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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!

Scenic Charge Artist

The Scenic Charge Artist works in conjunction with the Technical Director, and reports to the Director of Production. Duties for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Creating samples for approval by Scenic Designers, the Director of Production, and the Artistic Director
  • Mixing all color
  • Paint and surface treatment on all scenic elements
  • Carving or otherwise sculpting scenic elements such as stone, tree bark, etc.
  • All necessary surface texturing
  • Applying protective coatings where necessary
  • Supervising additional staff of professionals and interns,
  • Maintaining the safety, order, and cleanliness of all paint areas
  • Maintaining all paint equipment
  • Instructing stage management and running crew in the proper care and maintenance of finished surfaces.
  • Creating a touchup kit for use during the run of the show
  • Attending all production meetings

Qualifications

Applicants must have an extensive knowledge of scenic painting techniques and surface treatments including carving, texturing, ageing, and distressing. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with at least 2 years relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Information

Position is full-time, seasonal, with the possibility of becoming year-round. Candidate must be willing to work some nights and evenings. Future design opportunities are possible for qualified candidates. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, 3 references and portfolio online here. Please address your cover letter to Steven Beckel, Director of Production and Facilities. We look forward to receiving your application. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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First Hand

The position of First Hand reports to the Draper and Costume Shop Supervisor. Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising additional shop staff
  • Assisting with organization and maintenance of costume shop supplies and equipment
  • Assisting in training and supervision of over-hire, stitchers, interns, and volunteers
  • Constructing and altering costumes
  • Assisting with fittings as needed
  • Millinery skills a plus

Position is seasonal, and runs from late April until December.

Qualifications

Ideal candidate is organized and self-motivated with a degree in Costume Production or Technical Theatre and at least 2 years professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be skilled in costume construction including: cutting, stitching, dyeing, crafts, draping, and pattern making. Must have experience using industrial sewing machines. 

Additional Information

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references on-line here. Please address your cover letter to Joleen Addleman Loyd, Costume Shop Supervisor. We look forward to receiving your application. All your information will be kept confidential according to EOE guidelines. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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Company Manager

The Company Manager reports directly to the Managing Director, but interacts daily with all departments within the Theatre.  Duties include attending to the daily, special and emergency needs of a 250+ member company including staff, seasonal employees, actors, designers, directors and Summer Professional Training Program participants; arranging housing and transportation; planning and implementing company events; being liaison between company members and STNJ; maintaining company records including contracts, payroll and contact information for all companies.

Qualifications

Prior experience is required.  Candidate should be hard working, detail oriented, extremely organized; must be able to remain calm under pressure, able to prioritize, juggle multiple projects and have excellent communication skills.  S/he must be comfortable interacting with all levels of company members from interns to high profile actors to Trustees.  Proficiency in Word, Outlook and Excel is required; Access a plus.  Knowledge of the NY/NJ metro area preferred. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record are required; Company Manager operates company vehicles. The ability to carry 40 lbs is required.

Additional Information

Salary commensurate with experience.  Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references on-line here. Please address your cover letter to Jeanne Barrett, Managing Director.  The Shakepeare Theatre of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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Assistant Patron Services Manager / House Manager

The Shakespeare Theatre in Madison, NJ is seeking an Assistant Patron Services Manager/House Manager. Responsibilities include the shared tasks of management of patron services staff, selling tickets and subscriptions, customer service, data entry, as well as house management, concessions/gift shop management, and volunteer management. Previous box office experience on a computerized ticketing system and/or house management experience a plus. Experience with Theatre Manager a plus. Must have strong organizational skills, customer service experience, excellent phone skills, computer proficiency, and be sales-oriented. Evening and weekend hours are required. Full Time/Seasonal.

Qualifications

 Previous box office experience on a computerized ticketing system and/or house management experience a plus. Experience with Theatre Manager a plus. Must have strong organizational skills, customer service experience, excellent phone skills, computer proficiency, and be sales-oriented.

Additional Information

Position is seasonal (May to December). Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references online here. Include a cover letter. All your information will be kept confidential according to EOE guidelines. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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Development Associate, Individual Giving and Events

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking a Development Associate to provide the overall administrative, data management and organizational support for the Development Department's individual giving program. The Development Associate is also responsible for managing the preparations and implementation of special events, including the Company's annual gala, VIP opening night celebrations and donor cultivation and stewardship receptions. 

Qualifications
Applicants should demonstrate excellent administrative, organizational, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team are essential. Applicants should be comfortable working under pressure in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented, goal-driven environment. Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two years experience in nonprofit fundraising or a related field required. Candidates must possess computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel as well as donor database/ticketing software. This position requires some evening and weekend availability. 

Additional Information
Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references online here.  Please address your cover letter to: Heidi Speckhart, Director of Development.  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All information will be kept confidential according to EOE guidelines. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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Part-Time Patron Services Associate

The Patron Services Associate is the face of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The associate’s mission is to ensure that our patron’s experience is exceptional. The Patron Services Office provides concierge service, assisting patrons with anything that may enhance their experience. This can range from helping patrons pick out seats and dates to helping them find their way to the theater. The associate will build relationships with our patrons.

We seek individuals with a background in sales/customer service who are excellent speakers, courteous, friendly, and patient. The candidate should also have sales abilities. Box office experience and experience with Theatre Manager or other ticketing programs are a plus. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours are required.

Duties include: fielding calls, assisting patrons with sales, exchanges and general inquires, 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 Patron Services Manager and Assistant Managers.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Antonio Romero, Sales and Patron Services Manager.