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: 

The Public Theater is seeking an experienced audio technician to support the day-to-day operations of the sound department supporting seven (7) venues.  This position reports to and works directly with the Audio Supervisor, provides coverage by undertaking some Audio Supervisor responsibilities in their absence, and overseeing Audio work calls and crews, when assigned, during the tech and preview process. 

 

Specific duties include:

  • Working in collaboration with the production department and the designer, coordinate the audio hang and focus, and troubleshooting the audio plot for all productions as assigned. 
  • Supervising work calls and tech and preview crews
  • Supervising crews to prep, hang, and focus sound equipment as needed 
  • Ensuring all audio equipment installed for shows is maintained and kept in good working order
  • Attending production meetings during rehearsals, tech, and previews
  • Assisting the video department, as needed and determined by the Audio Supervisor
  • Ensuring and promoting safe and conscientious workmanship and working conditions
  • Maintaining in-house sound equipment, including cleaning, inventorying, and repairing equipment as needed
  • Assisting the Audio Supervisor with the recruiting, training  and scheduling of freelance audio labor
  • Training running crews as necessary
  • Developing and managing the work schedules for the overhire crew on a assigned shows and events
  • Obtain quotes for and order equipment and supplies as necessary

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.

 

Requirements:  The successful candidate will have at least 4 years working in audio, including load-in’s, strikes, shop preps at rental houses, rigging, and supervising crews.  Must have strong knowledge of audio equipment as well as strong communication and time management skills.

 

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

 

7/5/17

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. 

 

Essential Duties and 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:

  • 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
  • Proficient in technical theater construction, rigging, and safety
  • Experience with automation preferred.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD – knowledge of Vector Works a plus
  • Proficient in common computer skills including Excel, Word, and Acrobat
  • Calm demeanor and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment overseeing multiple projects at once. 

 

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.

 

Please send resume and cover letter jobs@publictheater.org

The Assistant to the Director of Producing and Artistic Planning provides general administrative support to the Director of Producing as well as the Producing department.  This position ensures the Director of Producing and Artistic Planning’s office is running smoothly and that information coming into or out of the department is clear and organized.  This position reports to the Director of Producing and Artistic Planning.

 

Responsibilities:

Assist the Director of Producing with all general administrative needs:

  • Facilitate all correspondence including monitoring and responding to emails, and telephone; determining the best channels for information distribution 
  • Manage Director of Producing’s calendar with respect to meeting requests, rehearsal/reading/performance attendance, and other internal and external commitments
  • Ensure the smooth operation of the office, including filing, organizing office
  • Maintain and organize scripts
  • Manage all house seats requested through the Director of Producing’s office
  • Secure housing and travel arrangements as needed
  • Set-up tickets for external productions as needed
  • Assorted errands/requests from the Director of Producing

 

Support the Producing department as needed:

  • Track and adhere to Producing department budget, complete monthly expense reports
  • Update and distribute producing documents
  • Supervise the intern/Producing Office Assistant (with the Line Producers)
  • Track and organize artist resumes for Artistic Director’s directing class.
  • Opportunity to participate in show coverage system; share oral reports with the literary department for all attended productions
  • Support or assist with additional projects as needed.

Requirements:

Candidates should possess exceptional communication skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced professional theater environment.  We are seeking an unflappable problem solver who takes initiative, can multi-task and has good time management skills.  Minimum of 1 year administrative experience required, with preference for high-level assistant experience.  Professional theater experience is a must, but not necessarily in theater administration.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office and sense of humor is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in theater producing. 

 

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.

 

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

The Public Theater is seeking an Associate Director of Special Artistic Projects to work closely with the Director of Special Artistic Projects to oversee the Mobile Unit and Public Forum. This is a senior-level position focused primarily on managing the day-to-day operations of these two artistic programs.

 

 Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Special Artistic Projects to manage all aspects of the logistical, financial and artistic needs for the Public Forum and Mobile Unit programs, and other special artistic projects as assigned.
  • Collaborate closely with The Public’s marketing team to establish and maintain consistent messaging around all Public Forum and Mobile Unit activity.
  • Lead internal strategy conversations around the creation and dissemination of Public Forum digital content.
  • Establish and monitor internal communication systems for operational support of both programs, including running interdepartmental meetings, liaising with project tracking processes, and ensuring key internal stakeholders are well-informed of all program activities.
  • Manage the logistical and administrative components of pilot projects and ensure the timely dissemination of key learnings to senior management as well as peer team members.
  • Serve as Public Forum point person for external partners as assigned. Past partners have included WNYC Greene Space, The New Yorker, and the International Rescue Committee.
  • Serve as primary liaison to key internal departments such as General Management, Finance and Marketing.
  • Direct the approval of all external facing collateral including playbill materials, press releases and marketing materials.
  • Manage all Public Forum and Mobile Unit program budgets, with focus on forecasting and next season planning.
  • Serve as internal artistic point person on select Public Forums, as well as expanded Mobile Unit activity, helping to curate participants and shepherd creative processes as appropriate.
  • Assist Director of SAP in operationalizing the 12-18 month activity within the Mobile Unit and Public Forum program plans.

 

Requirements: 

  • 7 – 10 years of arts administration experience, including budget management and contract negotiations
  • Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others
  • Ingenuity: The ability to develop, sponsor, and support the introduction of new and improved methods, procedures or technologies
  • Cultural Competence: The ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Leadership: The ability to galvanize a team around a common goal, taking initiative, and anticipating needs
  • Problem Solving: The ability to tackle a problem using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Successfully manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

 

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.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org  Please do not contact the hiring manager directly. The deadline for applications is July 10th, 2017.  Interviews will be held throughout July and August.

 

About the Mobile Unit

The Mobile Unit presents free performances to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

 

About the Public Forum

Public Forum brings together surprising combinations of artists, audiences, and experts to explore the issues and ideas raised on our stages. Forum activity ranges from one-of-a-kind events with some of the most original thinkers of today to post show discussions and online content curation. Past Public Forum participants and partners have included: David Brooks, Anna Deavere Smith, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Matt Damon, Audra McDonald, David Remnick and The New Yorker, The Center for Constitutional Rights, and more.

The Public Theater seeks an experienced Building Engineer who will be responsible for the daily operation, maintenance and repair of all of the plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire alarm, fire suppression, and other systems at 425 Lafayette Street.  This position reports to the Director of Facilities & Operations Management and oversees an Assistant Building Engineer and a team of Operations Assistants. This is a hands-on role with supervisory duties but is not solely a management position. 

 

Duties:

  • Conducts inspections of buildings, grounds, roofs, and equipment
  • Responsible for periodic general preventative maintenance on mechanical, electrical, HVAC, fire alarm and fire suppression and plumbing systems. These systems include, but are not limited to, air handling units (both rooftop and built-up units), re-circulating air systems, water pumping systems, cooling plant and all plumbing system components. 
  • Performs and/or oversees electrical and plumbing repairs; water treatment and testing, and repairs of doors and locking mechanisms, and basic maintenance tasks throughout the building. 
  • Oversees testing and repairs of fire alarm and fire suppression systems and trains all Operations staff in theater security, fire alarm systems, HVAC and theater maintenance procedures.
  • Coordinates with vendors, outside contractors, the Department of Buildings, FDNY, and the Environmental Protection Agency in maintaining compliance with building codes and preventing violations and acts as internal lead for inspections. 
  • Maintains fire alarm and fire suppression logs, maintenance logs and records; conforms to all written operating procedures and coordinates maintenance efforts with outside contractors and technicians when work cannot be performed in-house.
  • Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required.

Requirements: The individual in this position must be available for emergency calls as needed.  Must have 2-5 years of experience and a working knowledge of all building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, life safety, fire protection and security systems to ensure proper operations and be able to act upon any conditions that are out of the ordinary.  Must have the ability to read and understand mechanical drawings, manuals and blueprints and be proficient with Microsoft Office suite.  Must either have or be able and willing to get the following training certifications: F03 fire guard  certification, S12 city wide sprinkler, S95 supervision of fire alarm systems, P99 boiler operation, and 200 hour Certificate for completion for Operating Engineer and an EPA  Refrigerant transition and recovery course.

 

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

The Casting Assistant manages all office procedures and other tasks as assigned by the Casting Directors, including but not limited to:

Responsibilities:

  • Providing support on mainstage projects, readings and workshops, and any added programming throughout the season
  • Updating and maintaining accurate office records (schedules, files, databases, etc.), both in hard copy and electronically
  • General office tasks: filing, copying, office maintenance, etc.
  • Maintaining phone and email correspondence; acting as a liaison between actors, agencies, artists/creative teams, and the Casting Department
  • Maintaining awareness of the status of active projects, to be prepared to relay accurate information to parties inside and outside of the institution
  • Obtaining contact information for actors and checking availabilities for projects
  • Compiling and organizing audition material
  • Scheduling and confirming auditions
  • Prepping material for casting sessions and re-organizing/archiving material after sessions
  • Representing the Casting Department at AEA contractually-required auditions as needed
  • Reading scripts for current and upcoming projects and composing character breakdowns to be distributed to agents, actors, and Actor’s Equity Association as needed
  • Ability to shoot, upload, and disseminate audition videos and maintain audition video database
  • Sorting mail for Casting Director review
  • Maintaining departmental Playbill archives

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Casting or theatre experience a plus
  • Experience with Breakdown Express (including EcoCast) a plus
  • A background in the arts and a passion for theatre a plus

 

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

The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival is seeking an experienced costume draper/cutter.  This seasonal position will work with the Costume Shop Manager and Foreperson on all productions performing at the five theaters located in the Public Theater as well as The Delacorte Theater’s Free Shakespeare in Central Park.  The applicant should have 5 years of experience as a draper/cutter, strong knowledge of costume history, extensive background in costume construction, proficient in interpreting costume sketches and the ability to manage a team of technicians with a scheduled deadline.

Responsibilities include:  creating costumes based on the designers’ sketches, fitting actors in custom made and purchased clothing, supervising a team of first hands and stitchers in the sewing and altering of garments and coordinating fitting schedules with Costume Shop Manager.  Resumes should be forwarded to Luke McDonough at lmcdonough@publictheater.org  

The Director of Applications and Online Services is 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. 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. 2. Identify how specific enterprise applications can improve institutional customer-facing and internal business practices.  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. 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. 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, SQL scripts, SSRS, Infomaker, SQL Server Suite, Microsoft Suite.
  • Familiar 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

The Public Theater is seeking a Front Desk Attendant responsible for the working at the reception desk at the Public Theater’s new office suite located at 740 Broadway. The Public Theater’s main location is at 425 Lafayette.  The Front Desk Attendant acts as a liaison between our 2 office locations for the Operations and IT departments, coordinates package and mail deliveries, receives and directs guests, and must answer phones and direct calls appropriately. This role reports to the Operations Manager in the Operations and Facilities department.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as liaison for Operations and IT needs
  • Accepts, inspects, logs and ensures proper delivery of new packages and messenger deliveries, follows up on pickup for any packages, and personally delivers and picks up packages/mail from 425 Lafayette for 740 Broadway as needed
  • Works with the Front Desk receptionist at 425 Lafayette to maintain communication between both buildings and provide a high level of administrative and operational support to The Public Theater’s staff.
  • Calls Operations and/or cleaners to fix or clean up areas as needed
  • Relays all immediate facilities-related needs to the Operations staff on duty including HVAC requests
  • Acts as liaison with 740 Broadway’s lobby security staff
  • Grants access to guests and directs them as needed (to bathrooms, etc.)
  • Covers fire warden duties for 740 Broadway
  • Manages scheduling of the shared space at 740 Broadway and updates organization-wide calendaring system as needed
  • Answers and directs all phone calls to the appropriate department/staff member
  • Responsible for maintaining shared office supplies at 740 Broadway and restocking as needed
  • Otherwise follows procedures and policies as outlined in the Front Desk Policy handbook and assists in upkeep of the handbook

 

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 1 year of office experience
  • Experience working in an artistic/theatrical environment a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Exceptional communication skills, highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work with different personalities in a fast-paced environment
  • Fire Guard certification
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs

 

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.

 

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

House Seat Coordinator sought to manage the administration of house seat ticketing for current and future productions at The Public Theater. Responsibilities include responding to all internal and external requests and house seat enquiries and ensuring they are processed in an accurate and timely manner. Position is Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm and paid hourly. Applicant must be extremely organized and detail­-oriented, and be self-motivated.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collate and respond to all house seat requests from various sources and organize the house seat system in a way that is both correctly prioritized and efficient
  • Set up the house seat books for all productions
  • Process orders in Tessitura and communicate with Box Office about any special needs orders
  • Maintain accurate records of house seat bookings for upcoming performances
  • Maintain availability charts for currently running shows
  • Process and send out booking confirmations on behalf of various productions
  • Chase up any bookings to ensure payment is made within the agreed timescale

Requirements:

  • Proven competency with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Experience with or a working knowledge of Tessitura
  • The ability to quickly learn new desirable skills
  • Knowledge of theatre industry professionals and VIPs
  • Experience in a box-office / working closely with Box Office teams, and experience with Formstack 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, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

Position will begin in early July and is open ended.

 

Please send resumes to rsherman@publictheater.org.

The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival is seeking an In-House Costume Design Assistant.  This seasonal position will work with the Costume Shop Manager and Assistant Shop Manager on all productions performing at the five theaters located in the Public Theater as well as The Delacorte Theater’s Free Shakespeare in Central Park.  The applicant should have excellent budgeting and excel skills, be adept at shopping and returns, possess strong communication skills, some knowledge of costume history, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once. Experience as an Assistant Costume Designer is preferred.

 

Responsibilities include: Aiding with online orders and preparing returns; assisting all Costume Designers and Assistant Costume Designers as needed, including but not limited to sourcing, shopping, preparing fitting rooms, and returns; monitoring show budgets and spending; facilitating the transition between production and tech.

Resumes should be forwarded to Vanessa Watters at vwatters@publictheater.org

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

 

Lighting

LightingJobs@publictheater.org

 

Properties

PropsJobs@publictheater.org

 

Scenery

SceneryJobs@publictheater.org

 

Stage Management

StageManagementJobs@publictheater.org

The Public Theater seeks a skilled seasonal Auto CAD and Vector Works Scenic Draftsperson to support the current scenery staff during our busy summer and fall seasons.  The Scenic Draftsperson will work closely with the Scenery Supervisor and 2 Associate Scenery Supervisors to create technical drawings for multiple shows in 6 theaters.  They will work with designers and the rest of the production department to insure all scenery drawings are up to date and integrated into audio, lighting, and video plots.   The seasonal position is full-time from August through Mid-October. 

 

Essential Duties and responsibilities: 

  • Generate technical drawings for scenic structures, rigging, and automation
  • Help to update scenic design drawings throughout budgeting and build process
  • Integrate lighting, audio, and video plots with scenery designs
  • Create graphic communications to help convey complex ideas with the various teams involved in a project
  • Update and unify venue drawings
  • Implement sight surveys and create accurate drawings from measurements and notes
  • Help to insure safe and conscientious working conditions

 

Requirements: 

  • 2+ years of professional theater experience
  • Basic knowledge of scenery technologies, processes and equipment
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Vector Works, experience with 3D drafting preferred
  • Proficient in common computer skills including Excel, Word, and Acrobat
  • Calm demeanor and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment overseeing multiple projects at once

 

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.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to sceneryjobs@publictheater.org with “draftsperson” in the subject line.

The Public Theater is now accepting resumes for Wardrobe Supervisors and Dressers for its 2016 – 2017 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