The Nashville Shakespeare Festival would love to have you join us! 

Volunteering for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's productions is a unique experience that not only serves the arts community of Nashville but also exposes the volunteers to various aspects of the theatrical world. All talents are welcome throughout the year, whether they be as complex as carpentry or as basic as phone skills. Untrained, willing volunters are also more than welcome to assist the Festival and learn about the things that make it the successful organization that it is today.

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival most often uses volunteers during its runs of Summer Shakespeare. These end-of-summer shows, which are free to the public with a suggested give-what-you-can donation, depend heavily upon their volunteers.  These volunteers help with nightly setup, passing out programs, staffing the concessions area, collecting donations, and generally making sure that the things outside of the show itself run smoothly.

The Festival also needs volunteers for its annual Winter Production at Troutt Theater. Volunteers will usher and assist with concessions and box office duties. Ushers are needed both for evening performances and weekday morning matinees for school groups.

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteers@nashvilleshakes.org


Are you a student or lifelong learner with an interest in theatre, theatre management, theatre production, or theatre education?

A Nashville Shakespeare Festival internship can provide the real-world experience in professional theatre you're looking for. Opportunities are available year-round, and your college or university may allow you to earn credit for your internship. 

OFFICE INTERNS needed year-round. The Festival offers ongoing (unpaid) internships for students and young professionals who wish to get hands-on experience in professional theatre management and non-profit organizations. Interns work directly with the year-round Festival staff.

Duties may include:
- Web research
- General errands, filing, and assisting with administrative & production functions.
-Website maintenance and social media projects

- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
- Good writing and communication skills
- Computer literate
- Flexible, team player, and ability to handle multiple tasks
- An interest in and/or knowledge of non-profit professional theatre

Hours are flexible. The Shakespeare offices are open Monday through Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Also possibly some night and weekend events.

PRODUCTION INTERNS needed for Winter Shakespeare and Summer Shakespeare

Production interns work as assistants or crew on the production. Production interns will be placed according to area of interest and availabililty of positions.  Prior experience preferred but not required.  Hours determined by duties.

CONTACT: Send your resume to Robert Marigza-Yeo at robert@nashvilleshakes.org or Nashville Shakespeare Festival, 161 Rains Ave., Nashville, TN 37203