Hampshire Shakespeare Company

650 East Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Date Posted:
April 08, 2019

Western Massachusetts



Costume/Props Designer

Hampshire Shakespeare Company is seeking aCostume/Props Designer for the 2019 summer season of “Shakespeare Under the Stars", which will include productions ofHenry V ,The *Annotated* Taming, and a Young Company production ofMeasure for Measure.

The Costume/Props Designer will help support our proud artistic tradition of outdoor performances, which emphasizes the relationship between actor and audience. This position will begin in mid-April and end in late-August.

Costume/Props Designer Responsibilities

  • Work with the director to create a artistic vision for the production

  • Design costume, hair, makeup, and props and present finished design to the production team

  • Procure costume pieces and props, with assistance from interns and the Production Manager

  • At the end of the production, ensure orderly storage of costumes and props used in rehearsals and performances

  • Be responsible for the maintenance and care of costumes/props and costume/prop storage space for the duration of the production

  • Work with the Technical Director in the setup of quick change areas as needed

  • Be present at tech rehearsals to facilitate the execution of the artistic vision of the production

  • Communicate costume changes and quick change needs to Stage Manager



  • Previous experience in theatre

  • Design experience

  • Lives within reasonable commuting distance to Amherst, MA

  • Reliable transportation

  • Ability to work with people of any age group

  • Ability to solve problems creatively

  • Team player attitude

  • Willingness to learn

  • Flexibility

  • Good sense of humor


  • Costume design experience

  • Prop design experience

  • Outdoor theatre experience

  • Community theatre experience

The ideal candidate will be a creative team player dedicated to creating a sense of community in an organization that includes staff and volunteers. Ability to think on your feet and adjust to the unpredictable nature of outdoor theatre is a must.

While Hampshire Shakespeare is a community theatre, the company offers a small stipend for much of its staff. All stipends are commensurate with experience and company budget.

How To Apply:

Application Deadline: April 22

Interested applicants should send resumes, cover letters, and all relevant inquiries to hampshire.shakespeare.company@gmail.com.
Apply by:
April 22, 2019
About this Organization:

Our mission is to develop and maintain a diverse, mutually supportive core community of artists that draws from and gives to the greater Pioneer Valley community. With a focus on the understanding of text, we empower artists and audiences to engage with Shakespeare and related works through outdoor and indoor performance, education, and outreach.