The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. In 2010, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, the two organizations merged to form Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG). Berkshire Theatre Group’s mission is to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. Every year, BTG produces and presents performances to over 68,000 attendees and, through our Educational Program, serves over 11,000 Berkshire County school children annually. In July 2020, Berkshire Theatre was the first company in the United States to earn approval from Actors’ Equity Association to produce a musical (Godspell) in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Berkshire Theatre Group is committed to Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. BTG welcomes and encourages people from all backgrounds to participate in every facet of our organization as having a multitude of diverse voices expands and enhances the work we do. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.
Berkshire Theatre Group, celebrating it’s 94th year as a professional theatre in Western MA, is now accepting resumes for a year-round, full-time House Electrician/Carpenter. This position will work closely with the production department, to ensure that lighting and carpentry needs are met throughout the year.
Main responsibilities include overseeing the technical needs for all aspects of lighting as it relates to productions produced by BTG which currently has 4 summer productions, a fall production, a winter holiday production, education productions, plus presented concerts and special events throughout the year. Depending on production, responsibility could at times include supervising a crew.
Strong carpentry skills preferred, in order to lead the scenic builds for the non-summer productions. Salary starts at $37,000 – $40,000 and is commensurate with experience.
Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: Berkshire Theatre Group, Peter Durgin, Director of Productions, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part-Time Ticket Office Associate
Berkshire Theatre Group, celebrating it’s 94th year as a professional theatre in Western MA is now accepting resumes for part-time, year-round Ticket Office Associates. Position includes both in-person and remote working hours. Housing is not provided and applicants should be willing to travel between our two campuses in Pittsfield and Stockbridge as scheduled. This position is year-round, part-time employment starting at $15/hour.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: processing ticket sales, operating Spektrix ticketing system, reconciling end-of-day sales, creating reports, and staffing will-call shifts for performances. Experience working in a ticket office is preferred, but not required. Reports directly to the Ticketing Manager.
To apply for these positions, send a cover letter and resume to Berkshire Theatre Group, Scout Swonger, Ticketing Manager at email@example.com.
Berkshire Theatre Group, celebrating its 94th year as a professional theatre in Western MA, is accepting resumes for our administrative & production teams for our 2022 season. Summer season runs from late May until late August. Employment dates and weekly salary vary based on position. Salary and housing included for all positions. Berkshire Theatre Group is a fully vaccinated company.
To apply for a position on our production team, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Berkshire Theatre Group, Peter Durgin, Director of Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Company Manager
Ticket Office Associate
To apply for a position on our administrative team, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Berkshire Theatre Group, Corey Cavenaugh, General Manager at email@example.com.
Berkshire Theatre Group has numerous volunteering opportunities that can fit your schedule and lifestyle. In addition to working as an usher at one of our events, we are constantly looking for support on everything from mailings to gardening across our campus. No matter what your skills or interests, we can use your support.
Some of our volunteering opportunities include:
- Ushering at shows and events
- Database management
- Gardening and landscaping
- Assistance with mailings
- Building improvements
In exchange for your assistance, we provide complimentary access to BTG productions when available along with an exclusive invitation to a Volunteer Appreciation Event at the end of the summer.