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EMPLOYMENT

The following positions are currently available at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Details and application information are included with each description.

Pittsburgh Public Theater is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Costume, Hair & Makeup Director

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks an annual full-time Costume, Hair & Makeup Director. In collaboration with the Director of Production & Operations, the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director is directly responsible to lead, guide and facilitate communication between designers, directors, stage managers, and costume and wardrobe staff to advance productions, plan and implement designs, and provide the equipment necessary to tech and run shows within budget parameters in a safe, efficient, and respectful manner. The Costume, Hair & Makeup Director is responsible for departmental budgeting and scheduling, interfacing with designers and PPT leadership, hiring costume and wardrobe staff and over-hires, filing union reports, communicating with landlords on matters relating to costumes and wardrobe, and overseeing the execution of costume, wardrobe, and hair and makeup work within financial and deadline specifications. The Costume, Hair & Makeup Director provides a knowledge of costume aesthetics and proper fit, a comprehension of period styles, and oversees that all materials are on hand for use to ensure timely builds and daily operations. The Costume, Hair & Makeup Director directs the department in culturally-appropriate, well-researched costume, make up, and hair design through collaboration with both artists and staff, modeling equity and artistic excellence in both process and execution.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To demonstrate inclusive behavior and cultivate the same in all costume, wardrobe, and hair and makeup employees, and to apply an inclusive, equitable, and culturally sensitive lens to departmental decisions.
  • To maintain confidentiality and discretion for all costume and wardrobe operations with sensitivity to intimacy and personal considerations.
  • To support the cultural diversity and unique identities of PPT artists by anticipating and providing for specific costume, hair and makeup necessities during design, build, and tech processes, including providing the appropriate supplies, appliances, and products (irons, curlers, dryers, brushes, lotions, etc.) for artists, according to their physical and cultural needs.
  • To possess a thorough understanding of the costume design and construction processes and all the related aspects of the overall theater production process.
  • To possess knowledge of cutting, draping and patterning as well as knowledge of textiles, crafting materials and costume history to incorporate the best theatrical practices with regards to construction, stitching, sewing and crafting.
  • To read the script of each show and approve strategies for costuming based on in-house availability and budget constraints, including the availability of staff.
  • To administer costume and wardrobe budgets by approving expenditures, tracking expenses, and regularly reporting financial activity and forecasts to the Director of Production & Operations. Additionally, to take action within the appropriate scope of responsibility to close budget shortfalls when needed to stay on budget, report spending revisions, and make recommendations to the Director of Production & Operations for improved efficiencies.
  • To participate in planning the season schedule for costume, wardrobe, and , hair and makeup design deadlines and designer residency dates, as well as build calendars and work schedules.
  • To hire, supervise, and direct costume, wardrobe, and , hair and makeup staff, including over-hires, with an eye toward developing a motivated and collaborative team that is dedicated to producing high-quality work.
  • To notify TWU Local 787 of new hires and employee departures, file timely union Reporting Forms for overhires, and, prior to the start of each season, update Appendix B of the Theater’s labor agreement, reporting the same to the Union.
  • To determine furlough and employment recall dates for costume and wardrobe staff, and report them to the Director of Production & Operations.
  • To administer annual performance evaluations for direct reports and discipline staff when warranted.
  • To approve costume and wardrobe timesheets and staff requests for time off.
  • To recommend, budget, and schedule staff training.
  • To oversee the coordination of work between costume, wardrobe, and , hair and makeup areas during show builds, load-ins, rehearsals, and performance runs, and schedule interdepartmental meetings as needed.
  • To attend production meetings, technical/dress rehearsals, and previews and to prioritize notes and work calls to ensure that all finish work happens in a timely, efficient, and safe manner.
  • To interface with the Show Director, Costume Designer, Costume Shop Manager and Wardrobe Manager effectively to ensure that the costume design and hair and makeup treatments are achieved on time and on budget.
  • To work with the Stage Manager to determine rehearsal needs for costumes and direct their on-time delivery to the cast.
  • To recommend strategies for “quick changes.”
  • To provide inventory control for the Theater’s costume stock by creating costume asset value sheets for each production as well as scheduling the organization and restocking of costumes, costume maintenance (including cleaning), and approving the removal of unusable items from stock.
  • To execute rental agreements for costumes, accessories, and equipment on a per show basis.
  • To provide costume and/or wardrobe financial information to the Development Department as needed for grant support.
  • To manage petty cash and credit card account(s).
  • To assist other production departments as needed.
  • To create, prioritize, and advocate for capital acquisitions for costume, wardrobe, and hair/make-up work and otherwise participate in annual and long-term planning for those areas.
  • To interface with vendors and donors to negotiate trades and in-kind contributions as they apply to costume and wardrobe department needs.
  • To participate as a member of any relevant networks or listservs.
  • To oversee costume and equipment rentals and loans to third parties
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials when purchased, and to submit the same to the Director of Production & Operations in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that workspaces are maintained in a safe and orderly condition and that all employees perform their assignments in a safe and cautious manner.
  • To make quarterly recommendations for updates to safety protocols and emergency action plans as they relate to costume, wardrobe, and hair/make-up work spaces.
  • To ensure that all necessary written insurance report information pertaining to any incidents/accidents is completed and forwarded to the Theater’s Payroll and Benefits Coordinator in a timely manner.

Job Requirements

  • Five years of experience in professional costume work, including one year of supervisory experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of all areas of theatrical costuming, including theatrical production calendar.
  • A keen sense of costume aesthetics and an understanding of proper fit.
  • Working knowledge of costume materials, and costume and fashion history, including garment manufacturing.
  • Able to manage in a fast-paced environment in which priorities can change rapidly, while maintaining a spirit of creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within budget and deadline parameters.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for costume shops.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Proficiency using cloud-based information sharing systems.
  • Must have effective organizational, time management, and decision-making skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate inclusive behavior, ability to communicate about body types, hair types, skin tones, and genders with neutral/positive language.
  • Confidentiality and discretion are required.
  • Knowledge of IATSE collective bargaining agreements, and the ability to work in collegial partnership with union and non-union employees.
  • Commitment to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the ability to manage with these values centered.

Compensation: $62,000 - $65,000 plus benefits.

To apply, please visit: https://www.productionondeck.com/pittsburghpublic

Costume Shop Head

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a seasonal full-time Costume Shop Head. Working in concert with the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, the Costume Shop Head assists with the coordination of costume shop operations that result in the timely completion of costumes within budget parameters in a safe, efficient, and respectful manner. The Costume Shop Head is responsible for advancing the ideals of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as well as providing hands-on assistance with costume construction, overseeing the upkeep of costume shop equipment and hand tools, and coordinating work on the shop floor during builds. The Costume Shop Head is expected to maintain sufficient quantities and types of materials on-hand for use during costume construction and for daily operations by proactively ordering replacement items as necessary.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To be committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and to work with these values centered.
  • To demonstrate inclusive behavior and to apply an inclusive, equitable, and culturally-sensitive lens to costume shop operations.
  • To exercise confidentiality and discretion with sensitivity to intimacy and personal considerations.
  • • In consultation with the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, to become thoroughly familiar with the design elements and build plans for each show, including piece lists and renderings provided by the Costume Designer.
  • To assist the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director with the development of costume build schedules.
  • In consultation with the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director, to distribute all day-to-day shop assignments, and to spend at least 30 hours of every shop week constructing costumes.
  • To monitor all shop materials including fabric, fasteners, trim, and consumable supplies and inform the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director regarding inventory status on a regular basis. Additionally, to maintain shop tools and equipment and inform the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director of the need for repairs.
  • To refer all shop questions or problems in the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director’s absence to the Director of Production & Operations by text or telephone as necessary.
  • To monitor quality control during construction.
  • To advise the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director of overhire staffing needed for builds, and to advise shop personnel of any special needs dictated by the design.
  • To monitor shop safety issues and to inform the Costume, Hair & Makeup Director of any problems or special needs.
  • To maintain a valid driver’s license for the operation of company vehicles.
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials purchased, and to submit same to the Production & Operations Associate in a timely manner.
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials purchased, and to submit same to the Production & Operations Associate in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that workspaces are maintained in a safe and orderly condition and that all employees perform their assignments in a safe and cautious manner.

Job Requirements

  • Three to five years of work experience in a theatrical costume shop, including hands-on experience with draping or tailoring.
  • Thorough knowledge of costume materials and garment construction techniques.
  • A keen eye for detail and a commitment to producing quality work.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change rapidly while maintaining decorum and a spirit of creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of safety standards for costume shops.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to demonstrate inclusive behavior, ability to communicate about body types, hair types, skin tones, and genders with neutral/positive language.
  • Must be, or be willing to become a member of TWU Local 787.

Compensation: Subject to union CBA, currently $23.26/hour; medical benefits in lieu of union welfare contribution available if desired.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to production@ppt.org, with the subject line “Costume Shop Head Search.”

Finance Manager

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a Finance Manager to join its four-member Finance and Administration team, playing a key role in oversight of the company’s general ledger and day-to-day financial processes. This role is hybrid, with the opportunity to work from home at least two days per week. Flexibility in working hours can also be negotiated. Benefits include five health plan options with employer contribution, vision and dental coverage with no employee cost, participation in the company 403(b) retirement plan, two weeks of paid vacation, eight sick days and two personal days per year, eight paid holidays, and four complimentary tickets to each production. Salary range is $62,000 - $65,000. The Finance Manager is primarily responsible for the organization’s accounting needs, including bank, credit card, and general monthly account reconciliations, creation of journal entries, oversight of accounts payable and accounts receivable entries, assisting the Director of Finance and Administration with the annual audit, and general office needs such as supply ordering and management. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration.

Job Duties

  • Accounts Payable: oversight of purchase order system entry by Payroll and Benefits Coordinator and weekly invoice payments. Ensure processing of recurring payments. Print weekly A/P and Fee check batches. Maintain check register and monitor stale checks.
  • Accounts Receivable: supervision and support of Accounts Receivable Coordinator
  • Provide accurate reports from the General Ledger as needed for development or other operational purposes.
  • Review payroll for accuracy and completeness. Create journal entries to properly account for payroll, benefits, credit card, and other expenses.
  • Oversight of the General Ledger – ensuring entries are consistently coded, accurately entered, and processed in a timely manner. Provide accurate reports when needed for development or other operational purposes.
  • Manage month-end close procedure, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Track use of restricted funds for grant reporting and compliance purposes. Prepare net asset releases.
  • Prepare and review reports to theatrical unions (AEA, IATSE, TWU, SDC) and royalty reports.
  • General: support of annual audit and tax forms. Office supply management and ordering.

Job Qualificiations

  • Professional degree and/or certification in accounting preferred, and/or 3+ years’ experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with particularly keen Excel skills
  • Familiarity with accounting software. FundEZ a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with both speed and accuracy

Job Requirements

  • Full COVID-19 vaccination, barring a legal exception
  • The ability to apply anti-racism tools and practices to individual and departmental processes and systems, and to contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and engagement with persons of all cultures, identities, and backgrounds.

To apply, please submit a cover letter to Stewart Urist,with the subject line Finance Manager Inquiry.

Head Stage Carpenter

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a seasonal full-time Stage Carpenter. The Stage Carpenter is responsible for duties associated with scenery installation and maintenance; backstage and on-stage safety; running shows, including flying scenery and programming and operating computerized automation; supervising backstage crews; the installation of masking; the maintenance of rigging equipment and audience seating configurations; and demonstrating a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The position is responsible for interfacing with the Technical Director and scene shop to understand scenic build, installation, and show demands prior to load-in. The Stage Carpenter is also responsible for stage and backstage upkeep including back-of-house hallways, back shop, loading dock, fly system, storage rooms, trap room, and show dumpsters.

Job Duties

Job Requirements

Compensation

Subject to union CBA, currently $22.71/hour; medical benefits in lieu of union welfare contribution available if desired.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or materials that you believe best represent your skills and abilities to production@ppt.org, with the subject line “Head Stage Carpenter”

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To be committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and to work with these values centered.
  • To maintain the safe working condition of stage equipment, including routine inspections for chain motors, rigging equipment, ladders and scaffolds, the fly system, and personnel lifts and to perform regular maintenance of scenery and automation (if applicable) during the run of each production.
  • To collaborate with the Stage Manager on the development of scene shifts.
  • To manage stage crew work assignments and direct the manner in which such work is performed with an emphasis on safety, cooperation, and efficiency.
  • To install, update, program, and run the equipment used to fly, move, or otherwise automate scenery during the performance of any given show, and to troubleshoot as needed.
  • To create and update the backstage running track and corresponding show cues as production documentation, to be forwarded to the Stage Manager and the Director of Production & Operations prior to the opening of each show.
  • To check deck, furniture, and prop pre-sets and stage equipment settings prior to the opening of the house, and report the status of same to the Stage Manager.
  • To sweep, mop, and/or vacuum stage decks and the moat on a per-show basis, and clean plexiglass and other surfaces regularly, or oversee the performance of this work by backstage crews.
  • To perform and/or supervise post-show duties assigned by the Stage Manager.
  • To assist other production departments with pre-sets, special effects, cue execution, and scene transitions, and intermission changes as needed.
  • To participate in load-ins and oversee the timely installation of quick-change areas.
  • To attend design presentations and production meetings and advise the Director of Production & Operations and Technical Director on the need for specialized equipment or materials as well as overhire employees.
  • To attend all technical and dress rehearsals, and focus calls when scheduled.
  • To maintain, repair, or replace all masking components related to the side seat banks, and to maintain or replace all safety tape on or around audience seating areas so as to eliminate trip hazards.
  • To pull ADA seat locations as needed.
  • To cover audience seating with protective covering prior to strikes and load-ins.
  • To arrange for show dumpsters and coordinate the set strike and stage restore with the Technical Director.
  • To maintain backstage inventories of hardware including screws, nuts, bolts, drill bits, staples, glue, tape, utility blades, tie line, duvetyn, lubricants, chalk, aircraft cable, turnbuckles, shackles, lifting eyebolts, compression sleeves, vacuum filters, mop heads, deck paint, paint brushes and rollers, etc.
  • To secure GHS Safety Data Sheets for purchases, and to submit the same to the Production & Operations Associate in a timely manner.
    • Background in stage production including at least 3 years of managing backstage performance crews at a large professional theater or equivalent.
    • The ability to serve as a resource for other production departments by working with them effectively to achieve the stage conditions they need for work calls, tech rehearsals, and performances.
    • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment in which priorities can change rapidly, while maintaining a spirit of creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.
    • Working knowledge of scenery and prop construction, and the ability to make repairs as needed during performances.
    • Ability to program and troubleshoot scenic automation. Pittsburgh Public Theater uses Creative Conners products such as Spikemark as well as WATCHOUT software.
    • Experience with winches, hydraulics, and stage pneumatics.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
    • Sound knowledge of safety protocols, especially as they apply to daily stage operations and situations involving moving scenery, weapons, and open flame.
    • Must be, or be willing to become, a member of IATSE Local 3.

Shop Carpenter

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks seasonal, full-time carpenters. Shop Carpenters advance the Theater’s mission through successful shop operations that result in the timely completion and installation of scenery, special prop builds, and other stage elements safely, efficiently, and with a commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Shop Carpenters are directly responsible for constructing, altering, repairing, and maintaining scenery by cutting, shaping, welding, or carving different materials, and erecting or assembling pieces such as flats, platforms, and stairs.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To be committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and to work with these values centered.
  • To layout shop drawings with minimal supervision.
  • To construct props as needed, and to produce complex scenic elements, or mass-produce same.
  • To inform the Head Shop Carpenter of inventory needs in a timely manner.
  • To maintain all equipment as possible and inform the Head Shop Carpenter of needed repairs.
  • To perform the installation of scenery and all necessary masking.
  • To maintain a valid driver’s license for the operation of company vehicles.
  • To perform all assignments in a safe and cautious manner and insist on the same from co-workers.
  • To perform duties associated with commercial shoots, special events, or facility rentals as assigned.
  • To engage in interdepartmental problem solving, including instruction and assistance when requested or appropriate for efficient operation of the Theater.
  • To assist other production departments as needed.
  • To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by your employer.
  • To accept and satisfactorily perform all additionally assigned duties as delegated by management.
  • Experience in scenic carpentry including; building flats and platforms, moulding and trim, and finishing with precision.
  • Experience in stage rigging and safety.
  • Must have a strong eye for detail.

Job Requirements

  • Experience in theatrical welding, automation (motors and fluid power), and CNC router use are all plusses.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment in which priorities can change rapidly, while maintaining a spirit of creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Sound knowledge of safety protocols, especially as they apply to scenic construction, load-in, and rigging.
  • Must be, or be willing to become a member of IATSE Local 3.

Compensation

Subject to union CBA, currently $21.65/hour; medical benefits in lieu of union welfare contribution available if desired.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or materials that you believe best represent your skills and abilities to production@ppt.org, with the subject line “Shop Carpenter Search”

Head Shop Carpenter

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a seasonal full-time Head Shop Carpenter. This is a working carpentry position that reports to the Technical Director and is responsible for monitoring the flow of operations on the shop floor from materials acquisition to truck-pack and shop clean-up and advancing the ideals of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The Head Shop Carpenter organizes the construction of scenery and special props and performs general maintenance and upkeep of shop machinery and tools. The position is expected to maintain sufficient quantities and types of materials on hand for use during builds and for daily operations by proactively ordering replacement items as necessary through the Scene Shop Manager.

Job Duties

  • To represent the Theater at all times as a brand ambassador to guest artists, vendors, and patrons.
  • To be committed to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and to work with these values centered.
  • To become thoroughly familiar with the design elements and plans for each show and all working drawings prepared by the Technical Director.
  • To work with the Technical Director on construction techniques and materials for scenic elements.
  • To oversee any builds for the Properties Department as needed to satisfy rehearsal and performance demands.
  • To assist Technical Director with coordinating load-in plans and schedules.
  • To organize and support the day-to-day assignments of carpentry staff and overhires, and to spend at least 30 hours of every shop week building scenery.
  • To monitor all shop materials including hardware, lumber, and expendables and inform the Technical Director and/or the Scene Shop Manager regarding inventory status on a regular basis. Additionally, to maintain shop tools and equipment and inform the Technical Director and/or Scene Shop Manager of necessary repairs.
  • To mediate and/or delegate all questions or problems in the shop during the Technical Director’s absence, contacting the Technical Director and/or the Director of Production & Operations by text or telephone as necessary.
  • To directly oversee all quality control during construction and load-in periods.
  • To inform the Technical Director of any personnel problems on the shop floor.
  • To advise Technical Director of overhire staff needs on a daily or weekly basis, and advise shop personnel of any special needs for load-ins.
  • To monitor shop safety issues and to inform the Technical Director of any problems.
  • To maintain all shop work areas in a safe and orderly condition.
  • To perform all assignments in a safe and cautious manner and insist on the same from shop staff.
  • To maintain a valid driver’s license for the operation of company vehicles.
  • To perform duties associated with commercial shoots, special events, or facility rentals as assigned.
  • In coordination with the Scene Shop Manager, to secure GHS Safety Data Sheets on materials purchased, and submit same to the Production & Operations Associate in a timely manner.
  • To engage in interdepartmental problem solving, including instruction and assistance when requested or appropriate for the efficient operation of the Theater.
  • To participate and cooperate in all training efforts as requested by your employer.
  • To accept and satisfactorily perform all additionally assigned duties as delegated by management.

Job Requirements

  • Experience in scenic carpentry including; building flats and platforms, moulding and trim, and finishing with precision.
  • Experience in stage rigging and safety.
  • Must have a strong eye for detail.
  • Experience in theatrical welding, automation (motors and fluid power), and CNC router use are all plusses.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment in which priorities can change rapidly, while maintaining a spirit of creative thinking, collaboration, and problem solving.
  • Sound knowledge of safety protocols, especially as they apply to scenic construction, load-in, and rigging.
  • Must be, or be willing to become a member of IATSE Local 3.

Compensation

Subject to union CBA, currently $22.71/hour; medical benefits in lieu of union welfare contribution available if desired.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume or materials that you believe best represent your skills and abilities to production@ppt.org, with the subject line “Head Shop Carpenter Search”

Engagement Manager

The Engagement Manager plans and executes Engagement activities at the theater and off-site, with a focus on stewarding and multiplying sustainable, authentic relationships with BIPOC and other priority communities through year-round, full-time cultivation, accountability, and programs. This person will create engagement plans for each mainstage production, launch the Public’s Artist Ambassador program, and lay the foundation for a large-scale community collaboration through ongoing workshops and points of contact with community partners. The Engagement Manager’s primary responsibilities are building and maintaining community relationships through consistent communication with community partners and organizations, planning and executing events both on and off-site, tracking participation and impact of programs, and serving as a representative of the Pittsburgh Public Theater and an advocate for community partners both inside and beyond the organization. Critical for success in this position is a passion for live theater, a demonstrated success collaborating with diverse communities, and meticulous attention to organizational tasks and clear, authentic communication. This role is hybrid, with the opportunity to work from home on Wednesdays and Fridays. Flexibility in working hours can also be negotiated. Benefits include five health plan options with employer contribution, vision and dental coverage with no employee cost, participation in the company 403(b) retirement plan, a week of paid vacation, eight sick days and two personal days per year, eight paid holidays, and four complimentary tickets to each production.

Fundamental Expectations

  • To acknowledge, understand, and demonstrate a commitment to the Theater’s racial justice efforts by applying anti-racism tools and practices to individual and departmental processes and systems, and to contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and engagement with persons of all cultures, identities, and backgrounds (for more information see www.ppt.org/racialjustice).
  • To model and practice the values of artistic excellence, joyful collaboration, and resolute respect—especially when faced with challenges—through constructive, clear, solution-focused communication with fellow staff, supervisors, guest artists, and any other individual involved in the work at hand.

Position Functions and Responsibilities

  • Reports to and works closely with Director of Education and Engagement (DEE) to plan and execute excellent, joyful, authentic engagement events throughout the season.
  • Manages logistical needs for all engagement programs, on or off-site (e.g., vendors, transportation support for participants, hospitality, supplies, etc.)
  • Co-creates, manages, and often leads theater workshops, potlucks, and events with community partners
  • In collaboration with artistic staff, will plan and launch an Artist Ambassador program to more deeply engage artists working on the Public’s mainstage with our audiences and community partners
  • Works with Director of Education and Engagement to manage teaching artists working on engagement programs
  • Maintains consistent communication with community partners through a regular newsletter and/or various other communications regarding events, program updates, birthdays, and relevant activity at both the Public and partner organizations
  • Collaborates with the Marketing and Development Departments to create strategies for impact assessment and measurement and to track participants and partner organizations in Tessitura
  • Attends Education and Engagement meetings with DEE and AD when needed
  • When possible, takes photos, collaborates on videos with Marketing Department and actively engages in social media to publicize and multiply participation in programs
  • With the Marketing Department, supports and executes audience development events, and arranges tickets and sends out reminders and itineraries to all participants
  • Works to make sure signage, tickets and logistical needs are met in preparation for the events for attendees
  • Follows up with participants after events and interactions to create a process of reflection and future improvements, including but not limited to creating and administering surveys, collecting and analyzing data, and presentations to staff and stakeholders.
  • Supports the execution of all accessibility services, including the creation of i-Caption slides for captioning and coordinating Dscriptiv for audio description.

Qualifications

  • A working knowledge of Pittsburgh’s communities – performing arts, community centers, non-profits, publications, social media groups, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal
  • Stage management, community organizing, or event planning experience
  • Demonstrated skills in engaging and collaborating with diverse communities
  • Organized and detail-oriented (organizing information into searchable files, expense tracking, contract generation, calendar updates, etc.)
  • Experience in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel and building databases
  • An appetite for learning new things

Requirements

  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Evening, weekend, and early morning hours may be required
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Salary range: $42,000 - $45,000 plus benefits

To apply, please submit a resume to pgohel@ppt.org, along with reponses to the following three questions (not to exceed two pages in length):

  • 1. Why do you want to represent the Pittsburgh Public Theater in engagement efforts with new communities?
  • 2. What is your lived experience centering the values of equity and anti-racism in your organizing and administrative work?
  • 3. Can you give an example of a successful partnership you have stewarded and sustained between two communities or organizations?