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Management and Development Associate

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Job Title: Management and Development Associate
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November 15th, 2021
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The Management and Development Associate will split their time supporting core operations in the Management and Development offices at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC). The Associate will report to both the Interim General Manager and the Director of Development. 

This is a part-time, hourly position with 15-20 hours typically expected per week at $20 per hour (paid monthly). Additional hours may be required periodically, especially during the run of Free Shakespeare on the Common in the summer. This position is currently fully remote, and will transition to a hybrid work model with some required work in CSC’s Boston office in 2022. 


Ongoing Job Responsibilities include:

  • Management

    • Respond to general email and voicemail inquiries

    • Order office supplies and conduct general office management and organization

    • Coordinate scheduling of meetings, take and distribute minutes, arrange logistics

    • Assist in office moves to new in-person workspace in 2022 and to and from the Boston Common each summer

    • Assist in preparing contracts for temporary and seasonal employees (as needed)

    • Assist with upload and organization of CSC file archives in Dropbox

    • Assist in management and updates of CSC IT platforms as needed, including but not limited to Zoom, LastPass, Dropbox, Google Drive, Mailchimp, CSC website, and company social media platforms

  • Development

    • Prepare earned revenue and contributed revenue bank deposits (as needed)

    • Process and acknowledge all contributed revenue

    • Manage/maintain online donor database and donor paper files

    • Assist in coordination of special fundraising events

    • Assist in executing several digital fundraising appeals 

Free Shakespeare on the Common (SOTC) Responsibilities include:

  • Organize housing and travel needs for out-of-town artists

  • Compile daily financial reports for earned and contributed revenue during SOTC, disseminate to upper management 

  • Process “Friends Section” orders and accommodate reservation changes

  • Prepare and send “Friend Section” pre- and post-show emails 

Besides the specific tasks and duties outlined above, the Associate will also take on responsibilities necessary to support new programming and special projects as assigned by the  Interim General Manager and the Director of Development. 


Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to interact with many constituencies including board members, audience, donors, staff, and artists

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Ability to manage time well to prioritize and coordinate a variety of tasks

  • Aptitude for utilizing technology and/or willingness to learn

  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision and to take initiative and solve problems as needed

  • Prior experience working in an office or administrative setting

  • A commitment to the principles of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Google suite preferred

  • Experience with DonorPerfect or another database management system and/or interest in development field preferred

  • Knowledge of the performing arts industry is a plus


To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to employment@commshakes.org with the subject line “Management and Development Associate - YOUR NAME” by October 31, 2021.  No phone calls please.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. CSC is a place where everyone can grow, so however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that interests you.


About CSC:

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is dedicated to artistic excellence, accessibility, and education. Founded in 1996, the company is best known for its award-winning annual productions of Free Shakespeare on Boston Common, which have been seen by more than a million people over its 25-year history.  The company also offers an extensive series of education and training programs for students, early-career actors, and others.  

CSC’s mission is to present plays of the highest artistic caliber that celebrate ideas and language to create dialogue around compelling issues of our time. We eliminate barriers — physical, economic, and cultural — to bring live theater to audiences throughout Greater Boston. We cultivate in young artists the value of community engagement,  and collaborate with educators to bring literature to life in the classroom.


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