Training Programs Manager


July 15, 2023


$44,000 to $46,000

STATUS: Exempt, at-will

SUPERVISORS: Director of Training

SCHEDULE: Flexible, including some nights and weekends

LOCATION: Mostly on-site at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., with possible travel as needed.



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 theatre and theatre 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.


Position Summary

Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training is seeking an experienced, creative, and proactive individual who possesses a passion for actor training and arts administration to fill the position of Training Programs Manager. This position is responsible for the promotion, planning, administrative implementation, and management of all workshops and programs.






  • Manages enrollment for all workshops and programs, including processing applications, corresponding with applicants, monitoring tuition payments, processing payments as needed, and distributing workshop materials to participants
  • Manages all social media accounts for the Center for Actor Training
  • Manages the advertising for all programs and workshops, including coordinating with the Marketing Department to create marketing materials and update workshop information on the website, planning and supervising electronic and paper mailings, researching local advertising for off-site workshops, and exploring and developing new marketing strategies
  • Designs and distributes the Center for Actor Training e-newsletter
  • Assists in monitoring the budget for the Center for Actor Training, including maintaining expenditures within budget limits
  • Assists in developing participant recruitment plans and policies to ensure diversity and inclusivity
  • Maintains the department filing system


Project Based


  • Compiles and distributes workshop materials for faculty for each individual workshop
  • Assists in setting the annual calendar of all workshops offered by the Center for Actor Training, including the Month-long Intensive, the Summer Shakespeare Intensive, Weekend Intensives, college/university residencies, corporate training programs and specialized workshops (such as Dropping In, Clown, Wit, Sonnet, week-long workshops, etc) in collaboration with the Director of the Center for Actor Training
  • Assists in coordinating the hiring and scheduling of faculty for all actor training programs in collaboration with the Director of the Center for Actor Training as needed
  • Communicates with hosts for off-site workshops and residencies
  • Assists with travel and accommodations for off-site workshops and residencies as needed
  • Acts as the workshop manager for on-campus workshops and manages travel of the participants in collaboration with the Company Manager
  • Processes reimbursements and vendor payments
  • Monitors and provides all documentation needed for the annual audit
  • Assists in hiring and supervises temporary administrative employees, such as workshop managers, office assistants, and kitchen staff for the Month-long Intensive
  • Supervises interns or work-study students assigned to the Center for Actor Training


Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Characteristics


  • Strong administrative skills and the ability to work under deadlines and multitask in an exciting, fast-paced, creative work environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; a positive attitude and energy, and an inspiring, forward thinking, empathetic, and collaborative management style, exhibiting an openness to many perspectives
  • A commitment to values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and access
  • Experience in organizing, working with, and communicating effectively with groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds, identities, abilities, and experiences
  • Interest and respect for the foundational principles and methods in Shakespeare & Company’s commitment to the actor/audience relationship
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google applications, and Zoom
  • Completion of a COVID-19 vaccine regimen, including booster
Roles & Responsibilities
Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Characteristics
The successful candidate will have:
This full-time exempt position will receive compensation in the range of $44,000 to $46,000. Full benefits include paid time off, health insurance options including 75% contribution towards individual’s health insurance, 403(b) with TIAA-CREF including a company match after 2 year’s employment, medical FSA, and discounts on company programs. Local housing can be provided for up to 90 days as part of a relocation package.
Applications accepted until:July 15, 2023
How to Apply

Candidates who possess the above qualifications, or transferrable skills, are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter, resume, and references.

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