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Posted February 16, 2023
Full Time / Seasonal
Salary: $17.10/hour - $18.10/hour, local housing available
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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. 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 also committed to evolving its approach to diversity and inclusion to engender an active process and positive change toward racial equity in its employment and artistry. Shakespeare & Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities; it is our intent to maintain an inclusive work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because 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. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in theatre and theatre administration including People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+ individuals, women, and people who are neurodiverse. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of these policies in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, and all other conditions and privileges of employment. Our goal is to engage ourselves in endeavors that enrich and promote a more just society.
ABOUT THE SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY EDUCATION PROGRAM & RIOTOUS YOUTH
The Education Program at Shakespeare & Company invites and empowers students to bring the classical poetry and plays of Shakespeare alive in ways that are personally inspiring, educationally rigorous, and theatrically compelling. Riotous Youth introduces young people ages 7-17 to the language, stories, characters, and ideas in the plays of William Shakespeare in fun, dynamic, and personally meaningful ways. A typical day at Riotous Youth includes active and imaginative play, exercises in voice and movement, theater games, and rehearsals. Participants work together on scenes and speeches from a Shakespeare play, culminating in a performance piece on the final day of each one-, two-, and three-week session.
The Company seeks strategic, flexible, and curious thinkers to teach in its Riotous Youth summer programs, to lead theater exercises, text exploration, and group storytelling events while reinforcing a creative, safe, supportive, and inclusive environment.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS SOUGHT
This hourly, non-exempt, at-will employee will receive $18.10/hour (equivalent to $724 per 40-hour workweek) OR $17.10/hour plus local housing (equivalent to $684 per 40-hour workweek), plus applicable overtime.
Candidates who possess the above qualifications, or transferrable skills, are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter, resume, and references. Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2023.
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By Mail: Job Search/Riotous Youth Education Artist
Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble Street
Lenox, MA 01240
By Fax: 413-637-4274
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.