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Job Openings at Shakespeare & Company


Full-time, year-round position including benefits. The new Managing Director will report to the Board of Trustees through its Chair, and will work closely as part of a leadership team with the new Artistic Director. S/he will have responsibility for all of S&C's administrative, marketing and fundraising efforts. Direct reports include Development Director, Marketing Director, General Manager, and Finance Director.   

The most significant responsibilities for the Managing Director are as follows:


  • The Managing Director will understand, embrace and help articulate the history and artistic vision of S&C. It is particularly important that s/he deeply understands and imparts this vision to the staff, board, and various external constituencies. Developing a collaborative, transparent and supportive relationship with the Artistic Director will be essential for the new Managing Director.
  • S/he will take the leadership role in developing new and expanded income streams. Of particular importance will be the expansion of contributed income. Earned income by way of ticket sales is also extremely important and exploring new income streams from utilizing the facility is also critical. To move S&C forward, expanding the board and working with it to be an active contributor in all aspects of the theater's development will be important.
  • The Managing Director will ensure that budgets are appropriately developed; expense and income are managed carefully and all financial matters are reported accurately to board and staff.
  • Working with the staff to nurture and develop their skills will be an important component of this position, aligning the administrative staff in a manner that appropriately supports the work of S&C.
  • The next Managing Director should actively engage in the Berkshire county community with the anticipation of becoming a major community leader, both for the benefits it will bring S&C and the broader community.
  • A number of traits will help the Managing Director step into the leadership of this theater, and these include patience, wisdom, transparency, gravitas, and confidence leavened with a sense of humor. 

Qualifications and Personal Characteristics

  • Background in a co-leadership model, demonstrating the ability to develop a rich collaborative partnership with the Artistic Director, the senior staff, founding directors, and board.
  • Have either the experience and/or skills and traits necessary to conceive, lead, and play an active fundraising role.
  • Have the experience and leadership skills to work with board officers to effectively expand the board and in so doing to achieve a broad representation of the members of the Berkshires  community.
  • Be a leader and key collaborator in the development of the next strategic plan.
  • Have the capacity to mentor and nurture staff.
  • Be transparent, collaborative and confident in his/her leadership style.
  • Knowledgeable about the rich history of S&C and have a deep appreciation for the skill and commitment that go into making excellent theater, training and education programs.
  • The ideal candidate will have the following personal qualities:
  • High emotional intelligence, and a genuineness and confidence that serves to build relationships and trust
  • Strategic, positive, energetic, forward-looking
  • A good listener and an effective communicator
  • Loves theater and the people who make it

Start Date and Procedure for Application

Start date: as soon as possible after the selection process is completed. The board and staff would like to see this person in place early in 2017.

Interested and qualified candidates, and recommendations of such individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to the consulting firm retained to conduct the search. Preferred method of contact by email: 

Management Consultants for the Arts, Inc.
Attn: Stephen Richard
By email:
Subject Line: Shakespeare & Company Managing Director Search
65 High Ridge Rd. # 128
Stamford, CT  06905
Phone: 203-353-0722 – Fax 203-353-0893


Full-time, year-round with benefits.  Oversee all sales: Ticketing, Concessions, Gift Shop; Groups. Budgeting and financial reporting; scheduling, hiring, and supervising sales associates; product sales assessment and vendor negotiations; end of season analyses; off-season hands-on sales. Send resume and references: or Jobsearch, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox 01240.


Full-time, year-round position including benefits. Responsibilities include increasing business activities through branding, graphic design, print and digital promotional materials and advertising; e-communications; web-site content management; analyzing and reporting on marketing, group sales, sales activities; develop and maintain department budget and cash flow; establish images, copywriting, collateral, on-site signage, website strategies. 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.

Winter 2016 Internships:

Costumes: Work in the Costume Shop alongside the professional costume staff to help pull, build, and alter costumes for our two productions for our Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Preference will be given to applicants with some sewing skills and theatre experience. Housing may be available for non-local applicants. Internship dates are December 12 through February 13, 2017. 

10 Month 2017-18 Internships (April 3, 2017 – February 25, 2018):

Costumes: Work in the Costume Department alongside the professional costume staff for an entire season, assisting with all aspects of our work, supporting our large Theatre in Education and Performance programs, wardrobe work and a full rental business. Preference will be given to applicants with sewing skills and theatre experience, a desire to learn and be part of a large and comprehensive shop. Housing may be available for non-local applicants. This is a full time commitment and a great opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in costumes.

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.