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 to the Production Executive

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

Executive Assistance

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

 

General Administration

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

 

Requirements: 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Board Activity Manager

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

Responsibilities:

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

 

PROJECT COORDINATION

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

 

COMMUNICATION

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

 

OPERATIONAL/ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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.

Costume Draper

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

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

 

Please send all resumes to jobs@publictheater.org.

 

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

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: jobs@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

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager plays a key role in the creation, executing, and reporting of marketing campaigns that drive demand and awareness around a portfolio of The Public Theater’s shows and programs. 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:

  • Create and execute marketing plans for a portfolio of shows and artistic programs
  • Coordinate with internal producing teams and artistic programming managers to develop communication, promotional, and audience engagement strategies
  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Ticket Manager team to determine a property strategy around pricing and management of ticket inventory, where applicable
  • Manage the development of all related print collateral, digital assets, and promotional copy
  • Track and maintain budgets, and manage deadlines with other stakeholders, including in-house graphics team as well as print vendors and mail house
  • Collaborate with the Communications Assistant around digital media planning and analysis, e-communications, institutional e-blast exchanges and website updates
  • Maintain/develop relationships with vendors, media outlets, community partners, etc. as needed
  • Attend events and performances as needed; the Marketing Manager is expected to assist with special projects and press events that may occur outside of regular business hours (photo shoots, opening nights, etc.)
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred, as well as 3+ years of directly related experience.  Interest in arts and culture preferred. Working knowledge of a CRM/relational database, as well as an email marketing platform, is a plus. 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 an Exempt position, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act and available immediately.

 

Please submit 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

Press Manager

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

jobs@publictheater.org

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


Internships

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Operations 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 Operations Department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of both venues as well as tracking building activity and coordinating department work around production needs. 

The Operations Intern will be exposed to the daily tasks of the Operations Department including administrative functions and systems operations. The main responsibilities will be assisting the Operations Administration office in various day to day tasks.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Daily calendar updates for shared spaces and performance venues, including Joe’s Pub and the Delacorte Theater
  • Create and track all staff and overhire IDs
  • Database updates
  • Filing and archival work
  • Cover the front desk for lunch breaks up to three times a week
  • Support the Front Desk Administrator with all administrative duties
  • Analyze front desk policies for more efficient practices
  • Assist the Operations Administration department with a variety of additional tasks
  • Perform additional duties as needed

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate has an interest in theater and previous experience in theater production or administration, is tech savvy with experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and is organized, has strong attention to detail, a good communicator, and has a positive attitude. An interest in the inner-workings of historic buildings and capital projects is a plus.

Full-time internship. Regular hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm, and part-time hours are negotiable. Regular shifts are scheduled to start in late August.

Please send resume and cover letter to Mariana Ortiz, Operations Associate at opsjobs@publictheater.org. Please note that in-person visits, calls, or emails will not be accepted.

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.