Job Opportunities

Current Openings:

Managing Director

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is seeking a bold and passionate Managing Director to help guide the classical repertory theatre company in its quest to move from a regional powerhouse to a national one.  An organization that has led the industry in gender parity casting practice, Santa Cruz Shakespeare enjoys broad community support.  Now, as SCS looks to grow its artistic and educational programming, it requires a steady yet innovative hand to capitalize and leverage that engagement.  This is the perfect opportunity for a managing director who wishes to help lead an organization with deep roots into brave new territory.

The ideal candidate will have the necessary experience and drive to work in equal partnership with Artistic Director Mike Ryan to guide and grow the company into its next exciting chapter.  Previous work with non-profits, a background in arts management, and strong organizational skills will garner serious consideration.

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Managing Director and Artistic Director are jointly charged with realizing the festival’s goals for artistic excellence, education programming, financial stability, and audience engagement. Within this collaborative partnership, the Managing Director is responsible for the overall business, administrative, and operational management of the company, including leadership of financial management, fund development, budgeting, human resources, information systems, marketing, ticket and concession sales, community relations, and board relations. Full job description and application instructions can be downloaded here.



Production Manager

Santa Cruz Shakespeare seeks a focused and communications-driven Production Manager for its 2020 summer repertory season.

The Production Manager is a seasonal full-time position from February 2020– September 2020, though year-round opportunities may exist for the right candidate. The Production Manager has primary responsibility for the scheduling, budgeting, contracting and execution of all aspects of physical production, including scenery, lights, costumes, props, and sound for all productions. In addition to these responsibilities, the Production Manager maintains our outdoor theatre, The Grove, ensuring that it is ready for the summer season and readied for our winter hiatus.

A full job description and application instructions can be downloaded here.


Santa Cruz Shakespeare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.