Rooted in the landscape of the Hudson Valley, with the plays of William Shakespeare as our touchstone, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival engages the widest possible audience in a theatrical celebration of our shared humanity. Our theater lives in the here and now, at the intersection between the virtuosity of the actor, the imagination of the audience, and the inspiration of the text.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants shall be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.


GENERAL MANAGER

This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position, inclusive of benefits with a salary range of $75-85,000 a year. It may require the ability to work nights and weekends. At this moment, all work at HVSF continues to be done remotely with a hope to return to in person work during the summer of 2021.

Opportunity in Brief
HVSF seeks a highly motivated, skilled General Manager to support and lead the team at this exciting point in the Festival’s history. They will support the Artistic Director and Managing Director in overseeing producing and operations for the company in the 2021 summer at Boscobel House and Gardens and thereafter at HVSF’s new, permanent home. The General Manager will ensure the implementation of production, administrative, and financial policies of The Festival and will provide analysis and strategy for the theater and its leadership both for annual operations and for the capital project. The General Manager reports directly to the Managing Director and Artistic Director and will work in regular collaboration with the Director of Production, Associate Artistic Director, Director of Finance, and Director of Marketing and Communications.

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Seasonal Positions

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is hiring for our 2021 Season. We encourage you to apply for seasonal employment with HVSF as we hope to be producing safe, in-person outdoor theatre in Summer 2021. At this time the HVSF 2021 season is contingent on federal, state and local policies concerning the ongoing pandemic. Pending approval from state and local health officials HVSF will begin operations in our outdoor Theater Tent at Boscobel House and Gardens in June. We encourage you to apply for these at-will positions, which will be contingent upon whether or not we can proceed with our season. We will post an update here and will communicate directly with active applicants. All postings and job offers are, therefore, subject to change. There will be no internships available for the 2021 Season.

FRONT-OF-HOUSE & BOX OFFICE

We anticipate hiring for Front-of-House and Box Office positions in May, sign up with your email through the link below to be notified when these applications open.

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BOX OFFICE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

This is a seasonal, full-time commitment starting as soon as possible through September 17, 2021 requiring weekend and evening availability and paid $750 per week. Hourly work may be offered for the remainder of September 2021 and in some of the winter months, based on availability.

Opportunity in Brief

HVSF seeks an energetic, warm, and highly organized Box Office and Customer Service Manager to join HVSF’s summer Front-of-House team and lead a small but dedicated group of seasonal Box Office Support Staff, including an Assistant Manager. Working in close partnership with HVSF’s Audience Services Manager, Production Manager, and Stage Manager(s), the Box Office and Customer Service Manager will ensure consistent and efficient handling of nightly on-site operations. This position reports directly to the Director of Marketing & Communications.

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ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER

This is a seasonal position paid $650 per week. The APM is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from May through August. Housing and transportation are provided.

Opportunity in Brief

The Assistant Production Manager assists the Director of Production and senior production staff in overseeing the safe and orderly operation of HVSF activities as part of the 2021 Season. Asst. Production Manager reports directly to the Director of Production.

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ASSISTANT WARDROBE SUPERVISOR

This is a seasonal position paid $650 per week. Must be in residence in the Hudson Valley from June through September 13. Housing and Transportation are provided.

Opportunity in Brief

The Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for assisting in the planning of day-to-day operations of the costume/wardrobe department, the running of shows and maintaining the artistic integrity and vision of the designers and directors. The position reports to the Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Shop Supervisor, and Director of Production.

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LIGHTING SUPERVISOR

This is a seasonal position paid $800 per week. The Lighting Supervisor is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from May through September. Housing and transportation are provided.

Opportunity in Brief

The Lighting Supervisor works closely with the Facilities Manager, Master Electrician, and other members of the Production Staff to oversee the Lighting Department and operations at the Theater Tent. This position reports to the Director of Production.

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PRODUCTION CARPENTER

This is a seasonal position paid $800 per week. This Production Carpenter is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from May through September. Housing and transportation are provided.

Opportunity in Brief

The Production Carpenter works closely with the Facilities Manager, Props Designer and other members of the Production Staff to build, load-in, run, and load-out all mainstage productions in our 2021 Season. This position reports to the Director of Production.

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SOUND SUPERVISOR

This is a seasonal position paid $800 per week. This Sound Supervisor is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from May through September. Housing and transportation are provided.

Opportunity in Brief

The Sound Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the operations of the audio department for productions and all events at our Theater Tent in our 2021 Season. This position reports to the Director of Production.

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WARDROBE SUPERVISOR

This is a seasonal position paid $800 per week. This Wardrobe Supervisor is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from June through September. Housing and transportation are provided.

Opportunity in Brief

The Wardrobe Supervisor works closely with the Costume Shop Supervisor and costume designers to execute and maintain costume, wardrobe, hair and make-up designs and facilities at the Theater Tent for the 2021 Season. This position reports to the Director of Production.

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