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: 
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

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

Lighting

LightingJobs@publictheater.org

Properties

PropsJobs@publictheater.org

Scenery

SceneryJobs@publictheater.org

Stage Management

StageManagementJobs@publictheater.org

Video

VideoJobs@publictheater.org

Wardrobe Supervisors & Dressers

The Public Theater is now accepting resumes for Wardrobe Supervisors and Dressers for its 2016 – 2017 season.  The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for the load-in, load-out and set-up of the wardrobe area and dressing rooms, managing the wardrobe crew and overseeing the on-going care, laundry and maintenance of all of the costumes.  Dressers assist the supervisor in the above tasks as well as atten d to all costume changes and back stage needs during the performances.

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

Assistant to the Associate Artistic Director/Director of Public Theater Productions

The Public Theater is seeking a highly organized assistant to provide general administrative support to the Associate Artistic Director and keep up with a fast-paced work environment. This position ensures the Associate Artistic Director’s office is running smoothly and that information coming into or out of the department is clear and organized. This position reports to the Associate Artistic Director/Director of Public Theater Productions.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Associate Artistic Director with all general administrative needs:
  • Facilitate all correspondence including monitoring and responding to emails, and telephone; determining the best channels for information distribution
  • Manage Associate Artistic Director’s calendar with respect to meeting requests, rehearsal/reading/performance attendance, and other internal and external commitments
  • Ensure Associate Artistic Director has meeting materials in advance
  • Ensure the smooth operation of the office, including filing, organizing office; updating and distributing documents
  • Track and adhere to department budget, complete monthly expense reports
  • Secure housing and travel arrangements as needed
  • Set up tickets for external productions as needed
  • Oversee Associate Artistic Director’s writing deadlines for recommendations and other projects as needed
  • Assorted errands, requests, or projects from the Associate Artistic Director
  • Administrative support to Mark Russell, for Under the Radar, including travel and Amex reconciliation

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year administrative experience, high-level assistant experience preferred
  • Professional theater experience is a plus, but not necessarily in theater administration
  • Exceptional communication skills, highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced professional theater environment
  • Problem solving, good time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

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

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

Costume Draper

The Public Theater Costume Shop is in search of theatrical drapers from January – August 2018. This has the potential of becoming a full time position.

The primary responsibility of the Draper is the creation of costumes; interpretation of original design work and custom patterning based on the design, and all facets of the construction process for the costumes as well as alterations, fittings and maintenance of pulled or rented clothing items.

The Draper works with the Costume Shop Manager and Costume Shop Foreman to meet construction and fitting deadlines; may assist in other costume production areas as directed by the needs of the production.

Examples of Duties:

  • Discusses assigned projects with Designer, Costume Shop Manager, and Costume Shop Foreman.
  • Serves as a communication link for designers, Costume Shop Manager, and Costume Shop Foreman.
  • Calculates yardage estimates and needs (notions, zippers, etc.) for each costume.
  • Instructs the stitchers on the accurate construction of the costumes.
  • Performs drafting or draping of costume pieces for rendered designs.
  • Tailors or alters costumes, as needed.
  • Supervises and/or attends fittings of constructed costumes.
  • Maintains a safe, healthy and clean work environment.
  • Performs other related work as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of textiles and costume history.
  • Thorough understanding of the costume design and construction processes.
  • Specialized training or experience with tailoring, altering and original pattern creation.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work productively under time pressures and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral, visual.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a similar position required

 

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

Director of Human Resources

The Public Theater seeks an experienced Director of Human Resources who will be directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the Human Resources department, including setting the strategic direction of the HR function and ensuring its alignment with organizational goals.

The Public Theater is a $40 million organization which has180 full-time, year-round employees, and 1000 part-time and seasonal employees who work at our downtown locations at 425 Lafayette Street and 740 Broadway, and the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.  The Public Theater campus will soon be expanding to include studio and office space at 440 Lafayette St as well.

The Director of Human Resources will:

  • Oversee the planning and development of Human Resources initiatives, diagnose critical areas for attention, build consensus with stakeholders, and implement decisive, clear strategies that anticipate and address problems with effective solutions
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State and City labor law; and work with legal counsel as appropriate
  • Develop the internal structures and systems to support our employees and the work on our stages; recommend and implement efficiencies in all HR processes; evaluate, execute, measure, monitor and control business processes; work to ensure that business process outcomes are in harmony with the organization’s strategic goals
  • Oversee the management of HR information systems and technologies; create and maintain metrics related to staffing and data resources
  • Provide conflict resolution, mediation and facilitation upon request; conduct workplace investigations and act as a resource regarding disciplinary action and terminations
  • Update all employee handbooks and HR related procedures
  • Devise recruitment strategy to further reflect the Public’s commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the organization; oversee high volume recruitment processes
  • Assess the Public’s labor market competitiveness by researching compensation and benefits comparisons
  • Recommend and lead the implementation and maintenance of an improved compensation strategy
  • Oversee the administration and clear communication of employee benefits and policy changes to employees; work with health insurance broker and Chief Financial Officer to negotiate benefit contracts
  • Ensure the Public’s commitment to organizational development continues:
    • Develop comprehensive and appropriate training programs for staff that are timely and relevant
    • Oversee performance management and staff surveys, work with management on local and organizational responses to employee concerns
    • Oversee Worker’s Compensation claims process, and administer leaves of absence
    • Oversight of staff celebration events (picnic, holiday party, tenure lunch)
    • Serve on the Work Life Balance, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness committees
    • Act as liaison with colleges with whom the theater has partnerships regarding internships
    • This position oversees the HR Systems Manager, the HR Manager, and a Payroll Administrator

 

Requirements: 

Successful candidates will have

  • At least 10 years of relevant, progressive experience in human resources with administrative and supervisory experience
  • Experience working in a fast paced setting is required, experience in a performing arts environment preferred
  • A high level of professional and proven Human Resources experience, an acumen for human resources leadership, and the demonstrated ability to lead and manage this area for a complex organization
  • The desire to work in an environment that is mission based, values transparency and has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Familiarity with compensation administration
  • The proven ability to understand, analyze and interpret complex challenges
  • The ability to understand and balance a complex array of constituent needs
  • The ability to manage change, with a thorough, detailed and wide-ranging perspective on the impacts of these changes on the culture and community
  • The ability to provide stability and inspire confidence when faced with important and quickly-changing circumstances, including through analyzing and evaluating various scenarios from a budgetary perspective

 

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

 

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

Payroll Administrator

The Public Theater is seeking an organized Payroll Administrator to join the Public’s Human Resources staff.  We are a nine-member team that is comprised of both accounting and human resources employees.  The Payroll Administrator’s primary responsibility is timely, accurate payroll submission.  Specific responsibilities: 

  • Provide timely, accurate data entry in ADP Workforce Now V15, specifically:

For all new hires: enter new hire data ensuring that all paperwork is filled out correctly

For hourly employees: collect and review time sheets and time clock reports

Set up and process all mandatory and voluntary payroll deductions (taxes, benefits, union dues, garnishments, tax levies, FSA etc.)

  • Process direct deposits, W-4s, address changes, status changes
  • Review weekly payroll reports for any issues or discrepancies
  • Putting weekly journal entries into Financial Edge.
  • Prepare and complete payroll-related submissions to 403b, FSA, transit and worker’s comp
  • Prepare worksheets and other documents for the annual audit
  • Ensure timely and compliant termination processing including vacation payouts and deductions
  • Prepare and issue year end W-2s
  • Ensure timely payroll related accounting tasks are completed, specifically:

Calculate and process corrections and adjustments for manual checks or ledger adjustments

Reconcile operating bank account on a monthly basis

Ensure appropriate coding of all payroll transactions

  • Prepare monthly workers comp allocation and journal entry
  • Process unemployment and employment verification requests
  • Respond to employees’ paycheck questions
  • Collaborate with HR Manager to ensure employees on leave are paid and deducted from correctly

 

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years’ experience executing payroll on ADP
  • Knowledge of HR practices
  • Basic knowledge of financial strategies, systems, processes and regulatory obligations
  • Ability to work under pressure and under multiple competing deadlines
  • Basic knowledge of systems, processes and regulatory obligations
  • Communication skills
  • Project management skills: prioritization, attention to detail
  • Technical skills: highly competent in payroll execution. Highly skilled in ADP, Financial Edge, TimeClock, Microsoft Office Suite, especially 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.

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

Staff Accountant

The Public Theater seeks an experienced full-time Staff Accountant to serve as primary accountant for a high-volume department. We are a nine-member team that is comprised of both accounting and human resources employees. Reporting to the Controller, the Staff Accountant is responsible for maintaining complete and accurate accounting records for the organization.

A successful candidate is a highly competent accounting professional, with excellent attention to detail, a strong work ethic, and a capability to meet deadlines and prioritize competing demands. The individual in this position is responsible for the financial processing and reporting of various monthly accounting transactions and reconciliations. The employee will work closely with the Controller on the month-end close, variance analysis, and more complex reporting.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for bank and revenue reconciliations.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries, assist with monthly close, conduct monthly reconciliations of accounts and assist in the preparation of month-end reporting.
  • Analyze and reconcile balance sheet and income statement accounts as assigned.
  • Assist in the tracking and recognition of temporarily restricted grants and donations.
  • Assist with 990 and annual audit preparation.
  • Compile reports for grants, salary surveys, CDP & TCG surveys.
  • Manage budget reconciliation and generation of accurate routine budget reports.
  • Handle other projects as assigned or required by the Controller.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; CPA is a plus.
  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated, solid accounting experience, preferably in nonprofit sector.
  • Expert knowledge of financial strategies, systems, processes and regulatory obligations.
  • Exemplary attention to detail and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage various priorities and projects in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships within the Finance department and other departments. Ability to handle financial information with discretion.
  • Strong communication skills.

 

Technical skills:

Highly competent in online banking. Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word. Working knowledge with accounting software is required; knowledge of Financial Edge is a plus. Experience with Tessitura is a plus

 

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

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

Assistant, Development Operations

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements/Technical Skills:

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

 

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

 

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

New Work Department Assistant

The New Work Department Assistant provides general administrative support to the Director of New Work Development as well as the New Work Department.  This position ensures the New Work office runs smoothly, that office systems run well and evolve to fit a growing, dynamic department. This is a position in which the ability to interact with artists, theater-makers and funders with professionalism and courtesy is expected.

 

Efficiency and information flow are prioritized and key to this position. The New Work Administrator reports to the Director of New Work Development.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate all correspondence including monitoring and responding to emails, and telephone calls; determining the best channels for information distribution, promptly and efficiently determining the nature of urgent requests or issues
  • Manage Director of New Work Development’s calendar with respect to meeting requests, rehearsal/reading/performance attendance, and other internal and external commitments
  • Ensure the smooth operation of the dept, including filing, organizing and prioritizing office tasks
  • Maintain and organize scripts log, copying, and distribution of scripts for meetings
  • Secure housing and travel arrangements as needed for members of the New Work Department
  • Set-up tickets for external productions as needed
  • Assorted errands/requests from the Director of New Work Development
  • Support Emerging Writers’ Group, including expenses, planning and class and rehearsal support
  • Track and maintain agendas for team meetings and New Work Meetings
  • Keep season map of other theater productions up-to-date
  • Keep coverage chart up-to-date ensuring all shows are covered
  • Track and ensure adherence to New Work Department budget, complete monthly expense reports
  • Update and distribute project documents
  • Supervise the intern, working closely with Associate Dramaturgs
  • Monitor and track oral reports across departments for all attended productions
  • Maintain master project schedule, tracking staff coverage and lead projects calendar
  • Support or assist with additional projects as needed

 

Requirements:

Candidates should possess exceptional communication skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented, and be able to work in a fast-paced professional theater environment.  We are seeking an unflappable problem solver who takes initiative, can multi-task and has good time management skills.  Minimum of 1 year administrative experience required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and sense of humor is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in dramaturgy. 

 

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

 

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

Building Engineer

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

 

  • Conducts inspections of buildings, grounds, roofs, and equipment

 

  • Responsible for periodic general preventative maintenance on mechanical, electrical, HVAC, fire alarm and fire suppression and plumbing systems. These systems include, but are not limited to, air handling units (both rooftop and built-up units), re-circulating air systems, water pumping systems, cooling plant and all plumbing system components. 

 

  • Performs and/or oversees electrical and plumbing repairs; water treatment and testing, and repairs of doors and locking mechanisms, and basic maintenance tasks throughout the building. 

 

  • Oversees testing and repairs of fire alarm and fire suppression systems and trains all Operations staff in theater security, fire alarm systems, HVAC and theater maintenance procedures.

 

  • Coordinates with vendors, outside contractors, the Department of Buildings, FDNY, and the Environmental Protection Agency in maintaining compliance with building codes and preventing violations and acts as internal lead for inspections. 

 

  • Maintains fire alarm and fire suppression logs, maintenance logs and records; conforms to all written operating procedures and coordinates maintenance efforts with outside contractors and technicians when work cannot be performed in-house.

 

  • Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required.

 

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

 

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

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

   
Marketing Communications Assistant

The Marketing Assistant supports the sales and promotional efforts of the Marketing team, with an emphasis on digital communications platform, specifically email marketing and website. This position reports to the Associate Director of Marketing.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Communications Calendar: support the Associate Director in maintaining a departmental calendar of digital communications, 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.
  • Email Marketing: Build and deploy all pre and post show emails.  Assist Marketing Managers with proofing and editing email blasts.
  • 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.
  • Create and maintain content pages for The Public’s website: publictheater.org: update and maintain copy, headshots, creative bios, and calendars.
  • In coordination with Marketing Managers, produce in-house programs for special events, as well as program insert stuffers for select occasions (talk backs, understudies, accessible performances, etc.)
  • Assist with special projects and press events that may occur outside of regular business hours (photo shoots, opening nights, etc.)

 

Requirements:

Candidates should be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and able to navigate a fast-paced professional theater environment. We are seeking an unflappable problem solver who takes initiative, can multi-task and has good time management skills. Minimum of 1 year experience in an office environment/administrative capacity. Familiarity with email marketing platforms and database systems a plus. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in working in non-profit/cultural sectors or related fields.

 

Please send resume and cover letter 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.

Company Management Assistant

A full time, seasonal position is available in the General Management office of The Public Theater.  Employment is from December 2017 through May, 2018 with possibility of longer.  Primary responsibilities include assisting Company Managers in day to day duties including (but not limited to) artist hospitality, travel and housing for visiting artists, box office and evening show coverage and special events. Nights and weekends required. Candidate must be proficient in MS Word and Excel, experience with Google Forms and Docs, Formstack and Tessitura a plus.  Flexibility and ability to work well under pressure is a must.

 

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

 

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. 

Community Coordinator

The Public Theater seeks a full time Community Coordinator for our Public Works Team! This position is a hands-on role that serves as the primary point of contact for our Public Works community members. Public Works is the community-based theater program here at the Public. Public Works’ mission is to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Working deeply with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to participate in workshops, take classes, attend performances at The Public, and, most importantly, to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater. The Community Coordinator reports to the Public Works Manager of Community Partnerships. Key elements of the role include:

 

  • · Grass Roots Organizing: Facilitates inclusion, connection and an open flow of information with several hundred community members and Public Works. Manages and nurtures relationships with all community individuals. Keeps department informed of developments with individual community members and other departmental and institutional matters.
  • · Classes/Teaching: Attends multiple weekly classes at community partner sites. Teaches classes and supports teaching artists as needed.
  • · Event Planning: Organizes and executes community potlucks and makes sure Public Works community is informed, updated and attends events. Supports the execution of all other Public Works programs and events as needed.
  • · Project Management for Affinity Groups: Guides Public Works affinity groups. Encourages participation and leads teams of community members in serving the wider Public Works community by organizing potlucks, supporting creating of community newsletter, and inviting attendance at Public Theater shows (Public Works Ambassador Affinity Group and other events).
  • · Marketing: Works with Associate Director and Manager of Community Partnerships on marketing and promotion of all community partner performances and events, striving to build attendance.
  • · Narrative and Grant Writing: Works with Public Theater development department to provide information or narratives for grants as needed.
  • · Production: Serves as part of the artistic leadership team for all Public Works productions: Supports from auditions through the rehearsal process, serving the community ensemble and community alumni. Helps manage Community Impact Coordinator in overseeing community and partner ticketing. Attends all auditions, rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and performances.

 

Requirements:

Interest—and ideally strong experience—in community organizing and/or theater. Skills and experience teaching theater a plus. Ability to work with many people of diverse backgrounds. Strong communication skills and the ability to anticipate problems before they occur. Interpersonal awareness, empathy, and capacity to stay calm in a fast-paced work environment. Proficiency in MS word, Excel, and database usage.

 

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

 

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


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.
Company Management Internship

The Company Management department is seeking an intern for the Fall of 2016. Company Management oversees Artist contracting and care for all productions at The Public Theater and Shakespeare in The Park.

The Company Management intern will be responsible for assisting the Company Managers and Assistant Company Manager in day to day tasks including filling house seats, preparing new hire packets, assisting with meet and greets, filing and tracking contracts, running departmental errands and general office duties.  Candidates should have an interest in company or general management,  be organized and enthusiastic, experience with Microsoft Excel, Mail Merge and Tessitura is helpful (but not required).

Hours: Full-time, Monday-Friday, with some evenings and weekends. Only candidates available for a full time internship will be considered.

Please send resumes to Rebecca Sherman at rsherman@publictheater.org

Special Artistic Projects Internship

The Special Artistic Projects Department is looking for two Spring 2017 interns to support the Director of Special Artistic Projects and the SAP team. The Special Artistic Projects Department oversees The Mobile Unit (which tours performances to prisons, shelters, and other unserved communities) and Public Forum (audience engagement activities and one-night-only events). Both interns will have the opportunity to work on both programs, but candidates are encouraged to express a particular interest in Mobile or Forum.

These internship positions are largely to provide administrative and logistical support but will also see opportunities for research, idea generation, and hands-on producorial training. Ideal candidates are capable of handling a high volume of work and have a diverse set of interests both within and outside the theater world.

Time Commitment: January 3 -- May/June 2017 (end date negotiable). Monday through Friday 10-6.

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to mobileshakes@publictheater.org.

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.

Summer Production Internships

The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival is seeking full-time summer production interns with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Internships are available in Scenery, Audio, Lighting, Props, Costumes, Production Management, and General 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.

 

The summer season provides interns with valuable firsthand experience assisting and observing top professionals in mounting the 2018 season of Shakespeare in the Park at one of the nation’s premiere not-for-profit theaters at our Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The internship can involve long hours outdoors so flexibility and a sense of humor are a must.

 

For more details on each type of internship, please see below.

 

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.

Internship start and end dates can be flexible depending on the department, starting as early as the beginning of April and ending as late as the middle of September. Interns must be available for the majority of the Shakespeare in the Park programming. When possible, consideration for school schedules, international travel needs, availability and any other variable will be taken into account. Late nights, early mornings and weekends should be anticipated. We offer a stipend of $25/day. Interns are responsible for their own transportation and housing.

 

For all internships, please email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to: prodinterns@publictheater.org. In the subject line, please include “Summer Production Intern” and the internship type you are applying for (Scenery, Audio, Lighting, Props, Costumes, Production Management or General Production). Due to the large number of submissions, applicants will only be contacted if we wish to schedule an interview. No phone calls please.

 

Submissions will be accepted Wednesday, November 22nd through Monday, February 12th.

 

Audio

The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival’s Audio Department is seeking full-time summer interns. Interns will gain valuable firsthand experience by observing and assisting in the load-in, maintenance, and changeover of the audio system for the 2018 season of Shakespeare in the Park. Each candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside the staff of the Public Theater’s Audio Department as well as some of the industry’s foremost theatrical sound designers. The summer season involves long hours mounting immense outdoor productions. Interns will spend time learning about audio gear and theory, while running cable, hanging speakers, loading in bands with microphones & related gear, installing com & video gear, as well as all other aspects of audio. Flexibility and a sense of humor are a must. Applicants must be willing to work in a fun and fast paced environment. Full-time positions available from April through September. Late nights, early mornings and weekends should be anticipated.

 

Costumes

Costume internships at the Public Theater provide opportunities to work in all areas of the Costume Department. Interns will have a chance to work with Costume Designers and their design teams, the wardrobe crew, and the costume shop, and will also perform administrative duties.

Interns will develop skills in costume research, swatching, shopping/returns, crafting/dyeing, costume construction, and managing a production and financial budget. Ideal interns are those who have experience in and who are passionate about costume design, wardrobe, or costume construction. Internships are available from April to September.

 

General Production

General Production interns work with Production Management to support all production departments and to develop and maintain resources at the Public’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Interns will gain hands-on experience in mounting large scale productions outdoors. We welcome applicants with experiences in all fields of theater; whether technicians, stage managers, or performers looking to develop their technical skills. Positions available from early April through September.

 

Lighting

Lighting interns work with the Lighting Department to support all lighting aspects of productions at the Public’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Interns will gain hands-on experience loading in and focusing large scale productions outdoors. They will work together with the Public Theater lighting staff to install and maintain moving, practical, and conventional lighting fixtures, as well as atmospherics. We welcome applicants of various levels of experience interested in developing their technical skills. Positions available from early April through early September.

 

Props

A summer internship with the Props department offers a well-rounded exploration of all that it takes to prop a show from research, paperwork and production meetings, to construction, installation, and tech. The ideal candidate is curious, hardworking, and has a fundamental skill set and knowledge base that can be built upon. Applicants should have experience or interest in carpentry, upholstery, soft goods (sewing), shopping, paper props, and paint. Internships are available May through September.

 

Production Management

The Production Management Intern will assist the production management team in supporting productions and readings/developments at our Astor Place location as well as outdoors at the Delacorte Theater. Applicants should expect to do a combination of office tasks and hands-on experience mounting large-scale productions, working at times with the General Production Interns. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented with strong verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is a plus. Positions available from early April through September.

 

Scenic Artistry

Scenic Artist Interns are involved in creating the scenic elements for the summer season of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in scenic artistry and will be working with professional scenic artists, guided by the Charge Artist and the Scenery Office Staff. Interns will gain knowledge in scenic tools, textures, carving, faux finishes, and the unique experience of painting for the outdoors. One year of college experience or previous scenic artist work experience is preferred. Applicants should have a positive and enthusiastic attitude and be willing to work in a fun and fast paced environment. Positions available from March through September.

 

Scenic Carpentry

Scenic Carpenter Interns are involved in the construction and load in of all scenic elements for the Summer Season of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. These individuals work with the Scenery Department and will get hands-on experience in all aspects of scenic construction including carpentry, welding, and rigging. Applicants must be comfortable working with power tools, lifting up to 50 lbs., and working outdoors. Applicants should have a positive and enthusiastic attitude and be willing to work in a fun and fast paced environment. Positions available from March through September.