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Development Associate, Institutional Giving:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey seeks a Development Associate, Institutional Giving. This role 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

  • Draft all corporate, foundation and government grant proposals, gift acknowledgements, reports and work with supervisors to create finished proposals

  • Manage the identification, cultivation and stewardship of corporate, foundation and government supporters

  • Conduct research to identify corporate, foundation and government funding prospects, both for general program support and capital needs

  • Develop and maintain relationships with 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 the Annual Gala

  • Assist with other projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3 years of 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 ability to work well as part of a team

  • Knowledge of donor database program preferred

Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, and two (2) references to


Master Electrician/Sound Engineer:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey seeks a Master Electrician/Sound Engineer.  The position is seasonal (Mar-Dec) and operates under the supervision of the Director of Production & Facilities. This position will oversee all day-to-day details of lighting and sound departments, manage a full time crew of two, hire and supervise additional crew as needed, and supervise and teach any interns in the lighting and sound departments. The Master Electrician/Sound Engineer is expected to manage budgets and paperwork for both departments, communicate with designers, vendors, and rental houses, create and maintain show paperwork, maintain and upgrade inventory and storage as necessary, and attend all meetings, technical rehearsals, and work calls. Design opportunities also exist for qualified applicants. Qualifications are a BA/BFA in Technical Theatre and 2 years professional experience, ideally with some previous supervisory experience. Candidates need the ability to effectively manage crews on multiple simultaneous projects, and understand how to effectively work with other departments on a tight schedule. Candidates must have experience with ETC equipment, including Expression 3 and Element consoles, troubleshooting conventional and intelligent lighting, and safely wiring practicals. Candidates must also be comfortable with audio recording and playback equipment, including Yamaha digital consoles, QLab, and modern digital multi-track software. Advanced skills in Vectorworks and Lightwright and basic skills with MS Office programs are needed. A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record is required, and the ability to drive up to a 26’ box truck is highly desired. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Steven Beckel, Director of Production & Facilities at No phone calls, please. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Properties Supervisor:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey seeks an experienced Properties Supervisor to procure and/or fabricate all props used on-stage and in rehearsal. Creativity, resourcefulness, and the ability to supervise a staff of professionals and interns required.  Applicants must have skill and experience in painting, carpentry, craftwork, carving, sewing, and upholstery along with basic proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Knowledge of the NY metro area is helpful. Experience with mold making, casting, basic electrical wiring, and metalwork a plus. It is expected that the Properties Supervisor be extremely organized and generate all the necessary paperwork for budgeting, tracking, fabrication, and procurement. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with a degree in technical theatre and at least 3 years professional experience as a Properties Master, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, 3 references and portfolio to Steven Beckel, Director of Production and Facilities at No Phone calls please. EOE

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 2016 Summer Professional Training Program, currently named one of the Best Summer Theatre Internships by Backstage Magazine. In our 11-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

Technical Overhire:


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, located 50 minutes from NYC, seeks experienced over-hire in the areas of lighting, sound, costumes, scenic, and props to work on an as-needed basis. Pay is hourly, and dependent on experience. Please submit resume or work history to Steven Beckel, Director of Production & Facilites at No phone calls, please. The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Sarah Overman, Box Office Manager.