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COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY MISSION STATEMENT

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.

Please find listed below the current available positions:

Production Positions Shakespeare on the Common: Summer 2019

CSC’s 2019 Shakespeare on the Common title is Cymbeline, directed by Fred Sullivan Jr. This is CSC’s 24th 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 Cymbeline*
July 8 – 12: Load-In
July 12 – July 23: Tech Rehearsals/Previews
July 24 – August 4: Performances
August 5 – 7: Load-Out
*Dates are subject to change

Accepting Applications for the Following Production Positions

(Most contracts run from July 8th – August 7th unless otherwise noted and are subject to change)

To apply send cover letter and resume to employment@commshakes.org
Only local applicants will be considered. No housing, travel or transportation is available.
Applications received by March 15, 2019 will be given full consideration.

PRODUCTION STAFF

SOUND

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

INTERNSHIPS

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is committed to the education and training of the next generation of
theatre artists. Interns work alongside the professional production staff and interact with the various artists
that comprise the free Shakespeare on the Common team. Interns gain practical training and experience in
their area of focus, industry contacts, and an opportunity to explore professional theatre production. Typical
internship candidates are current students or recent graduates of college theatre programs. Interns receive a weekly stipend of $150; no housing, travel, or transportation is provided. CSC will work with interns and their educational institution to provide credit upon request.

Wardrobe Intern, 2 positions: Work as part of the costume/wardrobe crew during load-in, work calls, and
load-out, serve as dresser during rehearsals and performances

HIRING TIMELINE

*Review of applicants will begin around March 15, 2019 and preliminary interviews shortly thereafter.

*Offers will be ongoing throughout the interviewing process.
* The goal date for hiring to be complete is April 30, 2019.

Apprentice Showcase: Scenic & Props Coordinator: Summer 2019

Dates: June 10 – August 5, 2018

CSC is seeking a props artisan for our two Apprentice Showcase productions this summer All’s Well That Ends Well, directed by Adam Sanders and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Bryn Boice. The Coordinator should have experience with crafting and sourcing basic prop and scenic elements within a predetermined budget.  Rehearsals will be at Babson College in Wellesley and access to reliable car transportation for this position is advised.

Dates:

  • Rehearsals will begin week of June 9, 2019 on the Babson College campus in Wellesley, MA.
  • Tech Period: Approximately July 22-23, 2019
  • Performances: July 24- July 28, 2019 (location TBA, Boston)
  • Rehearsals will take place on the Babson College campus in Wellesley, MA

The props artisan will:

  • Attend scheduled meetings with directors and production team
  • Meet all deadlines for prop and scenic needs
  • Attend technical rehearsals as agreed upon with the production manager and make the required changes to properties based on input from the directors and other designers
  • Work within the provided budget and provide all paperwork concerning purchases and rentals to the Production Manager in an organized and timely manner
  • Work with Production manager to coordinate transportation of scenic and prop elements to the rehearsal space and back to their place of origin after the run
  • CSC has many items in storage, but the coordinator will likely have to source other elements from various sources

There is a stipend available for this position.

To Apply: Email a short cover letter and resume to employment@commshakes.org with “Apprentice Scenic and Props Coordinator” in the subject line by April 19, 2019; however, hire will be made as soon as suitable candidate is found. Please apply ASAP for priority consideration.. No phone calls, please.

Apprentice Showcase Sound Designer: Summer 2019

Dates: July 12 – July 28, 2019

CSC is seeking a sound technician for its Apprentice Showcase productions of All’s Well That Ends Well directed by Adam Sanders and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Bryn Boice, with tech July 22-24 and performances between July 24 and 28.

The Sound technician will:

  • Attend advanced scheduled meetings with directors and production team
  • Design, small scale playback sound for two productions
  • Attend technical rehearsals as agreed upon with the production manager
  • Assist in Load-in and Load-out at each venue.
  • Format sound and music cues to Q-Lab format

There is a stipend available for this position.

To Apply: Email a short cover letter and resume to employment@commshakes.org with “Apprentice Sound Designer” in the subject line by April 19, 2019; however, hire will be made as soon as suitable candidate is found. Please apply ASAP for priority consideration. No phone calls, please.

Manager of Annual Giving and Events

Description
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) seeks candidates for the position of Manager of Annual Giving and Events. Reporting to the Director of Development, this position will play an important role in helping the Company reach its fundraising goals. The Manager of Annual Giving and Events is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of CSC’s development office, as well as assisting the Director of Development in developing and implementing fundraising strategies throughout the year.

In addition s/he will manage all aspects of CSC’s special events, including cultivation and stewardship events, opening night receptions, and the annual gala. S/he should be an organized and enthusiastic team player that is able to prioritize and work independently in a fast-paced environment. This position offers the right candidate an opportunity for growth with increased responsibility based on the individual’s interests and skills.

Essential Duties

  • Work with the Director of Development to develop Annual Fund strategies to implement through direct mail campaigns, e-newsletters, and social media.
  • Manage the Annual Fund program, including writing appeals, creating mailing lists, benefit fulfillment, and communicating with donors.
  • Supervise the processing and acknowledgement of all gifts, grants, and sponsorship payments. Work with CSC’s bookkeeper to reconcile all revenue throughout the year.
  • Oversee the DonorPerfect database to maintain clean and accurate development data.
  • Manage all aspects of development special events, including cultivation and stewardship events, opening night receptions, and the annual gala. Manage all event budgets, mailing lists, ticket sales, vendors, etc.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise all development interns and volunteers.
  • Complete other projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years fundraising experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office—particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint—required
  • Experience with database management required (fundraising databases preferred)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Highly organized individual with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate as a team player and also work independently
  • Capable of managing, prioritizing, and leading multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Flexibility to work week nights and weekends as needed
  • Interest in the arts, particularly theatre, preferred

This is a full time position that reports to the Director of Development. Some evening and weekend hours required, in relation to performances and events. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

CSC’s offices are located on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, MA. While a car is not required for this position, year-round access to a reliable form of transportation is strongly recommended as the campus is not easily accessible to public transportation.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include: Monthly healthcare stipend; Retirement plan with 2% employer contribution; Generous paid time-off, including 5 sick days and 10 vacation days, in addition to comp time related to working performances and events.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@commshakes.org. Applications will be reviewed until position has been filled. No phone calls please.

 

 

 


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

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