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Job Openings at Shakespeare & Company

Individual Giving Associate

The Individual Giving Associate will play an integral role in helping the company achieve its financial goals through an active and engaged roster of individual donors.  This is an entry-level position with great opportunity for growth, and the successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Donor Relations on cultivating new donors and managing special events throughout the summer, including the Gala.  In addition, they will have access to Shakespeare & Company shows and artists, and the opportunity to participate in training programs.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Performs daily duties ensuring the accuracy of data on Raisers’ Edge donor database including: donor activity and demographic information input, processing of reports and processing of thank you letters; 
  • Inputs all donations as received and processes daily reports for the Director of Donor Relations;
  • Generates all acknowledgment letters and direct appeal mailings;
  • Processes all correspondence and maintains chronological files and donor files;
  • Tracks pledges and ensures timely pledge payment reminders;
  • Generates e-mail distribution lists for improved donor communication plan;
  • Reconciles Development income with Finance Office;
  • Assists in all donor correspondence, including email and phone communications;
  • Tracks all donor reservations for performances and events and provides regular reports for Managing Director and Director of Donor Relations;
  • Assists with organization, set up and clean-up of events including donor and fundraising events;
  • Provides personal assistance for donors regarding box office requests and other services as necessary;
  • Staffs membership desk during the season (if applicable) and assists donors with any ticketing problems at performances;
  • Supports all development department initiatives and activities.

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualified candidates will have excellent customer service skills, an attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Qualified candidates must also be able to work independently and manage multiple priorities and projects at once. Strong computer skills required, specifically in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office.

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 a cover letter, resume and references with e-mail contact to: jobsearch@shakespeare.org

Costume Department

Educational Costume Design Opportunity:

We have openings for two Theatre in Education Costume Designers to work in the 30th Fall Festival of Shakespeare at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox MA.

This is a nationally acclaimed, dynamic program that fully produces 90 minute versions of Shakespeare’s plays in 10 local high schools, involving over 400 students, 20 directors and 7-8 costumers and 7-9  technical staff. 

Dates are September 25 through November 19, 2018.  There are approximately 35 students in each production. They first perform in their own school and then all casts come together the weekend before Thanksgiving in a non-competitive festival atmosphere to perform their shows for each other and the public. This is an exciting and highly creative endeavor and needs costumers who enjoy working independently and creatively. Costumers are assigned 2 local schools and work closely with a team of directors and the students to costume each show, pulling from our large 40 years of stock.

This program offers a weekly salary and housing, preferred candidates will have a Driver’s License and their own transportation.  Experience in educational theater design or designing for larger casts helpful. E.O.ESend cover letter, resume, 3 references with e-mail contact to: jobsearch@shakesepare.org.   

Production Department

Educational Set & Lighting Design Opportunity:

We have openings for two Theatre in Education Set & Lighting Designers to work in the 30th Fall Festival of Shakespeare at Shakespeare & Company, Lenox MA.

This is a nationally acclaimed, dynamic program that fully produces 90 minute versions of Shakespeare’s plays in 10 local high schools, involving over 400 students, 20 directors and 7-8 costumers and 7-9 production design staff. 

Dates are October 2 through November 19, 2018.  There are approximately 35 students in each production. They first perform in their own school and then all casts come together the weekend before Thanksgiving in a non-competitive festival atmosphere to perform their shows for each other and the public. This is an exciting and highly creative endeavor and needs designers who enjoy working independently and creatively. Designers are assigned 2 local schools and work closely with a team of directors and the students on the set, lighting, and often sound for each show, pulling from our large 40 years of stock.

This program offers a weekly salary and housing, preferred candidates will have a Driver’s License and their own transportation.  Experience in educational theater design helpful. E.O.ESend cover letter, resume, 3 references with e-mail contact to: jobsearch@shakespeare.org.  

 

 

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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.

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