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.


Production Positions Shakespeare on the Common Summer 2018

Production Positions: Shakespeare on the Common: Summer 2018

This is CSC’s 23rd season producing FREE, professional productions of Shakespeare on the Boston Common, and we would love for you to be a part of it!

Important Dates for Richard III*
July 9 – 13: Load-In
July 14 – July 24: Tech Rehearsals/Previews
July 25 – August 5: Performances
August 6 – 8: Load-Out
*Dates are subject to change

Accepting Applications for the Following Production Positions
(Most contracts run from July 9th – August 8th unless otherwise noted and are subject to change)  To apply send cover letter and resume employment@commshakes.org

Only local applicants will be considered. No housing, travel or transportation is available.


Electrics Intern/Follow-spot Operators, 2 positions (paid internships): work as part of the electrics crew during load-in, work calls and load-out; run follow spots for rehearsals and performances; must be comfortable working at heights up to 35’ in fall arrest harness; previous experience running follow spots preferred.

Audio 2: assists the Chief Audio Engineer and is primarily responsible for management and maintenance of wireless microphones including fitting to actors and backstage tracking

Sound Intern (paid internship): works as part of the sound crew during load-in, work calls and load-out; runs playback for rehearsals and performances; must be comfortable working at heights in lifts and on ladders; previous sound experience preferred


Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor: assists the Wardrobe Supervisor with costume maintenance, laundry and serves as a dresser during rehearsals and performances; works as part of the wardrobe crew during load-in and load-out


  • Review of applicants will begin around March 16, 2018 and preliminary interviews shortly thereafter.
  • Offers will be ongoing throughout the interviewing process.

Apprentice Showcase Sound Technician- Summer 2018

Apprentice Showcase – Sound Technician

Dates: July 13 – August 5, 2018

CSC is seeking a sound technician for its Apprentice Showcase tour of Henry VI part 2 & 3, directed by Adam Sanders and Bryn Boice, with tech July 24 and 25 and four to six outdoor performances between July 26 and August 5 (exact schedule TBD).

The Sound technician will:

  • Attend advanced scheduled meetings with directors and production team
  • Attend technical rehearsals as agreed upon with the production manager
  • Set up and break down all sound equipment including PA, sound board and 14 wireless headset mics
  • Assist in Load-in and Load-out at each venue.
  • Balance sound output from sound board
  • Format sound and music cues provided by artistic team to playable Q-Lab format
  • Work within the provided budget and provide all paperwork concerning purchases and rentals to the Production Manager in an organized and timely manner
  • Assist with transportation of sound equipment to and from performance venues

Experience with touring productions preferable. There is a stipend available for this position.

Please send a resume and cover letter to employment@commshakes.org with the subject “Apprentice Sound Technician”. Currently we are taking resumes and letters of interest, but hiring will likely not begin until mid spring.. No phone calls please.

Development Intern-Fall 2018

Development Intern-Fall 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is seeking a part-time fall Development Intern who will be an integral part of the development team, which consists of a full-time Director of Development, a full-time Manager of Annual Giving & Events, and a part-time Events Consultant. The Development Intern will provide administrative support to the CSC Development Office, located on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, MA. This is a fast-paced work environment where you will play an important role in all aspects of fundraising for CSC’s 2018-2019 season.

This internship is an excellent learning opportunity for an undergraduate, graduate student, or early-career professional seeking to gain hands-on experience in the fields of development/fundraising and performing arts administration.

  • Assist with the coordination of two fundraising appeal mailings in September and December
  • Answering phones, taking messages, and responding to general email inquiries
  • Help with the planning and staffing of development events related to CSC’s 2018-2019 season
  • Researching grants, individual donors, and other funding opportunities
  • Filing, data entry, and office organization
  • Additional duties as needed
Dates of Internship
  • August 20 – December 19, 2018 (start and end dates are flexible)
  • 15-20 hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends required for performances or special events
  • Flexible on schedule and days of the week. We prefer our interns to come in generally between 10am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Professional attitude, with a strong attention to detail
  • Must be an excellent listener and open to asking questions
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Dependable and trust-worthy with confidential donor information
  • Excellent email and phone communication skills, with comfort interacting with VIP guests and donors
  • Ability to be calm and focused under pressure
  • Computer-savvy, with strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel)
  • Background in theatre and/or arts administration is preferred, though not required
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is the Theatre-in-Residence at Babson College (Wellesley, MA). Applicants must provide their own means of transportation to Wellesley and the Boston Common.

  • College credit, if available through your institution
  • Complimentary tickets to CSC’s fall performances

While this internship is unpaid, it is an excellent learning opportunity for an undergraduate, graduate student, or early-career professional seeking to gain hands-on experience in the fields of development and arts administration.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to employment@commshakes.org with “Fall Development Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 10, 2018.  No phone calls please.


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

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