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 Lighting Supervisor

The Public Theater seeks Assistant Lighting Supervisor who will be one of three assistants responsible for working on assigned shows. Coordinates with designer to hang, focus and troubleshoot lighting plots; supervise crews to hang and focus lighting equipment; promote safe workmanship and working conditions; help to recruit and train freelance labor; obtain quotes for and orders equipment; maintain and inventory equipment.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years lighting experience.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Lightwright 5.
  • Must have an understanding of basic programming of a variety of lighting consoles, focusing on ETC Desks.
  • Knowledge of basic theater rigging and lighting equipment required. Working knowledge of Vectorworks a plus.
  • Supervisory skills, attention to detail, the ability to operate well under pressure in a hectic, fast-paced environment and a sense of humor are a necessity.


Pl
ease send resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org

Associate Director of Special Artistic Projects

The Public Theater is seeking an Associate Director of Special Artistic Projects to work closely with the Director of Special Artistic Projects to oversee the Mobile Unit and Public Forum. This is a senior-level position focused primarily on managing the day-to-day operations of these two artistic programs.

 Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Special Artistic Projects to manage all aspects of the logistical, financial and artistic needs for the Public Forum and Mobile Unit programs, and other special artistic projects as assigned.
  • Collaborate closely with The Public’s marketing team to establish and maintain consistent messaging around all Public Forum and Mobile Unit activity.
  • Lead internal strategy conversations around the creation and dissemination of Public Forum digital content.
  • Establish and monitor internal communication systems for operational support of both programs, including running interdepartmental meetings, liaising with project tracking processes, and ensuring key internal stakeholders are well-informed of all program activities.
  • Manage the logistical and administrative components of pilot projects and ensure the timely dissemination of key learnings to senior management as well as peer team members.
  • Serve as Public Forum point person for external partners as assigned. Past partners have included WNYC Greene Space, The New Yorker, and the International Rescue Committee.
  • Serve as primary liaison to key internal departments such as General Management, Finance and Marketing.
  • Direct the approval of all external facing collateral including playbill materials, press releases and marketing materials.
  • Manage all Public Forum and Mobile Unit program budgets, with focus on forecasting and next season planning.
  • Serve as internal artistic point person on select Public Forums, as well as expanded Mobile Unit activity, helping to curate participants and shepherd creative processes as appropriate.
  • Assist Director of SAP in operationalizing the 12-18 month activity within the Mobile Unit and Public Forum program plans.

Requirements: 

  • 7 – 10 years of arts administration experience, including budget management and contract negotiations
  • Communication: The ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others
  • Ingenuity: The ability to develop, sponsor, and support the introduction of new and improved methods, procedures or technologies
  • Cultural Competence: The ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Leadership: The ability to galvanize a team around a common goal, taking initiative, and anticipating needs
  • Problem Solving: The ability to tackle a problem using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  • Successfully manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

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

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org  Please do not contact the hiring manager directly. The deadline for applications is July 10th, 2017.  Interviews will be held throughout July and August.

About the Mobile Unit

The Mobile Unit presents free performances to prisons, homeless shelters, and community centers throughout New York’s boroughs. Over the years, the Mobile Unit has served thousands of audiences with critically acclaimed productions. In addition to the community tour, each Mobile Unit show “sits down” at The Public Theater’s Astor Place home to perform for Public audiences and community organizations from all over the city.

About the Public Forum

Public Forum brings together surprising combinations of artists, audiences, and experts to explore the issues and ideas raised on our stages. Forum activity ranges from one-of-a-kind events with some of the most original thinkers of today to post show discussions and online content curation. Past Public Forum participants and partners have included: David Brooks, Anna Deavere Smith, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Matt Damon, Audra McDonald, David Remnick and The New Yorker, The Center for Constitutional Rights, and more.

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

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.

Full Time and Part Time Box Office/Call Center Representatives

The Public Theater is seeking full and part-time Ticket Services Representatives to join our team.  We are looking for candidates with exceptional customer service skills to fill one full-time and one part-time position in the Box Office, and one part-time position in the Call Center.  Our team is responsible for ticketing five different spaces at The Public Theater, nightly shows at Joe’s Pub, and Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Box Office:

  • Staffing the Box Office window for advance sales, walk up sales, and will call at curtain times
  • Processing and filing internal orders from within the organization

Call Center:

  • Phone sales of tickets to the general public, Members, and high-level donors
  • Answering queries about our programming, special events, facilities, and website

Both:

  • Performing administrative duties including mailings, notifying patrons of changes to performance schedules, and data entry/cleanup
  • Staying up to date on Member/Partner benefits, promotions, and programming at all of our venues

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience/Ability to stay calm under stress
  • Experience with credit card and/or cash transactions
  • Previous Box Office/Call Center experience preferred
  • Knowledge of/experience with Tessitura strongly preferred
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Weekend availability required; nighttime availability required for Box Office

Please email resume and cover letter toTicketServicesJobs@publictheater.org. Please specify in the subject line if you are interested in the Full-Time Box Office, Part-Time Box Office, or Part-Time Call Center position, or if you wish to be considered for all open positions.

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.

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


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.

Special Events Internship

Special Events Internship

The Special Events Intern will assist the department with the daily tasks associated with all of The Public Theater’s fundraising and cultivation events.

Duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining Opening Night, Patron night and Cultivation event RSVP’s lists, confirmation calls and emails, assisting in mailing invitations and letters, event preparation, internet research and working at donor events and Opening Nights. Customer service skills, attention to detail, and computer proficiency. Tessitura experience preferred, but not required. 

This is a full-time internship with occasional weekends and evenings required.  Please send resume and cover letter to events@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.

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.