Assistant to the Artistic Director

Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown, MA 01267

Job Details



Tony-Award winning Williamstown Theatre Festival seeks an ambitious early career professional for the position of Assistant to the Artistic Director. This position is heavily clerical, requires a precise attention to detail, an ability to think quickly and prioritize tasks, and an ability to maintain a positive attitude and composure under pressure.  The successful candidate is someone who multi-tasks and wishes to master minutia in service of the big picture of the Festival; The Artistic Director is demanding, intense and fair — the successful candidate finds this appealing in a boss and wants to work very hard in service of the organization’s success. This position will be remote through November 20 2020 or longer, with the expectation of eventually transitioning to full-time, in-person work in the New York office; the position requires relocation to Williamstown, Massachusetts for June, July and August.


· Creation and maintenance of Artistic Directors calendar, including but not limited to heavy email and phone communication for purposes of arranging and maintaining the schedule, coordination of internal and external conference calls, and confirmation of meetings.

· Maintenance of Artistic Director email and phone log systems; heavy clerical support and correspondence of a timely nature.

· Assisted maintenance of script submissions, script logging, script reading list, and submission correspondence in support of the Artistic Director, in close collaboration with Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager

· Creation and maintenance of a spreadsheet of NYC, regional, and international theatre and coordination of tickets and travel for Artistic Director

· Management of inbound and outbound house seat requests as directed by Artistic Director

· Reconciliation of accounts.

· Maintenance of archival materials for Artistic Director

· Management and maintenance of shared institutional calendar in close consultation with senior staff

· General support to Artistic Director including but not limited to errand running and additional tasks appropriate to the workplace

· Coordination and execution of Artist Hospitality events in the summer, in close collaboration with Development Office

· Coordination and oversight of the relocation of Artistic Director office from NYC to Williamstown, and back, in close collaboration with Production

· Support at Gala and NYC openings in the regular theatrical season

· Other duties as assigned.


In addition to the duties and requirements listed above, Williamstown Theatre Festival expects the following of each employee: adheres to WTF policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in WTF events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.


Salary and benefits package (including health and pension) are commensurate with assistant-level positions at the organization.  Travel to/from Williamstown and housing on Williams College campus is provided for the summer months.



· To produce classic and new plays with distinction and verve, and to present artists with production opportunities and challenges seldom available elsewhere

· To provide a training program in which emerging theater talents collaborate with accomplished mentors in a vital, professional, and educational atmosphere

· To create and present programs that serve and engage a diverse community


Williamstown Theatre Festival continues to listen to the wisdom of anti-racism resources and to the insight of BIPOC artists, administrators, and alumni as we analyze our long history, our past and current practices, and our culture.  WTF is committed to acknowledging, addressing, and dismantling harmful practices which impede progress.  We are actively seeking a diverse pool of candidates and we welcome all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or ancestry.


Williamstown Theatre Festival is an equal opportunity employer, committed to telling diverse stories and to fostering an inclusive environment both onstage and off.




For over six decades, Williamstown Theatre Festival, recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement, has brought emerging and professional theatre artists together to create a thrilling summer festival of premiere work alongside fresh, new productions of the western canon, accompanying cultural events including COMMUNITY WORKS and Late-Night Cabarets, and readings and workshops of new plays.  Under Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield, WTF launched the Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program, through which theatre artists, including Jocelyn Bioh, Nathan Alan Davis, Halley Feiffer, Justin Levine, Matthew Lopez, Jiehae Park, Benjamin Scheuer, and many others, create new work supported by a year-round play development program.  WTF runs unmatched training programs for new generations of theatre talent, and artists and productions shaped at WTF fill theatres in New York, London, and around the country each season.  Williamstown Theatre Festival’s productions of The Bridges of Madison County, The Elephant Man, Fool for Love, Living on Love, and The Visit enjoyed critically acclaimed runs on Broadway, with The Elephant Man and The Visit receiving Tony Award nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical, respectively.  WTF’s world premiere productions of Cost of Living (winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Actually, Paradise Blue, and Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow played acclaimed Off-Broadway runs.  In the abbreviated 2019-20 theatrical season, Williamstown Theatre Festival was represented or scheduled to be represented on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally by The Sound Inside, The Rose Tattoo, Grand Horizons, Seared, Selling Kabul, Unknown Soldier, and Lempicka.  Visit us at


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