Seasonal Staff Opportunities

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 school-year 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.

Please submit your resume and letter of interest in the following positions to Production Manager Pratiksha Shah at pshah@sfshakes.org.             

Seasonal positions for Free Shakespeare 2022:

Move Crew

The Move Crew assists with the transfer of our Free Shakespeare in the Park production between 3-4 venues throughout the Bay Area over the course of summer 2022.

  • Work will consist of 4-5 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm moves, every 2 to 3 weeks spanning from mid June to late September.
  • Duties will include disassembly of the stage, set, and associated infrastructure, loading of all items into trucks, then at the new venue unloading and reassembling everything.
  • A fair amount of heavy lifting is involved.
  • No specific skill set is required but preference will be given to those with experience in the theater industry.
  • Additional stipends are available for driving one of our 26-foot trucks or being a carpool driver. Attendance for all five transfers is preferred but absences can be negotiated.
  • During in-person work, observe all Covid safety protocols in compliance with the company’s, union’s, and local county’s policies, including but not exclusive to wearing masks & gloves as required, observing social distancing rules, quarantining, and testing.
  • Participate in a Review & Reflect process in order to continue to improve SF Shakes’ culture and operations no later than one week after the closing of the production.

DATES: June - Sept, 2022
PAY: Hourly between $18/hr to $20/hr depending on level of experience.

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:

Administrative, Office Support, Volunteers
Toby Leavitt, Executive Director

Actors, Directors
Rebecca Ennals, Artistic Director

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

Interns and Apprentices
internships@sfshakes.org

Teaching Artists, Education Interns and Apprentices
educationleadership@sfshakes.org