Production Assistant
Williamstown, MA Stage Management
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POSITION:   Production Assistant    

CLASSIFICATION:  Seasonal - Full Time

STATUS:   Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:   Production Stage Manager  

LOCATION:   Williamstown, MA

COMPENSATION: $20 Per Hour  

HIRING TIMELINE: Applications to be accepted until filled with a priority application deadline of 3/18/2024. Application review and interviews to be conducted starting 4/22/2024 with an anticipated start date of 07/8/24 and end date of 8/12/24.


The Williamstown Theatre Festival is seeking a motivated and organized individual to join our team as a Production Assistant for the 2024 Season. Working closely with the Production Stage Manager, the Production Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the rehearsal and performance process for the assigned production. This position requires an attention to detail and a proactive approach to management.


Stage Management Execution:

  • Assist the Stage Manager in the coordination and execution of daily rehearsal needs.
  • Set up and maintain rehearsal spaces, ensuring they are equipped with necessary materials and resources.
  • Provide on-site support during performances, assisting with backstage operations and quick changes.
  • Create and distribute production-related documents and information to the cast and crew. Take notes during rehearsals and performances as directed.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of production-related documentation.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a secure working environment for yourself and the entire production team.

Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with the guest director and stage manager to ensure a smooth flow and management of cast, crew, and physical production elements on stage.  
  • Contribute to creative problem-solving and troubleshooting during the production process, addressing challenges related to performance of the production.
  • Work closely with production departments to ensure a seamless and integrated production process.
  • Partake in production debrief meetings and create documentation of notes that will better serve the position and stage management department next summer.
  • 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.


  • The Williamstown Theatre Festival does not require a specific number of years of experience or have a minimum for educational credentials.
  • Previous professional experience or relevant internships in theatrical stage management is preferred.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic production environment.
  • Eagerness to learn and a proactive approach to tasks.
  • An essential function of this job is in-person work in Williamstown, MA.
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