POSITION: Residencies and Riotous Youth Programs Manager
TERM: Year Round, full time
STATUS: exempt, at-will employee
SUPERVISOR: Education Programs Administrator
SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours/week (schedule varies)
Founded in 1978, Shakespeare & Company is a thriving center of creative and collaborative excellence in Actor Training, Performance, and Education, rooted in Shakespeare’s work and the Elizabethan ideals of inquiry, balance and harmony. Committed to nurturing the creative impulse, exploring the universal themes of human experience, engaging with the widest possible audience, and influencing future generations, Shakespeare & Company is also committed to evolving its approach to diversity and inclusion to engender an active process and positive change toward race equity in its employment and artistry. Shakespeare & Company is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities; it is our intent to maintain an inclusive work environment which is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, pregnancy or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in theater and theater administration including People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+ individuals, women, people who are neurodiverse, and people with disabilities. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of these policies in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, and all other conditions and privileges of employment. Our goal is to engage ourselves in endeavors which enrich and promote a more just society.
The Company now seeks an experienced and imaginative individual to fill the position of Residencies and Riotous Youth Programs Manager beginning on or about September 4, 2023. Reporting to the Education Programs Administrator, the Residencies and Riotous Youth Programs Manager is responsible for the promotion, program implementation, and daily management of the Riotous Youth Programs, elementary / middle / high school Residencies, and for co-directing a play in the annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare. The ideal candidate will have strong communication and people management skills with experience in creating and managing a culturally diverse team environment. The candidate will also be a team player with a strong anti-racist perspective and be a strategic, flexible, positive, and curious thinker responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring a successful and comprehensive strategy as part of the Education Department, while providing support to Shakespeare & Company Performances, and its Center for Actor Training on a local, national, and international scale.
ABOUT THE SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY EDUCATION PROGRAM
Shakespeare & Company is a non-profit theater company located in Lenox, MA. The Education Program at Shakespeare & Company invites and empowers students to bring the classical poetry and plays of Shakespeare alive in ways that are personally inspiring, educationally rigorous, and theatrically compelling. Through performances, residencies, and workshops in the Berkshires and all over the Northeast, Shakespeare & Company reaches more than 40,000 students per year.