Employment & Internships

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 General Manager

 The Public Theater is seeking an experienced Assistant General Manager to provide support and serve as a key general management point person for all programs. They will work with the General Manager on a variety of program initiatives taking place as far out as three years. 

 

The Assistant General Manager will draft, negotiate and execute a variety of contracts including co-production, enhancement agreements, underlying rights, presenting, author, consultant, and cast album agreements and ensure that all contract terms are communicated to stakeholder departments and reflected in the budgets. He or she will act as liaison with AEA, SDC, and Local 802 and ensure that the theater is compliant with the current union rules. This individual discusses, plans and negotiates union concession requests and works closely with the Company Managers on the execution and negotiation of artist agreements, union interpretations and union enforcement. He or she will assist the General Manager in ensuring clear means of communication between the GM department and the rest of the organization, planning for projects under consideration, finding and implementing department efficiencies, driving season announcements, supporting the integration of all programs, being proactive for all contractual and production budget issues,and solving problems on a day to day basis.  He or she will step in as Company Manager as needed for various in-season added programming, including box office reporting, ticketing and hospitality.

 

Requirements:  5 + years of experience working in a general management role in a theatrical environment; knowledge of theatrical union rules, experience negotiating contracts and working with unions. The successful candidate will be an analytical thinker with great attention to detail who works well in a fast paced, high volume 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, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

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

Artist Relations & Operations Manager- Joe's Pub

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

 

Joe’s Pub is looking for a full time Artist Relations & Operations Manager to perform a range of artistic, administrative and logistical activities to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. This position will report to the Director of Joe’s Pub.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Set-up artists’ logistical, ticketing and hospitality needs for all Joe’s Pub performances
  • Train, schedule and supervise crew of part-time Performance Coordinators, covering shifts when necessary
  • Support Joe’s Pub artist community through artist development programs 
  • Collaborate with Production Manager to compile shows needs and distribute to Joe’s Pub team 
  • Build show map in Tessitura and manage ticket inventory for all Joe’s Pub performances
  • Process house seat ticket orders from artists, Public Theater staff and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate department/venue maintenance & security needs with the Public Theater Operations department
  • Work with the Programming & Administrative Manager on correspondence and walk-throughs for rental events

 

Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience in the arts
  • Experience with and working knowledge of Tessitura
  • Ability to be highly organized, detail oriented and systematic, having strong time management and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work evenings
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Passion for working in a diverse work environment
  • Working knowledge of New York City music/arts scene
  • Ability to be a self-motivated, creative, forward thinker

 

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

 

This is an Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

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

Assistant Line Producer (Full-Time Temporary)

The Public Theater is seeking a Full-Time Temporary Assistant Line Producer who will report to the Associate Producer and provide overall administrative and operational support to the organization's fast-paced Producing office.

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Line Producers on Delacorte/main stage productions/Under the Radar Festival as needed/assigned
    • Coordinate meetings, special projects, events, and other ancillary events as needed relating to mainstage productions and UTR Festival 
    • As needed, cover production meetings, rehearsals, and preview performances and report back to Associate Producer, Line Producer, and Associate Artistic & Artistic Director as necessary
    • Coordinate The Public’s extensive volunteer base, alerting people of opportunities, communicating relevant details, and overseeing scheduling
    • Copy-editing press releases, marketing materials, and Playbill programs
    • Facilitate internal interdisciplinary communication around productions
  • Assist the Line Producers on assigned programs including but not limited to Public Studio, Mobile Shakespeare Unit sit down performances, and Public Works pageants
  • Assist the UTR Line Producer on the Festival including the Professional Symposium and the Incoming! Series
  • Assist on all readings and development
    • Work with the Line Producers to support creative teams through readings and large-scale development of new work
    • Coordinate the printing of scripts
    • Manage invitation and rsvp’s to readings and development presentations
    • Serve as a point person to stage managers for all readings and development
    • Support in leading the Readings and Development Team, disseminating important information, strategizing around complex problems, and managing logistics for each project
  • Line Produce various smaller-scale ancillary projects including but not limited to Watch Me Work and one-off events or programming
  • As a member of the Artistic Staff, cover external performances, scout artists in the field, and participate in internal artistic meetings, delivering opinions and recommendations

 

Requirements: 

  • Communicating and Influencing: The ability to effectively communicate and influence others to move projects forward and achieve institutional & artistic goals
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: Develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside and outside the organization
  • Diagnostic Information Gathering: The ability to identify information needed to clarify a situation, seek out that information from the appropriate sources, and apply it
  • Results Orientation: The ability to break down a desired result into deliverable goals and to focus effort on meeting or exceeding them
  • Fostering Innovation: The ability to develop, collaborate on, and introduce new and improved methods, products, procedures, or technologies

 

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 asha@publictheater.org

Assistant to the Production Executive

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

Executive Assistance

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

 

General Administration

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

 

Requirements: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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.

Capital Projects Manager

The Public Theater is seeking a Capital Projects Manager to join its Capital Projects Department. The ideal candidate will assist the Senior Capital Projects Manager in supervising multiple large design and construction projects, from programming and design through construction and close out, ranging in size from $50,000 to $25 million. Under the direction of the Senior Capital Projects Manager, the Capital Projects Manager will interface with the organization’s user groups and assist in the coordination of all design consultants and construction activities.

The Capital Projects Manager will independently manage smaller projects from programming and design through construction and close out, ranging in size from $50,000 to $25 million.  Projects will vary in type and size, from renovations to new construction of all existing spaces.  The Capital Projects Manager will also perform internal space planning studies and assessments of all the existing spaces and possible new spaces in all locations and assist in the institution’s reprogramming of its main building at 425 Lafayette Street.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in architecture or engineering or related field.
  • At least two (2) years of assistant project management experience as an owner’s representative, construction manager or architect/engineer, through all stages of capital projects including programming, planning, design, remediation, construction, contract administration, commissioning, certification, validation, and occupancy.
  • Experience as staff or as a consultant working on projects at higher education, cultural or non-profit organizations.
  • Strong ability to prepare spreadsheets or other documentation for reporting of project status reports.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Office, Excel and Microsoft Project.
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, communication, problem solving and report writing skills.
  • Must have ACAD skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak articulately in high level forums and to answer difficult questions with confidence; strong ability to work independently identifying best approaches to problems/questions and determining when to seek manager or more senior advice.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Architect License in NY
  • LEED accreditation at Green Associate or AP level
  • Experience working with governmental agencies
  • Experience with AutoCAD, REVIT or similar drawing systems

 

 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: jobs@publictheater.org

Communications Associate

The Communications Associate supports the sales and promotional efforts of the Marketing team, with an emphasis on The Public Theater’s communications platforms: social media, email marketing, and web. This position reports to the Associate Director of Marketing. 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 communications.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Associate Director in maintaining the departmental communications calendar, including but not limited to internal e-mail blasts, paid external email blasts, social media, and donor communications. Work with Marketing Managers and outside promotional partners to schedule for e-mail inclusions.
  • Draft, schedule, and post social media content in accordance with the communications calendar.  Monitor social channels and respond in accordance with institutional priorities and best practices.
  • Email Marketing: Along with the Marketing Associate, draft, build, and deploy all emails for The Public. Responsible for generating templates in Wordfly as well as Dreamweaver.
  • Data Hygiene: Troubleshoot e-mail issues and update patron contact records as needed.
  • Support the Associate Director in coordinating major season on sale events, in collaboration with other internal teams.
  • Maintain The Public’s website, publictheater.org. Responsible for on-going updates as well as building out new show and program sections as needed.
  • Assist with special projects and press events that may occur outside of regular business hours (photo shoots, opening nights, etc.)

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred, as well as 1 year of directly related experience.  Interest in arts and culture preferred.  We are seeking a self-starter with impeccable time management and organizational skills who can manage multiple deadlines amidst constantly shifting priorities. 

 

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.

Development Assistant, Individual Giving (Full-Time Temporary)

 The Temporary Individual Giving Assistant plays a key role in the Development Department by assisting with tasks related to Individual Giving Donor Programs. This is a full time position, approximately 40 hours per week with occasional evenings required.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in answering emails from donors
  • Track reservations, ticket orders, and RSVPs for productions and events
  • 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. Qualified 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: bniemeyer@publictheater.org

Director of Applications and Online Services

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

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

Experience:

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

Skills:

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

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

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

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Graphic Design Assistant (Full-Time Temporary)

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

About The Public Theater 

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

www.publictheater.org 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

dshum@publictheater.org

 
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 a Non-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

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

Programming & Administrative Manager- Joe's Pub

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

 

Joe’s Pub is looking for a full time Programming & Administrative Manager to perform a range of artistic, administrative and logistical activities to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. This position will report to the Director of Joe’s Pub.

 

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

 

This is an Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

Responsibilities include:

-          Cultivate and support Joe’s Pub artist community and artist development programs

-          Prepare artist offer letters in consultation with Director

-          Curate and build artist relationships within the vision and mission of Joe’s Pub

-          Field and respond to artist inquiries in consultation with Director

-          Manage department administration and finance

-          Execute artist contracts and payments

-          Work with the Director on correspondence and walk-throughs for rental events

-          Proof advertisements, print material and press releases for accuracy

-          Attend shows at Joe’s Pub and elsewhere as needed for artist research and support

 

Experience and Requirements:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have 3+ years’ experience in the arts
  • Work confidently with budgets and financial tracking
  • Be highly organized, detail oriented and systematic; have strong time management skills and work well in a team
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Have knowledge of programs within Microsoft Office suite
  • Be passionate for working in a diverse work environment
  • Have a working knowledge of New York City music/arts scene
  • Be a self-motivated, creative, forward thinker

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

Programming Budget Manager

The Public Theater seeks candidates for the position of Programing Budget Manager. This position will manage the development, implementation, reconciliation and reporting of all artistic programming budgets. Under the direction of the General Manager, the Programming Budget Manager will interface with all relevant departments to capture the financial impact of the Public’s wide breadth of programming which includes a downtown season of new work, Shakespeare in the Park, Mobile Unit tours, Public Forum, Under the Radar, Public Studio, Public Works, Public Shakespeare Initiative, galas, projects in development, and many other programs annually. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Build and re-project show and program budgets according to information provided by Producers, Production, General Management, Marketing and Development for the purposes of decision making, analysis and tracking 
  • Build budget templates for various programming models designed to effectively and efficiently communicate the financial needs of each project
  • Maintain and update existing budget templates
  • Compile detailed budgetary information from numerous departments
  • Facilitate multi-stage reconciliation process; collaborate with Production, Company Management and Finance to ensure accurate reporting and accounting
  • Compile final account accrual and adjustment notes on a project by project basis
  • Report budget vs. actual reports on a project and seasonal basis providing detailed insight on variances
  • Work closely with the General Manager and Finance on process development
  • Work closely with the Finance department to ensure that the program budgets are accurately reflected in the greater institutional budget
  • Oversee the part time Programming Budget Administrator
  • Perform additional duties as assigned   

 

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, maintaining effective working relationships with other departments. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze financial and budgetary data, 3-5 years of experience creating, interpreting and analyzing budgets, a degree in arts administration, finance or accounting preferred, 3-5 years professional experience in theater preferred and the ability to interpret union agreements as they relate to the budgeting process. Advanced proficiency with Excel and working with data sets is 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 submit cover letter and resume to jobs@publictheater.org.

Senior Capital Projects Manager

The Public Theater is seeking a Senior Capital Projects Manager to join its Capital Projects Department. The ideal candidate will assist in managing multiple large design and construction projects, specifically new construction and out-of-ground construction projects from programming and design through construction and close out, ranging in size from $25 million to $120 million. Under the leadership of the Director of Capital Projects and Construction, the Senior Capital Projects Manager will interface with the organization’s user groups and assist in the coordination of all design consultants and construction activities. The Senior Capital Projects Manager will be working closely with the Director of Capital Projects and Construction, reporting to and managing a rigorous organizational governance structure and a large capital campaign which is inclusive of a large capital project.

The Senior Capital Projects Manager will assist in the supervision of the Capital Projects Manager who will be independently managing smaller projects from programming and design through construction and close out, ranging in size from $25 million to $120 million. Projects will vary in type and size, from renovations to new construction of all existing spaces. The Senior Capital Projects Manager will also supervise the Capital Projects Manager in performing internal space planning studies and assessments of all the existing spaces in all locations and assisting in the institution’s reprogramming of its main building at 425 Lafayette Street.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in architecture or engineering or related field.
  • At least ten (10+) years of project management experience as an owner’s' representative, construction manager or architect/engineer, through all stages of capital projects including programming, planning, design, remediation, construction, contract administration, commissioning, certification, validation and occupancy specifically with new out of the ground construction in NYC.
  • Experience as staff or as a consultant working on projects at higher education, cultural or non-profit organizations.
  • Strong ability to prepare project status reporting material which can be used at any level of the organization.
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Office, Excel and Microsoft Project.
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, communication, problem solving and report writing skills; excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak articulately in high level forums, to answer difficult questions with confidence; strong ability to work independently identifying best approaches to problems/questions and determining when to seek manager or more senior advice.
  • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Architect License in NY
  • LEED accreditation at Green Associate or AP level
  • Experience working with governmental agencies
  • Experience with AutoCAD, REVIT or similar drawing systems

 

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: jobs@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.

Under The Radar Festival Marketing Associate (Seasonal)

Over the last 14 years, The Public’s Under The Radar Festival has presented productions from over 210 companies from 41 countries. The UTR Festival has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public's mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater. Widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performances from the U.S. and abroad, UTR has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.

 

The Public Theater is seeking an Under the Radar (UTR) Associate to work closely with the UTR Marketing team. 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 communications. The estimated duration of this position is 4-5 months.

 

Responsibilities:  

  • Assist with building external and internal email communications, tracking metrics, surveys, and coordinating trades with partners
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to plan, implement and execute content on The Public’s social media channels
  • Execute UTR website updates and general site maintenance
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Manager on UTR marketing plans including research
  • Serve as primary liaison between UTR artists and marketing, including tracking and organizing bios, photos, video, approvals etc.
  • Assist with the creation of UTR collateral materials, proofreading and managing edits 
  • Track and update sales reports, reporting sales and sale goals to the UTR team
  • Provide other general marketing support for UTR
  • Perform additional duties as needed

 

Requirements:  

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a marketing role
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be proactive, detail-oriented, and collaborative
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings
  • Theater or performing arts experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, WordFly and/or Tessitura a plus
  • Knowledge of another language other than English 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 a Non-Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

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

Wardrobe Supervisors & Dressers

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

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


Internships

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

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

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

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

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

New Work Development Internship

The Public has produced shows at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and its downtown home on Lafayette Street since the 1960s and currently produces a full season of shows year-round including classics, musicals, and new works. The building at 425 Lafayette is a landmark that was initially constructed beginning in 1850 as New York City’s first free public library, and the Delacorte has welcomed over 5 million people to its free Shakespeare in the Park performances.

The New Work Development Intern will be exposed to the daily tasks of the New Work Department including a variety of administrative functions and various day to day tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Reading and evaluating synopsis submissions and corresponding with playwrights
  • Logging new plays
  • Attending and reporting back on readings and performances of new plays and musicals
  • Reading and covering new work submitted to the Public
  • Writing pass letters
  • Collecting oral reports
  • Helping on various productions and projects in the office and around the theater
  • Drafting excel sheets
  • Printing documents for the office
  • Watching the front desk in the absence of the front desk attendant
  • Maintaining the New Work office's database of scripts and theater coverage

Please send submissions to jmoore@publictheater.org

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.