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Join the STL SHAKES FEST team!

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Current Openings:

The Festival is currently hiring for front of house and backstage work at our 22 Shakespeare in the Park production in Forest Park. Please review all of the following and send a resume and brief introduction of yourself. Include your preferred position in the subject line.


House Management Intern (Send resume/introduction to colin@stlshakes.org)

This internship is a crash course on outdoor event operations and house management. You will be involved in the onsite operations of mainstage production from start to finish.

You will help set up the front-of-house area, learn festival operations and emergency procedures, coordinate volunteers and work directly with guests to help ensure they have the best possible experience. You will be at every performance and will help to ensure a safe experience for our audience and a successful show each night. Nightly tasks include opening the site for guests, making sure all facilities are in clean and working order  and helping guests find their seats and abide by COVID restrictions. You will report to the House Manager.

There will 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.

Pay: $500 stipend, no housing provided.

Requirements:

  • 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 a plus

Technical Director (Send resume/introduction to colin@stlshakes.org)
  • Dates: April 25 – June 3; (On Call: June 3 – June 26); June 27 – July 1 
  • Fee: $3,600 Flat Rate 
  • Hours: Variable 

You will work alongside the Associate Production Manager and Front of House Manager to help load in and load out the festival site. This will require outdoor work in the summer heat and rain.and regular heavy lifting. 

For this role we are looking specifically for someone with moderate to advanced carpentry skills. In addition to general load in and load out assistance, you will be tasked with handling all festival-related carpentry needs as they arise. 

You will not have regular hours once the show opens, but are expected to be able to make it to the site regularly to fix small problems.This will always be with at least 24 hours notice and will allow for scheduling flexibility.


House Management Intern (Send resume/introduction to colin@stlshakes.org)

This internship is a crash course on outdoor event operations and house management. You will be involved in the onsite operations of mainstage production from start to finish.

You will help set up the front-of-house area, learn festival operations and emergency procedures, coordinate volunteers and work directly with guests to help ensure they have the best possible experience. You will be at every performance and will help to ensure a safe experience for our audience and a successful show each night. Nightly tasks include opening the site for guests, making sure all facilities are in clean and working order  and helping guests find their seats and abide by COVID restrictions. You will report to the House Manager.

There will 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.

Pay: $500 stipend, no housing provided.

Requirements:

  • 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 a plus

Load-in/out Assistant (Send resume/introduction to colin@stlshakes.org)
  • Dates: April 25 – June 3; June 27 – July 1 
  • Fee: $3,000 Flat Rate 
  • Hours: Variable 

You will work alongside the Associate Production Manager and Front of House Manager to help load in and load out the festival site. This will require outdoor work in the summer heat and rain. This will also require heavy lifting.


Event Assistant (Send resume/introduction to tori@stlshakes.org)

Position: Overseeing all on-site activities in the Festival’s Bard Party Tent in Shakespeare Glen (an outdoor rental space comprised of a vinyl 30’ x 60’ tent with no walls). Individuals and organizations rent the Tent for private events of 50 – 300 people. The Event Assistant provides a positive and welcoming experience for both guests and vendors.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with other Festival staff, set up/tear down tables, chairs, and other event equipment for parties of 50 – 300 guests
  • Coordinate caterer and/or rental company load in/out as needed
  • Greet and direct guests; answer questions as needed
  • Provide on-site support for the duration of each evening event

Qualifications/Knowledge and Essential Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work evenings, Tuesday through Sunday
  • Able to lift and carry 50 pounds (e.g., tables, chairs, boxes, etc.)
  • Catering experience a plus but not required

Compensation: $75 per event
Events are generally 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm with some variation based on event size and complexity.

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