Staff Opportunities

Want to get involved with Shakespeare Under the Stars?

The 2017 Season:
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Alternating Performances June 22 -August 6, 2017

Back Stage and Front of the House Volunteer Opportunities

Hampshire Shakespeare Company is seeking  volunteers interested in assisting in the production of  our 2017 summer season of “Shakespeare Under the Stars,” which will include productions of Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in repertory. Opportunities are available as run crew, sound and light board operators, and costume and front of the house assistants. The positions start immediately and run through late-August. 

Interested applicants should send an email stating their availability and interests to Jessica Thompson, Producer, at  hampshire.shakespeare.company@gmail.com.

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Now seeking our 2018 Season Producer!

Hampshire Shakespeare Company is looking for an experienced season producer to oversee the renowned Shakespeare Under the Stars 2017 summer season. Join us for the chance to bring the Bard’s work to the great outdoors and facilitate the creation of theatrical experiences from the most profound to the most playful.

The producer will assist in creating a budget, hiring administrative staff, and overseeing the two Mainstage shows and Young Company show. Contract begins immediately and completes after the Board retreat, which is held no later than September 2018.

Producer duties:

  • takes overall responsibility for functioning of the season with the advice and consent of the Board, including fundraising and presence in community
  • manages large scale budget with an eye toward end-of-season net (e.g. stipends for staff, fundraising income, program ads)
  • directly responsible for the hiring and supervision of Production Manager, House Manager, and Publicist
  • attends monthly board meetings and provides updates to the board on process of all shows, receiving relevant information from the Production Manager
  • may attend production meetings at the request of the Production Manager
  • may oversee mentorship of production assistant program

Required Qualifications:

  • strong communication skills
  • experience in budget management
  • non-profit arts administration experience
  • willingness to take initiative
  • flexibility
  • team player
  • good sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • conflict resolution
  • grant writing experience
  • experience working with young people

Please send resume and cover letter to hampshire.shakespeare.company@gmail.com. Accepting applications through August 31, 2017.

While Hampshire Shakespeare is a community theatre, the company offers a small stipend for much of its production staff. All stipends are commensurate with experience and company budget.

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