Shakespeare and Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for a Paid Scenic Intern to join our scene shop staff.

The Paid Scenic Intern would work closely with the Scenic Charge in the finishing of scenic elements, primarily through paint, to achieve the designer’s artistic vision through an educational. The person in this position will follow the Scenic Charge’s lead on projects and must be willing to work some nights or early mornings. Classes, lecturers and other events for the internship company will be held throughout the summer season.

The applicant should have a familiarization in the scenic painting. This position involves the frequent maintenance of the paint department’s tools. Candidates should be able to lift 50 pounds and be over 18 years of age. This position is geared for those early in their college career.

The contract runs approximately from early-May through the mid-September. Shorter availabilities will be considered.
Housing for non-local applicants may be available through local applicants are preferred.

Shakespeare + Company is an E.O.E. and this is a stipend educational position. Send cover letter with dates of availability, resume, and 3 references with e-mail contact to: Kevin Harvell, Production Manager at Jobsearch@shakespeare.org. More information on the season and company can be found at Shakespeare.org.

Job Dates

early-May thru mid-September


$120 stipend/week plus housing per week

About Shakespeare and Company

Our season features 8 shows on four different stages. Shakespeare and Company’s season features 8 shows on four different stages. Shop spaces include natural light in 2nd floor, air-conditioned Costume Shop and our Scene Shop is 110' x 60' and includes a 20’ x 40’ Paint deck. We have separate Sound and Lighting facilities as well as 3,500 sq. ft. of costume stock and 12,000+ sq. ft. of props and scenic storage. The Props Department has a separate shop from the Scenic Department. Shakespeare + Company has an Equity LORT D playhouse seating approximately 400, an Equity SPT 4 black box theater with a 200 seat house, and two outdoor theaters, one LORT D and the other non-equity, both which have a capacity over 290.