Employment & Internships

Employment

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
Assistant, Development Operations

The Public Theater seeks a temporary full-time Assistant, Development Operations to serve as primary data entry for a high volume department. A successful candidate is a highly competent development professional, with excellent attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and a capability to meet deadlines and prioritize competing demands. The individual in this position will support gift processing, acknowledgements and data integrity for a fast-paced office.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in entry of all gifts, pledges, payments and billing in Tessitura
  • Produce/generate acknowledgement receipts and cover letters
  • Assist in data update needs to donor records including prospect solicitation changes, wealth ratings and rankings, and ad hoc data appends
  • Provide support in testing online behavior for donor events such as Partner Evenings, annual Gala, etc.
  • Review quality assurance measures to monitor data entry

 

Requirements/Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook, with proficient knowledge of Tessitura preferred
  • Basic understanding of accounting
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in recording information
  • Ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions and in business writing
  • Ability to manage time appropriately, set priorities and tasks, and work efficiently
  • Understanding of Public Theater mission, strategies and programming
  • Relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising discipline, technologies and processes
  • Ability to manage among multiple concurrent projects with competing and unpredictable schedules

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

This a Non-Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Please send resume and cover letter to: tlogan@publictheater.org

Assistant Scenery Supervisor

The Public Theater seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Assistant Scenery Supervisor to join a tight knit, dynamic team. The Assistant Scenery Supervisor will work closely with the Scenery Supervisor and 2 Associate Scenery Supervisors to coordinate the scheduling, budgeting, and construction for multiple shows in 6 theaters. They will work directly with designers, directors and the rest of the production department to ensure all scenery meets the needs of the design as well as the budget in a safe and efficient manner.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Generate working drawings
  • Calculate, design, and execute weight bearing methods for scenery build and install
  • Design and execute safe configuration and rigging for all moving set pieces
  • Ensure safe and conscientious workmanship and working conditions
  • Generate and maintain scenery budgets
  • Develop and maintain scenery department over-hire pool
  • Develop and manage work schedules for the scenery department
  • Train and manage freelance crew as necessary
  • Work some late nights and weekends

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess 2+ years of theater experience managing people and running crews, experience in creating, working with, and maintaining budgets, comprehensive knowledge of scenery technologies, processes and equipment, and proficiency in technical theater construction, rigging, and safety. The ideal candidate will also possess proficiency in common computer skills including Excel, Word, and Acrobat, a calm demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills, strong organization and communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment overseeing multiple projects at once. Experience with automation is preferred, and proficiency in AutoCAD, knowledge of Vector Works is a plus.

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

This is an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Position is available immediately.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org

Assistant to the Production Executive

The Public Theater is seeking an unflappable assistant to support the Production Executive and the Associate Director of Production. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

Executive Assistance

  • Facilitate all correspondence within the Production Executive’s office, including monitoring and responding to emails and telephone coverage
  • Manage calendars for the Production Executive and Associate Director of Production, including preparation of daily meeting documents and coordination of appointments between internal and external groups
  • Conduct research as requested
  • Maintain and update contacts
  • Draft letters and emails
  • Ensure the offices are organized and paperwork is filed
  • Plan travel itineraries and track travel/housing expenses as needed
  • Run errands, including ordering or picking up meals as needed

 

General Administration

  • Attend Production Department meetings, take notes and distribute to all necessary staff
  • File all current paperwork, including invoices, purchase orders, and contracts, and scan documents from past seasons for future reference
  • Proofread and coordinate execution of contracts for production vendors for main stage shows, readings, and workshops when necessary in conjunction with Production Executive and Production Associate 
  • Make travel arrangements for designers and other members of the Production Staff
  • Update the Production office white board to reflect upcoming show details (including tech, previews, openings, closings, theaters, and assigned Production Managers)
  • Assist in compiling program information for Press Department (house boards, playbills)
  • Assist with Production Department petty cash, including handling daily requests, collecting reconciliations, and tracking discrepancies
  • Update and distribute institutional documents to the Production Department
  • Budget, plan, and execute small Production celebrations in conjunction with Production Associate and Production Administrator
  • Serve as Intranet Administrator for Production Administration Department page
  • Order and distribute office supplies monthly for the Production Department

 

Requirements: 

 

At least 1 year of office experience, attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be proficient in MS Word, Outlook and Excel. Experience with Concur and EventBooking a plus.

 

The Public is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. 

 

This is a Non-Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org

Board Activity Manager

The Public Theater is seeking a Board Activity Manager to provide exceptional service to a 40+ person board. The Board Activity Manager will provide essential project coordination and support for Public Theater Board operations, coordinate members of the senior management team around board communication and engagement, and provide administrative support to ensure records are accurately maintained and governance procedures are upheld. The Board Activity Manager will report to the Administrative Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 

 

PROJECT COORDINATION

  • Lead scheduling of Board and Committee meetings as well as other trustee events (40+ per year)
  • Manage logistics for all Board and Board Committee meetings (coordinating with host if meeting is offsite, ordering catering, preparing materials and name tents) and interface with invited guests (i.e., consultants, artists, etc.)
  • Compile and distribute all Board and Board Committee packets from various departments, manage dissemination of materials, track RSVPs and follow up as needed
  • Prep Executive Staff and Committee Chairs for full Board and Committee meetings, with briefing on event, attendance and talking points
  • Attend all Board and Committee meetings, provide onsite support and take minutes
  • Oversee new board member onboarding process (scheduling and developing presentation materials)
  • Prepare mandatory reporting related to Board governance (components of Department of Cultural Affairs submissions, Audit, etc.)
  • Schedule other meetings as needed for sub-committees, tours, small group Board gatherings, Shakespeare Society Board meetings, etc.

 

COMMUNICATION

  • Cultivate strong individual relationships with Board members
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of The Public’s full spectrum of programs and activity along with emerging events and initiatives to ensure full understanding and accurate representation when communicating to trustees
  • Under the guidance of the Administrative Chief of Staff, draft, edit, and produce written and visual communications (e.g. memos, presentations, regular bulletins) and other correspondence for the Executive Office and Board; work closely with Development staff (and other departments as needed) to ensure proper alignment of messaging

 

OPERATIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  • Work closely with Assistants to the Artistic Director, Executive Director, Chief Advancement Officer and Board Leadership to align activity and effectively prioritize board meeting activity
  • Support governance best practices, including efforts to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations as they relate to the Board
  • Maintain Board lists, including Board list for publications and website, Board occupations, and Board contact sheet, both in Tessitura and Outlook contacts
  • Collect and file Board governance documentation including conflict of interest documents, consent to electronic communications form, and self-identification form
  • Maintain Board handbook including Board bios, Board lists, Committee charters, Board responsibilities, Board benefits, awards, etc.

 

Requirements:

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to work well under deadlines
  • Ability to build trust and establish rapport with all levels of staff and organizational leadership
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken, with incredible attention to detail
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skill; must be able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments with tight deadlines (both short and long term) within a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage confidential information and documents with discretion
  • Must possess an excellent sense of humor, spirit of positivity, and solid professionalism
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience supporting senior executives and / or interacting with board members preferred 
  • Experience with Tessitura preferred 

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

This is a Non-Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.

 

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@publictheater.org.

Communications Assistant - Joe’s Pub

Joe’s Pub at The Public is one of New York City’s most celebrated venues for emerging and established performance artists. Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe’s Pub debuted in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public’s programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.

 

Joe’s Pub is looking for a full-time Communications Assistant to perform a range of administrative, marketing and press support activities to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. This is an entry-level position. Press, marketing and/or arts administration experience preferred but not required. This position reports to the Associate Director of Joe’s Pub.

 

Responsibilities:


Marketing Manager Support 

  • Submit & execute promotional print and digital marketing materials (including print calendars, marquees)
  • Build shows in in Tessitura
  • Create and send weekly eblast to 85,000+ patrons using Wordfly

 

Press Manager Support

  • Draft and send weekly press releases, news alerts and other materials
  • Maintain database of press contacts and do in-depth media outlet research

 

Social Media

  • Coordinate all Joe’s Pub social media platforms including posts, scheduling and overall social media strategy 
  • Collaborate with Press and Marketing Managers to develop multi-media assets for artists and institution 

 

Additional Support

  • Perform general administrative assistant duties to support Director of Joe’s Pub including but not limited to answering phone calls, taking messages
  • Compile and maintain information on The Public Theater’s internal intranet database
  • Support Joe’s Pub Working Group artists
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, systematic, and possess strong time management skills and works well in a team; have strong written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of programs within Microsoft Office suite, Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator; proficiency in social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and social media management tools like Hootsuite; passion for working in a diverse work environment; working knowledge of New York City music/arts scene, and be a self-motivated, creative, forward thinker.

 

The Public is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. 

 

This is a Non-Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@publictheater.org

Costume Draper

The Public Theater in New York City is seeking a theatrical Draper for its Costume Shop. This is a full-time, year-round staff position with benefits.

 

The primary responsibility of the Draper is the interpretation and creation of costumes from the initial designs through to completed garments via custom draping/patterning and all other facets of the construction process. The Draper works with the Costume Shop Manager to meet production and fitting deadlines and may assist with other costume needs as required by the production.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Confer with Designer, Costume Master and Costume Shop Manager on assigned projects
  • Drape and pattern costume pieces from rendered designs
  • Act as liaison between the Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager
  • Calculate yardage estimates for fabric & trims and specify the required notions (buttons, zippers, etc.) for each costume
  • Manage a team of stitchers in the construction of the costumes
  • Tailor and/or alter stock costumes or purchased clothing as needed
  • Supervise fittings
  • Oversee machine maintenance and shop inventories
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment
  • Perform other related work as required

 

Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of experience in the draping and patterning of period costumes in a professional costume shop
  • Knowledge of costume history and textiles
  • Thorough understanding of the costume design and construction processes
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work productively under time pressures to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

 

This is a Non-Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

Please send all resumes to jobs@publictheater.org.

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Director of Applications and Online Services

The Public Theater is seeking an entrepreneurial Director of Applications and Online Services who will be responsible for the creation, enhancement, implementation and support/maintenance of the organization’s application and website environments.  Lead major initiatives, such as digital transformation, to give customers and donors a superior experience and enhance the organization’s brand image.  Online services include the organization’s website, collaborative initiatives, intranet, extranet, and enterprise applications, including Tessitura.  Lead a team of internal professionals and external service providers to create and develop technologies that meet the needs of the organization.

  1. As a member of the senior management team, guide strategic decisions and resource allocation.  Develop and update 5-year enterprise application plan by projecting future needs of enterprise software, databases and licenses.  Estimate resource requirements to be incorporated into budgets/forecasts for enterprise application initiatives and enhancements.   Manage resources to maximize output and minimize costs.  Create and maintain strong management reporting and analysis tools to measure success of implementing 5-year enterprise application plan.
  2. Identify how specific enterprise applications can improve institutional customer-facing and internal business processes.  Collaborate with stakeholders to develop solutions for the organization to better utilize technologies to improve its capabilities.  Conduct technical reviews of products or solutions to compare and evaluate their applicability.  Direct the development and support of enterprise applications.  Resolve issues related to media platforms and applications.  Ensure that processes meet expectations for federal, state and community privacy and security.
  3. Oversee Tessitura use environment.  Ensure the organization makes the best possible use of Tessitura in its capacity as ticketing, CRM, development, prospecting, and membership system.  Work with departments and technical staff to design, test and integrate Tessitura functionality.  Spearhead Tessitura projects with Power User Group (PUG), collaborating on cross-departmental challenges.
  4. Direct the development, creation, implementation and operations of web services that enhance the user experience.  Manage a web development project list in collaboration with web staff and departments.  Respond to internal stakeholders and customer issues in order to prioritize pipeline for development.  Lead web development team and projects in testing and implementing new features, site improvements and bug fixes.

Experience:

  • 7+ years of information technology experience.
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience in managing people, projects and budgets.

Skills:

  • Proficiency strongly preferred in Tessitura and Tessitura-related applications, SSRS, Infomaker, SQL Server Suite, Microsoft Suite.
  • Familiarity with web based software applications 
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage among multiple concurrent projects with competing and unpredictable schedules.
  • Attention to detail.                                                                                         
  • Expert knowledge in diagnostic data gathering.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and presentation skills.
  • Good verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills especially involving technical subjects.
  • Open to change, embracing innovation and acquiring the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively adopt and use digital technology.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org

Freelance (Part-Time) Audio Engineer - Joe’s Pub at The Public

Joe’s Pub is looking for an audio engineer to mix and run live sound for Joe’s Pub performances. Joe’s Pub at The Public is an independent, non-profit music venue dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage in their careers. We play a vital role in fulfilling The Public Theater’s mission to serve audiences and artists alike as an active member of New York City’s creative community. Every evening we pair vibrant culture with genuine hospitality.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Production Manager to meet expectations and standards of sound quality and aesthetic
  • Set-up stage and audio needs for each show and during change-over between shows according to artist requirements as advanced with Production Manager and any last-minute changes
  • Attend sound checks and set appropriate levels to mix a high-quality sounding performance, while being able to mix live without sound check if necessary
  • Work closely with artists, lighting designer, board operator, performance coordinator, and front of house staff to ensure that the 2-3 shows each night run successfully
  • Act as one of two main points of contact with artist on the day of performance during afternoon sound check
  • Conduct stage changeover quickly and efficiently between shows including moving amps, drum-set, backline and baby grand piano

 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience mixing and running live sound, ideally in a music club setting, in a variety of genres and configurations
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Outgoing, hospitable and welcoming personality
  • Ability to troubleshoot under pressure
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, strong independent work ethic
  • Ability to exhibit discretion and professionalism with high profile artists
  • Ability to move baby grand piano on/off stage (on dolly with wheels – No lifting required)

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

This is a Non-Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to: Jon Shriver, Production Manager of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 jshriver@publictheater.org

Freelance (Part-Time) Lighting Designer - Joe’s Pub at The Public

Joe’s Pub is looking for additional experienced lighting designers and board operators to join the existing lighting team. Joe’s Pub at The Public is an independent, non-profit music venue, dedicated to supporting performing artists at every stage in their careers. We play a vital role in fulfilling The Public Theater’s mission to serve audiences and artists alike, as an active member of New York City’s creative community. Every evening, we pair vibrant culture with genuine hospitality.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Head Lighting Designer to conform to standard Joe’s Pub lighting aesthetic as per Look Book
  • Collaborate with visiting artists/producers/directors to create appropriate visual elements for live performances
  • Attend sound checks and update moving light focus points and write light cues as needed to implement during live shows
  • Run the light board live or based on cues written in a script or called by a stage manager (when applicable)
  • Set up and record archival video of every show, and set up and start YouTube stream when requested, while periodically monitoring video feed throughout show to maintain appropriate lighting levels for broadcast
  • Set up and execute minimal projection elements when required (via Keynote or QLab)
  • Assist in loading piano on and off stage, setting up music stands and maintaining stand lights, coordinating AV components, general stage set-up and placement of chairs, tables, etc.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience designing and running a light board for live performances in a variety of genres and configurations
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends
  • Outgoing, hospitable and welcoming personality
  • Ability to troubleshoot under pressure
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, strong independent work ethic
  • Ability to exhibit discretion and professionalism with high profile artists
  • Ability to move baby grand piano on/off stage (on dolly with wheels – No lifting required)
  • Experience with moving lights, proficiency on ETC Ion Light Board, strong programming skills a plus
  • Basic computer skills (Mac preferred)
  • QLab experience a plus; if not experienced with QLab, must be willing to attend training

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

This is a Non-Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to: Alex Knowlton, Associate Director of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 aknowlton@publictheater.org

Freelance (Part-Time) TriCaster Video Operator - Joe’s Pub at The Public

Joe’s Pub is looking for an inquisitive, part-time operator for our in-house, multi-camera NewTek TriCaster system. The position will work closely with the Artist Relations Manager, Head Lighting Designer, and Marketing Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Launching live video stream and recording program for our archives
  • Prepare, set up and test all equipment, before broadcast
  • Live switch between 2-to-4 cameras
  • Integrating visual elements into recordings as required
  • Opportunities to collaborate on the development of editing standards for performance recordings
  • Other production-based tasks, as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in operating TriCaster and all of its features
  • Proficiency in operating LiveU and all of its features
  • Strong Video editing skills and experience
  • Proficiency in digital video platforms, specifically YouTube and Vimeo
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Interest in the performing arts

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

This is a Non-Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to: Sacha Wynne, Marketing Manager of Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 swynne@publictheater.org

Graphic Design Assistant

The Public Theater seeks a Graphic Design Assistant to join our in-house team. The Brand Creative Studio develops all internal and external materials with The Public’s signature visual identity. Our range of work includes: Free Shakespeare in the Park, Joe’s Pub, and a full season of new musicals, plays, events and programs at The Public’s landmarked six-venue building at Astor Place. We are a passionate team that is deeply invested in the performing arts and The Public’s mission that culture belongs to everyone. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • The ideal candidate will uphold the visual consistency of the brand, while supporting the studio team in the creation of a variety of materials
  • Project support may include: key artwork, programs, development materials, signage, digital and print advertisements, brochures and institutional booklets, postcards, flyers, motion graphics, merchandise, installations, presentations and more. 

 

Requirements:

Applicants should have/or be working towards a degree in graphic design. Those considered must have outstanding and ambitious typography skills—strong, dynamic type is the core of our branding. Additional competencies include: solid communication skills, the ability to collaborate with a team, mock up skills, project and time management skills, prepress knowledge, and the ability to work quickly under pressure, are all essential to success in this role. Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite programs are required, primarily: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. After Effects, and Premiere knowledge is a bonus. Interest in Shakespeare and theater also a plus. 

 

About The Public Theater 

The Public is theater of, by, and for the people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic, The Public continues the work of its visionary founder Joe Papp as a civic institution engaging, both on-stage and off, with some of the most important ideas and social issues of today. Conceived over 60 years ago as one of the nation’s first nonprofit theaters, The Public has long operated on the principles that theater is an essential cultural force and that art and culture belong to everyone. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public’s wide breadth of programming includes an annual season of new work at its landmark home at Astor Place, Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Mobile Unit touring throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Public Forum, Under the Radar, Public Studio, Public Works, Public Shakespeare Initiative, and Joe’s Pub. Since premiering HAIR in 1967, The Public continues to create the canon of American theater and is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons. Their programs and productions can also be seen regionally across the country and around the world. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 169 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Desk Awards, and 6 Pulitzer Prizes.

www.publictheater.org 

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

 

 

This is a Non-Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.

 

Please send cover letter, resume and portfolio website or pdf (less than 10mb) to: 

dshum@publictheater.org

 
Overhire Mobile Unit Assistant Production Manager

The Public Theater is seeking a dynamic production member to assist on the logistics of our upcoming Mobile Unit tour. This is a full-time seasonal overhire position, paid hourly with overtime after 40 hours. The position will run approximately August 20 through October 28.

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

Responsibilities:

-          Working with creative, producing, and production staff to realize the theater’s production within the agreed budget parameters and available resources under the supervision of the Production Manager.

-          Collaborate closely with the Mobile Unit show team (Producers, Company Manager, Production Manager, and Stage Manager) to create a smooth tour.

-          Scheduling and coordinating meetings in Outlook, note taking, general filing and organization.

-          Creation and maintenance of paperwork including tour schedules, packing lists, and inventory documents.

-          Coordinate rehearsal room load ins, load outs, and daily tour stops with supervision from the Production Manager. 

-          Attend production meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as asked.

-          Assist loading and unloading vehicles on tour.

-          Navigate and assist tour technician as necessary.

-          Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

-          1-2 years of stage management, production management or comparable experience preferred.

-          Excellent organization, problem solving, paperwork, and communication skills.

-          Successful candidates will have experience building collaborative relationships with a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

-          Strong preference of candidate interested in pursuing Production Management.

-          Must be willing and able to enter secure facilities (homeless shelters, prisons).

-          Tour experience not necessary.

-          Positive attitude is a must.

 

 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to pmjobs@publictheater.org.

Production Overhire

The Production Department is often on the lookout for qualified overhire technicians and stage managers. Cover Letters and Resumes may be submitted to the addresses below. Please note that we cannot respond to every submission.

Audio

AudioJobs@publictheater.org

Costumes

CostumeJobs@publictheater.org

General Production/Production Management

pmjobs@publictheater.org

Lighting

LightingJobs@publictheater.org

Properties

PropsJobs@publictheater.org

Scenery

SceneryJobs@publictheater.org

Stage Management

StageManagementJobs@publictheater.org

Trucking

pmjobs@publictheater.org

Video

VideoJobs@publictheater.org

Press Manager

The Public Theater, an award-winning off-Broadway theater company, seeks an experienced Press Manager to join an active, warm and committed press team that handles all shows at the theater’s downtown home at 425 Lafayette Street, free Shakespeare in the Park, the annual gala, as well as myriad institutional programming and free events.

 

The Press Manager will work closely with a five-person press team that includes a Senior Press Manager, Press Associate, and Playbill Coordinator, and the Press Manager will report to the Director of Communications.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement press campaigns for Public Theater productions (not including Joe’s Pub)
  • Pitch news and feature stories to local and national media
  • Coordinate interviews and tracking coverage
  • Write press releases and publicity materials and implement external distribution
  • Support execution of all press nights, special events, photo calls and video shoots
  • Act as primary liaison with alumni and celebrities for opening nights and special events
  • Support departmental budget process
  • Manage awards season process with artists and voters
  • Consul on playbill production in tandem with Playbill Coordinator and other team members
  • Develop strong media relationships and expand institutional coverage
  • Arrange tickets with the box office and distribute for assigned shows
  • Act as primary liaison with Joe’s Pub press and marketing teams
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, a minimum of three years of experience in press and public relations and demonstrate a knowledge and passion for theatre. The candidate will have strong media contacts and experience working in the theater and with artists. He/she will have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills; be highly-motivated and a keen problem-solver; enjoy a busy environment; work well as a team player and with other departments; and have the ability to multi-task and remain organized while working under deadline. Computer proficiency and aptitude for social media and new technologies is a must. Some evening and weekend hours required.

 

The Public is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

This is an Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Position is available beginning July 2018.

 

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and any applicable media stories to:

jobs@publictheater.org

Seasonal Overhire Assistant Production Manager – Fall 2018

The Public Theater is seeking a dynamic team member to assist our production management team on upcoming fall programming. This is a full-time seasonal overhire position, paid hourly with overtime after 40 hours. The position will run approximately August 20 through November 18.

 

Responsibilities:

-          Assist the Production Manager on assigned production(s), working with creative, producing, and production staff to realize the production within the agreed budget parameters and available resources

-          Collaborate closely with the show team (Producer, Company Manager, Production Manager, and Stage Manager) to support a smooth production process

-          Schedule and coordinate meetings, record and distribute meeting notes, general filing and organization

-          Coordinate rehearsal room load-ins, load-outs, and daily production work with supervision from the Production Manager 

-          Attend production meetings, staff meetings, and other meetings as needed

-          Collaborate with and assist other Production Management staff as necessary

-          Supervise and manage interns upon request

-          Complete other duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

-          The ideal candidate will have:

1-2 years of stage management, production management, or comparable experience

Excellent organization, problem solving, and communication skills

Experience building collaborative relationships with people across diverse cultural backgrounds

An interest in pursuing a career in production management

-          Some evening and weekend hours are required

-          Positive attitude is a must

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to pmjobs@publictheater.org with the subject line “Fall APM.”

Wardrobe Supervisors & Dressers

The Public Theater is now accepting resumes for Wardrobe Supervisors and Dressers for its 2018 – 2019 season.  The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for the load-in, load-out and set-up of the wardrobe area and dressing rooms, managing the wardrobe crew and overseeing the on-going care, laundry and maintenance of all of the costumes.  Dressers assist the supervisor in the above tasks as well as atten d to all costume changes and back stage needs during the performances.

Please forward resumes to Luke McDonough at lmcdonough@publictheater.org


Internships

The Public Theater’s internship program offers a unique opportunity for individuals to gain practical experience in one of the country’s premiere not-for-profit theaters. Internships are offered in a variety of departments, from the creative to the administrative, and interns are encouraged to explore beyond their department to learn more about how the theater functions as a whole. 

The internship program aims to provide individuals with valuable mentorship and expert training, bridging the gap between academic education and practice. Interns play an integral part in the inner workings of the Public. Supporting the Public in its daily activities, interns will gain insight, knowledge, and hands-on experience in all aspects of the theater. We offer tickets to all Public Theater main stage productions, and weekly seminars with Public Theater staff. A stipend is available for all internships unless otherwise specified. 

Ideal intern candidates should be enthusiastic, dedicated workers with an interest in pursuing a career in theater. We are looking for people who are detail-oriented, independent, and able to multi-task. Office experience is a plus as many of the positions require light clerical work.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the appropriate contacts listed below under the description for the desired department. In the subject line, please use the following format: “Intern Application for [season applying for- ex: Fall 2017]” You may apply for multiple internships, but please tailor your cover letters to fit each position. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
General Management Internship

The General Management department is the liaison between all departments at The Public and our productions. GM encompasses contracts, budgets, company management, union correspondence, house seats and the day to day administration of each production as well as a myriad of other organizational tasks.

 

Responsibilities: The intern provides crucial office support for this busy department. Main responsibilities will be assisting with house seat orders for all downtown shows as well as company management support in various capacities for each show. Light filing, answering phones and general office tasks will also be required. If the intern shows initiative and ability, more work and responsibility will follow. It is very important that the intern is a self-starter, can work on their own, but also knows when to ask questions. Sense of humor required. The ideal candidate is interested in a career in theatre administration.  This internship provides an incredibly well-rounded view of what a General Management and Company Management department look like at a non-profit institution. 

 

Position(s): One full-time GM Intern, (Mon-Fri, 10-6)

Time Span: We have three slots per year to fill: Fall (roughly Aug-Dec), Winter/Spring (roughly Jan-May) and Summer (roughly May-August) 

E-mail: ehammond@publictheater.org cover letter and resume. We accept applications on a rolling basis for any of the above three slots. 

 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Stage Management Internships

The Public Theater/ New York Shakespeare Festival, the nation’s foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, is seeking full-time stage management interns all year-round for our Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons!

Interns will gain valuable firsthand experience by observing and assisting in the mounting of one Public Theater production. The level of responsibility entrusted to Public Theater interns requires that they be mature, self-reliant, good communicators, and able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment. Flexibility, a sense of humor and interest in a career in stage management are a must. We are dedicated to making each internship an educational experience in a highly professional environment.

Stage management interns support stage management staff during pre-production and all rehearsals, previews, and performances. Long hours including evenings and weekends are required.

We offer a stipend of $25/day and interns are responsible for their own housing. 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to:stagemanagementjobs@publictheater.org. In the subject line, please include “Stage Management Internship” and any specific shows you are interested in and available for. Please visit www.publictheater.org for information about upcoming shows.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Due to the large number of submissions, applicants will only be contacted if we wish to schedule an interview. No phone calls please.