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

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking an experienced Technical Director to join our production team. This position is full-time, year round and will be responsible for constructing or sourcing scenery for all events and shows, maintaining our 20,000 sq. ft. scene shop and storage areas in a safe and secure manner consistent with all OSHA regulations, supervising and training all scene shop staff, including seasonal, over-hire, and intern labor, and managing all show and season budgets that relate to the shop. Qualified candidates should have excellent carpentry and welding skills, proven rigging experience, hand and CAD drafting knowledge (Vectorworks and AutoCAD), and a solid knowledge of modern methods of constructing and controlling scenery. Must have proven leadership ability, teamwork skills, and a strong work ethic. Must be able to foster a culture of safety and be knowledgeable in OSHA regulations for shop and stage. Excellent time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time are a must. Should be able to life 75 pounds, be comfortable working at heights exceeding 25', possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record and experience driving trucks 24' in length. Ideal candidate has an MFA or a BFA/BA in technical theatre and at least two years professional experience.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three references and portfolio to Steven Beckel, Director of Production and Facilities. No phone calls please. EOE.

MASTER CARPENTER/ATD

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking an experienced Master Carpenter/ATD. Responsibilities supervision of junior staff and interns, and assisting the Technical Director with drafting, budgeting, shop maintenance, planning, and bookkeeping. Candidate must have strong skills in carpentry, welding, rigging, and CAD drafting (Vectorworks or AutoCAD). Must also be self-motivated, safety-conscious, capable of lifting 75 pounds, comfortable working at heights exceeding 25', and have a valid driver's license with a clean driving record. Must be comfortable driving a 26' diesel box truck in an urban setting. Experience in electrics, painting, sewing, fluid mechanics, or pneumatic systems a plus.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three references and portfolio to Steven Beckel, Director of Production and Facilities. No phone calls please. EOE.

Part-Time Patron Services Associate

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking personable and enthusiastic Patron Services Associates for the 2017 season. The Patron Services Associate is the face of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The associate will be responsible for ensuring exceptional front of house experience for our diverse and growing patron base. Building relationships with long time patrons and engaging new patrons, associates will assist patrons with their needs ranging from picking out seats to helping them find their way to the theatre.

We are looking for individuals with a background in sales/customer service who are excellent speakers, friendly, and patient both in person and over the phone. Ideal candidates will have box office experience and experience with ticketing software. Experience with our ticketing software, Theatre Manager, is a plus. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are required.

Duties include: fielding calls, assisting patrons with sales, exchanges and general inquiries, managing patron correspondences with the Box Office, cross-selling and upselling productions, making follow-up calls, assembling mailings (tickets, postcards, donation packages), entering and consolidating information in Theatre Manager, pulling basic reports, helping assistant management with maintenance and inventory of the gift shop and concessions, providing general support to the Box Office Manager and Assistant Managers.

Position is part time, hourly. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and two references to Sarah Overman, Box Office Manager.

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, will soon be 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 www.ShakespeareTraining.org