April 6th, 2021

This position has been filled.

production assistant

The American Shakespeare Center is in search of a full-time Production Assistant. The Production Assistant will work with the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director to build and maintain the 2021 season of 3 indoor and 1 outdoor shows.


  • Pulling props from storage
  • Building projects
  • Care of props inventory and spaces
  • Attending tech rehearsals with the Technical Director


Applicants should be familiar and interested in a variety of crafting skills, good note-takers, familiar with shop environments and safety, and ready to learn. Experience in technical theatre is encouraged, but not essential.

About the ASC

Using a unique yet versatile and flexible embrace of Shakespearean performance conditions, American Shakespeare Center produces new and classic in repertory seasons in the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s indoor stage.

The “original practices” approach utilizes technical theatre that corresponds with our ever-evolving understanding of early-modern theatre-making, emphasizing the hand-made and operated and the live performer in all aspects of production. The Playhouse boasts an authentic, permanent “frons scena” that can be lightly modified and the majority of the productions are performed in universal, share light provided by a combination of chandeliers and theatrical lighting equipment.

This is an opportunity to join, and lead, a company with a growing national reach both within the theatre and the academy, becoming a part of an institution where theatre practice and scholarship work side-by-side.

The American Shakespeare Center embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Position Details

  • Full time, seasonal position
  • Possibility of extension
  • Housing negotiable