Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits) will be closed on Friday, January 20, 2017.


Ford’s Theatre Society seeks an Artistic Programming Manager to organize and coordinate all aspects of artistic special programming initiatives, including auxiliary mainstage and institutional events, and to create and facilitate programming including but not limited to post show discussions, author talks, panel discussions and other audience engagement activities.

Ford’s Theatre Society values and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and working environment. Ford’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer where all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Research, propose, and manage potential auxiliary programming.
  • Research, propose, and facilitate potential programming partners and participants.
  • Serve as primary contact and coordinator between FTS and special programming partners.
  • Manage and maintain all participant and partner contact information and correspondence.
  • Work with Communications and Development departments to facilitate partner communication and audience engagement.
  • Manage the theatre’s resources for special panels and programs and audience engagement activities, including but not limited to the Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium, post show discussions, meet and mingles and Under35 receptions.
  • Work closely with the Director of Ford’s Theatre Society and the Programming staff on Gala, and other special event, programming, planning, and implementation.
  • Work closely with the Director on Lincoln Medal nominee research and communication and other research and correspondence.
  • Provide support to digital initiatives as they involve theatrical and special programming.
  • Assist with casting, including but not limited to running auditions, actor communication, and audition prep.
  • Assist with managing new play submissions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred


  • Excellent coordination and computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be available to work extended hours as needed


  • Two years of related experience required

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