Civic Organizer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Approximately $1k/week, December through May



Start Date


Application Deadline



641 D Street, NW
United States


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is looking for experienced community organizers/civic dramaturgs for Woolly’s upcoming productions of BLKS and WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME. The Civic Organizer will form partnerships based on mutual self-interest, and steward relationships with DC area organizational and community leaders actively exploring the themes, ideas, provocations, and larger civic conversation embedded in each play. This person will also serve as an advocate for these constituencies within Woolly Mammoth.


  • Research, identify, and engage key community members and organizations with a vested interest in the content and/or form of the play.
  • Design, organize, and successfully execute (in tandem with Rentals and Community Programs Manager) public and private events between artistic team members, community partners, and the general public, as appropriate. At least two of these events will be held in advance of their respective production, in the form of “Appetizers.”
  • Guide the design and preparation of all community collateral pieces (e-flyers, paper flyers, postcards etc.)
  • Tracking participation and outcomes, reporting results, and taking follow-up actions as necessary. Implement other decided upon mechanisms for evaluation.
  • Create documentation of Civic Organizing work that can be shared on multiple digital Woolly platforms, to include writing 1-2 blog posts, taking photographs.
  • With logistical support from the Rentals and Community Programs Manager, plan approximately six events around each show plus one appetizer for each. 
  • Work collaboratively with Rentals and Community Programs Manager to coordinate the use of Woolly resources & space in service to the broader community.
  • Determine ticketing price points, and request codes. Refer groups to Rentals and Community Programs Manager as needed.
  • Draft copy for events
  • Contribute to Lobby Experience planning and interdepartmental brainstorms.
  • Ensure that all relationships are effectively transferred/shared with Connectivity Director, and appropriate individuals are referred to the Ambassador program.  


  • Adept at building collaborative relationships people from a wide range of different backgrounds.
  • Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Understanding of the communities that compose our region—both historically and in the present moment.
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • The ability to analyze plays for cultural and socio-political context
  • Excellent research skills
  • Highly organized and responsible self-starter
  • Excellent listener, able to understand and articulate community concerns and needs to the larger Woolly organization 
  • Interest and passion for social justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and access.  
  • A strong interest in and/or experience with community based arts programs


·        Knowledge of Theatre of the Oppressed, Image Theatre and/or theatre games for artists and non-artists.

·        Training in applied theatre, knowledge of /experience with contemporary engaged and civic aesthetic practices of companies such as Dance Exchange, Sojourn Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre, Urban Bush Women, etc…

·        Scenic design and/or visual art experience.

·        Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion training

·        Experience in community organizing, with proven ability to develop and implement concrete community outreach goals through engagement.


This position does not include health benefits.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please email cover letter detailing why you are interested in this position, resume, and references to Kristen Jackson, Connectivity Director at with “Civic Organizer” in the subject line by November 21st at 5pm. No phone calls please. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.