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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

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.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

JOB TITLE: Human Resources Manager

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Director of Finance

ABOUT THE POSITION

We are seeking a seasoned professional to be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the organization’s human resources through planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. This position will also manage payroll processes, contracts, and perform accounting-related tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

Human resources duties include applicant screening, assisting in interview processes, employee onboarding, maintaining employee files, handling employee questions and concerns, and overseeing benefit plans/claims and related activities.

Payroll duties include processing and disbursement of weekly payrolls, maintenance of payroll records and employee benefit records, and coordinating benefit payments. This position will also be responsible for drafting employment contracts and ensuring compliance of terms.

Suggested Qualifications

The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of experience in human resources and payroll processing. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office and ADP Workforce. Experience working with union and non-union employees is desired.

Salary range: $55,000-$60,000.

This is a full-time position in Montgomery, AL. Benefits include health, dental, paid vacation, and participation in 403(b) retirement plan. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to our Director of Finance (lodonahue@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.

DRAPER

JOB TITLE: Draper

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION

REPORTS TO: Director of Costume Production

ABOUT THE POSITION

Primary Responsibilities

  • Uses the Costume Designer’s sketch to create Costume(s)
  • Creates patterns by draping or flat patterning for actors
  • Fit’s costumes to the actor(s)
  • Cuts or supervises the cutting of all fabric the costumes
  • Assists determining yardage required of all fabrics and trims needed for costume(s)
  • Corrects patterns and alters costumes as necessary
  • Supervises crew by preparing and delegating work to First Hands and Stitchers.
  • Manages time, including that of crew members in effective manner
  • Researches the period, style and techniques necessary to complete costumes within

Costume Designer’s guidelines.

  • Maintains the integrity of the Costume Design through interpretation of the sketch.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Costume Production.

Suggested Qualifications

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Draping and Flat Patterning
  • Knowledge of and experience in a variety of Costume Construction techniques
  • Knowledge and experience of men’s and women’s tailoring
  • Understanding of period silhouettes and how to adapt it to theatrical costumes
  • Good working knowledge of Costume History
  • Good working knowledge of fabrics and their uses
  • Basic Cres management skills including but not limited to: time management, work flow, and interpersonal communications.

Pay Range – $20-22.50 an hour, overtime eligible

Seasonal Contract, Benefits Eligible

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references here. 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

ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIAN

JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT MASTER ELECTRICIAN 

DEPARTMENT: PRODUCTION 

REPORTS TO: MASTER ELECTRICIAN 

ABOUT THE POSITION 

The Assistant Master Electrician is directly supervised by the Master Electrician, and it is his/her overall responsibility to assist the Master Electrician in planning for and executing the needs of each production and its respective designer. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

 Supervise the electrics portion of his/her assigned theatre. This includes breaking down the plot, tracking and arranging for the wiring of all set mounts and practicals that are required for a particular production. 

 Maintaining contact with the designers (in tandem with the Master Electrician) to be sure that all issues and requirements of the shows are met. 

 Loading in of each light plot including color, templates as well as troubleshooting so that everything is correct and functional before focus. 

 Light Board Programming and Running the shows in their respective theater as required or assigned. 

 Generating any paperwork required to keep the show operating smoothly such as preshow and postshow checklists. 

 Maintaining the light plot and the integrity of the lighting design as conceived and left by the lighting designer. 

 Updating and archiving of all information regarding the show including, but not limited to: Lightwright, Light Plot, Lineset Schedule, and taking archival photographs of each lighting channel as well as of any set mounts or effects implemented. 

 Attending all production meetings related to the shows in their assigned theatre space (when possible) as well as all meetings formal or otherwise after each tech and preview. 

 Leading and supervising any crews assigned to them to complete their tasks. 

 Assisting in repair and maintenance of all equipment used by the Electrics Department as needed. 

 Any other duties assigned. 

Suggested Qualifications: 

An Assistant Master Electrician must have extensive experience hanging, circuiting, focusing, troubleshooting and maintaining stage lighting equipment. Knowledge of basic electrical wiring, circuiting and soldering is required as well as prior experience operating computerized lighting control systems. 

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

Seasonal Contract, Benefits Eligible

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references here. 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

 

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.