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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Interns: please refer to Intern Program Page.
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.