Work With Us

Help us fulfill our mission to bring accessible Shakespeare to life for everyone. From our cast and crew to full-time staff and interns, the Shakespeare Dallas team embodies the community we serve and represents a wide range of experiences and backgrounds.

Work With Us




Join our team at the Southwest’s premier theater company specializing in the works of Shakespeare! Lead the fundraising strategy that supports fun, accessible indoor and outdoor performances and engaging educational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.

As we begin planning our landmark 51st season, we’re seeking a development professional who’s looking for a chance to make a difference each day. We offer a casual work culture, generous PTO, an employer-matched investment plan, health/dental/vision insurance and an environment that prizes collaboration, autonomy, and innovative ideas.

You’ll partner directly with our Executive Director and board members to create and carry out a fundraising plan that will allow us to support our staff and serve our community. There may be future opportunities for advancement, in development as well as in other areas of the organization.

We believe that relationship-building is at the heart of development and fundraising, so be prepared to balance time in the office with meetings out in the community.  

Inclusion: Our audiences and the students we serve reflect the diversity of our city. We want our administrative team, contractors, and board of directors to reflect that same diversity. We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and applicants from other historically marginalized communities to apply.


·      Execute, and continuously improve our annual fundraising plan. Our contributed income sources include mail and online individual donor and sponsorship campaigns, fundraising events, corporate sponsors, foundations, in-kind supporters, and other partners.
·      Build and grow successful relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, foundation representatives, and others.
·      Collaborate with key consultants, volunteers, and donors, including our Board of Directors, and Development Committee.
·      Oversee individual donor solicitation campaigns and fundraising events, and research and write grant proposals and reports and to track deadlines.
·      Work with the Executive Director to develop and manage our annual income and expense budget.
·      Manage all aspects of our subscription campaign, working with our Patron Services Associate to acquire, steward, and renew subscriptions throughout the year.
·      Collaborate with the board to plan Development Committee meetings and other event or campaign planning meetings.


·      Someone with demonstrated success in landing gifts from individuals, foundations, and/or corporations.
·      Minimum of 3 years of non-profit fundraising experience — arts and culture a plus.
·      Dynamic, strategic, optimistic, and prepared to build relationships both within the organization and throughout the community.
·      A self-starter and quick learner, comfortable working without constant supervision, but eager to collaborate and work as a team.
·      Ability to keep calm under pressure, flexibility, resilience, and attention to detail.
·      A true people person who thrives on consistent stewardship and creative cultivation.
·      A researcher with experience and/or interest in donor prospecting, including giving histories, wealth indicators, personal backgrounds, and areas of interest.
·      A strong communicator, both written and oral.
·      Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
·      Strong Microsoft Office and database proficiency.
·      Commitment to the mission and values of Shakespeare Dallas.

This is a full-time salaried position plus benefits. Salary range $50,000- $60,000 per year commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Full benefit package including retirement, medical/dental/vision insurance paid by Shakespeare Dallas.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to


Internships & Fellowships

Shakespeare Dallas is accepting applications for a new design fellowship program.

The 2023 - 2024 fellowship program is designed to support early to mid-career artists, address an imbalance of representation in professional theater, and increase access to professional experiences for people of color, LGBTQIA+, and woman+ people. Fellows will deepen and develop new skills over their year in residence by participating in projects which will connect them to Shakespeare Dallas and the greater DFW theatre community. Each fellow will assist on four shows from early stages through final production. They’ll contribute to production meetings, planning, rehearsals, and direct collaboration with the lead production staff and the Artistic Director.

The fellowship will run from March 2023 - January 2024. The full description, including details about our hiring process, compensation, and eligibility can be found here. Based on successful performance, fellowship designers will be asked to design a show at the end of the fellowship period or the following season.

To apply, submit a resume, artistic statement, and work sample to by January 15, 2023.


Shakespeare Dallas is seeking actors for their outdoor summer 2023 live performances of Much Ado about Nothing and The Two Gentleman of Verona. We invite and encourage all BIPOC and LGTBQIA actors to submit for equal opportunity casting.  If you are interested, please click on this Audition Form link to submit a headshot, resume, and an audition video via Google Drive. Your audition should include a one-minute comedic Shakespearean monologue not to exceed 100MB. Singing and Dancing talents are a plus and highly encouraged. You may be asked to present those skills at a callback or a second video submission with advanced notice.

Deadline to submit for consideration is Sunday January 8, 2023 by 9:00pm.

Video Audition Submission Guidelines:

1. Video framing should be ¾ or full body
2. You should be well lit in front of a neutral background
3. Slate at the beginning of your video with your name, and title of the piece you are performing.
4. Headshot, resume, and video should be saved with your first and last name when you upload it to the audition form. i.e., First Last headshot, First Last resume, First Last Video
5. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

* We are committed to making the communities we serve as safe as possible. To be considered for casting, proof of vaccination is required. If non-vaccinated due to religious or medical reasons, daily rapid testing is required.  


Much Ado about Nothing - Directed by Jenni Stewart
In Person Callbacks – February 4, 2023 and February 5, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm -Proof of Vaccine or Negative COVID test required. All attendees are required to wear a mask.

In Person Rehearsals – May 2, 2023 – June 6, 2023
Tuesday – Friday - 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday – 12:30 pm -4:30 pm
All tech, dress and performances will be 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tech – May 25 - 28, 2023
Dress – June 4 & 6, 2023
Preview – June 7 & 8, 2023
Open – June 9, 2023
Closes – July 16, 2023
Performances – Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday
The Two Gentlemen of Verona- Directed by Korey Kent
In Person Callbacks – February 18, 2023 and February 19, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In Person Rehearsals – May 9, 2023– June 13, 2023
Tuesday – Friday - 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday – 12:30 pm -4:30 pm
All tech, dress and performances will be 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tech – May 31– June 3, 2023
Dress – June 11 & 13, 2023
Preview – June 14 & 15, 2023
Open – June 16, 2023
Closes – July 14, 2023
Performances – Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Stipends available for all roles
*Please note all rehearsal and performances are in person. We will be observing COVID Guidelines as recommended by the CDC.

If you have questions, please also submit email to



We're seeking volunteers to serve as front gate attendants and assist guests with seating guidelines.

To apply, fill out this form. Must be over the age of 16 and capable of working outdoors in Texas weather conditions. Volunteers are welcome to watch and enjoy the performance when not on task.

Teaching Artists

We are always accepting candidates to join our team of Teaching Artists!

We require that you have a reliable means of transportation, are at least 18 years of age, and are willing to participate in a required background check. For consideration, please send resume and 3 references to:

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