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Job Openings at Shakespeare & Company


Shakespeare & Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for two Designer/technicians to work on the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, its renowned  education program. The company sends 10 directing teams to 10 different high schools for an exploration of one of Shakespeare’s plays culminating in performances at their school and, subsequently, at Shakespeare & Company’s mainstage theatre.  The position(s) sought is Fall Festival Production Designer, a 7-week contract from October 4th to November 21st.  

The position involves developing Set and Lighting designs for two Shakespeare productions through a collaborative effort that includes directors, staff and students; guiding Sound Design / implementation; construction and delivery of set, sound, and lighting to the school.  The Fall Festival Production Designer is responsible for interacting directly with the students, ensuring completion of all of the non-costume technical elements for two productions, and assisting four other Designers with basic construction and load-in / load-out of their schools’ projects. Each production is designed for travel (from the school to the Company’s theatre) in a simple cargo van, so creative painting and sewing / fabric applications are often utilized.  This position requires the ability and willingness to understand Shakespeare stories being told at the schools; to collaborate; to plan / create construction drawings; to build utilizing wood-working tools; to hang, circuit and focus lighting equipment; to program a light board; to instruct / mentor students; to paint; to engineer sound; to climb ladders; and to lift at least 50 pounds.  The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license with 3 years’ driving experience and be willing to mentor, Design, build, load-in, load-out, and cooperate with others.

This is an Exempt position with competitive pay and transportation to/from the schools provided; housing on-site is also provided if requested.  A demonstrated interest in or experience working with theater for young audiences is a definite plus. 

Please e-mail your resume to


Year-round, full-time, salaried, at-will employee, reporting to the Director of Development. Monday – Friday; some nights and weekends as needed.


Oversee portfolio of Institutional donors, including Government, Foundation and Corporate donors and coordinate special donor events including:

  • Writes all grants and reports (including Cultural Data Project) for government, business, foundation, or other institutions;
  • Identify new funding sources through research of private foundations, corporate giving programs, and government agencies;
  • Work with Development Director and Board on personal contacts in the funding arena.
  • Maintain grants schedule and reporting requirements;
  • Manage funding credits and recognition of corporate, foundation, and government funders in all print and digital materials;
  • Creates annual grant calendar, keeping track of deadlines;
  • Coordinates various departments’ programs / budgeted activities with potential grants;
  • Coordinates company artist led projects with possible granting sources;
  • Maintains grant paper and digital files;
  • Supports all development department initiatives and activities.

In addition, S&Co expects the following from each employee: adheres to Company policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about departmental issues; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; participates in Company events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.Send resume and references to: or Jobsearch, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox 01240.  


Full-time, year-round position available including medical and retirement benefits at Shakespeare & Company, a not-for-profit theatre with education programs, professional training programs and seasonal performances in Lenox, Massachusetts. Responsibilities include budgeting, analyzing and reporting on capital, annual, and employee benefit activities; guiding financial and employment decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures and by protecting physical assets and human resources by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls. Send resume and references to: or Jobsearch, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox 01240.  

To inquire about other available positions, contact us.

Internships at Shakespeare & Company

The new Shakespeare & Company Internship Program is designed to train the next generation of theatre professionals to become successful and well-rounded members of the theatre community. Interns receive one-on-one mentoring from within their department and experience with professional artists and staff. Throughout the internship, in a lecture series designed exclusively for interns, staff members from across the company illuminate the inner workings of a large arts organization. Interns also have the opportunity to observe other departments through weekly self-selected activities and receive career guidance with performance evaluations and resume/portfolio review. 

Fall 2016 internships are available in the following departments:

Production: Work to support significant theatre-in-education programs, primarily in the scene shop pulling, altering, building and installing sets for 10 school productions including paint/finishing work, props, lights, and sound. Preference will be given to applicants with some carpentry skills; previous theatre and/or education experience preferred. Housing may be available for non-local applicants. Internship dates are October 3rd through November 21st or December 18th.

Costumes: Work in the Costume Shop alongside the professional costume staff to help pull, build, and alter costumes for our theatre-in-education programs. Preference will be given to applicants with some sewing skills and theatre experience.  Housing may be available for non-local applicants. Internship dates are October 3rd through November 21st.

Marketing/PR: Join the Communication team and aid in publicizing S&Co’s Performance, Education and Training Departments. Responsibilities range from social media, copy writing, archiving, flyering, graphic design, photography, interacting with patrons and press, and assisting with opening nights. Housing may be available for non-local applicants. Part-time and full-time internships available. Internship dates are mid-September 12th through Thanksgiving.

Development: Work alongside S&Co’s fundraising staff to help steward and cultivate donors and host the Season Gala and other special events, as well as maintaining the day-to-day operations in the Development office.  Attention to details and strong writing skills preferred. Housing may be available for non-local applicants. Internship dates are mid-September through mid-December.

To apply, please send your resume with references and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in interning with Shakespeare & Company to Please include the department for which you are applying in the subject header of the email. All interns must be 18 years or older. Unless otherwise noted, internships are full-time commitments and interns will not be able to maintain outside employment.


Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.