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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

Note: The Public is currently participating in remote work unless otherwise noted in the job description, but will require all candidates to reside in NYC upon the Public’s return to in-person work.

As a condition of employment, the Public will require all who report to work on site (either at the Public Theater or any other workspace or performing location) to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Public will provide exceptions only for employees with an approved medical or religious exemption.

NEW! SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK OPENINGS

  • The Public Theater is seeking friendly, professional, and motivated Front-of-House staff (mainly ushers) with excellent customer service skills for the 2022 Free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte Theater, The Public’s open-air venue in Central Park. This is a part-time, seasonal position from May 24th - September 11th. Click here for a complete job description and click here to apply.


NEW! PUBLIC WORKS SUMMER POSITIONS

  • Community Impact Coordinator

    Public Works, a major program of the Public Theater, aims to restore and build community by connecting people through the creation of extraordinary works of art. The Public seeks a Public Works Community Impact Coordinator to serve as an ambassador for the Public Theater with all the Public Works community partners, and represents the values of the Public Works program as well as the mission and vision of the Public Theater.  Within the Public, the Community Impact Coordinator acts as a representative of the community.  This is a full-time, seasonal position. For a full job description click here. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with the subject line "Public Works CIC" to [email protected]

  • Community Assistant

    The Public Works 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. This is a full-time, seasonal position. For a full description please click here. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with the subject line "Public Works CA" to [email protected] 

DEVELOPMENT 

  • Associate, Tessitura Data, and Information Analytics

    As the Associate, you will support the Manager of Tessitura Data and Information Analytics, by providing maintenance, customizations, and documentation for Tessitura, the CRM database at The Public Theater. This position is part of the Advancement Services team and reports to the Tessitura Data and Information Analytics Manager. For a complete job description, please click here. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume with the subject line "Associate, Tessitura" to [email protected]

     

  • Prospect Researcher

    The Public Theater is seeking a Prospect Researcher to support the information needs of the Development team. The Prospect Research will be responsible for preparing profiles, verifying research data, providing proactive research, and analyzing data on individual constituents of interest to The Public Theater. For a complete job description, please click here! To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume with the subject line "Prospect Researcher" to [email protected]

  • Major Gifts Coordinator

    As the Major Gift Coordinator, you will play an integral role in helping The Public meet its annual major gift fundraising goals during its largest comprehensive campaign. The Major Gift Coordinator will work closely with major gift professionals to draft donor correspondence, including proposals, coordinate donor and program meetings, manage donor and gift information, generate reports, and conduct prospect research. For a complete job description, click here. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume with the subject line "Major Gifts Coordinator" to [email protected]

 

FINANCE

  • Chief Financial Officer

    The Public Theater seeks a Chief Financial Officer to oversee all finance and accounting activities, including, but not limited to overseeing the integrity of the record to report processes and controls through the Financial Controller and Financial Planning and Analysis functions. For a complete job description, click here. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter with subject line "Chief Financial Officer" to [email protected]

  • Controller

    The Public Theater seeks a Financial Controller who is responsible for overseeing the integrity of and transforming the “record to report” financial management systems, internal control procedures and financial resources. For a complete job description, please click hereTo apply, please submit your cover letter and resume with the word "Controller" in the subject line to [email protected]

 

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Human Resources Coordinator
    The Public Theater seeks a highly organized, dynamic, and dependable Human Resources (HR) Coordinator to coordinate and facilitate various human resource processes. This position will be the first point of contact for employees who have questions and concerns, and therefore must be approachable, an active listener, and generally resourceful. The HR Coordinator will collaborate closely with the HR team, hiring managers, external facilitators, and many others to shape the best possible experience for candidates and existing staff. For a complete job description, please click here. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line "HR Coordinator" to [email protected]

OPERATIONS

  • Handyperson
    The Public is seeking a Handyperson to provide general support for the Public Theater’s facilities. This is an active role that conducts basic maintenance at the Public Theater’s site.  Schedule may require evening and/or weekend work at times. 
    Must be certified in Fire guard (F-03). For a complete job description, please click here. To apply, email your resume to [email protected] with the subject line "Handyperson". 



PRODUCTION - FULL TIME

  • Assistant Video Supervisor
    The Public is seeking a savvy, organized, and collaborative Assistant Video Supervisor to join the Video Department and assist in the execution of all video and related needs of productions as well as the theater. The Assistant Video Supervisor is responsible for managing freelance video technicians and operators and collaborating with the video supervisor and other departments in implementing show designs and systems. The Public boasts an excellent Video Department. We engineer and design the systems for our shows and are committed to the highest level required for the scale of our shows.

    For a complete job description, please click here.
    To Apply, please send resume and cover letter addressed to Ido Levran to [email protected]
 

PRODUCTION - Part Time, Variable

  • Production Assistants and AEA Stage Managers:
    The Public Theater seeks production assistants and AEA stage managers for upcoming mainstage productions and developmental projects.

    For addition information on these opportunities, please click here! 
    Please submit a resume and any supporting documents to: https://airtable.com/shrxaE4YEwnwpiJ

  • General Production
    The Public is seeking enthusiastic and organized candidates for General Production! This position reports to our Assistant Production Managers. Our General Production team fulfills various needs around our productions, which change from day to day. Such duties are quite broad, involving anything from setting up tech tables, to small building projects. We operate on a 4-hour minimum each day.

    For a full description, please click here.
    Please apply via signing up for our ListServ here.
  • Wardrobe Supervisors & Dressers
    The Public is seeking an exceptional run-of-show wardrobe supervisor and dresser for its upcoming 2021-2022 season. The ideal candidate will provide costume support to The Public's actors and oversee the costume process, including maintaining the costume's integrity and developing costumes lists.

    For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to Costume Shop Manager Vanessa Watters [email protected] and include Wardrobe Supervisor & Dresser in your email subject title

  • Hair, Wig, and Makeup Supervisors & Crews  
    The Public is seeking an exceptional run-of-show hair supervisor and crew member(s) for its upcoming 2022-2023 season. The ideal candidate will provide hair, wig, and makeup support to The Public's actors and oversee these processes prior to and during performances, including maintaining and tracking wigs, communicating effectively between design and costume management teams, and aiding in hair, wig, and makeup changes during performances.

    For a complete job description, please click here. 
    To apply, 
    please send cover letter and resume to Costume Shop Manager Vanessa Watters at [email protected] and include "Hair, Wig and Makeup Supervisor & Crew" in your email subject title.
  • Stitchers, Costume Department
    The Public Theater seeks knowledgeable and experienced over-hire stitchers for its costume shop for the winter season.

    As a stitcher, you are responsible for stitching and making any necessary finishes for assigned costumes while maintaining the integrity of the costume.
    We are currently looking for stitchers with availability from January-March, but candidates available after those dates should still apply if they are interested in future productions.

    For a complete job description, please click here.
    To apply, please submit your resume and availability to [email protected]
  • Overhire, Scenery Department
    The Scenery Department of The Public Theater is looking for energetic and hard-working carpenters, scenic artists, and run crew to expand the overhire crew list. We are interested in creating a team with a variety of skills and knowledge and will prioritize enthusiasm, flexibility, reliability, and a willingness to learn above theater experience. However, construction or painting experience of some kind is required. This position is paid hourly, with overtime after 40 hours per week, and our typical starting rate is between $25-$27/hr. This is a freelance job and the duration of work offered will vary, but the standard schedule for Carpenters and Scenic Artists is 8:30am-4:30 PM. Run Crew schedules fluctuate but are typically evenings, weekends, and occasional weekday rehearsals.

    For more information on these opportunities, please
    click here. 

    If you would like to join our list for any of the positions below please read over our ideal skills and apply by submitting your resume and indicating your interest using this survey


Ideal Specialty Skills:  

    • Scenic Carpenter
    • Scenic Artist  
    • Run Crew 
  • Props Managers & Assistant Prop Managers

    The Public Theater Prop Department is seeking organized and creative people to expand our list of Prop Managers and Assistant Prop Manager. As a Prop Manager, you will maintain a list of ongoing projects, including delegating and coordinating prop making. You will work closely with departments at The Public to ensure the successful execution of productions. This position is hired based on the duration of a project and is paid an hourly rate. 

    For a complete job description, please click here. 
    To apply, please email your resume to [email protected] 

  • Props Run Crew

    The Public theater Props Department seeks motivated and organized individuals to expand our freelancer list for run crew positions.  As a member of the Run Crew, you will participate in scene changes, prop handoffs, and onstage presentation for each production. You will work closely with other members of the Props and Stage Management teams.  Run Crew typically works nights and weekends.

    For a complete job description, please click here.
    To apply, please email your resume to [email protected]

  • Props Freelancers

    The Props Department is seeking creative and crafty individuals to expand our freelancer list.  We are looking for people who are willing to let their personal and cultural identities and experiences inform their work and help shape the stories we’re telling on stage.  Qualifications include interest or experience in crafting, carpentry, sewing, or other detail-oriented creative pursuits; desire to learn and collaborate with other creatives; ability to perform physical tasks such as moving scenic materials and furniture and spending long periods standing up; previous experience in theater is not required. The ideal candidate is an open-minded team player who is excited about making things.

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    To apply, please email your resume to [email protected]

Internships.

 

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak New York is navigating, we have put all internships on hold at The Public Theater. We will update this section of our website when we resume hiring, so please check for updates in the future.