Assistant to the Managing Director

POSITION:   Assistant to the Managing Director 


STATUS:   Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO:   Managing Director, Strategy & Transformation



LOCATION:   Position requires relocating to Williamstown, MA from June - August, during which housing is provided.

HIRING TIMELINE: Applications to be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The Williamstown Theatre Festival seeks candidates who are interested in theater for the position of Assistant to the Managing Director, Strategy & Transformation. This position requires organizational and communication skills, ability to hold multiple tasks and prioritization, and a sense of humor. It may be that the candidate is interested in professional theater management, directing or producing. Duties include:

  • Work with the Managing Director in the day-to-day operation of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
  • Creation and maintenance of Managing Director’s 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 Managing Director email and phone log systems; heavy clerical support and correspondence of a timely nature.
  • Management of inbound and outbound house seat requests as directed by Managing Director
  • General support to Managing Director including but not limited to errand running, coordination of tickets, and additional tasks appropriate to the workplace
  • 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; and demonstrating a degree of cultural competency that encourages healthy relationships with all company members.
  • An essential function of this job is in-person work in Williamstown, MA.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Experience with heavy email communication 
  • Experience managing a team 
  • Public speaking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once 
  • Experience interacting with artists in a close capacity 

We appreciate the value of myriad life and work experiences, and we recognize that many paths might adequately prepare someone for this role. We encourage anyone who believes they would be a good fit to apply.

About Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought emerging and professional theater artists together for 70 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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