Julius Caesar


Volunteers are an important key to keeping the Shakespeare Festival free for the community. There are several opportunities to volunteer year-round, and all ages are welcome to participate.

Individual Volunteers
We need 10-14 volunteers each night to assist with front-of-house duties before the production and during intermission. For details or to sign up please email Alyson Germinder at or call (816) 531-7728.

Corporate and Company Group Volunteers
Groups are encouraged to volunteer one or more nights. Festival Volunteer Groups are recognized from the stage and can wear company t-shirts and/or logos while volunteering. It is a great opportunity to promote your company or organization while supporting the Festival. Please call or email Alyson Germinder at or (816) 531-7728 to discuss available dates and to reserve your night in the park!

What to Expect
Volunteers should arrive at Southmoreland Park by 5:30 p.m. on your chosen night(s). Parking is available for you on Oak Street and Warwick Streets, which border the park. Please look for the volunteer entrance, located inside of the front gate, and check in with the Volunteer Coordinator. Job assignments and instructions will be given after check-in. No prior training is needed. Most volunteer jobs are finished between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 pm. Some jobs are finished by the time the show begins. If volunteers would like to stay and watch the play, seating is provided.

Internships and Apprenticeships

The Festival offers one of the most effective professional theatre training programs for high school and college students in the region. Our Intern/Apprentice program nurtures the next generation of theatre artists by giving young people a real-world, hands-on experience in the professional theatre that includes production, education, and management.

Annually, the Festival employs between 15-20 college and high school students from area educational institutions. Participants gain invaluable experience working at a variety of behind-the-scenes positions in the areas of stage management, costumes, lighting, and scenic design and construction. Interns also assist as education interns for the Camp Shakespeare program and provide critical administrative support to the Festival.

Most internships are paid positions. Internships typically begin in May 2017 and last through July 2017; specific dates will be determined by each department. Please note: HASF does not provide housing or transportation.

Internships are offered in the following areas:

  • Stage Management
  • Lighting
  • Costumes
  • Education
  • Arts Administration

All interested applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter, and two letters of recommendation. If you are interested in more than one internship, please send all materials and a cover letter specific to each internship to all appropriate contacts. 

For Education internships, email all materials to
For Production internships, email all materials to
For Administrative internships, email all materials to

Application Deadlines
Production and Education: March 1, 2017
Administration: April 1, 2017


Currently we do not have any open positions. Please feel free to check back at a later date.