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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

  • Gala Assistant (temporary, full-time)

    The Special Events team within Development is looking for a temporary Gala Assistant. This role is full-time from May to October at $22/hour. The Gala Assistant will work closely with the Director of Special Events, on all details regarding the Gala this year, which we are aiming to execute in September. This position is required to be on-site for the event. We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates attention to detail, a strong ability to multitask, and excellent customer service skills as they will be speaking with donors over email and phone. The Gala Assistant will use Tessitura to help with invitation lists and book donations to the event. This role will also be responsible for, including but not limited to, organizing details for the online auction, helping with all new digital aspects to the evening, communicating details to internal and external stakeholders, and working with vendors.

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include your last name and "Gala Assistant" in the subject line of the email. 

  • Institutional Partnerships Manager (permanent, full-time)

    The Public Theater is seeking an Institutional Partnerships Manager who will report to the Director of Institutional Partnerships. This role will be responsible for the generation and growth of revenue through cultivating, building, and maintaining high-quality relationships and innovative partnerships with institutional partners, including corporations and foundations, and providing critical infrastructure support to the Institutional Partnerships team. The full job description can be found here

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include your last name and "Institutional Partnerships Manager" in the subject line of the email. 

  • Patron Services Associate (permanent, full-time) 

    The Individual Giving team is seeking a Patron Services Associate, who will report to the Manager of Individual Giving. The Associate will manage ticketing and administrative support for the Partners Program, a variety of email inboxes, and gift processing among other duties. The full job description can be found here

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include your last name and "Patron Services Associate" in the subject line of the email.   




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 2019]”. You may apply for multiple internships, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Available Positions


Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak New York is navigating, we have put all hiring 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.