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 Lighting Supervisor

The Public Theater seeks an Assistant Lighting Supervisor who will be one of three assistants responsible for working on assigned shows.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with lighting designers to hang, focus and troubleshoot lighting plots
  • Supervise crews to hang and focus lighting equipment
  • Promote safe workmanship and working conditions
  • Help to recruit and train freelance labor
  • Obtain quotes for equipment and order equipment
  • Maintain and inventory equipment

 

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of lighting experience
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Lightwright 5
  • Understanding of basic programming of a variety of lighting consoles, focusing on ETC Desks
  • Knowledge of basic theater rigging and lighting equipment
  • Working knowledge of Vectorworks a plus
  • Supervisory skills, attention to detail, ability to operate well under pressure in a hectic, fast-paced environment and a sense of humor

 

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 an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

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

Assistant Production Manager

The Public Theater is seeking Assistant Production Managers for our production management team. These positions are salaried, full-time, and overtime-eligible.

 

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
  • Hire and supervise over-hire labor and interns as needed
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • 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
  • Interest in pursuing a career in production management
  • Some evening and weekend hours
  • 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.

 

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

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@publictheater.org with the subject line “Fall 2018 APM Search.”

Building Superintendent

The Public Theater seeks an experienced Building Superintendent who will be responsible for the daily operation, maintenance and repair of all 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 a team of Facilities Assistants. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Work in coordination with the Chief Building Engineer in planning, and overseeing Facilities Department staff.
  • Inspect buildings, grounds, roofs and equipment for unsafe or malfunctioning conditions.
  • Conduct periodic general preventative maintenance on the mechanical, electrical, HVAC, fire alarm system, fire suppression systems and plumbing systems.  This involves normal lubrication, adjustment, cleaning, replacement of consumable parts (such as filters, indicator lights, etc.), and periodic testing of the equipment.  These systems include, but are not limited to; air handling units (including both rooftop and built-up units), re-circulating air systems, water pumping systems, cooling plant and all plumbing system components.
  • Respond quickly to emergency situations; on call as needed.
  • Perform and/or oversee electrical and plumbing repair and troubleshooting, water treatment and testing for boiler and cooling tower, repairs of doors and locking mechanisms, construction and maintenance of seating systems and lighting systems for theaters.
  • Upkeep relevant records of all repair and maintenance work.
  • Oversee testing and repairs of fire alarm and fire suppression systems.
  • Perform monthly and daily inspections of Fire alarm and Fire suppression systems
  • Perform all assigned work so as to ensure the safety of the building's employees and the continuous operation of the Theater.
  • Monitor and maintain the building’s HVAC units via the Building Management System (BMS) Controls
    • Prepare and maintain fire alarm and fire suppression logs, maintenance logs and records.
    • Prioritize service calls and follow-up upon completion.
    • Coordinate maintenance efforts with outside contractors and technicians when work cannot be performed in-house. Coordinate contractor, staff and management approvals for work orders that require the use of an outside contractor.  Maintains log of work order details.
    • Make daily building patrols and ensure that all fire egress paths are clear of obstruction throughout the building.
    • Manage and coordinate efforts to deal with emergency situations and inclement weather.
    • Develop and implement facility emergency plans, lead evacuations, and act as first point of contact for FDNY personnel.
    • Provide building occupants with updates of HVAC, mechanical, water, elevator and other service outages and scheduled shut downs.
    • Order parts and supplies as required.
    • Respond to staff complaints in the areas of safety, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and environmental needs through both personal contact and work order systems.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Requirements:

    • Computer proficient, specifically with Microsoft Office suite.
    • Handyman skills and responsive for emergency calls as needed
    • 2-5 years of experience and a working knowledge of all building mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, Fire & Life Safety systems to ensure proper operations and be able to act upon any conditions that are out of the ordinary.
    • Required Certifications:
      • Q-01 Refrigeration Operating Engineer
      • S95 Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems
      • S12 City Wide Sprinkler
      • P99 Boiler Operation
      • F03 Fire Guard
      • P98 Fuel-Oil and Storage System

     

    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.

Campaign Manager

The Public Theater is seeking a Campaign Manager.  The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination and management of the Capital Campaign. The Campaign Manager helps set strategy as well as executes all aspects of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased campaign. The role entails working collaboratively with members of the Development staff, volunteers in various campaign committees, senior administrative staff as well as fundraising counsel (if applicable).

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Development, and volunteer campaign leadership to continue to create and implement a strategic direction for the campaign. 
  • Lead the campaign through its various stages – quiet, major gift and public phase. 
  • Build cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors at all levels. 
  • Organize the pipeline of individual campaign prospects. 
  • Prioritize donors, conduct research, and draft communications, proposals, donor profiles and briefing memos for prospective campaign donors. 
  • Support the volunteer committees; assist in campaign volunteer recruitment, help set strategy, run and conduct follow-up for group meetings and train volunteers for solicitations. 
  • Develop appropriate donor acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship platforms and ensure proper execution. 
  • Assist in strategizing and implementing campaign cultivation and recognition events, in conjunction with the Manager of Special Events. 
  • Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to Co-chairs of the Capital Campaign, Trustees and Chief Advancement Officer. 
  • Continue to build a suite of relevant campaign reports, as necessary. 
  • Create campaign related materials (brochures, pamphlets, external communications, update case statement as needed, etc.), in conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Communications. 
  • Work with Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development to create a Campaign budget. 
  • Maintain a comprehensive campaign timetable. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development. 
  • Additional Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain good relationships with co-workers and keep a positive, helpful attitude. 
  • Work collaboratively to solve problems. 
  • Always maintain the strictest level of confidentiality. 

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a proven record of creating and fostering excellent relationships between donors and an institution. Ability to set a course for action, prioritize work, solve complex and delicate problems and organize information in a concise and effective manner.

 

Candidates must possess an associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field. A minimum of five years' experience in major gifts and/or capital campaigns. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Database management experience is preferred. Knowledge of theater and the arts in NYC 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.

 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: devojobs@publictheater.org. Please include your name and reference the job title in the subject line.

 

No calls please.

Company Management Assistant (Full-Time Seasonal)

A full time, seasonal position is available in the Company Management office of The Public Theater from September 2018 through December 2018 with a possible extension. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Company Managers in administrative day to day duties including (but not limited to) arranging transportation needs, hotels/housing and per diems for visiting artists, tracking and mailing union contracts and checks, supporting Company Managers on artist ticketing, and clerical office support
  • Take the lead on covering one night humanities events including the Public Forum Series and Shakespeare Initiative events
  • Perform additional duties as needed

 

Requirements:

  • Monday-Friday 10-6; some nights and weekends will be required
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel, experience with Google Forms and Docs, Formstack and Tessitura a plus
  • Flexibility, a sense of humor and ability to work with great accuracy under pressure 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.

 

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

 

Please email resume and references to rsherman@publictheater.org to the attention of Rebecca Sherman, Senior Company Manager. 

Company Manager (Seasonal)

Position available from September 2018 through late April 2019 for an experienced Company Manager for the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival and other projects as needed. Company Manager will report to Senior Company Manager and be part of the General Management department.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill artist travel. Including but not limited to:
    • Work with Travel Agent to arrange long distance travel
    • Arrange transportation from airport or travel station
    • Arrange local travel as necessary during the festival
    • Meet artists at the airport or arrange an appropriate staff liaison
  • Stay informed about the travel and visa needs for all Festival artists
  • Oversee artist housing and facilitate communication with our hotel partners
  • Provide artist hospitality, including delivery of festival gifts to artists
  • Serve as concierge for guest artists
  • Facilitate appropriate security access for artists with Operations department prior to and during the festival
  • Work with the House Seats Coordinator(s) to facilitate house seats for artists, staff, and presenters as needed through UTR and various departments
  • Manage artist ticket holds for performances in coordination with UTR festival team
  • Ensure guest artists feel welcomed and part of the festival and of the Public Theater
  • Coordinate the Meet & Greet event for the Festival artists and staff
  • Attend Production, Show Team, and other related meetings with artists and staff
  • Work with the GM Associate on the day to day operations and management of the Under the Radar Festival
  • Handle payroll and der diem allotments during the festival
  • Process purchase orders through Accounts Payable for GM/UTR expenses
  • Cover the Box Office during the festival to handle artist ticketing concerns
  • Assist with technical rehearsal coverage
  • Perform additional duties as needed

 

Requirements:

  • Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure is a must
  • Nights and weekends required as well as work during December holidays

 

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 a Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

Please email cover letter and resume to rsherman@publictheater.org, Attn: Rebecca Sherman.

Development Database Assistant

The Public Theater is seeking a Development Database Assistant to provide support to the Development Operations team. They will be responsible for supporting the integrity of the Tessitura database for the department and its constituents. This role will assist in implementing and maintaining standard operating procedures using the Tessitura database and will work collaboratively with the team to create systems and reporting tools that promote decision making. They will be a key member in the day-to-day Tessitura needs of the Development Department. The Development Database Assistant will report to the Senior Manager, Development Operations.

 

Responsibilities:

Database Maintenance and Support

  • Maintain database integrity and guarantee clean departmental records by supporting data input and export standards
  • Execute all department list pulls for different Development functions including event invitations, standard communications and appeals, and special acquisition campaign appeals
  • Sustain tracking systems used among all giving areas including RSVPs for ongoing events, development availability for performances, and benefit usage for specific giving programs
  • Assist in mass data update needs to donor records including solicitation changes and ad hoc data appends
  • Provide support in testing online behavior with the web development team
  • Act as backup gift processor and pull acknowledgments when needed
  • Assist in pulling reports for department
  • Assist the Senior Manager, Development Operations with ad hoc reporting and analysis needs

 

Department Support

  • Assist in onboarding new development staff members with training of database operation standards
  • Maintain up to date documentation for standard operating procedures
  • Act as guru for Tessitura operating practices for department
  • Assist the Special Events team and Development Officers at donor events throughout the year, as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

Experience with fundraising database software, Tessitura; proficiency in MS Word and Outlook, with advanced knowledge of Excel. As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others. The ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in conversations and in business writing. Strong attention to detail and accuracy in recording information. Skills to manage time appropriately, set priorities and tasks, and work efficiently.

 

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.

 

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

Director of Advancement Services

The Public Theater is seeking a Director of Advancement Services.  Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Advancement Services leads the strategic planning, goal setting, and output of the Advancement Services Team in support of Marketing and Development Operations. The Director will provide leadership and oversight for all major operational areas with primary emphasis on: database administration, fiscal administration, advancement research, donor relations and stewardship. This position will be responsible for continuous quality improvement across the unit and will be expected to develop, recommend, implement, and document strategic changes to practice and procedures. In this role, the Director will oversee systems and services that support fundraising and revenue generating operations as well as donor prospecting and stewardship systems and reporting. 

 

Responsibilities:

Analytical and Strategic Evaluation

  • Provide leadership around data analysis for the Development and Marketing teams
  • Develop and promote the Advancement Team’s strategic direction and associated initiatives in support of organizational priorities
  • Adapt plans and priorities to address challenges and capture opportunities and drive the continuous improvement of stewardship and prospect relations-related processes and products, including identifying, evaluating, recommending, and implementing new technology opportunities
  • Analyze, evaluate and find innovative solutions to support data-driven decision making to support marketing and development fundraising efforts
  • Management and oversight of reporting for Marketing and Development needs
  • Develop operational plans for advancement services
  • Oversee donor and prospect research to ensure effective and robust system, critical analysis, and accurate tracking of moves management

 

Fiscal Administration

  • Oversee accurate financial tracking for annual and capital campaign information including entry of gifts, reporting, donor giving history and recognition, and reconciliation with finance
  • Serve as Advancement liaison with external auditors as needed
  • Ensure correct non-profit registration in other states with Finance Department
  • Assist donors and work with financial/legal advisors as required ensuring proper documentation and accurate recording of endowed and planned gifts

 

Database Administration

  • Manage the Tessitura database system for Marketing and Development Operations to ensure best practices
  • Train members of the marketing and development departments in accurate data entry and extraction procedures and create documentation for future use
  • Collaborate with Data and Web Services team in developing and writing new reports and stored procedures
  • Provide support to the members of the marketing and development departments
  • Create and project manage long-term Advancement Services Tessitura Projects plan
  • Participate in the Tessitura Power Users Group and bring best practices to the departments
  • Maintain database integrity by creating and enforcing data entry policy and procedures, tracking and coding structures, and data hygiene standards
  • Coordinate and produce ongoing reports, list pulls, extractions, and other data/reporting requests
  • Create and oversee the dashboard metrics reporting for marketing, development managers and Major Gift Officers
  • Oversee the marketing and development-specific integration of Tessitura and the website, including testing and troubleshooting new functionality 
  • Provide quality assurance for marketing and development-specific Tessitura processes and troubleshoot as needed

 

Supervision

  • Oversee the Advancement Services Team consisting of four staff members 
  • Serve as direct supervisor to the Senior Manager, Development Operations Manager, and Development Operations Assistant
  • Provide mentorship and support of the team 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned 

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with competing schedules and an understanding of complex processes. A strong discernment of The Public Theater mission, strategies and programming.

 

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree. Extensive knowledge of development strategies and processes. Strong analytical skills to help drive data-driven decision making. Excellent organization, verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency in Tessitura, fundraising database software, advanced knowledge of Excel, SQL, and Microsoft Visual Studio.

 

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 an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

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

Director of Human Resources

As the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater is dedicated to developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people. The Public fulfills this mission through productions of challenging new plays and musicals, and innovative stagings of the classics that achieve the highest standards of artistic excellence. In service of its mission, The Public Theater has developed three pillars of programming: performances of new works, classics and diverse performance artists on its stages; artist and new play development programs that support a diverse group of artists at all stages of their careers; and pioneering community engagement initiatives dedicated to radical access.

 

Each season, The Public Theater produces an average over 1,000 performances on five principal stages at its downtown home on Lafayette Street, plus over 700 performances at Joe’s Pub and more than 60 performances of Free Shakespeare in the Park, The Public’s signature program, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. These performances, which encompass a breadth of artistic, aesthetic and social experiences, serve over 350,000 artists, students and theatergoers annually. The Public Theater’s commitment to the creation of new work for the field is an institutional priority to which The Public dedicates incredible resources annually. The institution has also fostered countless productions that have dared to tackle controversial issues eschewed in the mainstream arena.

 

The Public Theater has won 59 Tony Awards, 170 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes. The Public has brought 64 shows to Broadway, helping to redefine the role of nonprofit theater as an incubator of new work. During spring 2015, The Public served as the originating producer of the blockbuster hit HAMILTON, which has received critical acclaim and unprecedented media attention, bringing renewed national awareness of The Public and the work it produces.

 

Today, The Public builds upon its trailblazing foundation by regularly establishing and expanding programs that challenge the very definition of theater in contemporary society. Most recent examples include Public Works, an innovative program that partners with social service organizations from all five boroughs to restore and build community through workshops, classes, theatrical experiences and large-scale works of participatory theater; and Public Forum, which places theater at the center of conversations with leading voices in arts, law, politics and media.

 

Reporting jointly to the Executive Director Patrick Willingham and to the Chief Financial Officer Patricia Huie, The Public Theater seeks an experienced Director of Human Resources who will be directly responsible for the overall management of the Human Resources Department, including setting the strategic direction of the human resources function and ensuring its alignment with organizational goals. The Director of Human Resources is principally charged with professionalizing and strategically positioning The Public’s human resources function, which has developed organically as the organization has grown. The Public has more than doubled in staff size during the past seven years and projects additional staff expansion of approximately 50 percent over the next several years, including many mid-level management roles. The Director of Human Resources must model forward thinking and an ethos of servant leadership while playing a central role in guiding The Public through an ongoing period of considerable organizational change, as it simultaneously maintains an exceptionally high level of fast-paced, dynamic activity. S/he must critically assess human resources processes, procedures, and organizational design, and formalize these key elements, while leveraging industry best practices and prioritizing efficiency, integration of contemporary technological tools and strategic engagement of internal partners.

 

Required qualifications and experience:

- Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced, creative environment.

- Genuine enthusiasm for and commitment to The Public Theater’s mission, history and ground-breaking productions and programs.

- Bachelor's degree required; master’s degree with a specialty in HR management and professional certification preferred.

- Minimum of 15 years of relevant, progressive HR experience, preferably in a nonprofit or performing arts environment. At least five years of experience managing the HR function of a complex organization and leading a team of HR professionals.

- Talent acquisition experience across a broad range of leadership roles and with a strong emphasis on attracting diverse talent at all levels.

- Proven ability to prioritize and balance complex challenges and an array of constituent needs.

- Demonstrable success in managing change, with a thorough, detailed and wide-ranging perspective on the impacts of change on organizational culture and community.

- Experience in building and enhancing programs, particularly in the areas of orientation and training, diversity recruiting, compensation and benefits, and talent management, and in implementing such programs and monitoring their effectiveness across multiple sites.

- Excellent data management and reporting skills coupled with strong analytical experience.

- Expert knowledge of HR systems, processes and regulatory obligations. Familiarity with compensation and benefits administration.

- Formal coursework or training in contemporary equity, diversity and inclusion concepts and issues. A record of implementing best practices in equity, diversity and inclusion within a complex organization.

- Technical skills: competence with the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with databases; experience in overseeing technological and IT improvements related to HR processes.

 

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.

 

The Public Theater has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search processes. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

 

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

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: Ania Parks, Head Lighting Designer at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 aparks@publictheater.org

Grant Writer

The Public Theater is seeking a Grant Writer who will report to the Director of Institutional Partnerships and is responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations and will persuasively communicate the Public's mission and programs to potential funders. The Grant Writer will assemble and assist with the submission of grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Institutional Partnerships to develop the Public’s institutional giving strategy
  • Act as the primary writer/creator for the institutional giving portfolio, preparing applications, letters of inquiry, grant reports and other documentation as required; communicate grant-related project execution and collaborate with program colleagues on project fulfillment and completion
  • Conduct prospect research
  • Proactively track and collect grant reporting statistics, budgets, and supporting materials throughout the year
  • Help maintain central files on all institutional funders; maintain standard organizational materials such as Board lists, organizational descriptions, audited financials, staff biographies, etc
  • Liaise with Finance and the Institutional Partnerships team to create appropriate project budgets for grant proposals

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate must be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.

Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with Tessitura and Foundation Center databases.

 

Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree, and 3-5 years of relevant experience are 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. Position is available immediately.

 

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

Individual Giving Assistant

The Public Theater is seeking a full-time Individual Giving Assistant to support activities related to the Individual Giving Program, which includes annual giving, ticketing, and the membership program. 

 

Responsibilities: 

Oversee the Partners email and ensure that ticket requests, customer service issues, information requests are done in a timely and accurate manner;

  • Responsible for drafting all outgoing correspondence from Partners email;
  • Responsible for all day to day individual giving ticketing practices – (i.e. ticket holds, swapping within development and other internal departments and monitoring all ticket orders with open balances); 
  • Responsible for all Broadway Concierge Service Requests and Trustee ticketing

Track reservations, ticket orders, and RSVPs for productions and events; 

  • Support the Individual Giving Team in ensuring accurate Playbill listings including pulling list quarterly to ensure entries from donors and follow – up with donors to confirm listing as needed; 
  • Oversee the tracking of all Customer Service issues in Tessitura;
  • Record information in Tessitura to aid in improving relationships and customer service; 

Assist in the Individual Giving team’s stewardship efforts; 

Assist with mailings, including solicitation and acknowledgment letters; 

Fill out gift forms for new and renewed gifts; 

Attend fundraising and cultivation events as needed;  § Complete data entry and maintenance; 

Additional duties to be assigned as needed. 

 

Requirements: 

Qualified candidates will have meaningful customer service skills, an attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidates must also be able to work independently and manage multiple priorities and projects at once. Strong computer skills required, specifically in Tessitura, Microsoft Excel and Word. 

 

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.

 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: devojobs@publictheater.org. Please include your name and reference the job title in the subject line.

 

No calls please.

Individual Giving Manager

The Public Theater is seeking an Individual Giving Manager who will report to the Director of Individual Giving and will assist in the development, implementation and management of an institution-wide stewardship program designed to foster and nurture long-term, meaningful relationships between The Public Theater and its donors.

 

Essential Functions: 

The Individual Giving Manager will work to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors for The Public Theater with a focus on strategies to attract new mid-level prospects and enhance the current level of support. The position will also be responsible for supervising the Individual Giving Assistant.

 

Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the Individual Giving Manager include, but are not limited to the following:

 

Manages and oversees the administrative and daily operations of the stewardship program; including acknowledgment letters, thank you notes, mailings, email follow-up, communications, invitations, and playbill recognition

 

Provides thorough, accurate, and timely responses to all donor requests for information; demonstrates exemplary customer service in all exchanges;

 

Oversees the renewal process and list building, merging and mailing of letters. Responsible for creating a timeline for renewals and ensuring that the schedule is followed; 

Maintain donor stewardship efforts after gifts received including outreach, relationship management, ensuring benefit fulfillment and an excellent donor experience;

Collaborate with the Director of Individual Giving on Young Partner Board activities and responsible for updating the Young Partner Facebook Page;

 

Liaise with the Call Center Manager and Call Center to ensure adherence to standards of customer service;

 

Collaborate with Donor Operations Team to set and monitor data standards in Tessitura;

Support higher level strategy for creating a robust donor pipeline for future fundraising goals;

Build and maintain relationships with donors/prospects via phone calls, ongoing written contact, personalized emails and events;

 

Develop systems with effective use of information technology, including databases and spreadsheets, necessary to track and streamline processes;

 

Collaborate with Director of Individual Giving to create a structured, systematic program for donor stewardship which will outlast changes in staff and assure perpetual and mutually beneficial relationships with donors;

 

Ability to perform complex administrative tasks with only general supervision;

 

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to present and disseminate data to various audiences;

 

Requires advanced knowledge of computerized systems and operating environments i.e. Microsoft Office and specialized computer applications;

 

Experience with Tessitura is preferred.

 

Perform additional duties as required.

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate must have 5+ years’ experience with proven analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. The ability to interact with staff at all levels, remaining proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.

 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong decision-making ability and attention to detail are equally important. Must be exceedingly well organized and flexible. Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook. Knowledge of theater and the arts in NYC 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.

 

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: devojobs@publictheater.org. Please include your name and reference the job title in the subject line.

 

No calls please.

Line Producer

The Line Producer works with the Associate Producer and Producing Department on main stage and Delacorte productions and on special programs and projects as assigned. The Line Producer collaborates with multiple roles and departments ultimately ensuring that all productions are successful. This includes ensuring the artists have the resources they need and that productions are delivered on time and within the allotted budget. The Line Producer reports directly to the Associate Producer.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Line Producer on main stage and Delacorte productions 
  • Serve as Line Producer on assigned programs, including but not limited the Mobile Unit, Public Studios and large-scale workshops 
  • Serve as liaison between artists and internal departments such as Marketing, Development, General Management, etc.  
  • Facilitate attendance of Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director at rehearsals, technical rehearsals, and performances 
  • Collaborate with Production Manager and Company Manager to provide support to production and artists 
  • Facilitate artistic relationships as needed for special events with Development and Marketing 
  • Communicate with necessary artistic leadership regarding production needs and issues as they come up throughout the rehearsal, preview and performance period 
  • Copy edit and approve programs, press releases and marketing materials on behalf of producing department 
  • Under the guidance of the Associate Producer, work on a team with other Line Producers and Assistant Line Producers to codify and improve best producing practices 
  • Coordinate creative team meetings, design presentations, marketing/press meetings and artwork presentations 
  • Attend production meetings, technical rehearsals and performances, and report back to Associate Producer, Line Producer, Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director as appropriate 
  • As a member of Artistic Staff, cover external performances and scout artists in the field and report back with opinions and recommendations 

 

Requirements:

  • Communicating and Influencing:  The ability to effectively communicate and influence others in order to develop strong work relationships and achieve goals 
  • Managing Change: The ability to demonstrate support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization's effectiveness; initiating, sponsoring, and implementing organizational change; helping others to successfully manage organizational change 
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support 
  • Diagnostic Information Gathering: The ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it 
  • Results Orientation: The ability to focus on the desired result of one's own or one's unit's work, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them 
  • Delegation: The ability to work closely with an assistant, manage workload, communicate clearly and effectively about expectations and needs 
  • Sitting for long periods of time 

 

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 an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.

 

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

Lighting Shop Foreperson

The lighting department is responsible for lighting all Public Theater productions and events. The department maintains a lighting shop with equipment and supplies, and work space to facilitate this work. In collaboration with the Lighting Supervisor, The Lighting Shop Foreperson is responsible for the organization of the lighting shop at Astor Place and at the Delacorte Theater and storage in our remote locations, as well supervising crews to complete related tasks. The Lighting Shop Foreperson reports to the Lighting Supervisor.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise crews working in the lighting shops
  • Oversee the organization of the lighting shops and remote storage locations
  • Maintain a clean and orderly lighting shop as well as remote storage locations
  • Maintain lighting department equipment, including purchasing parts and replacements, in coordination with the Lighting Supervisor, including inventory location management
  • Obtain quotes and place orders for lighting shop equipment and supplies as necessary
  • Keep an inventory of lighting department equipment and update the supervisor on needs for perishable items
  • Schedule and handle hazardous waste removal for lighting related inventory, e.g. fog fluid recycling and battery recycling
  • Participate in any safety training as necessary and promote safety measures within the lighting shop
  • Ensure safe and conscientious workmanship and working conditions
  • Help with coverage of crew calls for the lighting department as needed
  • Work with the Lighting Supervisor and Assistant Lighting Supervisors on building prototypes for upcoming projects as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned and/or as deemed appropriate

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to frequently lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 50lbs
  • Understanding of electric codes and industry best practices
  • Understanding of general theatrical lighting equipment
  • Proficient in the use of theatrical electrical tools and electrical wiring
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good time management and people skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team building skills
  • Ability to work in stressful environments while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Must be able to work in hot and cold environments; some outdoor work is required at the Delacorte Theater
  • Basic drafting with Vector works and/or AutoCAD
  • Basic computer skills

 

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.

 

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

Major Gifts Officer

The Public Theater's Development Department is hiring a Major Gifts Officer to operate as a frontline fundraiser. This individual will report directly to the Director of Development and will work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer and the Individual Giving Team.

The Major Gifts Officer will be tasked with building successful donor relationships and increasing annual support for the institution by cultivating and stewarding a portfolio of prospects and Partners Program donors in support of the Partners Program fundraising efforts and goals. This position will also be part of supporting ongoing Partners Program systems and operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an active portfolio of at least 100 donors and prospects
  • Build and maintain relationships with donors/prospects via phone calls, personal visits, ongoing written contact, personalized emails, and events
  • Schedule, manage and attend 10+ face-to-face meetings per month with prospects and current donors for purposes of discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Document meetings, interactions and correspondence with donors in the donor data base emphasizing the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness, and confidentiality
  • Participate and share in portfolio meetings and strategy
  • Educate, inform and act as liaison with prospects and current donors about the myriad programming and activities at The Public
  • Handle ad hoc project management responsibilities of donor communication collateral materials
  • Support ongoing Partners Program systems and operations

Requirements:

The ideal candidate must be a team player committed to developing and working within a supportive, collaborative and collegial environment, have the ability to perform under tight deadlines in a very fast-paced environment; individual giving and direct solicitation experience; knowledge of Microsoft Office at advanced level essential; knowledge of Tessitura and database functions a plus; must possess excellent verbal and written skills; familiarity with the New York philanthropic world a plus; must be adept at problem-solving with the ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and react when those priorities shift; 5+ years' experience in a non-profit in a fundraising capacity or even in a for-profit fundraising capacity. The person in this role is goal-oriented, and must be able to attend evening events 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.

 

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

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: devojobs@publictheater.org

Manager of Institutional Partnerships

The Public Theater is seeking a Manager of Institutional Partnerships who will report to the Director of Institutional Partnerships and is responsible for the generation and growth of varied revenue through cultivating, building, and maintaining high quality relationships and innovative partnerships with institutional partners, including corporations and organizations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Institutional Partnerships to develop the Public’s institutional giving strategy, and continually prospect for new institutional relationships that will benefit the organization.
  • Actively develop and steward the Public’s institutional giving relationships (both personally and between funders and key organizational personnel); communicate regularly with funders about the Public’s activities and achievements; organize site visits.
  • Manage institutional funder correspondence and contracts and oversee proper funding credits across department materials.
  • Help execute the day-to-day institutional giving portfolio, including the annual calendar of institutional giving deadlines, notifications, and reports; work with Institutional Partnerships team to prepare applications, letters of inquiry, grant reports and other documentation as required; facilitate opportunities to share programs, productions and relevant activities with funders.
  • Proactively cultivate and foster ongoing discussions with funders to anticipate and respond to emerging trends, policies and best practices in the field.
  • Oversee the maintenance of central files on all institutional funders.
  • Work closely with Finance and the Institutional Partnerships team to create appropriate project budgets for grant proposals.
  • Partner with the marketing and graphics team on communication plans and to ensure that institutional donors are appropriately recognized in accordance with contractual funding agreements.

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate must have 5+ years’ experience working with funding entities, developing grant applications, or evaluating grant applications and excellent management skills, the ability to interact with staff at all levels, remaining proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.

 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong decision-making ability and attention to detail are equally important. Must be exceedingly well organized and flexible. Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook. Knowledge of theater and the arts in NYC 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.

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

 

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

Membership Manager

The Public Theater is seeking a Membership Manager to oversee The Public’s Membership and Public Supporter donor program (giving levels from $65-$1,000) representing approximately $2.5 million in contributed revenue. This position is also responsible for developing and managing year-end giving and small gift campaigns.

 

This position reports to the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications in partnership with Director of Development.  The Public is a cultural institution dedicated to upholding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate must be willing to investigate how those principles apply in the context of marketing and development.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, execute & manage strategies around the acquisition, renewal, stewardship, and benefit fulfillment of the Membership & Public Supporter program.  Create a multi-layered approach that leverages email, digital advertising, direct mail, collateral and outbound/inbound calling to achieve a goal of approximately $2.5 million in contributed revenue.
  • Develop & manage a calendar year-end giving campaign plus an annual small gifts campaign to leverage additional giving from existing donors, as well as incidental gifts from single ticket buyers. Collaborate with the communications team to leverage digital platforms in support of social media contributions, online transaction round-ups and seasonal tele-funding.
  • Collaborate with marketing and development to leverage The Public’s Free Shakespeare in the Park program and other summer programming in support of the contributed revenue goal. 
  • Oversee an acquisition and renewal campaign, as well as cultivate relationships with partners, concierges, and other vendors to maximize revenue opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to maximize membership activation in support of earned revenue goals.
  • Serve as an institutional advocate on behalf of members and supporters.  Understand and optimize the donor journey, both in-person and online.  Serve as a front-line member and supporter representative as needed.
  • Oversee the execution of all membership collateral including but not limited to: acquisition brochures, renewal letters, email graphics, acknowledgment templates, and special appeal communications.
  • Identify industry trends, gaps and needs of the members and supporters and develop distinct, segmented strategies accordingly.
  • In partnership with development team, develop and manage stewardship strategies for members and supporters with special focus on those individuals primed to move to the next giving level.
  • Maintain knowledge of the latest fundraising skills and strategies. Remain current with trends and issues pertaining to the performing arts in general and the Public Theater in particular – its goals, programs, mission and vision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a proven record of creating and fostering excellent relationships between donors and an institution.  A self-starter with the ability to set a course of action, to prioritize deadlines, to solve complex and delicate problems and organize information in a concise and effective manner. Must have the ability to work cross departmentally with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines.

 

Candidates must possess an associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field, and exceptional verbal and written communications skills are a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Database management experience is preferred. Knowledge of theater and the arts in NYC 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.

 

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.

Production Associate

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

 

Responsibilities:

Provide administrative support to the Production office 

  • Create Playbill Title Page Designer Billing, Production Staff, and Credits listings and act as sole liaison with the Press department through redrafting process 
  • Ensure that all necessary designer reimbursement requests are in after show closes
  • Perform additional duties as required

Leads and Coordinates the design contracting process 

  • Negotiate designer and assistant designer contracts 
  • Draft, mail and track draft contracts to designers, agents, and union representatives 
  • Request and track delivery of payments to designers, including designer payments, assistant designer payments, reimbursements, reuse fees, royalties, and pension and welfare and dues payments from Finance, as well as the delivery and receipt of payment to designers, agents, and union representatives 
  • Coordinate designer travel & housing 
    • Maintain other contracts as needed ie rehearsal space contracts 

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 Event Booking 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.

Production Office Assistant (Full-Time Temporary)

The Public Theater is seeking a Production Office Assistant who will report to the Production Administrator and provide overall administrative and operational support to the The Public’s fast-paced Production office.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ordering and maintenance of Production department office supplies, including managing Staples Orders and their delivery
  • Assisting with event planning / set-up
  • Maintenance and updating of Prod Admin documents
  • Running related errands, including ordering or picking up meals
  • Assisting with travel arrangements for members of the Production Staff
  • Assisting with vendor contracts
  • Updating the office white board to reflect upcoming show details, including the dates of the tech period, previews, openings, closings, the space, and the assigned Production Managers
  • Assisting on individual projects, such as proofreading or working with show and season budgets
  • Distributing department paperwork, such as New Employee packets, tax exempt forms, W4s, and transmittal forms
  • Other projects as necessary
  • Covering phones for the Production Executives when Assistant to the Production Executive is away

 

  •   Distributing Overhire, Seasonal, and Full-Time paychecks and stubs, which entails:
    • Distributing in the office, documenting and mailing out on Fridays, pulling PA and SM interns checks and taking to Company Management, remedying issues of "lost" paychecks with Payroll, dealing with paychecks/paystubs returned in the mail
  • March – October: obtaining names from departments for paychecks that need to get up to crew in the Park, pulling them, and taking them to the Park and distributing.
  • Entering Vacation requests in ProdAdmin calendar and archiving requests digitally on PDrive.
  • Note-taking for Production Department Weekly meetings and distributing.
  • Managing $3K Production/Operations petty cash bank which entails reimbursing receipts and reconciling bank monthly.
  • Reconciling and coding all other Production petty cash floats: six departmental floats and three or more production floats per show.
  • Double-checking Costume debit card reconciliations.
  • Managing Accounts Payable checks, including distributing reimbursements, vendor checks, petty cash floats, etc.
  • Retrieving and sorting the mail, including pulling Invoices for Production Administrator.
  • Updating Production "Ticket Availability" board daily and being general ticket liaison for Production department.

 

  • Calling vendors to follow up on Invoicing
  • Backup for payroll, entering ESTA data
  • Assisting with submitting weekly IATSE benefit breakdowns to Finance
  • Ordering plotter paper, Purchase Orders with Marketing
  • Enter invoices into Concur
  • Scanning receipts into computer

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 Event Booking 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.

 

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

 

Please send resume and cover letter to ProdAdminJobs@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

Touring Company Manager (Seasonal)

Position available from July/August 2018 through October 2018, for an experienced Company Manager for the fall inaugural Mobile Unit National tour as part of the General Management office of The Public Theater.

Mobile Unit National is an extension of The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit program in New York City. The Mobile Unit breaks down economic and geographic barriers to culture by bringing professional theater productions directly to communities in the five boroughs of New York in non-theater venues such as libraries, homeless shelters, and community centers. It is rooted in the founding impulse of The Public Theater that theater is an essential cultural force.

The national initiative represents our first foray outside of New York. We are producing a play alongside a series of artistic activities to eighteen communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota in service of catalyzing conversations around national themes.

Primary responsibilities include day to day company and tour management duties for a company of AEA actors and production crew (approximately 20 people) for a month long national tour. These duties include travel and hotel booking, artist hospitality, management of payroll and per diems, day to day tour management, union payroll, fee payments for creative team, tracking budgets, and contract drafting & negotiations. Company manager should have: excellent organizational skills, competencies and experience handling logistics, as well a comfort living in the ambiguity of a community (non-theater venue) tour.  Prior theatrical company management experience required, this position is non union. Nights and weekends required. Other tasks relevant to the role will be assigned as needed.

 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 email or fax cover letter and resume to rsherman@publictheater.org to the attention of Rebecca Sherman, Senior Company Manager.  No phone calls please.

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

Wig Stylist

The Public Theater in NYC is looking for a Wig & Hair Stylist for their upcoming production of the Bob Dylan musical “The Girl from the North Country”.  Duties include hair/wig changes during performances and daily care and maintenance on all the wigs.  Knowledge of basic make-up application also helpful.  Immediate availability is necessary as technical rehearsals begin on September 4, 2018.  Performances are September 11 – November 18 with the possibility of extending.  Please forward all resumes to Luke McDonough at lmcdonough@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.


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. This internship provides an incredibly well-rounded view of what a General Management and Company Management department look like at a non-profit institution. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Learn the many aspects of how the department functions within the organization
  • Shadow company managers at occasional first rehearsals, production meetings, tech rehearsals and performances to see the role of a company manager throughout the production
  • Shadow GM Planning and Programs manager in Production/GM and Show team meetings
  • Observe the process of contract drafting depending on individual interest
  • Gain insight in to our budgeting process
  • Assist in House Seat ticketing for all shows
  • General filing and upkeep of departmental files

 

Requirements:

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.

 

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.

Special Artistic Projects Internship

Responsibilities:

  • Provide programmatic assistance for both Public Forum, Mobile Unit, and Mobile Unit National 
  • Provide general office assistance as assigned/needed
  • Filing, organizing, errands, minute-taking in meetings, helping create office efficiencies wherever possible
  • Research and generate ideas for Public Forum one-night-only events, Speaker Series, and for Digiturgy
  • Provide light copywriting for Digiturgy
  • Assist Forum team at live events (meeting and wrangling talent, tech and line-producing tasks as assigned)
  • Attend some Mobile Unit tour performances and assist Mobile team on the road with tasks as assigned
  • Provide pre-production assistance for Mobile Manager (printing, proofing, copying, rehearsal room setup, and so on)
  • Coordinate post-show surveys
  • Keep Mobile files up-to-date on venues and contacts

 

Requirements:

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.

 

Please e-mail cover letters and resumes to dbroussard@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.

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.

Under the Radar Festival Internship

The Public Theater is seeking one full-time intern for the Under the Radar festival. Under the Radar (UTR) is an annual theater festival that spotlights international artists ranging from emerging talents to masters in the field. This internship is designed for candidates pursuing a career in theater producing, especially those interested in experimental and international work. The internship provides a hands-on education in the production of a major theater festival, from the creation of the line-up to the performances themselves. Interns are invaluable members of the Under the Radar team and will learn the ins and outs of the Public Theater through their interactions with other departments.

 

Responsibilities:

Interns will be involved in projects including but not limited to: screening and evaluating video submissions, creating marketing materials, upkeep of website and social media outlets, travel planning, artist hospitality, coordination of the professional symposium, ticket processing, administrative duties, volunteer coordination, and show coverage. Initiative, organization, attention to detail, and good writing and communication skills are musts. Working knowledge of Word, Outlook, and Excel is required. Foreign languages, Mac and Design skills a plus.

 

Requirements:

The internship is full-time (40hrs), Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stipend is $25/day and interns are responsible for their own housing.

 

Time Span: Starting in September through end of January.

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to kkerwin@publictheater.org by August 21, 2018. Due to large volume of applications, applicants will only be contacted if we wish to schedule an interview.

 

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.