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. The Festival is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following Fall 2017 Semester Internships: Social Media and Marketing, Education, and Arts Administration. Applications are available below.

Social Media and Marketing Internship Semester

Education Internship Semester

Arts Administration Internship Semester

Applications for the spring internship are due January 5, 2018.

All candidates should submit the following materials:

Cover letter explaining:

  • Career Goals
  • Your interest in Arts Administration
  • Why you want to serve as an intern at Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
  • Time frame explaining your availability

Resume with 3 references

All materials should be sent to:
Katherine Gehrlein
Director of Operations and Community Relations
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
3732 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

Please note: HASF does not provide housing or transportation.


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