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Available Positions with PSF

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA and the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare and other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre, and each fall, PSF produces a Shakespeare tour that visits middle schools and high schools in PA, NJ, and DE. About an hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours from Manhattan, PSF is summer home to over 200 artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards. The Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Sound Designer/Supervisor

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) and DeSales University seek Sound Designer/Supervisor.  A full-time, 12-month staff position with shared report to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and the DeSales University Division of Performing Arts, the sound designer/supervisor will serve as the resident sound designer for division (academic year) and PSF (summer) productions. The sound designer/supervisor will oversee all operational maintenance of the DeSales University Labuda Center for the Performing Arts sound systems.  Responsibilities also include: sound design, creating and supervising all aspects of sound capture, recording, mixing & amplification, including builds, load-ins, technical rehearsals, performances and strikes for all productions; oversight and maintenance of sound systems and operations; troubleshooting technical problems; supervising/mentoring student and professional sound crews and supporting the programming and production needs of select university events occurring within the Labuda Center.  Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in theatrical sound design required, MFA in theatrical sound design/production preferred, highly advanced audio (digital and analog) skills; professional-level sound design ability and experience, composition a plus, as is experience collaborating with composers, advanced computer skills, attentive to opportunities to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, dedicated to the mission of a small, Catholic, liberal arts institution.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are welcome to apply. PSF operates in association with DeSales University. Full time position with salary range of $44,000-$46,000 and full university benefits. To apply, go to https://easyapply.co/job/sound-designer-and-supervisor

Summer Season Production/Administration

Heading into its 29th season, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University in the Lehigh Valley, 100 minutes from NYC and 60 minutes from Philly. The Festival uses both the 473 seat mainstage and the 187 seat black box at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare alongside other classics, musical theatre, and children’s theatre.

The Festival is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to seeing diversity on our stage and behind the scenes.

On site housing provided for all seasonal employees.


Sound Designer/Supervisor

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) and DeSales University seek Sound Designer/Supervisor.  A full-time, 12-month staff position with shared report to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and the DeSales University Division of Performing Arts, the sound designer/supervisor will serve as the resident sound designer for division (academic year) and PSF (summer) productions. The sound designer/supervisor will oversee all operational maintenance of the DeSales University Labuda Center for the Performing Arts sound systems.  Responsibilities also include: sound design, creating and supervising all aspects of sound capture, recording, mixing & amplification, including builds, load-ins, technical rehearsals, performances and strikes for all productions; oversight and maintenance of sound systems and operations; troubleshooting technical problems; supervising/mentoring student and professional sound crews and supporting the programming and production needs of select university events occurring within the Labuda Center.  Qualifications: bachelor’s degree in theatrical sound design required, MFA in theatrical sound design/production preferred, highly advanced audio (digital and analog) skills; professional-level sound design ability and experience, composition a plus, as is experience collaborating with composers, advanced computer skills, attentive to opportunities to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, dedicated to the mission of a small, Catholic, liberal arts institution.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are welcome to apply. PSF operates in association with DeSales University.  Full time position with full university benefits.  To apply, go to https://easyapply.co/job/sound-designer-and-supervisor

Summer Season Casting

PSF employs 25-35 AEA and a smaller number of non-union actors each summer. PSF operates under a Letter of Agreement and a Small Professional Theatre Contract with Actors’ Equity Association in its two theatres and engages a NYC casting director. Employment length is typically 6-7 weeks from first rehearsal to final performance. Longer contracts for multiple shows. Housing is provided.

Please note that undergraduate acting internships are open ONLY to students attending DeSales University, the Festival’s host institution. As such, students from other undergraduate theatre programs, including current graduating seniors, are ineligible to audition for PSF’s summer season but are welcome to apply for technical, staff, and front of house positions.

WillPower Education Tour

WillPower is the educational outreach program of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. PSF sends a company of professionally trained and experienced actors/teachers to schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to teach workshops relating to Shakespeare and perform in a Shakespearean production. PSF employs non-union performers and a non-union stage manager.

Please check back in the coming months for information about the Fall 2021 WillPower Tour.