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Job Openings at Shakespeare & Company

Development Assistant

Term: Year-round, full-time
Status: Non-Exempt, at-will employee
Supervisor: Manager of Individual Giving
Schedule: Weekdays typical, occasional evenings or weekends
Location: Predominantly work on site, some remote possible as approved by supervisor

Salary Range: $35,000 - $38,000 plus benefits

Shakespeare & Company is committed to evolving its approach to diversity and inclusion to engender an active process and positive change toward race equity in its employment and artistry. Our goal is to engage ourselves in endeavors which enrich and promote a more just society.

The Company now seeks a Development Assistant to oversee the daily maintenance of Raiser’s Edge database, including data entry, processing of reports and acknowledgements. The incumbent will also provide administrative support in all areas of development including individual giving, donor tracking, event planning, and institutional giving. The Company also seeks a candidate who will embrace Shakespeare & Company’s vigorous commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access as well as anti-racism initiatives. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in theatre administration are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Process donations, including database entry, including coding and copying of gifts, and upkeep for all individual and institutional gifts, as received.
  • Generate personal acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders.
  • Generate donor data analysis reports.
  • Generate mailing lists for direct mail and e-appeals.
  • Provide administrative support to Development staff.
  • Prepare donor lists for inclusion in the annual season program book and assist in compilation of other program book content.
  • Reconcile Development expenses and income with the Finance department.
  • Import donor information from OvationTix to Raiser's Edge.
  • Assist in direct mail appeals for membership, education, and training programs.
  • Assist in all Development events, as well as in the preparation of material for Board meetings.
  • Research prospects and prepare individual donor profiles, and manage prospect tracking spreadsheets.
  • Work with Marketing team on design, development, and management of print materials, including membership brochures and special events.
  • Work with Marketing team to generate donor lists for e-news, and other digital communications.
  • In coordination with the Manager of Individual Giving, update Development pages on website as needed and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Prior knowledge of non-profit databases, particularly Raiser’s Edge, preferred, however Shakespeare & Company is interested in all candidates with applicable experience and a willingness to learn new constituent relationship management systems.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills; Microsoft Office proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

To Apply

Candidates who possess the above qualifications, or transferrable skills, are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter, resume, and references.

By email: (include: Position Title and Name)

By mail:
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Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240

By fax: 413-637-4274

Shakespeare & Company is committed to the principles of equal employment and to providing equal employment opportunities. It is our intent to maintain an inclusive work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, pregnancy or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Summer Season 2021 Technical Jobs

Our summer season consists of Shakespearian and contemporary plays performed on a variety of indoor and outdoor performance spaces at 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.

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; particpates in Company events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.


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.