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.

Director of Marketing and Communications

This is a year-round, permanent, full-time, salaried commitment. Late nights and weekends, especially during the summer season (June – September), will be required. Benefits package, including health coverage and paid vacation/personal/sick time, is offered. Salary range: $65k-$75k.

Opportunity in Brief
HVSF seeks a highly motivated, skilled, and experienced Director of Marketing and Communications to join the team at this exciting point in the Festival’s history. They will work in close partnership with the Artistic Director, Managing Director, and an engaged and energized Board to expand strategic initiatives in support of high artistic standards, strong connection to the community, and successful engagement of loyal and growing audiences. The DMC will be supported by external resources for graphic design, press representation, and digital marketing, and responsible for an annual ticket sales goal of approximately $1.2 million (based on 2019), representing 48% of the annual operating budget. They will also be essential in supporting the brand transition as HVSF moves to its new home.

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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.


Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is a great place to gain hands-on experience in customer service and the inner workings of a non-profit theater company. The Festival’s artistic home, an open-air theater tent on the grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens (Garrison, NY), is a place where all are welcome to experience effervescent theater in a warm, approachable environment. Front-of-House staff members working in Box Office, Concessions, and House (the Theater) are often the first point of contact for new and returning audience members and must be comfortable assisting individuals from all backgrounds.

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This is a seasonal position paid $650 per week. Housing and transportation are included. Nights and weekends required.

Opportunity in Brief

The Company Safety Manger (CSM) is responsible for the implementation on the HVSF Safety Plan for HVSF productions in collaboration with our other staff leadership. The safety plan addresses to rehearsal & production protocols for social distancing, reduced occupancy limits in spaces, testing, symptom monitoring, cleaning, disinfecting and PPE training. This position reports to the Company Manager and Director of Production.

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