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Employment

Williamstown Theatre Festival’s summer season offers a variety of career opportunities for theater professionals at all levels of experience. Ranging from supervisory to assistantship positions, WTF staff members engage with some of the top professionals in American theater. Most summer employment opportunities run from June through August, with some pre-season preparation for certain roles. Staff compensation varies with the responsibilities of the position and is disclosed in each job posting, with anticipated weekly hours to be discussed through the hiring process. WTF will provide all employees with an on-campus housing option as a benefit free of charge.

Jobs will be posted for at least 30 days before the hiring process begins.

Williamstown Theatre Festival is committed to telling diverse stories and to fostering an inclusive environment both onstage and off. We are seeking talented artists and administrators from all backgrounds, for all of our programs. WTF is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants shall be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, familial status, ancestry, genetics, or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Candidates from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage anyone to apply who feels they would excel in the position, regardless of whether you feel you meet 100% of the qualifications.

Seasonal jobs for the 2024 Season will be posted on a rolling basis, with Production Technical Department Supervisor positions being posted in early January, Audience Engagement team members and Production Technical Department Managers in mid-January, and all other seasonal positions in mid-February. Continue to visit this webpage for updates!

Download our 2024 Recruitment Poster Here

The Festival is currently hiring for the following positions:

Full Time

Development Coordinator

Seasonal

Artistic
Artistic Assistant

Business
Business Assistant

Company Management
Assistant Company Manager(s)
Festival Drivers

Costumes
Wardrobe Manager
Costume Shop Manager
Costume Shop Assistant
Costumes Assistant

Development
Development Assistants

Lighting
Lighting Supervisor
Production Electrician
Lighting Assistant

Marketing
Graphic Designer(s)
Photographer
Videographer
Social Media Assistant
Marketing Assistant

Operations
Associate Operations Manager
Festival Operations Staff

Producing
Line Producer
Producing Assistant

Production
Production Staff
Assistant Production Manager

Scenery & Props Department
Technical Director
Props Manager
Props Assistant
Scenery Assistant

Sound
Audio Engineer
Sound Assistant

Stage Management
Production Assistant

Apply For Seasonal Positions Here Apply For Full Year Positions Here Learn more about each WTF department here

The Festival is committed to uplifting the region’s cultural workforce and is happy to share open positions at our partner institutions:
MASS MoCA
Museum Attendant, Plastic Bag Store (PBS), On-Call/Temporary/Seasonal

Other Opportunities

From the L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award to residencies and readings, WTF offers several opportunities for playwrights, composers, and directors to connect with the Festival, by invitation. WTF does not accept unsolicited submissions; only agents may submit scripts. If you are not represented, you may send information about upcoming readings, workshops, or productions to submissions@wtfestival.org.

Please note: we will not be offering the Summer Intensive educational program in the 2024 Season, nor will we have acting or training opportunities available for non-Equity performers.

Working and Living in Williamstown

Williamstown Theatre Festival’s season takes place on the beautiful campus of Williams College in Williamstown, MA with backdrops of the Berkshire, Green, and Taconic mountain ranges. Williamstown, MA (estimated pop. 7,813) is located in Berkshire County (estimated pop. 128,657) in Western Massachusetts and is an hour’s drive from Albany, NY and 30 minutes from Pittsfield, MA.

The Williams College campus and the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance are within walking distance of Spring Street, which has several restaurants with dine-in and takeout options, a pharmacy, a coffee shop, an ice cream shop, a movie theater, and several stores. The nearest grocery store is a 10-minute drive from campus and not within walking distance. Having a personal vehicle does provide more flexibility in grocery-shopping and expands dining and activity options. For those who bring vehicles, parking is free at designated locations on the Williams campus with a parking pass. For a list of all the things to do and see in Williamstown and the Northern Berkshires, visit destinationwilliamstown.org.

All seasonal staff are provided housing free of charge on campus at Williams College. Housing is dorm-style with private bedrooms and shared common areas, including bathroom and kitchen. Williams College housing is not air-conditioned. Weather ranges from evenings on the cooler side but can also be quite warm with temperatures in the 90s with high humidity.

We acknowledge that Williamstown Theatre Festival is a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) located in a county that is 91% white, according to the US Census Bureau. We are actively engaged in the work of becoming a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, accessible, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive institution that not only welcomes BIPOC artists and staff but nurtures an environment that allows everyone to thrive. More specific actions on these efforts can be found in our Progress Report linked here.

Find Us

By Phone: (413) 458-3200
By Email: wtfinfo@wtfestival.org
By Snail Mail: PO Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267