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, 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.

 

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


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

Assistant Scenery Supervisor

The Public Theater seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Assistant Scenery Supervisor to join a tight knit, dynamic team. The Assistant Scenery Supervisor will work closely with the Scenery Supervisor and 2 Associate Scenery Supervisors to coordinate the scheduling, budgeting, and construction for multiple shows in 6 theaters. They will work directly with designers, directors and the rest of the production department to ensure all scenery meets the needs of the design as well as the budget in a safe and efficient manner.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Generate working drawings
  • Calculate, design, and execute weight bearing methods for scenery build and install
  • Design and execute safe configuration and rigging for all moving set pieces
  • Ensure safe and conscientious workmanship and working conditions
  • Generate and maintain scenery budgets
  • Develop and maintain scenery department over-hire pool
  • Develop and manage work schedules for the scenery department
  • Train and manage freelance crew as necessary
  • Work some late nights and weekends

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess 2+ years of theater experience managing people and running crews, experience in creating, working with, and maintaining budgets, comprehensive knowledge of scenery technologies, processes and equipment, and proficiency in technical theater construction, rigging, and safety. The ideal candidate will also possess proficiency in common computer skills including Excel, Word, and Acrobat, a calm demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills, strong organization and communication skills, and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment overseeing multiple projects at once. Experience with automation is preferred, and proficiency in AutoCAD, knowledge of Vector Works 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, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

 

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

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

Associate Director of Special Events

The Public Theater is seeking an Associate Director of Special Events who will report to the Deputy Director of Development. S/he will be responsible for all aspects of various events for The Public including logistics, operations, budgeting, financial analysis, scheduling, and outsourcing to maximize fundraising potential. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage on-site logistics and production of events; responsible for positive guest experience, overseeing catering and managing talent/entertainment, managing run-of-show, working with audio/visual to ensure accurate programming, and directing live program and speakers

 

  • Help facilitate specific aspects of additional large-scale events (Shakespeare in the Park Openings and the Annual Gala) under the direction of the Director and Deputy Director of Development; provide support on the event day and surrounding days; develop logistical and catering plans

 

  • Responsible for supporting event-related fundraising strategies for The Public Theater; collaborate with Director and Deputy Director of Development, Major Gifts and Individual Gift teams to develop and facilitate strategic events that meet the goals of the Executive and Artistic Directors and the Office of Development

 

  • Responsible for raising $3M gross through the Gala with the Deputy Director

 

  • Expectation to be able to fundraise for the institution through benefits and other creative fundraising activities and special events

 

  • Responsible for executing contracts, processing invoices, managing and reconciling expense budgets, generating accurate financial reports, and managing RSVPs and guest lists; work closely with database team to generate effective mailing lists

 

  • Create and manage year-round special events calendar and schedule all events for the department; create and follow planning timelines; complete wrap-up of projects promptly; must keep organized records

 

  • Develop and execute communication/collateral materials for dinners, receptions, benefits and ad- hoc cultivation events; create and follow print timelines, collaborate with graphics, marketing and press on various projects; responsible for securing appropriate approvals

 

  • Provide event post-reports to Director and Deputy Director of Development, Major Gifts and Individual Giving teams so that all new donor/prospects are entered into Tessitura and assigned to an appropriate solicitor

 

  • Work cross-functionally to ensure proper acknowledgements, tax receipting and recognition are handled appropriately for all events

 

  • Manage Sponsor activations throughout the year

 

  • Manage a staff of three in accordance with Manager Handbook guidelines

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is exceptionally well-organized and has a proven track record of being detail oriented, demonstrates a proactive approach and a professional, enthusiastic and positive attitude, has the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. The ideal candidate will also possess a willingness to collaborate with colleagues across various departments in a fast-paced environment; knowledge of New York City venues and vendors, and be willing to work evenings and weekends as events require.

 

The ideal candidate must also possess the following requirements: Highly skilled at MS Office software, especially Excel; strong command of the written word, as well as capability to edit and proofread; superior written and verbal skills; strong technical and digital capabilities; experience with client relations/customer service preferred; experience in press relations and/or media production, a plus; experience working in fundraising and development, a plus; 5 years of progressively responsible post-collegiate experience in event planning and management, preferably in a fundraising or client-oriented environment.

 

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

 

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

Community Assistant: Public Works Program

Public Works is a major initiative of The Public Theater that seeks to engage the people of New York by making them creators and not just spectators. Each year, working with partner organizations in all five boroughs, Public Works invites members of diverse communities to participate in theater workshops, to attend classes, to become involved in the daily life of the Public, and, most importantly, to join in the creation of ambitious works of participatory theater.

 

Pioneering a new model of engagement, Public Works is rooted in longitudinal, multi-year relationships with its community partners. Public Works Partners include Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn), Casita Maria (Bronx), Center for Family Life in Sunset Park (Brooklyn), Children's Aid Society (Manhattan), Domestic Workers United (all boroughs), DreamYard (Bronx), Fortune Society (Queens), and Military Resilience Project (all boroughs). Under the leadership of Director Laurie Woolery and Founder Lear deBessonet, Public Works deliberately blurs the line between professional artists and community members to create theater that is not only for the people, but by and of the people as well.

 

The Community Assistant will support the Public Works team in administrative and community-related tasks during the rehearsal preparation process, in rehearsal, and during the performance run. They will aid in general arts administration and grassroots community organizing. The Public Works Community Assistant will provide steady, front-facing support to community members involved in the production, and will be a vital part of the Public Works team.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitating a supportive and welcoming environment for our community through rehearsals and throughout the duration of the run
  • Organizing casting information and dramaturgical material in preparation for rehearsals
  • Tracking community members and materials
  • Demonstrating model participation in the rehearsal room
  • Assisting in the documentation of the rehearsal process as well as community member interviews
  • Providing backstage assistance during performances
  • Assisting in carrying out the logistics of community events, including but not limited to dinners and opening/closing night gatherings

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and is organized, detail-oriented, flexible, and personable. We are also seeking interest in and/or experience with community-based arts, a deep sense of pride in their work ethic, and humor in a fast-paced, sometimes unpredictable theater environment. Applicant should have experience making theater and/or previous volunteer or work experience with a community-based organization. Interest in and familiarity with theater and community organizing.

Encouraged: A previous position or internship with administrative duties in an arts or community-based organization; a second language, especially Spanish, ASL, or Chinese, is helpful.

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.

Approximate start and end dates: May 6th, 2018 –August 23rd, 2018
This is a FULL TIME, SEASONAL position.

This is a Non-Exempt position according the Federal Standard Labor Act. 

Please submit applications to: publicworksjobs@publictheater.org 

Controller

The Public Theater seeks a Controller who is responsible for ensuring effective and timely financial, tax and accounting practices for the entire organization.  Oversees and implements financial management systems and internal control procedures in accordance with GAAP principles for nonprofit organizations.  Implements and maintains cost control policies and compliance with the requirements of private grants, as well as government contracts, rules and regulations.  Supervises Staff Accountant and Finance Associate.

 

Accounting and Finance

  • Oversees the organization’s accounting functions, including maintenance of the accounting software, chart of accounts, accrued revenue and expenses, documentation of estimates, assumptions and procedures, and the scheduled review and closing of the books.
  • Manages and oversees all disbursements, ensuring accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, petty cash, employee expense reports, cash control, payroll accounting, and taxes.
  • Manages accounts receivable activities to ensure accurate and timely processing of all components including pledges, billings and cash receipts.
  • Oversees reconciliation of GL to other administrative systems.

 

Reporting

  • Analyzes financial results in order to provide an understanding of the organization’s financial performance.
  • Compiles regular Board and management summaries and reports regarding financial results, budget vs. actual, and various financial scenarios.
  • Issues monthly reports to departments detailing program and administrative expenses.
  • Manages financial closeout and reporting of grants in accordance with grant requirements.

 

Audit and Tax

  • Manages annual audit processes and preparation of audited financial statements.
  • Coordinates audits by donors, banks, insurance companies, Department of Labor, etc.
  • Establishes and maintains controls to ensure the integrity of all systems, processes and data.
  • Assures compliance with tax provisions, including the accurate and timely completion and filing of all tax forms such as 990, 990-T, 941, 5500, 1096 and 1099s.

 

Budget

  • Participates in the preparation of the organization’s annual budget and monthly updates.  Analyzes spending rates.
  • Prepares monthly progress reports and follows up with departments as needed to ensure accuracy of actuals.
  • Partners with Production and Marketing departments to reconcile show budgets vs. actual results.

 

Treasury

  • Maintains and oversees reconciliation of bank and investment accounts.  Monitors bank and credit card fees.
  • Coordinates investment activities, acting as liaison with investment managers, security traders, and banks.
  • Reviews and analyzes cash flows, recommending use of cash reserves and line of credit if necessary.

 

Risk Administration

  • Primary liaison to insurance broker for day-to-day business needs (certificates, filing claims).

 

Human Resources Support

  • Support administration of HR by working closely on shared matters with the HR Manager, such as pension accounting.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting (Master's degree preferred), or equivalent combination of education and experience.  CPA certification highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated, solid accounting experience, preferably in nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent data management and reporting skills coupled with strong analytical and budgetary experience required.
  • Expert knowledge of financial strategies, systems, processes and regulatory obligations.
  • Experience working with grants. 
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Technical skills: Highly competent in online and electronic banking. Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Powerpoint.  Demonstrated high-level proficiency with accounting software required; knowledge of Financial Edge and Concur preferred. 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.

 

 

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

 

Please send 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 Department Administrator

The Public Theater is seeking a Development Department Administrator who will report to the Director of Development and provide overall administrative and operational support to the organization's fast-paced development office.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Director and Deputy Director of Development’s calendars
  • Schedule appointments, work with external and internal groups to coordinate meetings; arrange travel
  • Support the Director of Development with workflow, email communications and phone calls as required on a daily basis
  • Ensure the Director of Development is prepared for all meetings and special events as required
  • Record and keep up-to-date donor information, meetings and follow-up in Tessitura
  • Communicating with trustees and other donors and keeping correspondence confidential
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, setting agendas for Development Department Meetings, and Senior Team Meetings
  • Writing minutes at staff meetings and identify next steps
  • Manage donor and prospect lists
  • Assist in responding to donors’ inquiries and requests
  • As needed, conduct research and compile information on current or prospective donors
  • Prepare mailing materials like invitations, solicitations and acknowledgment letters
  • Provide support on administrative tasks for the capital campaign as needed
  • Provide support with all matters related to the Board of Trustees including ticketing, and support for Board meetings and preparations as required
  • Handles Board benefit fulfillment (ticketing, ticket donations, board assistant night)
  • Prepares monthly report for Board Chair of gifts above $4K
  • Responsible for keeping trustee dashboard up to date
  • Tracks In-Kind giving/board networks (can answer the question “How much did MY people give?”)
  • Assist with the planning and preparation for departmental workshops
  • Organize, reserve conference rooms and order refreshments for internal and external meetings
  • Order office supplies and track inventory on stationery and supplies for the development department
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, manage the department expense budget
  • Work with HR and IT to onboard/offboard development staff and any hiring needs
  • Prepare development department timesheets
  • Work with Finance on AMEX reconciliation and invoice coding in Concur
  • Serve as department administrator for Intranet
  • Answer phones
  • Assist with events as needed
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have experience handling a wide range of executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. Must be exceedingly well organized and flexible. 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 simultaneously assertive and diplomatic, and able to work as part of a team. Knowledge of the industry a plus. Strongly prefer: 2+ years’ experience in executive level support, excellent calendar management skills, strong knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook. Knowledge of theater and the arts in NYC a plus.

 

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

 

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

Development Research Associate

The Public Theater seeks a full-time Development Research Associate, reporting to the Senior Manager, Individual Giving Programs. The Development Research Associate will provide a pivotal role in the upholding the prospect research division of The Public Theater to directly support the institution’s fundraising efforts and ambitions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare high-level research on individuals using a wide variety of biographical, organizational and financial sources, including state-of-the-art online database services, Internet websites, library and government sources and other external sources of public information
  • Analyze and synthesize accumulated information to assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity and connections to The Public Theater
  • Make recommendations to develop and implement further research strategies to assist the development of cultivation and solicitation plans
  • Prepare a weekly research report of new and renewed donors from the database
  • Support research needs of all aspects of the Development Operations
  • Prepare event briefing notes ahead of special events which will be used by members of the Development department and senior staff 
  • Assist with maintaining accurate and up-to-date information on The Public's database, ensuring the accuracy of all research information input into Tessitura, and producing reports on prospects and the database
  • When required, conduct proactive and reactive research projects to identify new prospects for specific funding opportunities (e.g. production underwriting) 
  • Rate donors and prospects in terms of inclination and capacity, and consult with fundraising staff on cultivation and solicitation strategies
  • Keep up-to-date with news publications to uncover and communicate timely information
  • Create and maintain policies and procedures supporting best practices, ethical and professional research standards, leveraging technology, data integrity and data security
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of donor information at all times, uphold departmental policies regarding confidential information, adhere to ethical and confidentiality guidelines of Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement
  • Act as an ambassador for The Public at all times
  • Perform additional duties, as assigned

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to synthesize complex information and create digestible and concise research findings, manage different work streams efficiently and work to fixed deadlines, and the ability to work independently and within a wider team to provide additional support when needed. Prior experience of working within a fundraising department is preferable, as well as excellent attention to detail, excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and excellent written skills. The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of Tessitura or other fundraising databases, an active interest in financial news, philanthropy and global news, and active interest in theatre and The Public's work and philanthropic ambitions.

 

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

 

Please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@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

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.

 

This is a Full Time Exempt position according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

 

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

Finance Associate

The Public Theater seeks an organized and responsible full-time Finance Associate to support the daily operations of a high-volume department. We are a nine-member team that is comprised of both accounting and human resources employees. The Finance Associate will support the Finance Team with various accounting and administrative duties.

A successful candidate will manage numbers well, possessing excellent attention to detail and accuracy, and is comfortable communicating daily with other staff members and vendors in a busy, fast-paced environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for data entry of journal entries.
  • Primary staff person in the day-to-day operations of the Accounts Payable function, ensuring the highest levels of integrity, quality and timeliness:
    • Coordinate and monitor the payment process for 200+ disbursements per week.
    • Primary point of contact for Concur administration and maximization.
    • Respond to queries and troubleshoot as needed; identify and work with Controller on process improvements.
    • Produce analyses and reporting on expenses when requested.
  • Prepare, annually, AP-related IRS reporting including 1099s, 1096 and 1042s.
  • Primary staff person for Accounts Receivable processing and invoicing.
  • Assist Controller and Staff Accountant with general accounting and finance duties.
  • Responsible for office management, filing, mailroom, and other projects/tasks as assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in finance and accounting or non-profit administration.
  • Superb attention to detail, accuracy, and time management skills.
  • Basic knowledge of financial strategies, systems, processes, and regulatory obligations.
  • Basic knowledge of theater administration.
  • Technical skills: competent with online banking, Excel (Pivot Tables), accounting software (Blackbaud Financial Edge and Concur are a plus).
  • Good understanding of Public Theater mission, strategies, and programming.

 

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

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to 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

Front of House Staff

The Public Theater is seeking Front of House Staff who will report to the Assistant Theater Manager and provide overall operational support to the organization's fast-paced Front of House department.

 

Responsibilities:

Working at The Public Theater on Lafayette St. and the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Front of House Staff must offer the highest level of customer service to guests, donors, visiting artists, artist management, patrons, and any member of the public or administration they may encounter based on the Public Theater Policies and Procedures Handbook. Front of House Staff must also carry out any job function management deems appropriate and within the scope of caring and maintaining the theater, customer service, audience experience, pre-show prep, post-show breakdown, and guest and staff safety/emergency response.

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to carry up to 50 lbs. waist high, climb steps repeatedly, descend/ascend ramps and inclines/declines, stand for long periods of time, work indoors and outdoors in a fast-paced and busy environment, with environmental conditions such as excessive heat, high winds, rain, insects, and wildlife
  • Ability to adapt to changing weather conditions, deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, tact, friendliness, poise and firmness, establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties, maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance, adhering to The Public Theater standards, and work varied shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Proof of age and eligibility to work in the United States
  • Experience with Two Way Radios is preferred

 

Calls, emails and visits are not accepted.

 

Please follow the link below to submit your application https://publictheaterfoh.typeform.com/to/eXAKl8

 

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.

Part Time Call Center Representative

The Public Theater is excited to announce that we are seeking part-time Call Center Representatives to join our team as soon as possible. Successful candidates are expected to offer the highest level of customer service to our patrons, members, donors and any other member of the public, based on the Public Theater Policies and Procedures Handbook. Our team is responsible for ticketing all venues at The Public Theater, as well as Joe’s Pub and Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Phone sales of tickets to the general public, Members, and Partner level donors
  • Answering queries about our programming, special events, facilities, and website
  • Performing administrative duties including mailings, notifying patrons of changes to performance schedules, data entry/cleanup and replying to/preparing patron emails
  • Staying up to date on Member/Partner benefits, promotions, and programming at all venues
  • Additional duties, as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time using a desktop computer
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy while multi-tasking
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, elicit information efficiently, comprehend, and resolve complex patron requests
  • Deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, friendliness, positivity, and courteousness
  • Experience with credit card transactions
  • Previous Call Center or Box Office experience preferred
  • Knowledge of/experience with Tessitura or other ticketing platforms is strongly preferred
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
    • High School Diploma or equivalent

 

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

 

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

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to: TicketServicesJobs@publictheater.org.

Production Logistics Coordinator

The Public Theater seeks a Full-Time Production Logistics Coordinator to join our dedicated, fast-paced Production Department in support of the full range of production activity at The Public. The Production Logistics Coordinator manages trucking for the Production Department and coordinates storage, allocation, and maintenance of shared Production equipment. The Production Logistics Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Production and works closely with the Production Management office and the six technical departments.

 

This position is full-time salaried, overtime-eligible, and benefit-eligible; the standard schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, though the hours fluctuate in response to the trucking schedule. Occasional early mornings, evenings, and weekend hours are required.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Supervise trucking for the Production Department: coordinate long-term and short-term vehicle rentals, hire and manage overhire truckers, create and communicate daily schedules, monitor and adjust schedules in response to changing circumstances
  • Manage shared Production Department resources: maintain up-to-date inventory, track current and future needs, and coordinate storage and maintenance of certain equipment shared by multiple technical departments
  • Work with Operations and Production staff to coordinate access and use of shared support spaces including alleys for loading and storage
  • Continually develop and improve systems for organizing and managing shared resources

 

Requirements

  • Excellent organization of schedule and inventory information
  • Proactive and collaborative problem solving
  • Ability to respond to changing circumstances quickly and with a positive attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Forward thinking and anticipation of future resource needs
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel; ability to learn other inventory and schedule software as required
  • At least two years professional experience in technical production for theater or entertainment
  • Ability to work occasional early morning, evening, and weekend hours

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one-year experience in a technical supervision role for theater; experience scheduling and supervising production crews
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Experience driving trucks and vans in New York City; familiarity with New York City parking and traffic regulations for trucks and commercial vehicles
  • Experience working with commercial shipping and trucking companies

 

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

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

 

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

Production Overhire

The Production Department is often on the lookout for qualified overhire technicians and stage managers. Cover Letters and Resumes may be submitted to the addresses below. Please note that we cannot respond to every submission.

Audio

AudioJobs@publictheater.org

Costumes

CostumeJobs@publictheater.org

General Production/Production Management

pmjobs@publictheater.org

Lighting

LightingJobs@publictheater.org

Properties

PropsJobs@publictheater.org

Scenery

SceneryJobs@publictheater.org

Stage Management

StageManagementJobs@publictheater.org

Trucking

pmjobs@publictheater.org

Video

VideoJobs@publictheater.org

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


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.

New Work Development Internship

The Public Theater is seeking one full-time intern in the New Work Development Department, which is responsible for the cultivation and shepherding of new plays and musicals at the Public Theater and Joe’s Pub.

 

Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to facilitating telephone, email and other correspondence, attending and evaluating new plays and musicals on behalf of the Department. Other duties will be assigned as needed to support the Director of New Work Development and the New Work Department.

 

Requirements:

Candidates should possess exceptional written communication skills, be highly organized and detail oriented, and appreciate the fast-pace of a professional theater environment. Professional theater experience is preferred, but not necessarily in theater administration. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook is a plus. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in theater administration and enthusiasm for new play development. 

 

Hours: Full-time, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Jack Moore: jmoore@publictheater.org

 

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

Stage Management Internships

The Public Theater/ New York Shakespeare Festival, the nation’s foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, is seeking full-time stage management interns all year-round for our Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons!

Interns will gain valuable firsthand experience by observing and assisting in the mounting of one Public Theater production. The level of responsibility entrusted to Public Theater interns requires that they be mature, self-reliant, good communicators, and able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment. Flexibility, a sense of humor and interest in a career in stage management are a must. We are dedicated to making each internship an educational experience in a highly professional environment.

Stage management interns support stage management staff during pre-production and all rehearsals, previews, and performances. Long hours including evenings and weekends are required.

We offer a stipend of $25/day and interns are responsible for their own housing. 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to:stagemanagementjobs@publictheater.org. In the subject line, please include “Stage Management Internship” and any specific shows you are interested in and available for. Please visit www.publictheater.org for information about upcoming shows.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Due to the large number of submissions, applicants will only be contacted if we wish to schedule an interview. No phone calls please.