Shakespeare and Company
Lenox, MA

Expires: 05/15/20

Job Dates

late-April thru late-September


$490/week with the potential to earn overtime plus per week

Shakespeare and Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for a Props Carpenter to join our props 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 Props Carpenter would work closely with the Props Master and other Props staff by assisting in the acquisition and building of all of the summer seasons properties. The Props Carpenter would also assist in the maintenance of the props inventory and the shop.

Ideal applicants will have knowledge of shop tools, paints, sewing, and crafts. General carpentry experience is required and a history of furniture building is desired. All candidates should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be comfortable working at heights, and ideally have a valid drivers license.

The contract runs approximately from late-April through late-September. Shorter availabilities will be considered. Housing for non-local applicants is available. There is a possible extension to work on our Fall Education program that ends just prior to Thanksgiving.

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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