"You cannot better be employ'd."
—The Merchant of Venice

Development Director

The Utah Shakespeare Festival, one of the country's most honored Shakespeare theaters, seeks a new development director.  With three theatres and the full complement of rehearsal spaces, shops, and offices, the Festival presents a summer and fall season to over 100,000 visitors.  It is located on the campus of Southern Utah University, nestled between five of America's beautiful national parks.  The development director will be responsible for planning and executing the Festival's $2M+ annual fundraising efforts and supervising a staff of three.  Reporting to the executive producer, the development director will work closely with the artistic leadership and the board.  The successful candidate will be collaborative and bring enthusiasm and integrity to her/his work.  At least five years of successful development experience, preferably in the arts, is preferred.  

Acting Company—2018

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is excited to announce we are now accepting resumés and headshots for actors in our 2018 season!

Proposed Audition Dates and Locations


  • October 2 and 4, 2017, Cedar City, Utah
    Submission Deadline: September 15
  • October 16–18, 2017, Chicago, Illinois
    Submission Deadline: September 30
  • October 20–21, 2017, New York City
    Submission Deadline: September 30
  • October 23–24, 2017, Los Angeles
    Submission Deadline: September 30

If you would like to be considered to audition on one of these dates, please follow the instructions below. Note: The Festival will not be accepting submissions via standard mail. To apply, your submission must be electronic.

How to Submit Your Application


1. To begin the process, please completely fill out an application by clicking hereIncomplete applications will not be considered.

2. Once you have completed the application, email your resumé and headshot to casting@bard.org following these guidelines: 

A. Indicate your name and your desired audition city in the subject line of your email. For example: Will Shakespeare - Cedar City

B. Attach your resumé as a PDF and your headshot as a JPG using the following naming conventions (no commas or spaces): 

AuditionCity_LastName_Firstname_resume.pdf (for example, CedarCity_Shakespeare_Will_Resume.pdf)

Auditioncity_Lastname_Firstname_HS.jpg (for example, CedarCity_Shakespeare_Will_HS.jpg)

C. Ensure that your union or non-union status is clearly designated within the content of your resumé.

D. Do NOT send a cover letter or any supplemental materials (i.e., videos or additional photos).

E. Once you have emailed your resumé and headshot to casting@bard.org, you will receive a confirmation response when we receive it.

If you are selected for consideration, we will contact you to set up an audition appointment.

Director of Donor Relations and Special Events

The Director of Donor Relations and Special Events works closely with the development team and Festival executive leadership and oversees the Festival’s individual, corporate, and foundation sponsorships, fundraising galas, and other special events. Sponsorships include but are not limited to annual production sponsors, artistic sponsorships, and one-time event sponsors. This position executes the Festival’s grant application processes, including copywriting and submissions. This position also serves as a liaison with other entities within the Festival for the purposes of identifying major corporate and foundation prospects. This position requires travel and long night and weekend hours especially on-site during the Festival’s season. The Director of Donor Relationships and Special Events reports directly to the Development Director.

Other Positions for 2018

As we begin to hire other positions (technical, front of house, etc.) for the 2018 season, we will post notices of such here. We will not be accepting applications before then. Please do not call or email. Thank you.


Call us at 435-586-7880 or e-mail us at usfinfo@bard.org
Due the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we are unable to respond personally to each applicant.

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