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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

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 Work

  • New Work Director

    The Public Theater is seeking a New Work Director to join the team. The ideal candidate is a senior professional with a track record of working with playwrights of the highest quality to partner with the artistic leadership of the Public (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, Saheem Ali and Mandy Hackett, Associate Artistic Directors) to develop new work for the Public.

    Salary is $150,000. For more information on this opportunity, click here!

    Please submit your resume to jobs@publictheater.org

 

Operations

  • Operations Coordinator

    The Operations Department is looking for an Operations Coordinator to manage the Department's day-to-day operation workflows, including operations administration and space scheduling.

    Salary is $45,000. For more information on this opportunity, click here!

    Please submit your resume to opsjobs@publictheater.org

     

  • Housekeeper

    The Public Theater is seeking a Housekeeper to join the Operations Department. As a Housekeeper, you will be responsible for cleaning and stocking designated areas through The Public Theater’s locations. This role may be assigned 425 Lafayette, 440 Lafayette or 419 Lafayette as their primary location.

    Salary is $45,000. For more information on this opportunity, click here!

    Please submit your resume to izee@publictheater.org

     

     

Box Office

  • Box Office Manager 

    The Public Theater is seeking a Box Office Manager to join the Box Office team. As the Box Office Manager, you will oversee daily operations and activities of The Public Theater Box Offices to optimize ticket sales for events and performances while delivering a customer service experience focused on kindness and accessibility for all. The Box Office Manager executes various administrative duties related to ticket sales and fulfillment, membership and partner acquisition and renewal, special events, accounting, reporting, list generation, and audience analysis. The Box Office Manager maintains staffing plans, policies and administers training programs to encourage the highest level of guest satisfaction. 

     

    Starting salary is $55,000. For more information on this opportunity, click here!

    Please visit thepublic.nyc/ptboal to apply.

 

Executive Office

  • Government Affairs Coordinator
    The Government Affairs Coordinator will play a key role in advancing The Public’s anti-racism and Cultural Transformation work both as a representative of The Public Theater to government agencies and elected officials and through their work with the Communications team developing social justice and civic engagement social media campaigns related to The Public’s mission, productions, and programs.

    The Coordinator will be a member of the Executive Department which supports the Executive and Artistic Director in leading The Public, shaping its strategic plans and annual goals, and guiding the work of all departments. The Coordinator will also work closely with the Communications Department which amplifies The Public Theater’s brand and mission, artists, productions, and programs through innovative and skillfully

    planned communications campaigns and strategies.

    Starting salary is $70,000. For more information, click here. 

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org. 

 

Marketing and Communications

  • Public Relations Manager (Seasonal)

    The Seasonal Public Relations Manager will build and maintain relationships with key reporters across the media, develop captivating narratives and pitches for a wide array of productions and programs, collaborate closely with colleagues and artists across the organization, and support the continued development of the PR team through innovative thinking and some departmental duties. This is a seasonal position to cover parental leave from January-December 2022.

    Salary range is $60,000- $70,000. For more information, click here. 

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org. 

 

  • Marketing & Communications Associate

    The Public Theater is seeking an Associate who is eager to learn about and support the needs of the Marketing & Communications team. As the Marketing & Communications Associate, you will help maintain day-to-day team operations and administrative tasks, including focusing on The Public’s email marketing strategy and website. This role reports to the Associate Manager of Marketing.  

    Starting salary is $48,000. For more information, click here

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org. 

 

  • Graphic Designer

    Reporting to the Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer, The Public Theater seeks a full-time Graphic Designer to join our in-house team. Brand Studio develops all internal and external materials with The Public’s signature visual identity. Our range of work includes Free Shakespeare in the Park, Joe’s Pub, and a full season of new musicals, plays, events, and programs at The Public’s landmarked six-venue building at Astor Place. The ideal candidate will uphold the visual consistency of the brand, while supporting and contributing to the creation of a variety of materials including print and digital, with a desire for motion. Projects include research and design for show artwork, social media, programs, development materials, signage, advertisements, brochures and booklet, postcards, flyers, motion graphics, merchandise, installations, presentations, and more.

    Please send cover letter, resume, and either: portfolio website, or link to portfolio with "[Last Name, First Name] Graphic Designer" in the subject line to graphicdesignjobs@publictheater.org.

 

 

General Management

  • Assistant Company Manager

    The Assistant Company Manager works closely with the Company Managers and the General Management team on all day-to-day company management duties of the General Management department at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. You will report to the Managing Director and be a member of the General Management department of the Public Theater.

    Starting Salary is $55,000. Click here for additional details on this opportunity.  Please submit your resume to jobs@publictheater.org.

 

  • Programming Budget Associate

    The Public Theater is seek a full-time Programming Budgets Associate to join the General Management Department. This position will assist in the development, implementation, reconciliation and reporting of all artistic programming budgets. Under the direction of the General Management Business Manager and as part of the General Management department, the Programming Budgets Associate will support the GM Business Manager and interface with all relevant departments to capture the financial impact of the Public’s wide breadth of programming which includes a downtown season of productions, Shakespeare in the Park, Mobile Unit tours, the Under the Radar Festival, Public Works, the Public Shakespeare Initiative, galas, one-off events, readings and developments, and other annual programs.

    For consideration, please email your resume to jobs@publictheater.org.

    Starting salary $55,000. Click here for additional details on this opportunity. 

     

  • Company Manager

    The Public Theater is seeking a Company Manager to join the team. As the Company Manager, you will manage a roster of Public Theater mainstage productions. You will report to the Managing Director and be a member of the General Management department of the Public Theater.

     For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org.

    Starting salary is $68,000. Click here for more details on this opportunity.

 

 

Producing

  • Line Producer

    The Public Theater is seeking a Line Producer to join the Producing Department. As the Line Producer, you will work with the Director of Producing on mainstage and Delacorte productions as needed and on special programs and projects as assigned. You will collaborate with multiple roles and departments in service of a collaborative and communicative process. This process includes ensuring the artists have the resources they need and productions are delivered on time and within the allotted budget. The Line Producer reports directly to the Director of Producing.

    For consideration, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@publictheater.org

    Starting salary $72,000. Click here for additional information on this opportunity.

     

  • Associate Line Producer

    The Public Theater is seeking an Associate Line Producer to join the Producing Department. As the Associate Line Producer, you provide overall administrative and operational support to the organization's fast-paced Producing Department. This role reports to the Director of Producing.

    For consideration, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@publictheater.org

    Starting salary $50,000. Click here for additional information on this opportunity. 

     

Production

  • Production Recruiter

    The Public Theater is seeking a Production Recruiter to lead all aspects of the recruitment for the Production Department. As the Recruiter, you will partner with various teams within Production to craft and implement a recruiting strategy for permanent and temporary roles. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and committed to ensuring an excellent candidate experience!

     

    Starting salary $51,000 annually. Click here for more details on this opportunity.

    For consideration, please send your resume to:jobs@publictheater.org

     

     

  • Assistant Lighting Supervisor (Seasonal) The Public Theater is seeking a collaborative and creative supervisor to join our Lighting Department. As a Seasonal Assistant Lighting Supervisor, you will be responsible for coordinating and executing lighting plans for assigned projects including mainstage productions at The Public’s 425 Lafayette Street theater complex as well as Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Seasonal Assistant Lighting Supervisors find innovative and creative ways of managing resources to turn our designers’ visions into reality.  

        For consideration, please send your resume to lighting@publictheater.org.Pays $1,375 per week. Click here for additional information on this opportunity.

  • Production Office Assistant Part-Time

    The Public Theater is seeking a part-time Production Office Assistant to join our dedicated and fast-paced Production Department. The Production Office Assistant works within the Production Admin Office to support production activity at The Public.  The standard schedule is 20 hours per week with the potential to increase based on seasonal demand. For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to prodadminjobs@publictheater.org.

     
    Starting hourly rate $20.00. Click here for more details on this opportunity. 

 

  • Production Manager

    The Public Theater seeks a positive, collaborative, and creative Production Manager to join our Production Management team. As a Production Manager, you will coordinate technical execution and support for assigned projects, facilitating communication among production staff, other departments at The Public, and creative teams on each project. You collaborate with other production managers to align resources to realize individual projects at the highest possible level. As well as work with Production Department heads to maximize the overall capacity of the Production Department in service to The Public’s artistic mission.

    Click here for additional details on this opportunity. Starting salary $78,000 annually

    For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to: prodadminjobs@publictheater.org

     
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  • 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.

    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. 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.



    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 



      For more information on these opportunities, please click here. 


Props

  • 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. Starting hourly rate is $30 

    For more information on this opportunity, click here!

 

  • 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. Starting hourly rate is $25.00 

    For consideration, please email your resume to propsjobs@publictheater.org.

    Click here for more information on this position!

 

  • 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 

    • 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. 

      Starting hourly rate is $24.00 

    For consideration, please email your resume to propsjobs@publictheater.org . Click here for additional information on this opportunity.


  • 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.

    Pay rates start at $25 per hour. Click here for more details on this opportunity!

    For consideration, please submit your resume and availability to vwatters@publictheater.org.


     

     

     

 

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.