Shakespeare and Company
Lenox, MA

Expires: 05/15/20

Job Dates

early-May thru August/September


$120 stipend/week plus housing per week

Shakespeare and Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for a Paid Carpentry Intern to join our scene shop staff. Our season features 8 shows on four different stages. Shakespeare and Companys 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.

The Carpentry Intern would work closely with the TD, ATDs, and the scene shop staff in the building of scenic elements through an educational process and assist in inventory control in the shop and shop tool maintenance. Classes, lecturers and other events for the internship company will be held throughout the summer season.

Applicants must be familiar with standard theatrical wood construction and of shop tool operation. Some experience with welding and rigging would be helpful. The Carpentry Intern must be able to read and interpret technical construction drawings. Candidates should be able to lift 50 pounds, be comfortable working at heights, and over 18 years of age. This position is geared for those early in their college career.

There are two internships available. One starts end of April thru Mid August while the other starts early May thru early September. It is important to note that shorter availabilities will be considered. Housing for non-local applicants may be available though 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.


Kevin Harvell

Production Manager



(413) 637-1199

Business Address

70 Kemble Street.

Lenox, MA 01240

Posted: 03/19/2020 12:30:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/19/2020 11:34 EST

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