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Production Staff

2024 Shakespeare in Forest Park open roles.
To apply, submit your resume and a brief introduction to
Box Office/Gift Shop Manager
  • Dates: May 28 – June 23 (Tues-Sun, 5:45-end of intermission)
  • Rate: $550/week
  • Description: Responsible for the nightly Box Office set up, customer service, ticket sales and distribution, and gift shop sales on-site from the time the Glen opens through intermission. Must be willing to create and maintain a welcoming, comfortable, and safe theatre experience for all guests. Providing timely and appropriate responses to patron inquiries, issues, emergencies, and evacuations. Coordinating the nightly distribution and sale of tickets which include single tickets, group sales, and VIP boxes. Managing all merch sales, organizing and maintaining inventory and giveaways. Experience using Square/ticketing services is a plus but not required. 
Production Assistant
  • Dates: May 21 – June 25
  • Rate: $350/wk, (Tues-Sun, afternoons/nights)
  • Description: Work with the Stage Manager and Assistant Stage to prep and maintain the rehearsal hall and backstage. Help keep the stage clean, set props and work closely with actors on any needs as directed.
Spotlight Operator
  • Dates: May 21 – June 25
  • Rate:$250/wk, Tuesdays – Sundays, evenings and nights
  • Description: Operate spotlight from lighting tour during rehearsals and shows. Work with Master Electrician on nightly set up and tear down electrical equipment. 
  • May 21 – June 25, $250/wk, Tuesdays – Sundays, evenings and nights
Run Crew: Audio Tech
  • Dates: May 14 – June 26
  • Rate: $400/wk (Tues-Sun, afternoons/nights)
  • Description: Help put performers into microphones for every performance and rehearsal. Maintain microphone cleanliness and condition. Help set up and break down audio equipment each night.

House Management Interns

  • Dates: May 28 – June 25
  • Rate: $500 stipend, no housing provided 
  • Description: This internship is a crash course on outdoor event operations and house management. You will be involved in the onsite operations of the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s production from start to finish. 
You will help set up the front-of-house area, learn festival operations and emergency procedures, help coordinate volunteers, and work directly with guests to help ensure they have the best possible experience. You will be at every performance of this year’s show and help to ensure a safe experience for our audience and a successful show each night. Nightly tasks will include opening the site for guests, making sure all facilities are in clean and working order, coordinating volunteers on nightly procedures, and helping guests find their seats. You will report directly to the House Manager and frequently interact with the Box Office Manager, Associate Producer, and Marketing Manager. 
There will also be a weekly talk-back exclusively for house management interns with a different member of the festival’s staff and the show’s crew, where you can learn more about the industry and make new connections. 
  • Comfort working outside in hot and rainy conditions 
  • Comfort lifting up to 50lbs at a time 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to interact with guests and volunteers 
  • An interest in theater, arts administration, or event production is a plus 
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St. Louis Shakespeare Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in our hiring process, as well as in all areas of our work. We believe that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions are vital assets that enrich the programs and productions we produce for our community. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.