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             

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

Teaching Artists, Education Interns and Apprentices