The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival engages the widest possible audience in a fresh conversation about what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays. 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. It’s also a phenomenal place to work, to learn, and to create.

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.


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.

ASSISTANT COMPANY MANAGER

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

Opportunity in Brief

ACM assists the Company Manager in overseeing the working and living experience of the entire HVSF Company including actors, directors, designers, production staff, and interns for all events and performances in the 2021 HVSF Season. The ACM reports directly to the Company Manager & Director of Production.

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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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COMPANY MANAGER

This is a full-time seasonal position paid $20.00 per hour during the preseason and $850.00 per week from May 2021 through October 2021 and is not eligible for benefits or overtime. Nights and weekends required.

Opportunity in Brief

Company Manager is responsible for overseeing the working and living experience of the entire HVSF Company including actors, directors, designers, and production staff for all events and performances in the 2021 HVSF Season. The Company Manager reports directly to the Managing Director and the 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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