POSITION: Festival Drivers
REPORTS TO: Company Manager
LOCATION: On site in Williamstown from July 5 - August 9
HIRING TIMELINE: Applications to be accepted until position is filled with a priority application deadline of March 31. Application review and interviews to be conducted starting April 3 with an anticipated start date of July 1.
We are seeking a team of responsible and reliable Drivers to join our 2023 Seasonal Staff. Drivers will be responsible for transporting Festival artists and company members in vehicles provided by the Festival between Albany and Williamstown as well as around the Williamstown area in a safe and efficient manner. This position requires a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and excellent customer service skills. Schedule will shift on a weekly basis depending on artist arrival and departure schedule as well as rehearsal and performance calendar.
- Transport passengers to and from specified locations in a timely manner. This will include regular trips to Albany train station and airport to pick up and drop off artists as well as shorter trips to transport artists to the grocery store and other locations in the Williamstown, North Adams, and Pittsfield areas.
- Follow all traffic laws and maintain a safe driving record
- Perform routine vehicle maintenance and keep vehicles clean and organized
- Communicate with Company Management to receive and confirm driving schedule and instructions
- Assist passengers with loading and unloading luggage
- Transport Festival supplies and materials, as needed
- Embrace the Festival’s commitment to EDIA and Anti-Racism by actively participating in and encouraging behaviors among staff members that exemplify respect; interrupting microaggressions and other behaviors that hinder our EDIA and Anti-Racism efforts; engaging in the diversification of the workforce; demonstrating a degree of cultural competency that encourages healthy relationships with all company members
- Adhering to all Festival safety protocols, including any COVID-19 protocols set by Festival.
- An essential function of this job is in-person work in Williamstown, MA.
- Valid driver's license and clean driving record
- Ability to lift and carry heavy items as needed
- Good communication and customer service skills
- Ability to follow instructions and work independently
- Availability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays
- Basic vehicle maintenance and troubleshooting skills are a plus
Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought emerging and professional theater artists together for 68 years to create a thrilling summer festival of world premiere work alongside fresh, new revivals. New plays and musicals commissioned, developed, and produced at the Festival fill theaters around the world. In recent years, WTF has been represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally by The Sound Inside, The Rose Tattoo, Grand Horizons, Seared, Selling Kabul, Unknown Soldier, and Lempicka, among others. Cost of Living, which premiered at WTF, received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Learn more at wtfestival.org.
Williamstown Theatre Festival’s season takes place on the beautiful campus of Williams College in Williamstown, MA with backdrops of the Berkshire, Green, and Taconic mountain ranges. Williamstown, MA (estimated pop. 7,813) is located in Berkshire County (estimated pop. 128,657) in Western Massachusetts and is an hour’s drive from Albany, NY and 30 minutes from Pittsfield, MA.
The Williams College campus and the 62’ Center for Theatre and Dance are within walking distance of Spring Street, which has several restaurants with dine-in and takeout options, a pharmacy, a coffee shop, an ice cream shop, a movie theater, and several stores. The nearest grocery store is a 10-minute drive from campus and not within walking distance. Having a personal vehicle does provide more flexibility in grocery-shopping and expands dining and activities options. For those who bring vehicles, parking is free at designated locations on Williams campus with a parking pass. For a list of all the things to do and see in Williamstown and the Northern Berkshires, visit DestinationWilliamstown.org.
All seasonal staff are provided housing free of charge on campus at Williams College. Housing is dorm-style with private bedrooms and shared common areas, including bathroom and kitchen. Williams College housing is not air-conditioned. Weather ranges from evenings on the cooler side but can also be quite warm with temperatures in the 90s with high humidity. We acknowledge that Williamstown Theatre Festival is a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) located in a county that is 91% white, according to the US Census Bureau. We are actively engaged in the work of becoming a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, accessible, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive institution that not only welcomes BIPOC artists and staff but nurtures an environment that allows everyone to thrive. More specific actions on these efforts can be found in our Progress Report on our website: https://wtfestival.org/work-learn/.
Williamstown Theatre Festival is committed to telling diverse stories and to fostering an inclusive environment both onstage and off. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. We believe that opportunity, access, resources, and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Therefore, WTF is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants shall be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, familial status, ancestry, genetics, or any other class or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Candidates from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.