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Job Openings at Shakespeare & Company

Job Posting:  COVID Safety Officer(s)

TERM: 2 seasonal positions - May 24 through October 31 and June 28 through October 3
SCHEDULE: flexible, including rehearsal and performance hours on evenings and weekends SUPERVISOR(S): Kevin Harvell, Chief Safety Officer
STATUS: hourly, non-exempt, at-will employee
LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus, 70 Kemble Street in Lenox, MA
SALARY: $15 per hour, up to 40 hours per week, possibly with local housing if needed

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, seeking candidates who will embrace its vigorous commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access as well as anti-racism initiatives. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in theatre and theatre administration are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Shakespeare & Company is also committed to a COVID safe environment: successful applicants will be tested before they start work and may be required to test weekly or more. The entire Company will be adhering to local, state and union safety protocols, where and when appropriate, throughout the season.  

The Company now seeks two COVID Safety Officers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Completing Health Education Services COVID-19 Compliance Officer Training, as well as additional virtual training through WHO and OSHA, with fees paid by Shakespeare & Co;
  • Ensuring compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols including social distancing, proper mask wearing, and proper hand hygiene as well as closed rehearsal / no visitor policies;  
  • Providing certified documentation of COVID compliance when requested;
  • Reporting violations of safety protocols to management and managing COVID-positive case reporting as required;
  • Leading orientation and training regarding COVID safety compliance for new staff;
  • Conducting a COVID safety meeting with cast, crew, and creatives at the start of each day which may include a daily temperature and symptom screenings for cast, crew, and creatives and the distribution of PPE and sanitizer; 
  • Maintaining contact tracing efforts on site;
  • Cleaning and sanitizing high-touch areas in the rehearsal and/or performance space as required; 
  • Researching and remaining abreast of COVID-19 changing guidelines and communicating updates as they arise;
  • Remaining readily accessible to cast, crew and creatives throughout their workdays;
  • Assisting with COVID-19 testing / scheduling of tests as needed;
  • Maintaining all required COVID-19 safety documents and signage;
  • Maintaining cast, crew and creatives’ confidentiality with regards to medical information and other sensitive information; and
  • Requesting additional PPE and other supplies as necessary.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • A completed COVID-19 vaccine regimen; 
  • Familiarity with methods of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, disinfecting protocols, social distancing practices, CDC and governmental guidelines;
  • An understanding of theatrical production and current safety worksheet / AEA agreement;
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively; 
  • The ability to move testing and other materials weighing up to 35 pounds;
  • A solid work ethic – a positive attitude, a good team player who has a good sense of humor; 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license; and
  • A willingness to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols, both in and out of the workplace.

TO APPLY

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

By email: jobsearch@shakespeare.org (include: Position Title and Name)

By mail: Job Search
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.


Seasonal Housekeeping Associate(s)

TERM: May 17 through September 19, 2021
SCHEDULE Approximately 20 hours per week including some weekend hours
SUPERVISOR: Housekeeping Supervisor
STATUS: Non-Exempt, at-will, part-time employee
LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus, 70 Kemble Street in Lenox, MA
SALARY: $15.00 per hour

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, seeking candidates who will embrace its vigorous commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access as well as anti-racism initiatives. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in theatre and theatre administration are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Shakespeare & Company is also committed to a COVID safe environment: successful applicants will be tested before they start work and may be required to test weekly or more. The entire Company will be adhering to local, state and union safety protocols, where and when appropriate, throughout the season.  

The Company now seeks two part-time Seasonal Housekeeping Associates.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cleaning Shakespeare & Company’s facilities according to a schedule negotiated weekly, with varied hours according to programmatic activities on-site - cleaning, bagging and hauling trash, delivering recyclables to the designated areas, other specific duties as requested; 
  • Working to ensure that Shakespeare’s buildings and facilities are in a sanitary condition when occupied, especially in COVID times, and secure when unoccupied;
  • Performing regularly scheduled inventories of cleaning supplies and identify needs for supplies;
  • Assisting in other aspects of the upkeep and maintenance of Shakespeare & Company’s facilities, including serving as support staff for event set-up and clean-up and maintaining workplaces and living spaces on-site;
  • Supervising others on daily tasks as assigned when requested;  
  • Working professionally with other employees of S&Co; 
  • Adhering to Company policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook, including its diversity and inclusion efforts; 
  • Adhering to Company COVID safety policies; and
  • Taking responsibility for the care of the vehicles, tools and equipment used.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A completed COVID-19 vaccine regimen; 
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience in maintenance and/or housekeeping;
  • A solid work ethic - good team player who has a good sense of humor. 

TO APPLY

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

By email: jobsearch@shakespeare.org (include: Position Title and Name)

By mail: Job Search
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.


Job Posting:  Seasonal Facilities Associate

TERM: Memorial Day through Labor Day, 2021
SCHEDULE Approximately 30 hours per week including some weekend hours
SUPERVISOR: General Manager
STATUS: Non-Exempt, at-will, part-time employee
LOCATION: Shakespeare & Company campus, 70 Kemble Street in Lenox, MA
SALARY: $15 per hour

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, seeking candidates who will embrace its vigorous commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access as well as anti-racism initiatives. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in theatre and theatre administration are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Shakespeare & Company is also committed to a COVID safe environment: successful applicants will be tested before they start work and may be required to test weekly or more. The entire Company will be adhering to local, state and union safety protocols, where and when appropriate, throughout the season.  

The Company now seeks a part-time Seasonal Facilities Associate.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lawn mowing;
  • Trimming and weeding foliage;
  • Raking;
  • Maintaining drives and parking areas;
  • Maintaining vehicles;
  • Maintaining mechanical / plumbing /electrical systems;
  • Performing light carpentry and painting;
  • Assisting with event preparation and clean-up, serving as support staff when requested;
  • Assisting with other general repair, cleaning and maintenance duties as assigned; 
  • Working to ensure that buildings and facilities are safe for occupancy when occupied;
  • Working to ensure that buildings are secure when unoccupied;
  • Supervising others on daily tasks as assigned;  
  • Working professionally with other employees of S&Co; 
  • Adhering to Company policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook, including its diversity and inclusion efforts; 
  • Adhering to Company COVID safety policies; and
  • Taking responsibility for the care of the vehicles, tools and equipment used.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A completed COVID-19 vaccine regimen; 
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience with lawn maintenance equipment and/or HVAC / building systems preferred;
  • A solid work ethic - good team player who has a good sense of humor. 

TO APPLY

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

By email: jobsearch@shakespeare.org (include: Position Title and Name)

By mail: Job Search
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 Techincal 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.

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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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