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Job Openings at Shakespeare & Company

Director of Development

The Director of Development is a senior-level position, reporting to the Managing Director and Artistic Director while working closely with the Board of Trustees. With an annual operating budget of $4.5 million the Director of Development oversees a portfolio of institutional donors, including Government, foundation and corporate donors; Strategizes and Directs institutional funding plan and serves as key liaison to funders, writing proposals as necessary; Oversees annual fundraising efforts, including membership mailings, renewal and lapsed letters, ticket buyer appeals, outreach and stewardship.

POSITION: Director of Development
TERM: year-round, full-time
STATUS: exempt, at-will employee
SUPERVISORS: Managing Director and Artistic Director
SCHEDULE: flexible, weekdays typical

Hires, trains, schedules, and supervises support staff of three; Creates and manages annual development plan for maintaining and increasing individual and institutional funding sources; Creates and manages income and expense budget for department; Works with Managing Director and Artistic Director to secure major gifts for annual programs from current donors/prospects and broaden new donor base; Oversees portfolio of Institutional donors, including Government, foundation and corporate donors; Directs institutional funding plan and serves as key liaison to funders, writing proposals as necessary; Oversees annual fundraising efforts, including membership mailings, renewal and lapsed letters, ticket buyer appeals, outreach and stewardship; Manages and attends all cultivation and member events; Oversees acknowledgment process of donors and all donor related activities; Oversees donor Playbill listings and other donor recognition for season and productions; Serves as Stewardship and Board Liaison, including working with Board members on identifying and cultivating new donors, corporate and institutional supporters; Engages and cultivates major donors and board prospects; Liaises with Board Nominating Committee and Facilities Task Force; Oversees Gala and liaises with Board Gala Committee; Manages logistics of quarterly Board meetings; Coordinates Capital campaign efforts and reporting.

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.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Adam Davis, Managing Director c/o Catherine Wheeler at

Patron Service Manager

Shakespeare & Company is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented team player to help lead audience services operations. Candidate must be enthusiastic about taking initiative, working laterally with the development and artistic departments, providing excellent customer service, and be able to thrive in a chaotic and energetic environment. Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are a must. Candidate must be able to work independently, prioritize and multi-task while on a deadline. Strong ticketing and customer services experience required.

The Patron Service Manager is responsible for overseeing Ticketing Operations, Customer Service, House Management, Concessions & Gift Shop sales. The goal of this position is an overall enhanced audience experience, from ticket buying to leaving the performance. Patrons are defined as subscribers, single ticket buyers, donors, guests, and visitors to Shakespeare & Company’s performances and main campus. The patron experience includes all patron activities, from inquiry to exiting the theatre. Patron Services is the face of Shakespeare and Company, and this department is responsible for overseeing the creation and maintenance of a seamless and on-going relationship with each patron.


Ticketing Services – hires, trains, schedules and supervises all ticket sales employees including daily scheduling and supervision; develops and enforces patron policies; executes or oversees all financial reporting and all ticket sales, and resolves all patron concerns or conflicts; serves as liaison for ticket-selling vendor; maintains Shakespeare’s database and builds internal and external events on the same system; creates and enforces ticketing policies and procedures that result in improved customer service and ticket sales; manages patron questions and conflicts with the Company’s interest in mind. Manages holds and releases for all events.  

Concessions Services -- hires, trains, schedules and supervises all concessions employees including daily scheduling and supervision; ensures health code compliance; develops menu plans and food orders for concessions services and events; monitors income and expense goals and activities including overseeing or executing daily financial reporting on purchases and sales;  serves as liaison for food supply vendors; inventories and orders supplies.

Gift Shop – manages volunteer Gift Shop merchandising committee and volunteer sales committee; orders inventory; arranges display of merchandise; manages physical inventory as needed and at least twice annually.   

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 - 5 years of experience working directly with the public in customer service and sales leadership; experience in hospitality industries a strong plus.
  • Proven supervisory experience with strong management and organizational skills; able to lead, direct, and inspire employees.
  • Experience in effectively managing multiple large-scale tasks simultaneously; excel in organizing and prioritizing.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, with strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Strong strategic planning and budgeting skills required.
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to work collaboratively across the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of ticketing systems especially SRO & OvationTix, a strong plus.
  • Experience and/or interest in issues of equity, access, and inclusion.

Salary Range: $18-22/hr

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Adam Davis, Managing Director c/o Catherine Wheeler at

Production Department Positions:

Our season features 7 shows on four different stages.  Newly renovated shop spaces include natural light in 2nd floor, air-conditioned Costume Shop and our Scene shop is 110' x 60' and includes a 20’ x 40’ Paint deck.  We have separate Sound and Lighting facilities as well as 3,500 sq. ft. of costume stock and 12,000+ sq. ft. of props and scenic storage. The Props Department has a separate shop from the scenic department. Shakespeare & Company has an Equity LORT D playhouse seating approximately 400, an Equity SPT 4 black box theater with a 200 seat house, and two outdoor theaters with a capacity over 250.

Shakespeare & Company is an E.O.E. and these are typically salaried positons with the potential overtime unless noted. Send cover letter with dates of availability, resume, and 3 references with e-mail contact to: Kevin Harvell, Production Manager at

CARPENTERS: The Carpenters would work closely with the TD, ATDs, and the scene shop staff in the building of scenic elements efficiently and to shop drawings. In addition to the build in the shop the Carpenters will also assist with Load-ins, strikes, and notes of all of the sets.

Applicants must have a good knowledge of standard theatrical wood construction and of shop tool operation. Some experience with welding and rigging would be helpful. The Carpenter must be able to read and interpret technical construction drawings. Candidates should be able to lift 70 pounds and be comfortable working at heights, and have a valid driver's license. Preference will go to those who have USITT’s ESET certification though not required.

One contract runs approximately from late April through mid-September; another runs early may through mid-September; and the last runs early May though late August. Shorter availabilities will be considered. Housing for non local applicants is available. There is a possible extension to work on our Fall Education program that ends just prior to Thanksgiving.

SCENIC CHARGE: The Scenic Charge would take lead on and work closely with the TD, ATDs, Designers and a scenic artist in the finishing of scenic elements, primarily through paint, to achieve the designer’s artistic vision. The Scenic Charge is tasked with determining the proper techniques and materials in which to complete the look of the set. The person in this position will find their time split between leading the scenic artist, liaising with directing and design teams, and determining materials and techniques that will be needed. The Scenic Charge may take on the task of creating small murals or paintings. Must be willing to work some nights or early mornings.

Preferred applicants will have a strong background in scenic painting technique, leadership skills, Photoshop, and in time management; especially estimation. There is a large emphasis placed on the knowledge of surface treatments including, texturing, ageing, foam carving and distressing. Prior experience as a scenic charge is required. Candidates should be able to lift 50 pounds, and be comfortable working at heights, and have a valid driver's license.

The contract runs approximately from early-May through mid-September. Shorter availabilities will be considered.   Housing for non local applicants is available.

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. Apply to

Fall 2017 Internships:

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN (stipend with possible housing) 

We are seeking a Graphic Design Intern to work in our busy marketing department. The Graphic Design intern works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communication and other marketing department staff and interns. Graphic Design Interns produce printed collateral and electronic materials to promote performances and events, maintaining a high-quality and brand-consistent aesthetic in all materials.

Seek full-time intern but options available for part-time. Housing may be available.

Possible projects include:

  • Create graphic pieces and marketing materials for Shakespeare & Company’s season, The Education Department, and special events, as well as for general institutional needs
  • Design social media, email marketing and fundraising graphics

Requirements: working knowledge of Adobe Design Suites, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Understanding of Adobe Lightroom, content management systems a plus.

Candidates must submit a digital portfolio of recent design work applicable to this internship with their application.

To apply send cover letter and examples of recent work to


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.