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Career Opportunities

Alabama Shakespeare Festival is a year-round professional LORT theatre housed in a $21.5 million theatre complex located in Montgomery, Alabama, that annually produces a vibrant season of Shakespeare as well as the classics, musicals, and new works.

ASF is an Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/D/V

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

JOB TITLE:  TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 

DEPARTMENT:  PRODUCTION 

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION  

FULL TIME/SALARIED: $50,000–$60,000 ANNUAL | BENEFITS ELEGIBLE 

General Description

A key position of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Technical Director (TD) TD coordinates all scenic aspects for the theatre. The TD requests bids and purchases materials in consultation with the Production Manager, creates construction drawings in consultation with the Scenic Designer, and supervises carpentry staff to execute all scenic elements. The TD optimizes scenic department workflow, ensures facilities and equipment are in excellent operating order, and guarantees that material resources are available on a timely basis.  The Technical Director works closely with the Scenic Designer and other creatives to make certain that designs are realized in a timely and cost-effective basis.  

Immediate Reports  

Assistant Technical Director, Carpenters 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Budgeting 

  • In collaboration with Scenic Designers, the TD estimates, budgets, tracks all expenditures of the scene shops and stage operations. 
  • Reports weekly an updated budget to the Production Manager 

Management and Scheduling

  • Coordinates with Production Management to assure that each production is installed on time and within budget. 
  • Collaborates closely with Assistant TD, Master Carpenter, and Scenic Charge for safe, cost-efficient and timely construction, load-in, and strike of each production. 
  • Monitors other department heads to ensure scheduling of stage time, needs concerning construction, and modifications needed to help any other department. 
  • Works with department heads to ensure a timely load-in of each production. 
  • Coordinates maintenance of scene shop vehicles and trailers. 
  • Ensures that all shop personnel in the proper use and maintenance of all power tools and mechanics necessary for daily use in the shop. 
  • Oversees the Inventory and maintenance of all stock scenery, soft goods, and saved scenic units. 
  • Ensures inventory of construction materials, hardware, and expendables needed for each production as well as yearly upkeep for the scene shop. 

Safety and Cleanliness

  • Oversees rigging necessary for each space/event to make certain the safe installation of all overhead mechanics, automation, and flown scenery/personnel. 
  • Oversees routine inspection and maintenance of all rigging equipment. 
  • Maintains a clean and safe workspace for all personnel.  

Communication

  • Collaborates with staff to fulfill all institutional goals 
  • Participates in future planning 
  • Communicates scenic needs, concerns, and events to Production Manager 

Other Duties

The Technical Director performs other duties as assigned by Production Manager 

Working Requirements

  • Must be able to lift 75+ pounds unaided and in repetition. 
  • May be required to occasionally work in extreme conditions: at heights, in confined spaces, and in adverse and high temperature weather. 
  • Must maintain a safe and orderly working environment. 
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license. 
  • Must be comfortable driving a fully loaded 5-ton truck.  
  • Ability to collaborate with designers and directors, lead professional crews, communicate expectations and progress promptly and accurately. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a scenic shop foreman or Technical Director. 
  • Proficiency in Vectorworks / Auto Cad and other CAD software. 

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references via resume portal. If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Production Ahkim Church (achurch@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

CARPENTER

JOB TITLE: CARPENTER

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION

REPORTS TO: TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

CONTRACT: $14–16/HOUR (OVERTIME ELIGIBLE)

ABOUT THE POSITION

Carpenters at ASF work closely with the technical director and ATD in the construction and implementation of scenery for a 10-13 show season. The primary responsibility of the carpenter is in the construction and load in of scenery for each show. A solid knowledge of scenic construction is required.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Primarily responsible for the construction of scenery and scenic elements
  • Load-in and strike of each production
  • Evening and weekend work is required for this position
  • Work independently on specific projects
  • Other duties to help the company as necessary

Suggested Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of woodworking
  • Strong MIG welding and metalworking skills
  • Experience working in a professional scene shop
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and build to spec.
  • Proficiency working with power tools, including but not limited to table saws, circular saw, drills, sawal, routers, angle grinder, and nail guns.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift 75lbs
  • Comfortable using ladders and working overhead

Pay Range – $14-16 an hour (overtime eligible)

Seasonal Contract, Benefits Eligible

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references via resume portal. If you have any questions, please reach out to Director of Production Ahkim Church (achurch@asf.net). 

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

JOB TITLE: FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

DEPARTMENT: FACILITIES

REPORTS TO: FACILITIES MANAGER

FULL-TIME/HOURLY: $15/HOUR

General Description
The Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing routine building maintenance tasks. Performance of building maintenance tasks in one or more fields (e.g., carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, etc.). Performs general cleaning and other tasks as assigned. This is a full-time, nonexempt hourly position.

Primary Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Daily Inspection of mechanical rooms and equipment
  • Daily inspection of the building from top to bottom
  • Monthly checks of safety equipment (Fire Extinguishers and such)
  • Set up and breakdown special events
  • Be able to work a “On Call” schedule on weekends
  • Communicate (both verbal and written) with others in a clear, conscientious, and respectful way.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical (can work with candidate)
  • Knowledge of basic plumbing (can work with candidate)
  • Knowledge of basic HVAC (can work with candidate)
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical repair (can work with candidate)
  • Knowledge of basic carpentry (can work with candidate)
  • Knowledge of concept of troubleshooting
  • Custodial and housekeeping duties as assigned
  • Assists the Facilities Manager with any special projects or repairs
  • Assists the Facilities Manager with any emergency repairs
  • Maintain logs on the various tasks that the department does.

Hourly Rate: $15/hour

To apply, please submit qualifications to

This is a full-time hourly position in Montgomery, AL. Eligible for benefits. Day and evening positions available. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to Mike DiLaura (mdilaura@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

FACILITIES JANITORIAL TECHNICIAN

JOB TITLE: FACILITIES JANITORIAL TECHNICIAN

DEPARTMENT: FACILITIES

REPORTS TO: FACILITIES MANAGER

FULL-TIME/HOURLY: $12/HOUR

General Description

The Janitorial staff member is responsible for performing routine building cleaning tasks. Janitorial staff maintain company premises in a clean and orderly way by picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, or using industrial cleaning equipment to clean floors. Candidates must be able to lift 35 pounds, climb ladders, squat/kneel/crouch, tolerate repetitive movements. ASF is seeking candidates for daytime and evening shifts.

Primary Responsibilities and Qualifications:

  • Perform cleaning duties such as cleaning floors, restrooms, hallways, etc.
  • Emptying trash, sweeping, and cleaning surfaces
  • Perform cleaning duties adhering to approved department cleaning procedures
  • Keep building and outbuildings in clean and orderly condition
  • Clean countertops and communal work surfaces
  • Clean up after caterings
  • Mopping, dusting, washing floors, vacuuming, cleaning windows
  • Empty and clean all trash receptacles
  • Mopping, scrubbing floors, vacuuming and spot cleaning carpets
  • Removing trash and sanitizing trash containers
  • Performing Housekeeping duties to include vacuuming, sweeping, scrubbing, dust mopping and wet mopping floors, furniture dusting, cleaning and replenishing restrooms supplies
  • Maintain cleaning supplies
  • Use cleaning chemicals and equipment safely and effectively, according to manufacturer and organization directions
  • Perform light dusting, window cleaning, vacuuming, and dishware cleaning

Hourly Rate: $12/hour

To apply, please submit qualifications to

This is a full-time hourly position in Montgomery, AL. Eligible for benefits. Day and evening positions available. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to Mike DiLaura (mdilaura@asf.net).

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE

JOB TITLE:                     BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE
DEPARTMENT:              ADMINISTRATION
REPORTS TO:                EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB FUNCTION:

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF), The State’s Theatre, is accepting applications for the part-time position of Box Office Associate in Montgomery, AL.

 Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) is currently seeking friendly and organized individuals to serve as Box Office Associate. Alabama Shakespeare Festival is a year-round professional LORT (C&D) theatre housed in an impressive two-theatre complex located in Montgomery, Alabama. ASF produces a vibrant season of classics (including Shakespeare), contemporary plays, musicals, and new works. In addition to ASF’s stage productions, ASF serves its community through the Festival’s many arts education programs, including SchoolFest, a student-matinee program that provides 30,000–40,000 students annually with subsidized tickets for a performance of one of ASF’s plays.

The priority of a Box Office Associate is to provide good customer service for all patrons.

  • Assist patrons with all aspects of ticketing and subscription needs using Tessitura® ticketing and customer relationship management (CRM) software.
  • Provide pleasant, accurate, and expedient customer service for everyone entering the theater.
  • Knowledgeably answer patrons’ questions about ASF and the current season of plays.
  • Professionally answer phone calls and transfer to ASF staff when requested.
  • Communicate with Shift Leader and Front of House staff about ticket orders with special circumstances or customer service issues.
  • Staff for special events on ASF’s grounds and in the community.
  • Assist with marketing projects as needed.
  • Work shifts as Gift Shop Associate, which includes processing sales, restocking inventory and supplies, maintaining displays, and dusting and vacuuming the shop.
  • Work shifts in Front of House as needed.
  • The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication skills.
  • Prior experience working in the customer service industry is a plus.

This is a part-time position. Must be able to work weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Currently, the ASF Box Office is open Monday–Saturday, Noon–5 p.m. Open until 8 p.m. during evening performances and until 3 p.m. on performance Sundays.

SALARY RANGE: Starting at $11/hour

This is a part-time position in Montgomery, AL. Benefits include participation in 403(b) retirement plan. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to Leigh Owen at lowen@asf.net.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and community programs. From its founding in a high school auditorium in Anniston in 1972 to its designation as the State Theatre of Alabama in 1977 to the stunning $21.5 million performing arts complex in Montgomery (built in 1985), ASF has been a leader in the performing arts throughout the state, region, and country. As a beloved Alabama arts institution, ASF broadens the cultural identity of the South by producing classics, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, musicals, theatre for young audiences, and exciting new works. Since its inception, ASF has provided education programs to more than one million students; annually, SchoolFest, a student-matinee program, presents high-quality theatrical experiences to nearly 35,000 students. ASF’s values include heritage, excellence, community, accessibility, life-long learning, stewardship, and Equity Diversity, and Inclusion. More information can be found about our values by going to asf.net/about 

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT

ASF’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in the stories we tell and people we hire.  Diversity is more than a commitment at ASF — it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, age, and veteran status.

ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S ANTI-RACISM STATEMENT

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. More information can be found about our anti-racism work and commitments by going to asf.net/anti-racism.

 

Thank you for considering employment with ASF.

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Anti-Racism Statement

ASF commits to anti-racism in its systems, practices, and theatre-making. As a storytelling institution charged with building community, we believe our civic, not-for-profit mission cannot be achieved with racist policies, ideals, or thinking in place. We commit to a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. We commit to combating discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. Learn more about ASF’s Anti-Racism initiatives at ASF.net/Anti-Racism.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival and its artists, staff, and artisans are busy at work. The pandemic is inspiring us to develop creative programs and events to bring the arts to you in this age of social distancing. Please join us along this journey by making a contribution today. Your tax-deductible gift will help ASF engage, entertain, and inspire students and adults. 

Gifts of any amount are greatly appreciated.