Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is dedicated to artistic excellence, accessibility, and education. We present plays of the highest artistic caliber that celebrate ideas and language to create dialogue around compelling issues of our time.  We eliminate barriers – physical, economic, and cultural – to bring live theater to audiences throughout Greater Boston.  We cultivate in young artists the value of community engagement, and collaborate with educators to bring literature to life in the classroom.

Grant Writer

Grant Writer

CSC is currently seeking an experienced grant writer to draft grant proposals and reports, and oversee the creation of a comprehensive government and foundation grant application and reporting calendar. This is a part-time, freelance position, reporting to CSC’s Director of Development.


  • Collaborate with Director of Development on the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive grant proposal and reporting calendar, including renewal of current grants (10-12 annually) and new grants and sponsorships.
  • Research and recommend new grant and sponsorship opportunities aligned with CSC’s expanding roster of performance and education programs.
  • Write grant and sponsorship proposals and interim/final reports; provide ample notice to Director of Development on required supplemental materials, including budgets and financial statements.
  • Clearly communicate grant reporting and donor recognition requirements to ensure they are followed properly adhered to, including data collection needs.
Requirements and Qualifications
  •  At least 5 years experience in grant writing
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with local, regional and national government and foundation funders, particularly in the arts.
  • Proven track record of writing successful applications including smaller grants ($5,000 – $10,000 range) to larger grants ($25,000 – $100,000 range).
Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time, freelance position. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please include salary expectations/fee structure in cover letter. Monthly hours will vary depending on grant calendar, ranging from 5 – 25 hours per month.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, current resume or CV, 2-3 samples from successful grant applications and/or final reports, and contact information for 3 professional references to [email protected] with the subject line “Grant Writer Application”. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, November 1, 2018. No phone calls please.

Assistant Director: Stage2 Romeo & Juliet


The Assistant Director will assist on Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 2019 Stage2 Production of Romeo & Juliet directed by CSC Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders.

The Assistant Director will:

  •  Assist with scheduling and attend rehearsals, artistic meetings, design meetings and performances
  •  Assist with scheduling and running auditions and callbacks in Boston and/or NYC
  • Assist on some educational aspects of the production, including program synopses and notes
  •  Observe and participate in the early design phases of the production
  • Attend production meetings
  • Provide artistic feedback to the director and may be asked to work with actors in a limited capacity

The position begins in October or as soon as the candidate is available. The work for the Assistant Director will be very light and focus on casting in the fall. The schedule will intensify substantially once rehearsals begin. Rehearsal will typically run daytime, Monday through Thursday, from April 16 to May 22 with performances until May 31. A full rehearsal calendar will be available, and there is a good deal of flexibility in scheduling for the assistant director.

Requirements and Qualifications

Applicants should be familiar with a typical rehearsal process and understand rehearsal room etiquette. Some directing experience required.  Other related theater experience and experience working with Shakespeare is a plus. Must be highly organized, have excellent interpersonal and writing skills. This position is ideally suited for an early career director that has completed an undergraduate degree or with equivalent experience with an interest in a career as a director.

Rehearsals will take place at Babson College in Wellesley, MA.  It is very difficult to reach Babson College by public transportation and the candidate should be able to provide their own transportation to and from Wellesley.  There may be some opportunity to attend rehearsals and meetings in NYC. These will not be required, but if the Assistant Director chooses to attend, transportation and lodging will not be provided by CSC.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to Adam Sanders, Associate Artistic Director at [email protected] by October 19 for consideration, but the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.  This is an unpaid position. No phone calls, please.


Featured Photo: Love's Labor's Lost, Shakespeare on the Common 2016-Photo by Andrew Brilliant

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