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

 

Internships

Bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace, The Public Theater’s Internship Program provides undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students the opportunity to gain experience working in the largest non-profit off-Broadway theater. Internships are available in a variety of departments, such as General Management, Production Management, Press, and Marketing.

Interns are invited to attend weekly meetings featuring speakers from all departments, a Building and History Tour, career development, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion seminars, and the opportunity for job-shadowing and mentoring. Interns can also receive tickets to Public Theater productions, subject to availability.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the contact listed with the desired department. In the subject line, please use the following format: “Intern Application for [season applying for: Fall 2018]”. You may apply for multiple internships, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

 

General Management Internship

The General Management department is the liaison between all departments at The Public and our productions. GM encompasses contracts, budgets, company management, union correspondence, house seats and the day to day administration of each production as well as a myriad of other organizational tasks. This internship provides an incredibly well-rounded view of what a General Management and Company Management department look like at a non-profit institution. 

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Requirements:

It is very important that the intern is a self-starter, can work on their own, but also knows when to ask questions. Sense of humor required. The ideal candidate is interested in a career in theatre administration.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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.