Work with Us

Join the dedicated team of individuals responsible for staging, arranging, acting in, and producing The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's performances!


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, producing a six-show season of mostly classics, seeks an experienced, full-time Draper to start in January 2018. Must be skilled in costume construction including: cutting, stitching, fabric dyeing, crafts, draping, pattern making, and sketch interpretation. Must have experience with industrial machines. Responsibilities include: supervising shop staff by preparing and delegating work to first hand, stitchers, and interns, overseeing the construction and alteration of costumes on a scheduled deadline, fabricating and correcting patterns for specific performers, coordinating schedules and fittings with the shop supervisor, fitting the costumes to the performers, and maintaining the intergrity of the costume design. Must have excellent personal time management skills and the ability to schedule others effectively. Desired candidate needs a strong knowledge of costume history. Millinery, tailoring, and dancewear skills a plus. Position is a full-time, year-round position. Ideal candidate has a degree in technical theatre and at least five years of professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Joleen Addleman Loyd, Costume Shop Supervisor. No phone calls please. EOE.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Professional Training Program

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, one of the leading Shakespeare Theatres in the nation, is currently taking applications for its 2018 Summer Professional Training Program, currently named one of the Best Summer Theatre Internships by Backstage Magazine. In our 10-week intensive designed to challenge and develop emerging theatre artists, participants will be immersed in hands-on training in three first-rate venues (including our popular Outdoor Stage and our new 50,000ft2 support facility), take classes with established industry professionals and world-class artists, and have opportunities to showcase their talents in late-night projects for the company. Internships and Apprenticeships are available in all areas of Production, Administration, and Performance, and are tiered to serve many experience levels, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals searching for a place to begin their career. For specific information and an online application, please visit