Staff Opportunities

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The Shakespeare Festival's many educational programs and productions employ over 100 artists, technicians, and support personnel on a full-time, part-time or temporary basis each year. Some staff positions are needed year-round, and some, such as teaching artists for our Midnight Shakespeare programs and Shakespeare Camps, or technical staff for Free Shakespeare in the Park, are strictly seasonal. We also offer production and administrative internships to qualified candidates. PLEASE NOTE: We do NOT provide housing to out-of-town contractors.

Current Openings: 

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (SF Shakes) currently has no full-time openings available.

If you are interested in other employment with the Shakespeare Festival, send a cover letter and a copy of your résumé to one of the following at:
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
PO Box 460937
San Francisco, CA 94146

Administrative, Office Support, Volunteers
Toby Leavitt, Executive Director

Actors, Designers, Directors
Rebecca Ennals, Artistic Director

Stage Managers, Technicians (Lighting, Sound, Wardrobe, Props)
Pratiksha Shah, Production Manager

Interns and Apprentices
internships@sfshakes.org

Teaching Artists, Education Interns and Apprentices
Phil Lowery, Education Director                                                                                                                               

Seasonal positions for Free Shakespeare in the Park 2020:

Props Master

The Props Master will acquire, create, and/or rent the needed props for the production, including stage weapons, in order to realize the Director's vision. They will also continue to be available for repairs during the course of the run. They report to the Director and Production Manager. Prep May-June 2020; Tech week June 30-July 5; Performances July 4 - Sept 27; Post Mortem Sept 30. Monthly production meetings in April & May, regular Monday production meetings June 1, 8, 15, 22. PAY: $1000. $1000 budget.

Wardrobe Supervisor

 The Wardrobe Supervisor will manage and maintain costumes and wigs (if any) during the run of the production. They should be adept at repairs, cleaning, and attending to actors’ needs, be able to plan and execute quick changes, and organize/keep clean the onsite costume trailer in each location. Will manage interns; may be asked to adjust costumes for weather extremes and/or understudy performances. Depending on skills/needs of the costume designer, additional work may be available the Costume Design Assistant in May-June 2020. They report to the Production Manager. Fittings/prep May-June 2020; Tech week June 30-July 5; Performances July 4 - Sept 27; Post Mortem Sept 30. Monthly production meetings in April & May, regular Monday production meetings June 1, 8, 15, 22; changeover meetings every 2-3 weeks throughout the season. Primarily weekend work with some weekday performances, laundry, repairs, load-in, and changeover meetings. PAY: $16.50/hour, hours vary from 20-40/week during the run with additional hours likely during tech week June 30-July 5. $1500 budget for cleaning and maintenance.

 Sound Technician

 The Sound Technician sets up the sound system before every performance, checks all speakers, monitors, and microphones, mixes mics throughout the performance, and trouble-shoots any sound problems. They should have strong experience with wireless sound systems, preferably in an outdoor setting. They should be able to lift heavy equipment, and should be very detail-oriented and a creative problem-solver. They will manage a small team of interns. They report to the Production Manager. Equipment check/prep June 2020; Tech week June 30-July 5; Performances July 4 - Sept 27; Post Mortem October 2. Monthly production meetings in April & May, regular Monday production meetings June 1, 8, 15, 22; changeover meetings every 2-3 weeks throughout the season. Primarily weekend work with some weekday load-ins, performances, and changeover meetings. PAY: $16.50/hour, hours vary from 25-40/week during the run with additional hours likely during tech week June 30-July 5.

 Master Electrician

 The Master Electrician works with the Lighting Designer to realize the design for the show, hangs and focuses lights according to the plot during load-in to the first three venues (Cupertino, Pleasanton, and Redwood City), and trouble-shoots lighting throughout the run. They should have strong electrical experience, know how to do basic lighting repairs, be familiar with programming light boards, and be able to supervise a crew of interns. They should be detail-oriented, a problem-solver, and comfortable with mentoring students. They report to the Production Manager. Equipment check/prep June 2020; Light hang/focus June 25-28; Tech week June 30-July 5; Performances July 4 – Aug 30; Lighting Strike Aug 31; Post Mortem October 2. Monthly production meetings in April & May, regular Monday production meetings June 1, 8, 15, 22; changeover meetings every 2-3 weeks throughout the season. Primarily weekend work with some weekday load-ins, performances, and changeover meetings. PAY: $16.50/hour, hours vary from 25-40/week during the run with additional hours likely during tech week June 30-July 5.

 Hospitality Manager

 The Hospitality Manager manages the front-of-house experience in the park, including concessions, audience surveys, volunteers, programs, and signage. They should have strong customer service experience, enjoy interacting with the public, and be able to supervise a crew of interns. Prior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion training is desirable; additional training will be provided by SF Shakes. They should be detail-oriented, a problem-solver, and comfortable with mentoring interns. They report to the Production Manager. Equipment check/prep June 2020; Performances July 3 – Sept 27; Post Mortem October 2. Monthly production meetings in April & May, regular Monday production meetings June 1, 8, 15, 22; changeover meetings every 2-3 weeks throughout the season. Primarily weekend work with some weekday load-ins, performances, and changeover meetings. PAY: $16.50/hour, hours vary from 25-40/week during the run.