Posted September 30, 2021
Full Time / Exempt / At-Will Employee
Salary: $70,000 - $75,000
Shakespeare & Company is seeking an experienced and passionate educator and administrator to provide program development, administration, and supervision of all programs offered by its Center for Actor Training, that was developed by Kristin Linklater, Tina Packer,
and founding members of Shakespeare & Company. This position reports to the Artistic Director and is a member of the senior executive team. Some teaching duties are required as well as some travel and work on nights and weekends.
Through the Center for Actor Training, Shakespeare & Company’s performance artists, education artists, and artist-managers develop a common artistic vocabulary and coherent approach to performing Shakespeare that provides a solid foundation for their work. Actors, directors, writers, and teachers from all over the world come to work with the Company’s faculty to train not only their voices and their bodies with a daily regimen of demanding classes, but also to delve deeply into their own imaginations, intellects, and emotional lives.
The last eighteen months have seen many cancellations and reorganizations in the Training department. Going forward, with the new initiatives we have implemented, we want to explore the ability of the Center for Actor Training to have a world-wide reach through an expansion of virtual offerings, while rebuilding and strengthening in-person workshops and programs.
Founded in 1978, Shakespeare & Company is a thriving center of creative and collaborative excellence in Actor Training, Performance, and Education, rooted in Shakespeare’s work and the Elizabethan ideals of inquiry, balance and harmony. We are committed to nurturing the creative impulse, exploring the universal themes of human experience, engaging with the widest possible audience, and influencing future generations.
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 and is seeking candidates who will embrace its vigorous commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility as well as anti-racism initiatives. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in theatre and theatre administration including People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+, women, people who are neurodiverse, and people with disabilities.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS
Extensive experience in teaching (college, university, conservatory, workshops) or a combination of directing and teaching theater (especially Shakespeare) with prominent professional credits in a combination of acting, teaching, and directing. Advanced degree or equivalent experience is a plus.
This full-time exempt position will receive compensation in the range of $70,000 to $75,000.
Full benefits include paid time off, health insurance options including 75% contribution towards individual's health insurance, 403(b) with TIAA-CREF including a company match after 2 year's employment, medical FSA, and discounts on company programs. Local housing can be provided for 90–120 days as part of a relocation package.
In addition, Shakespeare & Company 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.
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.