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Public Relations Associate 

Shakespeare & Company seeks a talented and hardworking individual to serve as a Public Relations Associate. This position reports to Shakespeare & Company’s Marketing Director, and works closely with other members of the Communications team, including a PR consultant. They will create and distribute press materials, and contribute to the Company’s overall communications strategy related to Shakespeare & Company Performances, Education Program, and Center for Actor Training.

This position is public facing, and liaises with regional and national press and the Berkshire Community. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated recent graduate or an early-career professional with a high level of maturity who is passionate about arts management, publicity, and/or communications.

Candidates should be creative thinkers with a strong ability to multitask projects and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment. Applicants should demonstrate a flexible upbeat attitude with strong communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, with a high level of professionalism. The ideal candidate will have a deep passion for theatre, the arts and arts education. 

 DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates and maintains a favorable overall public image of Shakespeare & Company, contributing to increased attendance and enrollment 
  • Guides the execution of Company-wide press & publicity plan including departmental press strategies and calendars for Performance, Education, Training, Development, and the Company as a whole
  • Cultivates relationships with the media, stakeholders, and Berkshire community
  • Attends Company performances and events, including on some nights, weekends and holidays, to represent the Company and/or to greet the press
  • Creates strategic plans for publicity in association with supervisors and consultant
  • Develops efforts towards international, national, and regional press representation with an emphasis on New York City and Boston
  • Liaises with reviewing local and regional press, including the distribution of photos, advance listings, and soliciting advance feature stories for productions / programs / events (print, radio, television, electronic), and responding to inquiries
  • Liaises with all company departments in regards to publicity needs, pitching stories to the press and scheduling photography for related events
  • Writes, proofs, and distributes Company press releases 
  • Coordinates and executes press conferences, media events, and press interviews
  • Maintains current information on reviewers and other media contacts
  • Maintains all Company events free listings in the press
  • Contributes to a strategic Social Media plan and social media presence
  • Tracks and analyzes press attendance
  • Manages Company archives, including the distribution and/or storage of press clippings
  • Leads and manages yearly Playbill creation process (120 page magazine piece), monitoring timeline, layout, printing, and budgeted expense as well as creating copy, proofing and editing
  • Coordinates all Company Gift Certificates in support of other organizations
  • Serves as Company Representative at professional community organizations as requested
  • Supervises interns and other short-term assistants

Shakespeare + Company is an E.O.E. and this is a salaried position with benefits. Please send cover letter with dates of availability, resume, references and a writing sample to jobsearch@shakespeare.org

Summer Season 2020 Technical Jobs

Our summer season features eight shows on four different stages on our 30-acre campus. Shop spaces include natural light in second floor, air-conditioned Costume Shop, a 110’ x 60’ Scene Shop with a 20’ x 40’ Paint deck, and separate Props Shop. We also 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.

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Interns: please refer to Intern Program Page.

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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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