Producing Assistant
Williamstown, MA Producing
Job Type

POSITION:   Producing Assistant


STATUS:   Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:   Producer & Director of Organizational Culture


LOCATION:   On site at Williamstown from June 26 - August 13


HIRING TIMELINE: Applications to be accepted until position is filled with a priority application deadline of March 10. Application review and interviews to be conducted starting in mid-March with an anticipated start date of June 26.


Primary Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Assistant Line Producing summer season, including working on contracts, tracking budgets, and helping to coordinate with Company Management, Business, Marketing, and Production departments to ensure information is shared, timelines and deadlines are clear, and all are working towards shared goals
  • Helping to communicating with all technical departments to ensure that the production needs are met in a timely and safe manner
  • Provide support for rehearsals, including but not limited to: assisting with supply ordering, printing, coordinating rehearsal room requirements with the Production office, etc.
  • Collaborate with Marketing team to gather assets for programs or printed materials and to ensure materials are reviewed and approved by relevant artists and staff
  • Provides contracting and administrative support to Fridays@3 readings
  • Supports line producing of workshops, residencies, special and/or auxiliary events as needed 
  • Assisting Producer & Director of Organizational Culture in adhering to union agreements, including necessary reporting, tracking, or documentation.
  • Providing stage management support for select residencies and workshops, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 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
  • An essential function of this job is in-person work in Williamstown, MA.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in theater on theater productions, be that in educational spaces or elsewhere
  • Knowledge of or desire to learn various facets of producing and supporting creative processes
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Google Docs, and Google Drive

About Williamstown Theatre Festival

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

Working and Living in Williamstown

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  

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:

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.

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