Employment

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Props Artisan- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking a Props Artisan for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Design, source, and build props and set dressing under the guidance of Scenic Designer 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • At least two years experience in props 
  • Strong verbal communication skills 
  • Experience in outdoor theatre a plus 

Production will feature a cast of 21, with 10 Union actors, 1 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program. 

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process. 

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn. 

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Props Artisan’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you. 

IMPORTANT DATES 

First Rehearsal: June 13th 

Load In: July 10th-13th 

Tech: July 14th-20th 

Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews) 

Opening: July 27th 

Closing: August 7th 

Load Out: August 8th 

We will be rehearsing 5 days a week. Performances take place 6 days a week (Tue-Sun). We have eliminated 10/12s and will instead hold two 8/10s during tech. 

COMPENSATION: $3,000.00 1099 

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Props

Non Equity: Apprentice Program Showcase Stage Manager- 3 positions available

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking three non-Equity Stage Managers for our 3 Apprentice shows: Romeo and Juliet, directed by Bryn Boice Pericles, directed by Regine Vital, and As You Like It, directed by Victoria Townsend. The Stage Managers will work closely with the director of their production and production manager to coordinate and run rehearsals and performances. The productions will be performed by 1/3 of the CSC acting Apprentice Company, a group of 48 undergraduate level actors. Although both these plays will be fully produced, the design focus is on costumes and props with very little emphasis on lights, sound and set.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing and running rehearsals and performances
  • Working with director and directing intern to communicate rehearsal calls/schedules to student performers
  • Maintaining necessary paperwork including dissemination of rehearsal reports
  • Conveying information between directors, designers, production manager, actors and staff
  • Some maintenance of rehearsal and performance spaces
  • May be asked to operate sound cues on QLab and/or basic lights up/down in performances. 

Key Dates:

  • Rehearsals will run June 24-July 22 M-Th at various hours between 9AM-6PM and Fridays at various hours between 9AM-9PM depending on which production the stage manager is assigned to. 
  • Tech/Dress will take place between July 23-28th and performances between July 29-Aug 6th, schedule dependent on production. Each production will perform 3 times in this window.

Qualifications:

  • Stage management experience is necessary.  Experience with student actors is preferred.
  • Experience with QLab a plus, familiarity with Google Suite required
  • Our program is intended to be joy-based and candidates should be highly organised and strong communicators, committed to fostering a space of care and learning for our students
  • Commitment to CSC’s values of artistic excellence, inclusiveness, and access. (A complete statement of values is on our website.)

Compensation: $1,550 total salary for the project.

CSC will require all Apprentice Program participants and staff to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19 (at least two weeks past the final dose of Pfizer/Moderna or two weeks past the dose of J&J). Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the program dates. 

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to employment@commshakes.org with the subject “Apprentice Showcase Stage Manager”. We will be hiring these positions on a rolling basis and encourage interested candidates to apply ASAP. No phone calls please.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC’s mission and values are summarised on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Apprentice Showcase Stage Manager’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Spot Operator/Staff Electrician- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking two SPOT OPERATORS/STAFF ELECTRICIANS for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Master Electrician during load-in, focus, and load-out
  • Operate spotlight for all technical rehearsals and performances
  • Work with ME to complete channel check and other show-related duties

Desired qualifications:

  • At least two years experience as a spot operator or staff electrician
  • Experience in outdoor theatre a plus

On site job requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
  • Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England  performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Master Electrician’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: July 10th-August 17th

Load In: July 10th-13th

Tech: July 14th-20th

Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)

Opening: July 27th

Closing: August 7th

Load Out: August 14th-17th

COMPENSATION: $3,000.00 W4

Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $900.00

Week of July 18th (Previews): $750.00

Week of July 25th (Performance): $600.00

Week of August 1st (Performance): $450.00

Week of August 15th (Load Out): $300.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Spot Operator/Staff LX

Run Crew Production Assistant- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking two Run Crew Production Assistants for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

The Run Crew Production Assistants will work closely with the Technical Director and Site Operations Manager to assist in the load in/load out process. Run Crew PAs will also work with the Stage Management team during technical rehearsals and performances. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work load in/load out, including: installing the deck and truss system as well as other relevant production elements;  installing and setting up backstage infrastructure (dressing rooms, office space, etc.)
  • Attend all technical rehearsals and performances
  • Move and shift props and scenery and other related duties as assigned by the Production Stage Manager

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong work ethic
  • Works well in teams
  • Prior experience in technical theatre, particularly working backstage or stage management

On site job requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
  • Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Please note: CSC is also hiring Day Crew Production Assistants. The primary focus of the Day Crew is maintenance and repairs. The primary focus of the Run Crew is the show itself. Both crews will work Load In and Load Out shifts. 

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England  performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Production Assistant’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

IMPORTANT DATES

Load In: July 10th

Tech: July 14th-20th

Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)

Opening: July 27th

Closing: August 7th

Load Out: August 14th-17th (TBD)

COMPENSATION: $3,000.00 W4

Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $900.00

Week of July 18th (Previews): $750.00

Week of July 25th (Performance): $600.00

Week of August 1st (Performance): $450.00

Week of August 15th (Load Out): $300.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Run Crew PA.

Dressers- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking two DRESSERS for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work run crew during performances
  • Complete maintenance/laundering of costume pieces as assigned by Wardrobe Supervisor

Desired qualifications:

  • At least two years experience in wardrobe
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Experience in outdoor theatre a plus

On site job requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
  • Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England  performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Dresser’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

IMPORTANT DATES

Load In: July 10th

Tech: July 14th-20th

Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)

Opening: July 27th

Closing: August 7th

Load Out: August 14th-17th (TBD)

We will be rehearsing 5 days a week. Performances take place 6 days a week (Tue-Sun). We have eliminated 10/12s and will instead hold two 8/10s during tech.

COMPENSATION: $3,000.00 W4

Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $900.00

Week of July 18th (Previews): $750.00

Week of July 25th (Performance): $600.00

Week of August 1st (Performance): $450.00

Week of August 15th (Load Out): $300.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Dresser

Day Crew PA- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking two Day Crew Production Assistants for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

The Day Crew Production Assistants will work closely with the Technical Director and Head Carpenter to complete the load in/load out process as well as maintain the site and theatrical elements throughout the run.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work load in/load out, including: installing the deck and truss system as well as other relevant production elements; installing and setting up backstage infrastructure (dressing rooms, office space, etc.)
  • Assist with completing minor repairs and maintenance to production and site elements

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong work ethic
  • Works well in teams
  • Prior experience in technical theatre, particularly carpentry

On-site Job Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
  • Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Please note: CSC is also hiring Run Crew Production Assistants. The primary focus of the Day Crew is maintenance and repairs. The primary focus of the Run Crew is the show itself. Both crews will work Load In and Load Out shifts. 

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England  performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Production Assistant’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: July 10th-August 17th

Load In: July 10th-13th

Tech: July 14th-20th

Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)

Opening: July 27th

Closing: August 7th

Load Out: August 14th-17th

COMPENSATION: $2,750.00 W4

Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $825.00

Week of July 18th (Previews): $687.50

Week of July 25th (Performance): $550.00

Week of August 1st (Performance): $412.50

Week of August 15th (Load Out): $275.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Day Crew PA.

Audio Crew/Board Op- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking an AUDIO CREW/BOARD OP for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Chief Audio Engineer and Sound Designer throughout the process
  • Help set up and maintain the sound system
  • Attend all technical rehearsals and performances
  • Run the sound board (QLab only – Chief Audio Engineer handles microphone mix) during all technical rehearsals and performances 

Desired qualifications:

  • At least two years experience in audio
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Experience in outdoor theatre a plus

On site job requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
  • Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England  performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Audio Crew/Board Op’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

IMPORTANT DATES

Load In: July 10th

Tech: July 14th-20th

Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)

Opening: July 27th

Closing: August 7th

Load Out: August 14th-17th (TBD)

We will be rehearsing 5 days a week. Performances take place 6 days a week (Tue-Sun). We have eliminated 10/12s and will instead hold two 8/10s during tech.

COMPENSATION: $3,000.00 W4

Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $900.00

Week of July 18th (Previews): $750.00

Week of July 25th (Performance): $600.00

Week of August 1st (Performance): $450.00

Week of August 15th (Load Out): $300.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Audio Crew/Board Op

Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking an ASSISTANT WARDROBE SUPERVISOR for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

The Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor works in collaboration with the Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Designer, Costume Shop, and Production Manager to oversee the costuming needs of Shakespeare on the Common.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Wardrobe Supervisor with the running and maintenance of costumes
  • Work run crew during performances
  • Organize and maintain costumes during run of show

Desired qualifications:

  • At least two years experience in wardrobe
  • Experience in leading a crew a plus
  • Experience in outdoor theatre a plus

On site job requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
  • Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England  performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Wardrobe Supervisor’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

IMPORTANT DATES

Load In: July 10th

Tech: July 14th-20th

Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)

Opening: July 27th

Closing: August 7th

Load Out: August 14th-17th (TBD)

We will be rehearsing 5 days a week. Performances take place 6 days a week (Tue-Sun). We have eliminated 10/12s and will instead hold two 8/10s during tech.

COMPENSATION: $4,000.00 W4

Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $1,200.00

Week of July 18th (Previews): $1,000.00

Week of July 25th (Performance): $800.00

Week of August 1st (Performance): $600.00

Week of August 15th (Load Out): $400.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor

Assistant Master Electrician- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking an ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIAN/PROGRAMMER for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Master Electrician during prep and load-in
  • Program and run the board during load-in, rehearsals, and performances
  • Be onsite for all technical rehearsals and performances

Desired qualifications:

  • At least two years experience programming
  • Experience in leading a crew a plus
  • Experience in outdoor theatre a plus

On site job requirements

  • Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
  • Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
  • Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England  performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Master Electrician’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: July 3rd-August 17th

Load In: July 10th-13th

Tech: July 14th-20th

Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)

Opening: July 27th

Closing: August 7th

Load Out: August 14th-17th

COMPENSATION: $4,000.00 W4

Week of July 3rd (Prep): $300.00

Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $1,150.00

Week of July 18th (Previews): $950.00

Week of July 25th (Performance): $725.00

Week of August 1st (Performance): $525.00

Week of August 15th (Load Out): $350.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Assistant ME. 

Wardrobe Supervisor- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking a WARDROBE SUPERVISOR for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

The Wardrobe Supervisor works in collaboration with the Costume Designer, Costume Shop, and Production Manager to oversee the costuming needs of Shakespeare on the Common.

Responsibilities include:
● Oversee team of three (Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor, 2 Dressers/Wardrobe Crew)
● Work run crew during performances
● Organize and maintain costumes during run of show
● Launder costumes and/or accessories as required
● Create wardrobe run crew tracks
● Lead costume load-in and load-out

Desired qualifications:
● At least two years experience as Wardrobe Supervisor
● Experience in leading a crew
● Experience in outdoor theatre a plus

On site job requirements
● Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
● Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
● Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Wardrobe Supervisor’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

IMPORTANT DATES
Load In: July 10th
Tech: July 14th-20th
Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)
Opening: July 27th
Closing: August 7th
Load Out: August 14th-17th (TBD)

We will be rehearsing 5 days a week. Performances take place 6 days a week (Tue-Sun). We have eliminated 10/12s and will instead hold two 8/10s during tech.

COMPENSATION: $5,000.00 W4
Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $1,500.00
Week of July 18th (Previews): $1,250.00
Week of July 25th (Performance): $1,000.00
Week of August 1st (Performance): $750.00
Week of August 15th (Load Out): $500.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Wardrobe Supervisor

Site Operations Manager- Shakespeare on the Common 2022

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is seeking a SITE OPERATIONS MANAGER for this summer’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. This production takes place outdoors at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and is presented to our audience free of charge. This is a local hire only and all employees and staff are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

The Site Operations Manager reports to the Production Manager and will work closely with the Technical Director to execute all elements relating to Shakespeare on the Common.

CSC is making key changes to the staffing structure on the Common this summer to prioritize the health and safety of our team. We have divided what was one position into two. The Technical Director and Site Operations Manager have a number of overlapping responsibilities. The Technical Director will primarily work day shifts with a primary focus on stage elements and a secondary focus on the compound. The Site Operations Manager will primarily work evenings with a primary focus on compound elements and a secondary focus on stage elements. There will be overlap during Load In/Load Out.

Responsibilities include:
● Load In: Lead team of 2 Run Crew Production Assistants in setting up the compound (backstage infrastructure), stage, control booth, etc.
● Technical Rehearsals: Attend all technical rehearsals and post-rehearsal production meetings.
Collaborate with the Technical Director to complete minor repairs on site.
● Performances: Attend all performances and complete run duties as assigned by Production
Management and Stage Management (this may include tasks such as paging gates, helping protect scenic elements during rain, accompanying cast members for front of house entrances, etc.)
● Load Out: Lead team of 2 Run Crew Production Assistants through Load Out process

Desired qualifications:
● Prior experience in carpentry
● Experience in leading a crew
● Strong leadership and communication skills
● Experience with outdoor theatre a plus

We will be rehearsing 5 days a week. Performances take place 6 days a week (Tue-Sun). We have eliminated 10/12s and will instead hold two 8/10s during tech.

On site job requirements
● Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
● Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain
● Ability to navigate in low-light, outdoor settings

Production will feature a cast of 22, with 9 Union actors, 3 non-Union actors, and an ensemble of 10 early career actors through our CSC2 program.

All rehearsals and performances will be held in accordance with the most up to date state, city and union safety protocols regarding COVID-19. CSC will require all staff and performers to provide proof of a completed FDA-approved vaccine regimen for COVID-19. This policy allows for exemption accommodations for disability or religious reasons. Additional protocols regarding masking, testing, and/or vaccine booster requirements will be announced closer to the start of rehearsals. Further details can be discussed during the interview process.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Site Operation Manager’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: July 10th-August 17th
Load In: July 10th-13th
Tech: July 14th-20th
Previews: July 20th-26th (Rehearsal continues throughout previews)
Opening: July 27th
Closing: August 7th
Load Out: August 14th-17th

We will be rehearsing 5 days a week. Performances take place 6 days a week (Tue-Sun). We have eliminated 10/12s and will instead hold two 8/10s during tech.

COMPENSATION: $4,500.00 W4
Week of July 11th (Load In/Tech): $1,350.00
Week of July 18th (Previews): $1,125.00
Week of July 25th (Performance): $900.00
Week of August 1st (Performance): $675.00
Week of August 15th (Load Out): $450.00

SUBMIT TO: Please submit a single PDF of your cover letter and resume to Jenna Worden, Production Manager at production@commshakes.org, subject line: Application: Site Operations Manager.

Development Manager

Reports To: Director of Development
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time; some evening and weekend work required at some points in the year
Location: Hybrid model, with both in-office (Boston, MA) and from-home work
Salary: $50,000/year, plus stipend for health insurance and retirement plan contribution
Desired Start Date: April 2022

Reporting to the Director of Development, this position will play an important role in helping the Company reach its fundraising goals, with a focus on Annual Fund, Development Operations, and Events. The Development Manager 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, this position will coordinate with staff to steward donor engagement at CSC’s special events, including cultivation and stewardship events, opening night receptions, and the CSC gala. Essential duties include:

Annual Fund: Lead the development of Annual Fund strategies and implement through direct mail and digital campaigns, including writing appeals, creating mailing lists, benefit fulfillment, and communicating with donors. This will also include donor stewardship strategies and project managing pieces like the annual report.

Development Operations: Oversee the DonorPerfect database to maintain clean and accurate constituent data. Supervise Management and Development Associate in the processing and acknowledgement of all gifts, grants, and sponsorship payments. Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager on data best practices for the MailChimp communications platform. Work closely with the General Manager and Bookkeeper on reconciling financial statements with the DonorPerfect database and internal records. Track, monitor, analyze, and report on key development metrics.

Events: Manage all aspects of development special events, including cultivation and stewardship events and the CSC gala.

Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of related experience and/or training
  • Experience with a fundraising database, such as DonorPerfect, with an aptitude for improving workflow processes
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to draw conclusions from data, and use them to inform decisions
  • Excellent attention to detail, especially regarding financial data
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and problem solve as needed.
  • Self-starter, able to operate both independently and as a member of a small, highly collaborative team
  • Energetic, outgoing, confident personal style with a highly developed sense of humor and excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Interest and/or involvement in the arts industry, especially performing arts. Prior experience in a theater company is a plus
  • Commitment to CSC’s values of artistic excellence, inclusiveness, and access. (A complete statement of values is on our website.)

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter and resume to employment@commshakes.org with the subject line “Development Manager – Your Name.” Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, with applicants encouraged to apply by April 1, 2022. No phone calls, please.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is participating in the Pilot Cohort of the StageSource Line Drawn Community Standards Initiative to prevent harassment and abuse in the New England performing arts community. By developing programs and resources specifically for the needs of the New England performing arts community, Line Drawn aims to create safer and more equitable work environments. We are committed to this Initiative because preventing harassment and abuse is not optional – it is a requirement for creating theatre. More information can be found at StageSource.org/Line Drawn.

CSC’s mission and values are summarized on our website at commshakes.org/mission-history. The Development Manager’s experience should reflect a commitment to these values. We celebrate diversity and access and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a position that interests you.

CSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Professionals of all identities, backgrounds, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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

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