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!

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE, INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

The Development Associate, Institutional Giving provides support for senior leadership in managing all aspects of the organization's fundraising, but focuses primarily on grant writing and the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of all corporate, foundation, and government grant prospects.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Draft all corporate, foundation and government grant proposals, gift acknowledgements, reports, and work with supervisors to create finished proposals
  • Assist in the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of corporate, foundation, and government supporters
  • Conduct research to identify corporate, foundation, and government prospects and donors
  • Maintain a master calendar of all proposal and reporting deadlines
  • Work cross-departmentally with Marketing, Education, and other areas as needed to maintain up-to-date and accurate data for reporting
  • Observe the implementation of granted programs and act as the liaison to department heads in order to ensure compliance with grant agreements
  • Plan and oversee all corporate, foundation, and government cultivation events and special receptions
  • Oversee recognition of all corporate, foundation, and government supporters
  • Collaborate with Development Associate, Individual Giving and Special Events on the execution of all special events, including opening nights and annual gala
  • Assist with other projects as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2-3 years experience in development
  • Exceptional presentation and writing skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work well under multiple deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as part of a team
  • Knowledge of donor database program preferred

Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two (2) references to Todd Rosen, Managing Director. No phone calls please. EOE.

DRAPER/PATTERN MAKER

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 www.ShakespeareTraining.org.